Fancy up your brown rice by cooking it with tiny black lentils. You’ll get lots of advantages from little effort: more protein, less greenhouse-gas emissions, more flavor, and less arsenic. Thanks to my friend Elise for the inspiration. She cooks lentils and rice together, then tops the mix with stir-fries, salads, or roasted vegetables for […]
I missed whipped cream when I stopped eating dairy until I discovered the magic of whipped coconut cream. It’s perfect on top of cakes, pies, or anywhere you’d use whipped cream. The main trick is to refrigerate a can of full-fat coconut milk upside-down for the day before so the coconut milk will separate. Add […]
Is there a winter squash that tastes better than my usual favorite, the butternut? Today, I roasted three to find out: a butternut, a kobocha, and a tetsukabuto, aka a green pumpkin. Farmer Beth Haarer of Wild Onion Farms inspired me with her note to her CSA subscribers: Kabocha squashes are hands down your favorites, […]
Use kasha in place of rice or quinoa, especially when your meal has a Russian theme. I love the nutty flavor and the speed. Cook up a pot full of toasty whole grains in under 20 minutes. Kasha’s alias is buckwheat groats. Groats are cereal grains milled to remove the hull but keep the healthy bran, germ, […]
Steam eggplant for a fat-free, silky pizza topping or to enrich stir-fries, tomato sauces, and many other dishes. (No microwave? See notes for a stovetop version.) Enhance and stretch your recipes for just 50 cents a serving using organic ingredients! I started playing with this idea when my friend Laura told me a trick she’d […]
This recipe for a flaky, buttery vegan pie crust uses white whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour for more nutrition than a typical pie crust without sacrificing flavor. It’s plastic free too.