Gigante Bean Salad

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

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

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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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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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Bok Choy with Soba Noodles

bok choy with soba noodles

Summer is officially over! Although not so in reality. I happen to love summer, really, but I’m excited for fall because maybe in a month or six weeks it’ll finally drop below 80 degrees. And it means that we’re starting to get some fall crops in our weekly CSA box. It’s honestly been several months…

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Curried Potato Salad

Curried potato salad

I woke up today thinking about lamb vindaloo — the vinegary, spicy curry with potatoes — but I don’t eat lamb anymore and then I realized what I really was craving was the salty vinegar-ness. I happened to have a boatload of potatoes from my CSA last week so curried potato salad is what’s for…

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Beet and Farro Salad with Mint

beet and farro salad with mint

Whew! A lot of stuff’s happened since I shared these s’mores cookies. Mainly, we moved back to Austin in June to be closer to our families and to Chris’s company headquarters (Yoga with Adriene). In the Age of Covid, it just didn’t make sense to be so far away from our literal priorities. And being…

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