Spiced and Roasted Butternut Squash with Dates

I’m going to talk politics a bit,so if you are just looking for a nice side dish for Thanksgiving, scroll down for the recipe, but be aware that that I am a powerful witch and even reading my recipe will fill you with love and acceptance of even your most freaky and foreign neighbor.  In fact,…

Salad Rolls with Dipping Sauce

I posted about salad rolls when my sister and I first started writing this blog.  But it’s a recipe that bears repeating.  For one thing, I didn’t own a good camera when I wrote the first post and instructional photos are kind of helpful for the rolling technique.  Also,  I recently made salad rolls with the young…

Watermelon Gazpacho (Vegan and Gluten-Free)

I’ve written about this soup before, but I feel that the praises I sing bear repeating.  When I am called upon to make a summertime dinner for a crowd of people, this watermelon gazpacho is usually involved.  For example, I made it last August when I was the chef for The Freight.  The Freight is a…

Tangy Cold Pea Soup (vegan and not vegan)

Last weekend, a friend had a bunch of women over to her backyard to make preserved lemons and dolmades, and infuse bottles and bottles of alcohol with herbs, spices, fruits and flowers.  It was a glorious event and I’ll be posting about it soon. For a week previous to the gathering, I had been trying…

Charred Broccolini with Black Forbidden Rice and Sweet, Spicy Lime Sauce

This dish was created for the  Decadent Eight Course Vegan Tasting Menu for The Illuminati Ball (see above photo), but it’s also morphed into a simple and excellent every day lunch salad (see photo below)!  I wanted to replace the Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Sweet Sriracha Lime Sauce on the menu for the with a vegetable that was a…

Miso Butter Broiled Cauliflower

Well it’s finally snowing in New York.  Here is a proper, healthy, no fuss winter dish.  If you are someone who makes Asian food on a regular basis, you will have all of these ingredients in your pantry, so you can make it without running around in the snow.  This is another recipe that I…

Winter Farmshare Recipes

Last year, I signed up for a winter farmshare with my local CSA. The summer farmshare rocks my world. The winter farmshare was pretty great too. Of course, I live in New York, so local food in the winter means LOTS of root vegetables, onions, leeks or garlic, winter squashes, winter greens and cauliflower. My…

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup/ Farmshare Cooking weeks 8 and 9

FARMSHARE COOKING WEEK 8 Lettuce, Beets and Cucumbers-  Made into Salads Starring Beets Broccoli-  Made into Curried Broccoli Soup with Cashew Cream Eggplant- Broiled with Miso Honey Sauce Plums- Made into Plum Chutney for Spicy Chickpea Pancakes Blueberries-  Eaten on top of gluten-free whole grain cereal for breakfasts Peaches-  Eaten with Gluten-Free Coconut Pancakes and…