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Spicy-Sweet Kale Chips

Spicy-Sweet Kale Chips

Roasted kale leaves are a fast, appealing way to serve kale; these have a cheese-like coating that adds protein and healthy fats. These use curly kale, but Tuscan kale is also nice, since the leaves are flat and cook more evenly; serve them upright in a squat, […]

Creative Burgers: Thrills from the Grill

Creative Burgers: Thrills from the Grill

Nothing grills better than a burger—even if you don’t eat meat. The vegetarian, vegan and lighter selections are clean takes on the classic beef burger. I used watercress pesto for the Shiitake and White Bean Burger, but any pesto will work. Set a festive table, […]

Miso-Pumpkin Soup

Miso-Pumpkin Soup

Rich, creamy and dairy-free: this bright, vegan-friendly soup is the perfect fall dinner. To make your own pumpkin puree, cut a 3-pound pie pumpkin (not carving pumpkin) into eighths, scoop out seeds, and steam pumpkin pieces for 20 minutes, or until soft. Let cool, peel […]

Back to the roots: fall vegetables

Back to the roots: fall vegetables

All summer long, while voluptuous tomatoes, slender beans and tender young greens make their flashy performances, the humble root vegetables lie calm and still in the warm summer earth, waiting patiently for the coming of autumn. As soon as the first leaves begin to turn […]

Eggs for Dinner

Eggs for Dinner

For a fast, convenient and inexpensive dinner, eggs are hard to beat. They’re rich in protein, iron and lutein, an antioxidant that’s important for eye health. Most studies show that eating eggs won’t increase your risk of heart disease, and choline and betaine in eggs […]

Roasted Banana + Chocolate Loaves

Roasted Banana + Chocolate Loaves

Question: what do you eat instead of breakfast breads on grain-free diet? Um….this! Roasting the bananas before making the bread caramelizes the natural sugars and adds loads of flavor. I used chocolate chunks, but you can easily swap raw cacao nibs. You can also use a regular […]

All Kale Our Favorite Green!

All Kale Our Favorite Green!

Here in Colorado, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, our growing season is pitifully short. We brace for storms as early as October and as late as May, and many an untimely freeze has devastated the average gardener. But as the tomatoes have long […]

Savoring Spuds: the best potato recipes

Savoring Spuds: the best potato recipes

Lumpy, bumpy, often covered with dirt, the lowly potato seems wretchedly unsophisticated in the produce aisle. Compared to more elegant offerings–alluring stalks of asparagus, the slender and elegant leaves of a Belgian endive, the graceful curves of a lush, glossy eggplant–potatoes are downright homely. But […]

Cauliflower Cous Cous + Pistachios and Pomegranate

Cauliflower Cous Cous + Pistachios and Pomegranate

When I was growing up, my relationship with cauliflower bordered on traumatic. We didn’t have it often, but when we did, it was badly mistreated–boiled half to death, in the Southern way with vegetables, and served as a pale, mushy mess on my plate. I […]

Cherry + Macadamia Grain-Free Muffins

Cherry + Macadamia Grain-Free Muffins

Best breakfast ever: high-protein muffins that make great use of macadamias, almonds and chia seeds. We used tart, unsweetened cherries for ours, or use fruit-sweetened varieties. Add chopped pistachios for texture and a burst of vibrant color. Makes 12 muffins 1 1/4 cups almond flour […]