Vegetable Risotto

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I am overwhelmed by summer vegetables - in the best possible way!  Between my farm-share and delicious looking things I can't pass up at the farmers market I have lots of veggies filling my fridge. July and August are some of my favorite months for exactly this reason -- the abundance of fresh, local food gives the rest of the year something to be … [Read more...]

Spring Quesadillas

Spring Quesadilla

I recently found a mother lode of delicious spring foods at the farmers market and decided to whip them all together into quesadillas.  They turned out to be delicious and are definitely something I'll be replicating in the future! I started by sauteing asparagus and shiitake mushrooms with onion and garlic.  When they were nearly finished I … [Read more...]

Lemon Brussels Sprout Pizza

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I was recently traveling in Sicily where it was all lemons, all the time.  We were surrounded by lemon trees laden with fruit, ate amazingly tart local lemons squeezed over fresh seafood, and came home sucking on lemon candies.  I loved it! I felt inspired to keep up the lemon trend when back in Boston and luckily I was able to find some … [Read more...]

Lentils with Spicy Brassicas

Lentils with Spicy Brassicas

Lentils are staple in my diet.  I love them for their versatility, high protein content, and cooking speed.  I typically use green french lentils (which I used in this recipe), small black lentils, or small orange lentils. Green and black lentils hold their shape when cooked, so they are better for pilaf-type dishes, while orange lentils tend to … [Read more...]

Healing Miso Soup

Healing Miso Soup

What better way to take care of your body after a holiday weekend of indulgence than by feeding yourself nourishing foods?  One of my favorite healing powerhouse foods is miso soup.  Miso is made from fermented soybeans, so it boasts all the nutritional benefits of fermented foods (probiotics, enzymes, vitamins etc.).  This method for making miso … [Read more...]

Summer Veggie Quinoa Salad

Summer Veggie Quinoa Salad

I am a big believer in quinoa.  As someone who focuses on a mainly plant based diet, this complete protein grain is a terrific addition.  Plus it tastes great and I like the little squiggly grains. I use quinoa a number of ways, but by far my favorite is in salads.  You can use virtually any vegetables you have on hand and create a delicious, … [Read more...]