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.

spinach leek tart

Spinach and Leek Tart

By Lauren | April 16, 2021

Here’s a recipe that tics just so many boxes for me.  It’s delicious, goes together with ease and in advance (a big win), is gluten-free, vegan, and my favorite is that it can be customized…

Socca Bread

Socca Bread

By Lauren | April 9, 2021

This simple rustic flatbread holds a special place in my heart and I am sure it will in yours as well.  Socca bread has the ability to make a simple soup and salad meal complete.…

roasted brussels sprouts

Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

By Lauren | April 3, 2021

You know there is always room for one more roasted sprout recipe in your repertoire. This one takes this winter veg right into spring with the bright taste of lemon and the sweetness of caramelized…

Creamy Butternut Sage Pasta

By Lauren | August 6, 2020

Inspiration for this recipe came in the form of my prolific sage plant and the oversized butternut squash that arrived in my CSA last week. As I write this it is seriously taking every bit…

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…