Black Bean Salad

Another flexible recipe that will adjust to whatever you have on hand, but as always, the more colorful, the better-looking (for your eyes) and the better for your health. This one had: 1 cup dried black beans, which I brought to a boil with water to cover in a...

Basic Hummus

With all the listeria hysteria last week caused by hummus, I thought I’d share a very basic recipe for making it at home. It really is that simple and it really is that good. Many of the store-bought hummus available in our area have additional things like red...

Green Beans with Coconut-Mustard Sauce

2 tablespoons black mustard seeds 1 medium onion, chopped 1/2 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup coconut milk 2 tablespoons butter, optional 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard (I used a raspberry whole-grain mustard that I’m trying to finish up, hence...

Broccoli “Cream” Soup

Really easy soup for the cooler weather. 🙂 1 large onion or 2 leeks, chopped 2-3 small bunches broccoli or one large 3 large garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons butter, or extra-virgin olive oil, or 1 tablespoon each 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth (I use the bone...

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Fresh Figs

Was getting a bit tired of our usual veggie salads, and needed more vegetarian ideas, specifically those with more of a Mediterranean bent, so I got me Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem cookbook. I cannot wait to try ALL the recipes. Okay, maybe 99%. I’m not a...