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Recipes, Sides, Vegan

Slow-Braised Collard Greens


 Last fall, we committed to taking a more “vegetable-first” approach to our meal planning. This lead us to an incredible bookstore, Omnivore Books, where we picked up three unique and diverse vegan cookbooks. Bryant Terry’s “Afro-Vegan” cookbook has introduced us to African, Caribbean, and American Southern flavors. We’ve had to […]

Recipes, Sides

Sweet Potato Chickpea Cakes


  We love sweet potatoes, and we love chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans). So when we came across this recipe in Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. we figured it was going to be a winner. They smelled amazing while they were cooking, but the finished cakes looked surprisingly […]

Fish, Recipes

Salmon Roasted in Butter with Dill


  We’re trying to help our sons to love cooked fish as much as they love sushi. Does that sound backward? Living in San Francisco has exposed us to many fantastic options for fresh sushi, and we’ve watched the boys progress from eating bowls of sushi rice and “beans” (e.g. […]


Chipotle Black Bean Burgers


  We’re trying to eat less beef, and fortunately, our sons love black bean burgers. We’re always on the lookout for new variations. We all fell in love with this recipe we discovered in Shalene Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky’s cookbook Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow. To make it low-FODMAP […]

Dairy Free, Recipes

Malaysian Sambal Telur


  Our family loves a good curry with rice. This Malaysian egg curry doesn’t disappoint. It’s a fairly simple preparation, and the soft boiled eggs provide a nice creamy balance to the tangy and aromatic seasonings. The recipe calls for sambal oelek, which is a flavorful Idonesian chile paste made […]

Dairy Free, Recipes, Sides, Vegan

Confetti Corn


  While cleaning out our freezer a few weeks ago, we noticed a large unopened bag of frozen corn. Thanks to Ina Garten’s “Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics” we found the perfect way to use it. We kept the recipe vegan by using Miyoko’s European Style Cultured Vegan Butter and […]