Persimmon, Avocado, Pomegranate, & Pistachio Salad

I spent all weekend cooking, and it was glorious. This salad was the freshest, simplest thing I made—it is wintry crisp and showcases persimmons, which are in my opinion one of the highlight produce items of late fall and early winter. Other things on the weekend’s cooking agenda: black sesame-pear-miso bread (an experiment and a … Continue reading Persimmon, Avocado, Pomegranate, & Pistachio Salad

Roasted Root Vegetables & Wild Rice with Spiced Coconut Broth

This warming bowl was a perfect comfort food for a week that was busy at work and more stressful than usual in the news. The recipe is adapted from Alice Hart’s wonderful cookbook Good Veg, which I very much recommend for its beautiful collection of vegetarian recipes, featuring lots and lots of fresh produce in … Continue reading Roasted Root Vegetables & Wild Rice with Spiced Coconut Broth

Cilantro-Pecan Pesto

Happy July, everyone! Do you have any fun plans for the 4th? We’re going to North Carolina, where Andrew’s parents have a house near the beach, and we have lots of swimming, cooking, and exploring on the agenda. I’d also like to try lots of local foods—butterbeans, grits, country ham, and local seafood and produce … Continue reading Cilantro-Pecan Pesto

Beet “Hummus”

In my continued quest to eat more colorful foods, I whipped up this vibrant beet “hummus” using a recipe from my new favorite cookbook, Bäco. I love serving it garnished with chive blossoms and purple daikon radish slices to really amp up the fuschia factor. This recipe is great as a snack, as one dish … Continue reading Beet “Hummus”

Rainbow Grain Bowl

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was very full, with a gig on Friday (I baked a flourless chocolate cake to bring—I’m refining the recipe a bit but will share when it’s ready), family visit and attending a beautiful violin concert on Saturday, and working on Sunday followed by volunteering at the Opera … Continue reading Rainbow Grain Bowl