Zucchini Agrodolce

We may be officially transitioning into fall, but there are still zucchinis in our farmers markets and gardens. Squeeze the last little bit out of summer with this zucchini noodle recipe from the smart Heidi Swanson and her blog site 101 Cookbooks. (Recipe) I made my version, above, with green zucchini instead of yellow squash and, at the last minute when I discovered that my … Continue reading Zucchini Agrodolce

Roasted Cauliflower, Fennel and Radicchio Salad

I don’t  know about you, but I get a little tired of the traditional roasted root vegetable winter salad. There are so many more options! Like most salads, I don’t exactly have a recipe, rather just a list of ingredients and simple preparation techniques. Salads are flexible! Big head of cauliflower 2 bulbs of fennel 2 heads of radicchio 6 garlic cloves olive oil Chop … Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower, Fennel and Radicchio Salad

Soba Noodles with Eggplant and Mango

This soba salad pulls no punches. Piles of fresh cilantro and basil, mango, fried eggplant (and I added tofu) hot peppers, sesame oil, red onion, rice vinegar and fresh garlic (I’m not afraid of fresh garlic. Love me, love my garlic). It has four major components – sauce, noodles, fried things and chopped things – so it takes a little bit of effort. But the … Continue reading Soba Noodles with Eggplant and Mango

Noodles in a Bowl – cold summer noodle salads

I like noodles in a bowl. All kinds of noodles, with all kinds of toppings though, in general, I always lean towards spicy and savory and Asian influenced. One of the best ways to use vegetables is to pick diverse colors, flavors and textures, chop them up, and throw them into a bowl with some soba noodles. For the above noodle bowl I used all … Continue reading Noodles in a Bowl – cold summer noodle salads

Spinach Chop

What happens if you take all of the ingredients in your favorite spinach salad, wilt the spinach, add harissa and chopped almonds? The delicious version of the “Spinach Chop” in Simply Natural Everyday. Some browned garlic, a healthy dollop of spicy harissa, and wilted spinach, plus chopped eggs, lemon zest and almonds. I used the tamari roasted almonds from Trader Joes and added just a … Continue reading Spinach Chop