Gigante Bean Salad

Delicious gigante bean salad with apples, corn, jalapeños and apple cider vinaigrette

Healthy, delicious gigante bean salad with apples, corn, jalapeños, apple cider vinaigrette and Royal Corona gigante beans

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Vegan Chili

Bowl of vegan chili with onions and pickled jalapeños

I served this vegan chili at our Super Bowl party last night (Go Rams!) as part of a Frito pie buffet and three people asked for the recipe so I figured as long as I was writing it down, I’d put it up here, too. I was kind of surprised I hadn’t posted this yet,…

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Breakfast Chef Salad

Breakfast salad with lettuce, simple vinaigrette, boiled eggs, sunflower seeds

I first encountered a breakfast salad fifteen years ago. My ex-husbands sister-in-law was from Japan and she always ate a small salad with breakfast and told me salad was a regular component of Japanese breakfasts. I thought to myself it was a grand idea, but never made it part of my daily breakfast habit. And…

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Farro Cauliflower Salad

farro cauliflower salad

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted anything on this blog. It’s not that I haven’t been cooking; in fact I’ve been cooking a lot but it’s often hurried and rushed and uninspired. But today! Today I made this farro cauliflower salad to take on a picnic at Laguna Gloria, and it turned out…

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Kohlrabi Slaw with Green Goddess Dressing

Kohlrabi slaw with herbed green goddess dressing in a green dish

I got some kohlrabi in my vegetable delivery this week and if you’ve never seen one of those, they’re weird looking. Like a bald alien head with a bunch of leafy antennae growing out all around. Kohlrabi are related to broccoli and cabbage and all those healthy, delicious things and because lately it’s been muggy…

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Broccoli Baked Potatoes

broccoli baked potatoes

Look at these broccoli baked potatoes! LOOK AT THEM! Don’t they look cheesy and creamy and delicious and terrible for your arteries?? Well. They are most of those things. But not all of those things. Because we are dieting, folks! We’re countin’ the cal’s, watching our weights. So these broccoli (twice) baked potatoes are actually…

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Quinoa with Chestnuts and Cherries

quinoa with chestnuts and cherries

This warm quinoa with chestnuts and cherries is chock full of them fall flavors, yo! To be perfectly honest, I’ve had this bag (affiliate link) of Geffen “recipe ready” peeled chestnuts in my pantry for over six months. Bought in LA during the initial wave of weird corona-shopping and moved with us from California back…

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Bok Choy Salad with Apples

Bok Choy salad with apples

In this bok choy salad with apples, you get two kinds of crisp juiciness combined with celery, raisins (or craisins) and cashews in a light, lemony dressing. It’s like a Waldorf salad but grown all the way up. We’ve been getting a LOT of bok choy in our CSA boxes and it’s one vegetable I…

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