Pasilla Black Beans with Spinach and Mushrooms

If you’re thinking that those don’t really look like black beans, you’re right. I actually have no idea what kind of beans they are, but Mike buys them by the kilo from an adorable old lady who speaks no English and always gives him a few extra scoops for [...]

Soba and Spinach Salad

I would like to call your attention to that cute little tree in the column on the right side of the page. The one that says “Super Natural Recipe Search” under it. If you’re trying to eat more whole foods, or if you get some new produce in your [...]

Spinach and Eggplant Salad with Miso Dressing

I could pontificate for hours about my love of vegetables, but I will spare you the agony. Just know that I love them… pretty much all of them, a lot. In college, though, pretty much the only vegetables I ever ate were bagged salads and baby carrots (usually along [...]

Agvolemono with Broccoli and Spinach

Try not to let the fact that this soup has two of the world’s most-hated vegetables in it deter you. Speaking of hating vegetables, that is high on my list of Things I Just Don’t Understand. Vegetables are incredibly healthy, cheap, and can be cooked in so many different [...]

Rice-stuffed Bell Peppers

Some vegetables are just crying out to be stuffed. That little groove in celery was clearly designed by some higher power with peanut butter in mind. I can’t look at mushrooms without thinking how much better they would be flipped upside down, stems removed, and filled with a rich [...]

Asian Spa Salad

There is a mediocre (at best) restaurant in the town where I went to college, and I’m now ashamed when I think about how often I ate there. I always ordered the Asian Spa Salad which, in retrospect, was really pretty terrible: a bunch of iceberg lettuce in a [...]

Quick Japchae

Korean cuisine can be difficult for vegetarians. With slabs of meat being grilled up on practically every corner, a vegetarian can feel a little left out. But there is a whole lot more to Korean food than barbecue. There are some fantastic vegetarian rice and noodle dishes, and here’s [...]

Brown Rice Salad with Spinach and Balsamic Chicken

I read a LOT of food blogs on a regular basis, and I’m starting to see a trend: I gravitate towards blogs with a) fantastic, beautiful pictures and b) original recipes. This is because my blog usually has c) none of the above (but I’m working on it! I [...]

Soba with Spinach and Tofu

While I love pretty much ALL noodles, I think these buckwheat soba noodles are my favorite. I made a simple stir fry flavored with oyster sauce, and tossed it with soba for a quick and healthy dinner. Shopping here has definitely been a big adjustment; I’ll have an idea [...]

Island Pork Tenderloin Salad

My parents and in-laws came over for a simple supper the other night, and this salad was the perfect thing to serve.  Not too heavy, the flavors are bright and interesting, and the fruits and vegetables provide great textural contrasts (and not to mention, lots of fiber and vitamins!) [...]

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