Cook fresh black-eyed peas with fire-roasted tomatoes, summer squash, garlic, and tarragon for Southern stew with a French twist. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.
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 […]
Make a big bowl of flavorful vegetables for a cookout, picnic, or a week of lunches. Tender cooked green beans and red onions mingle with ripe tomatoes and black olives. A surprise ingredient adds zip without turning the green beans gray. It’s wildly affordable: a serving costs just $1.16 using organic ingredients, or $11.60 for […]
Make a tray of healthy snacks or appetizers in under 10 minutes! Sweet-and-salty Fig Bites have just three ingredients, with no cooking required. The pictures show my home-grown figs mixed with Black Mission figs from California. The birds beat me to the fig tree today. Tahini is sesame-seed spread, rich in calcium, iron, potassium, and […]
I buy about most of my food at the farmers’ market in August. It’s the peak season for summer vegetables and fruit. I can even get peas and beans to snap! It’s now also National Farmers’ Market Week, so you’re likely to find special events at your market. The photo above shows the full view […]
Spread a spicy tahini mixture on thinly sliced eggplant, bake briefly, and wrap around cantaloupe bites. Ta-da! You’ve made an easy yet elegant summer appetizer that packs a flavor punch. Pop a Spicy Melon Bite in your mouth and notice the sensations: Smooth, slightly sweet eggplant Creamy umami burst from the spicy tahini spread Refreshing […]