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MAINS Recipes

Zucchini tangle with poached eggs and green harissa

POSTED ON July 7, 2015

Posted in Breakfast, Mains

Zucchini tangle with poached eggs and green harissa

 

One of my favorite things to eat for breakfast in summer is tomato on toast; it’s a childhood favorite that goes perfectly with a good cup of tea. I’ve written about it before here. Since tomatoes are just now only beginning to show themselves at my local market, in an effort [...] continue reading ->

Fennel dill dressing with lime and mint + a rainbow bowl

POSTED ON February 15, 2015

Posted in Dressings, Gluten free, Mains, Side Dishes

Fennel dill dressing with lime and mint + a rainbow bowl

This year, winter seems to me to be more bleak and grey than in seasons past.  And I’m not sure if it’s striking me so because I’ve had a bit more time to observe the weather, or if it is in fact, greyer than usual.  The last couple of winters I was wrapped up [...] continue reading ->

The best cauliflower bake you’ll ever eat.

POSTED ON January 27, 2015

Posted in Gluten free, Mains

The best cauliflower bake you’ll ever eat.

I know the title is a little presumptuous but this bake really is kind of amazing. I’ve made it three times recently and the response to each was nothing short of ecstatic.  Now I’ll tell you why: Something magical happens when cauliflower is whipped into a smooth puree with cashew milk and nutritional yeast before [...] continue reading ->

Japanese broth with soba noodles and tempeh

POSTED ON January 18, 2015

Posted in Gluten free, Mains

Japanese broth with soba noodles and tempeh

Over the holidays I finally got the chance eat at Kajitsu, a vegan restaurant in Manhattan serving Shojin cuisine. Shojin cuisine is a type of Japanese cooking originating in Zen Buddhism. The best parts of the multi-course meal reminded me of Shizen –a Japanese macrobiotic restaurant where I worked in Amsterdam and wrote about [...] continue reading ->

Roast squash and heirloom bean tart with pumpkin seed crust and shaved Brussels sprout salad with toasted pine nut dressing

POSTED ON November 25, 2014

Posted in Gluten free, Mains, Salads

Roast squash and heirloom bean tart with pumpkin seed crust and shaved Brussels sprout salad with toasted pine nut dressing

For this year’s Thanksgiving-inspired post, I wanted to make something a bit different as a centerpiece; definitely not the usual vegetarian main. Creating a tart topped with wedges of roasted squash has been on my mind for years. This recipe is inspired by a photo in one of my oldest and favorite cookbooks called [...] continue reading ->

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