Roasted Beet & Carrot Lentil Salad with Feta, Yogurt & Dill

Roasted Beet & Carrot Lentil Salad with Feta, Yogurt & Dill

Warm lentils and roasted spring vegetables get a tangy boost from herbaceous yogurt sauce, briny feta, and crunchy almonds in this protein-rich roasted beet & carrot lentil salad. Adapted from Dishing Up the Dirt: Simple Recipes for Cooking Through the Seasons. We’re just back from a 2-week romp on the East Coast (more on that later!) But today … Continue reading Roasted Beet & Carrot Lentil Salad with Feta, Yogurt & Dill

Ricotta and Roasted Beet Tart with Beet Greens Pesto {gluten-free}

Ricotta Beet Tart with Beet Green Pesto

This savory, rustic tart makes use of the whole beet – from leaf to root – all tucked into flaky gluten-free pastry with ricotta goat cheese custard and slathered in brilliant green pesto. A collaboration with Imperfect Produce. Are you a beet lover or hater? I’m a lover, most of the time. With their intense … Continue reading Ricotta and Roasted Beet Tart with Beet Greens Pesto {gluten-free}

Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad with Chile and Lime

I’ve been working on a recipe for a robust, vegetarian posole for the past couple of months. The version I finally came up with was so labor-intensive (yet so completely worth every tedious step), that I haven’t had the wherewithal to make it again in order to photograph and share it. Hominy and beans are … Continue reading Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad with Chile and Lime

Miso and Soba Noodle Soup with Roasted Sriracha Tofu and Shiitake Mushrooms

Ever since living with a bunch of health nuts in Santa Cruz many years ago, I’ve held up miso soup as the pinnacle of wholesome meals. Fermented miso paste is full of good bacteria, brothy soups keep you sated longer, and, if you add whole grains, protein, and vegetables, it becomes a meal.

Roasted Quince and Apple Turnovers

Many people I know have fond childhood memories of eating flaky apple turnovers. My first occurred during a Girl Scout meeting in second grade, when we tucked grated apples into squares of puff pastry and baked them. Then we did egg white facials. (The turnover memories were more fond than those of having raw egg … Continue reading Roasted Quince and Apple Turnovers

Dairy Free & Gluten Free Carrot Cake

Dairy Free Gluten Free Carrot Cake

This dairy free & gluten free carrot cake gets a tender, springy crumb from a blend of whole grain flours. Gently spiced with cinnamon and ginger and slathered with vegan cream cheese frosting, this healthy carrot cake is easy enough to bake on a weeknight but dressy enough for spring festivities. Thanks to Bob’s Red … Continue reading Dairy Free & Gluten Free Carrot Cake