Local food peaks in July, making menus easy. Much of what you’ll find is best eaten raw and simple. Give cherry tomatoes and blueberries a quick rinse. Slice cucumbers and larger tomatoes for salads and sandwiches. Go wild and sprinkle salt on a wedge of cantaloupe. Enjoy set-and-forget main dishes like this month’s Cuban Black […]
Blueberry pie made with fresh berries is one of summer’s finest desserts. My updated version is dairy-free so more people can enjoy it. Wrap the luscious filling in my Sneaky-Wheat Vegan Pie Crust. My Blueberry Pie costs just $2.30 a slice using organic ingredients if you cut it into eighths or $18.37 for the whole […]
Combine creamy chickpeas, crunchy vegetables, and Greek dressing for a crowd-pleasing salad. Toss in chopped olives and loads of chopped fresh parsley for extra flavor. It keeps its crunch for several days, so you can make it on the weekend to help get you through the week. I made a big pot of it this […]
Making Summer Rolls is part craft, part cooking, with minimal heat. Assemble colorful vegetables and bouncy rice noodles on a translucent spring roll wrapper, roll it up, and stir up a zesty sauce. Once you get the hang of it, this recipe takes about 20 minutes more than making a salad. It will: Unleash your […]
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 […]