Seasonal Cooking

Sweet Potatoes with Coconut and Macadamia Nuts

sweet-potato-recipe

We have all observed a steady evolution of holiday side dishes over the past decades, and sweet potatoes are no exception to the rule. For good reason, most of these evolutions have cut out the refined sugars and dairy products, increasing the use of whole, fresh vegetables. Especially if your holiday memories are of sweet…

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Lemon Kale Pesto Fingerling Potatoes

The absolute versatility of fingerling potatoes makes them a steady staple in my kitchen. Their tender, thin skin makes prep work a snap as peeling is not required. I can easily slice them up for a soup or curry, steam them with a salt crust, or roast them with complementary seasonings. When fingerlings first hit…

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Roasted Delicata Squash Salad

The months of November and December are a perfect time for sharing with others the goodness of plant-based eating. Trust me, your gorgeous veggies will always be the first to go, hands down, at every holiday gathering, whether it is at your aunt’s house or the office. So don’t be shy! Show your stuff this…

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Watermelon Gazpacho

You are going to love this recipe for its ease and flavor. This gazpacho is so good I could eat it for three meals a day… seriously. So what are you waiting for? Grab these ingredients, power up your blender and in minutes, your meal is ready! 4 large heirloom tomatoes, chopped and cored 6…

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A Farmer’s Market Salad

When tender stems of baby broccoli, French breakfast radishes, and gorgeous Russian kale made their appearance last week at the Farmer’s Market, I saw the makings of a perfect spring salad. A big thank you to River Bottom Farms for their commitment to sustainable, organic produce. With ingredients that are this fresh and delicious, all…

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Jaime Oliver’s Incredible Sicilian Aubergine Stew

Seasonal fall aubergine (eggplants) are still plentiful here in Austin. This week there were still a few hanging around when my next CSA delivery was due and this was the perfect way to put them to use. You may choose to serve this stew as I did with some gluten-free pasta, or perhaps a mound…

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Asparagus, Fennel and Pea Pilau

Asparagus Recipe

This recipe became my go-to over the summer when there were greater appetites to satisfy vs. time. There are countless variations, so let your imagination and your CSA farm box dictate the ingredients. Over the summer I subbed in cut green beans from the garden, chunks of baby summer squash and always a healthy portion…

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Avocado Cashew Cream with Zucchini Spirals

Avocado Cashew Cream with Zucchini Spirals

Yes, it IS another zucchini recipe. But honestly, I just could not help myself after experiencing a bowl of this deliciousness at Samsara in Cluj this past weekend. We can blame my obsessive nature on the fact that I could not get this dish off my mind. But trust me – you need to try…

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Vegan Zucchini Fritters

This is a handy recipe to have around when there happens to be a few assorted vegetables but not enough of anything to make a full meal. These fritters have become a family favorite for sure and there is never a leftover in sight. That was even true today when we doubled the recipe in…

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Creamy Lemon Zucchini Soup

It happens to be every gardener’s dilemma this time of year – what to do with all the zucchini? It’s impossible to have too many recipes for zucchini. Apparently it is an international problem as well because our neighbors down the road gifted us with a basket full last Sunday morning. Moments later, a summer…

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