Sides

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.  

 

Coconut Rice with Nori

Coconut oil gives this rice side dish a tropical flavor, and the toasted nori crumbled in adds an umami flavor; combined this rice is pure heaven. No exaggeration. I ate it stand alone for lunch, and also paired it with two fried eggs for breakfast the next day. This recipe […]

 

Zucchini Parmesan Crisps (Vegan)

Our weekly farm basket included an array of bright green and yellow summer squash. We transformed them into a delicious snack using vegan Parmesan and gluten-free bread crumbs. The original recipe came from Ellie Krieger of the Food Network.  

 

Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin, Chili, and Almonds

This dressed-up roasted cauliflower side dish is aromatic and tastes sophisticated, but is super-simple to prep. I couldn’t eat more than a bite or two because cauliflower is on my list of low-FODMAP no-go’s, but the rest of our family enjoyed this. Both of our sons ate these veggie’s without […]

 

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 […]

 

Spicy Smashed Potatoes with Carrot Salad

We’re on a quest to eat more veggies – both in quantity and variety. This journey has lead to cookbooks that have not only exposed us to new plant-based recipes but also to new cultures and cuisines. One of our favorite discoveries is “Afro-Vegan” by Bryant Terry. The recipes are […]

 

Skinny Potato Wedges

Honestly, you’ll never want freezer french fries again, after slicing up a batch of these fresh roasted potatoes! This is the most simple preparation; we used avocado oil for extra crunch.  

 

Salmon Hash with Tarragon Snap Peas

This fish and potato hash has become an instant family favorite! Both of our boys asked for seconds. We made good use of a pound of bright and sweet fresh snap peas we received in our local farm basket through a super-simple “blanch and season” preparation. The combination of crisp […]

 

Roasted Carrots and Brussels Sprouts

My husband brought home 5 pounds of baby carrots from our weekly farm pick-up. Can you visualize home many carrots are in a 5 pound bag? It’s a lot of carrots. We love carrots, raw and cooked, but there was no way our family could consume all of these raw. […]

 

Broccoli and Cauliflower Kugel

Traditional Jewish kugel generally includes either noodles or potatoes, and can be either savory or sweet. This vibrant savory veggie version includes neither, and it has a texture much closer to a soufflé. Dill and green onion nicely complement the mellow flavor of roasted broccoli and cauliflower. Thanks to Jaime […]