Seasonal Veggies

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

Honestly, there’s almost nothing better than finding a Savoy cabbage or Romanesco broccoli sitting on a farmer’s market stand. Seriously the more obscure the more I must try it. Here are my favorite recipes that use veggies that you can only get now and then , making th seem even more delectable.

Saffron Fennel

By Lauren | December 13, 2019

Whether you are a fennel fan or not, this recipe is a must for veggie lovers. Enjoy this dish warm, right out of the oven, or at room temperature.   Ingredients 2 large or 4 small…

Watermelon Gazpacho

By Lauren | September 14, 2019

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…

Roasted Eggplant with Spiced Chickpeas

By Lauren | September 7, 2019

If you eat seasonally and live in Texas, late summer means eggplant, zucchini and peppers. And the best way to use this limited range of veggies is to get creative — something I don’t mind…

Raw Tabbouleh

By Lauren | August 30, 2019

My favorite restaurant in Cluj is Samsara. It is so good, it is nearly worth the three flights and layovers required, just for a meal! Although everything is delicious, I was especially intrigued by their…

A Tale of Two Sauces

By Lauren | August 3, 2019

I am a huge sauce fan, much to my husband’s indifference. Like many passionate cooks, I believe sauce elevates an everyday, simple meal to special status. When perfect seasonal produce is plentiful, I am drawn…

Walnut-Crusted Tomato Tart

By Lauren | July 27, 2019

May I just say how delighted I am to have mastered a gluten-free, vegan tomato tart this summer? Picture-perfect, savory and seasonal tarts are a mainstay in French cuisine, and they typically involve large quantities…

Vegan Corn and Kale Chowder

By Lauren | June 9, 2019

Here’s a satisfying way to use sweet and tender fresh corn. Combining it with other seasonal vegetables makes this chowder a meal on its own. The smoky paprika adds a nice depth of flavor, complemented…

Creamy, Dreamy Vegan Dressings

By Lauren | May 24, 2019

The heat is here already in Texas. That means salads brimming with fresh local produce show up on our table every day. While a vinaigrette dressing is always delicious, there are times something rich and…

Chard Packets

By Lauren | May 10, 2019

Honestly, I don’t know which came first. I LOVE this recipe. I adore the creator’s photography. I am amused by their name — KrautKopf (cabbage head). And I was pleasantly surprised to find this couple…

Cauliflower Chaat

By Lauren | March 30, 2019

Honestly, you can’t have too many recipes for cauliflower. This one went together in a snap and was the perfect way to use two sweet and tender heads I picked up at the farmers market…

A Farmer’s Market Salad

By Lauren | March 16, 2019

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…

Weeknight Curry

By Lauren | March 2, 2019

Hands down the easiest and most satisfying midweek meal at my house is a Thai Curry. The beauty of curry is that you can use almost any leftover vegetables in your fridge, and with the…