I am on a plane as I type. Things are not going so well as our plane was just diverted to Austin when we are supposed to be heading to Houston. But such is life and I didn’t want to leave you empty-handed over the weekend. These cucumber noodles are the easiest thing in the world to make. They are light and delicious, a perfect summer side for everything for grilled salmon to veggie burgers. read more
This market vegetable salad with vegan ranch dressing is going to be in heavy rotation this summer! It’s like a vegan farmer’s market version of a Cobb, where you have a little of this and a little of that, and you can tell with just a glance what is in the salad. If you want to swap out an ingredient or two, don’t let me stop you. Feel free to be inspired by what’s fresh at your local farmer’s market.
This dressing, by the way, is off the charts. So tangy and creamy – full of herby deliciousness – the perfect accompaniment for all of those veggies. read more
Champagne mangos, also known as ataulfo mangos, are piled high at my local market and that inspired this champagne mango and avocado salad. If you haven’t tried champagne mangos, you should! They’re deliciously sweet with a buttery texture that is more akin to a Hawaiian papaya than the larger, more fibrous mango varieties. And they’re so good you can just peel them and eat them right down to the pit at your kitchen counter. read more
I am obsessed with this citrus salad! It’s the perfect way to combat the February doldrums. February can a tough month, don’t you think? The holidays are long gone but spring still seems far away, at least here in New York. This winter hasn’t been as bad as some but last February, I watched as huge sheets of ice floated down the Hudson River. Just, no. (I can hear my mother saying, “Well it’s 65 degrees right now in Louisiana.” Thanks, Mom.)
This time of year, when it comes to food, I often want some element of freshness to counterbalance the heavier foods of winter. Enter citrus! Citrus is your friend. This salad is incredibly refreshing, not to mention beautiful. I am a sucker for color and these colors are pretty freaking fab. Take a peak at this closeup… read more