Fennel & Arugula Salad with Grapes and Toasted Walnuts

Fennel and Arugula Salad with Grapes and Toasted Walnuts

I have been reveling in these longer days and warmer temps!  One of my favorite ways to celebrate the changing seasons is to adjust the food I'm making.  This dish is a perfect spring salad (although to be honest, it would make a lovely side salad at anytime of the year).  It's full of bright, fresh flavors with the satisfying mixture of sweet … [Read more...]

My Top 5 Vegetables

My Top 5 Vegetables

As Thanksgiving approaches I'm having tons of ideas about what to post about gratitude, my family, holiday foods, harvest bounty etc.  I have decided to focus on the food! Thanksgiving is such an amazing foodie holiday.  For me the harvest bounty of seasonal produce provides the tangible representation of all the aspects of our lives that deserve … [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...]