Appetizers

Snacks, small bites, and starters for before and between meals.

Spicy Mango Salsa

This one is so easy – chop and combine 2 mangoes, 3-4 green onions, 1 jalapeno pepper, tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice, Kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Simple, sweet, spicy, and delicious. I baked a batch of homemade corn tortilla chips for dipping. This recipe […]

 

Creamy Ginger Cashew Dip

This is a beautiful vegan dip that could just as easily be served as a sauce over a veggie and rice dish. I roasted a bunch of broccoli and used it as a dip. The ginger is refreshing and the cashew creme is super-smooth.  

 

Tomatillo Guacamole

Our boys love guacamole salsa, so when we landed a handful of fresh tomatillos in our farm basket, we knew exactly how to use them. In this recipe originally from Martha Rose Shulman of The New York Times, roasted tomatillos add tartness to creamy guacamole; minced jalapeno adds a bit […]

 

Vegan Summer Spring Rolls

We adapted this recipe from Alice Hart’s Vegetarian cookbook; she included it in her book with permission of Stephane Reynaud, who is chef-proprietor of a restaurant near Paris, France. This is apparently a well-traveled and well-loved recipe, and we can taste why! Our version pairs creamy vegan feta seasoned with […]

 

Mussels in Escabeche

Our entire family loves Mexican food. I’m not sure if the cause is our proximity to the Mission District in San Francisco, but the effect is that we include tacos in our meal plan nearly every week; we frequently cook up a batch of frijoles borrachos (“drunken beans”) to make […]

 

Vegan Pesto Dip

After enjoying Pesto Zoodles with Bacon and Tomatoes earlier in the week, we had a healthy portion of leftover vegan pesto in our fridge. We created a perfect “second chance” to enjoy the pesto – simply stir in a bit of plain, unsweetened cashewgurt or other non-dairy (plain, unsweetened) yogurt, […]

 

Stuffed Potato Skins with Guacamole

Dinner or snack? Snack or dinner? It’s hard to categorize these crispy, salty finger-foods as one or other other. On their own, perhaps they’re best as an hors d’oeuvre or afternoon snack. Pair them with steamed asparagus or a side salad, and they earn a righteous place on the dinner […]