Quinoa Porridge with Grilled Tomatoes and Garlic

I could eat this savory porridge everyday. Between the quinoa, rich in vegetable stock (and butter!), the rich flavor of blistered  cherry tomatoes, bright herbs, salty feta cheese tang, and crispy, fried garlic, this dish gives me everything in umami flavors, and diverse textures. I originally made this dish for a quick dinner, but I gladly ate it again for breakfast the next day, and then … Continue reading Quinoa Porridge with Grilled Tomatoes and Garlic

Quick, versatile tomato sauce

I have all of this undersized, beautiful, tasty tomatoes in my garden. You might have a bunch of big juicy heirlooms bought at the farmers market, or a leftover assortment of smalls and larges, all different types. No worries. You can make a quick sauce that is super flexible, keeps well in the fridge for over a week, can be frozen, or can even be … Continue reading Quick, versatile tomato sauce

Fava Bean, Pea, and Jersey Tomato Salad

We’ve reached that wonderful part of summer when we still have access to spring crops, but the later summer crops, like vine-ripened tomatoes, are starting to appear in farmers markets and Co-Ops. Here in Philadelphia, most of our earliest tomatoes come from New Jersey, which is famous for their juicy fruits. Combining spring and summer produce, I put together this very simple, and very delicious, … Continue reading Fava Bean, Pea, and Jersey Tomato Salad

Chunky Lentil Soup

I’ve mentioned before that I’m cooking my way through “Super Natural Cooking” by Heidi Swanson, but I realize that I’ve been a bit slow and forgetful about posting the results. I love this cookbook. The recipes are simple and always turn-out delicious, the photography is great, its paperback, and it emphasizes cooking from whole foods and grains. Pictured above is the chunky lentil soup. When … Continue reading Chunky Lentil Soup

Tomato Salad with feta, cucumber, and capers

I love tomato salads, and I love the heirloom tomatoes that I’ve been receiving n my CSA. They are so delicious, and perfectly ripe, that they make me wonder why I ever even bother eating tomatoes out of season – its like an entirely different food. During hot spells, I like to keep my refrigerator full of fresh produce and put together simple salads, even … Continue reading Tomato Salad with feta, cucumber, and capers