Year-round 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

We are lucky to live in a time and place where so many vegetables are now available year round. Here are a few of my favorite ways to enjoy them.

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…

Turmeric Coconut Rice with Greens

By Lauren | April 26, 2019

Our CSA box arrived filled to the brim with greens again — no surprise this time of year! In search of a new meal, I stumbled on this yummy recipe in the New York Times…

Carmelized Onion Ramen

By Lauren | April 19, 2019

Vegan chef Meera Sodha wins again when the weekend rolls around and I want to try something new. This wonderful soup is full of flavor and the perfect opportunity to use up any spring braising…

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…

Veggieful Tacos

By Lauren | March 9, 2019

Yes, this is really another taco recipe – and just weeks after sharing one with pan-roasted Brussels sprouts. If I promise this is it for now, will you give it a try? You really won’t…

Bitchin’ Brussels Sprout Tacos

By Lauren | February 21, 2019

Yes, you read that right. Stop the eye rolling right now. Seriously. These are amazing, and if you’re as big a fan of Brussels Sprouts as I am, you will thank me. Truthfully I can’t…

veggie enchiladas

Vegan Enchiladas

By Lauren | February 9, 2019

I’m feeling pretty proud. Just three weeks into the new house and kitchen and I am rockin’ my favorite vegan enchiladas to feed the whole family for Sunday lunch. Now that’s 7 hungry family members…

Lauren's Warming Vegetable Soup

Warming Veggie Soup

By Lauren | February 2, 2019

Well it was back to work for me last week, with the unpacking of boxes and phone calls to settle into our new community pushed to the end of each day. With my cooking time…

Lena's Vegan Borsch

Vegan Borscht

By Lauren | November 24, 2018

So to be completely honest testing Borsch recipes was never quite on my radar, that is until I had a visitor from Kyiv. Who knew?  Now I am an official Borsch fan and no doubt…

A bowl of Miso soup

Loaded Miso

By Lauren | October 20, 2018

This soup is so nutrient dense yet simple it certainly belongs in your weekly lineup through the cold months ahead. I was introduced to miso soup by my German homeopath one long winter when, after…

Roasted Cauliflower and Carrots with Lemon Tahini Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower and Carrots with Lemon Tahini Sauce

By Lauren | September 10, 2018

This week I received an abundance of carrots in my CSA delivery. In search of something different I came across this dish from one of my favorite Instagram Bloggers. Not only could I make special…

Mushroom Carbonara recipe

Mushroom Carbonara

By Lauren | September 2, 2018

I’ve been back in Austin for ten days and haven’t had much time to settle into our new kitchen space. You know the deal – meal prep can feel clumsy and foreign when nothing is…