Salad & Greens

Bowls of various legumes (chickpeas, green peas, red lentils, canadian lentils, indian lentils, black lentils, green lentils; yellow peas, green mung beans) on wooden background

I admit, I have been known to weep at the sight of abbundant fresh greens at a farmer’s markets from California to Romania. And I never tire of testing unique methods of incorporating the beauty of fresh greens into my meals whether they are raw, steamed, or sauted.

Spring Vegetables with Tecolote Farms II: Radishes

By Lauren | March 10, 2016

Spring is here, well at least some days of the week, and so are gorgeous spring veggies. Throughout the month of March we pay homage to five super stars of spring that will be appearing…

Spring Vegetables with Tecolote Farms I: Green Garlic

By Lauren | March 3, 2016

Spring is here and even better – So are spring veggies! If you can’t grow them in your own garden, then there is no better way to enjoy them than through a local farm CSA.…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Charred Corn and Avocado Salad

By Lauren | September 4, 2015

School may be back in session but the heat is still on and corn is still plentiful. This corn salad certainly celebrates all of the last tastes and textures of summer and would be a welcome addition…

Lauren’s Kitchen: How About a Summer Reset?

By Lauren | July 9, 2015

Yes, it is true that in my dream world all of you would be following a plant-based diet to the “T” day in and out and no one would need a reset. Then there is…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Potato, Green Bean and Asparagus Salad

By Lauren | April 13, 2015

Ok I admit I have a salad thing going but seriously with these sultry spring days I don’t think anything sounds better in the evening than a bowlful of spring veggies tossed in the perfect…

Lauren’s Kitchen: A St. Patrick’s Day Green Smoothie 

By Lauren | March 16, 2015

You may have other plans for your St. Patrick’s Day evening consumption but make some room for this green smoothie in your mid morning and morning after for sure. While I recommend starting each day with a…

Lauren’s Kitchen: Ana Jones’ California Miso Avocado Salad

By Lauren | March 9, 2015

It is definitely coming. We’ve moved our clocks forward, there is sunshine in the forecast and we are 11 days from the official start of SPRING! Let’s celebrate and bring on the salads, chock full of…