Fennel-Cabbage Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Fennel Cabbage Salad

This simple salad uses some winter staples including orange, cabbage and Friday’s new food, fennel. While winter may not exactly scream “salad time!”, this one makes the short days a little less bleak. It’s tangy, peppery, and satisfyingly crisp and fresh, the perfect antidote for those times when I simply cannot eat another roasted root […]

Roasted Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Maple-Mustard-Sriracha Sauce

roasted vegetables

As the produce delivery season winds down, I’ve found myself relying more and more on my standby cooking strategies for using up large quantities of produce at once. One is stir frying. The other is roasting, and that’s exactly how this roasted vegetable dish came about. Typically I spend most of my time and energy […]

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice

A good friend of mine recently put out a call on Facebook for low-carb lunch ideas. Eating too many carbs (and not enough protein) is something I personally struggle with. Just ask MyFitnessPal. But, I have been doing a better job lately by replacing rice and pasta with other starchy foods that are higher in […]

Spicy Hummus-Roasted Cauliflower

This recipe builds on a trick I learned from a former housemate: Toss vegetables in a coating of hummus before roasting them as a quick and easy seasoning. It’s fast, simple, and easy to adapt to your tastes or the rest of your meal. The vegetables get caramelized and tender, while the hummus takes on a […]

Summer Succotash

Season to taste with the basil, salt and pepper.

I love recipes that really seem to celebrate a particular season. Spring is the perfect time for light fish dishes and lemony asparagus risotto. Fall is made for soup and pumpkin-flavored everything. Winter calls for stews and roasted vegetables. And then there’s summer, overflowing with strawberries, tomatoes, peaches, sweet corn, fresh herbs, melon, squash, cucumbers, […]

Italian Salad

Toss to combine.

I’m not sure where the recipe (or maybe just the idea) for this salad originally came from, but I do remember it on the table at nearly every family gathering held at my great aunt’s house. At some point it was christened “Italian salad” and the name stuck. It’s a simple salad featuring broccoli, cauliflower, […]

Homemade Sweet Potato Fries & Honey Mustard

I’ve had a pretty great week. In the past seven days I’ve been at home with my family, started new classes, delivered a killer presentation, met and taught a group of awesome students, and landed two internship gigs. More on all that in the next couple of weeks. There is absolutely no connection between sweet […]