Quinoa & Roasted Chickpeas w Eggplant, Mushrooms + Za’atar

Quinoa & Roasted Chickpeas w Eggplant, Mushrooms + Za’atar

This one-skillet meal comes together quickly for your weeknight.  Za'tar is a Middle Eastern spice and herb mixture made with sesame seeds, sumac, salt and other herbs. You can find it in specialty international markets or you can simply make on your own. I was inspired by a large bag I found at PHOENICIA market here [...]

Heirloom Lettuces with Miso-Tahini

Heirloom Lettuces with Miso-Tahini

This has been my go-to simple salad for the season. Find the freshest veggies that your farmer's market has to offer. Heirloom lettuces, sunflower sprouts and tomatoes made this bowl. Top it off with miso-tahini heaven and crushed toasted sesame + dulce, and you've got yourself a crunch-y fresh start to any meal! Heirloom Lettuces [...]

Roasted Beet, Chickpea + Black Quinoa Salad

Roasted Beet, Chickpea + Black Quinoa Salad

Beets....LOADED with fiber, potassium, iron and folic acid. The pigment that gives beets their color (Betacyanin) is also a powerful antioxidant. I found this Chioggia type at the farmer's market last weekend, and I was immediately drawn to their color and red-and-white striped roots! This particular bunch is only now starting to show up on specialty grocery [...]

Veggie Quinoa with Stir-fried Chickpeas + Ginger-Tahini Dressing

Veggie Quinoa with Stir-fried Chickpeas + Ginger-Tahini Dressing

{Yield: 3-4} Ginger-Tahini Dressing 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped 1 thumb-sized piece ginger, roughly chopped 1/4 cup tahini 2 Tbsp sweet miso zest from one lemon 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 cup hot water 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil  sea salt, to taste Veggie Quinoa + Stir-fried Chickpeas 1 cup qunioa 2 cups [...]

Healing Foods: Apple Kuzu Pudding

Healing Foods: Apple Kuzu Pudding

I've mentioned this ingredient before in a previous post, but I feel that I did not give it the attention it deserves. If there is one beneficial ingredient that I was introduced to in culinary school that really stuck with me into my everyday, this one is it. I fell in love with *kuzu. Kuzu root is [...]

Chickpea and Asparagus Quinoa

Chickpea and Asparagus Quinoa

I adapted another one of Heidi Swanson's fab recipes from her blog 101 Cookbooks tonight. I am on a major vegan kick right now and she's got some incredibly tasty options in her archives! She uses brown rice in this recipe, but I wanted to substitute quinoa. She drizzles with a homemade tahini dressing that [...]