Friday, April 29, 2011
It's springtime and purple scallions, spring onions, ramps and other spring veggies are making their way into farmers markets. I bought several bunches of purple scallions last weekend at the farmers market in my neighborhood and tossed them with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and simply grilled them up on our indoor countertop grill. They are really sweet and fragrant!
salsa verde with chopped parsley, chives, capers, lemon zest and good olive oil - click here for the recipe.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
|Miso noodle soup|
I start out making a pot of miso soup, and throw in whatever I have - I had some leftover cooked whole wheat spaghetti, some roast chicken, a bunch of watercress, and some sauteed swiss chard and shallots in the fridge so in it all went!
You can sub soba or somen noodles or any other noodles really for the whole wheat spaghetti, and you can omit the chicken and instant dashi if you want to keep it vegetarian, and maybe add some tofu for protein. Mushrooms are a nice addition too if you have some.
Labels: Soups and stews
Saturday, April 2, 2011
I haven't posted in ages! I had been doing a mostly vegan gluten-free detox for a little while so was eating very simply, and then have had some work travel. But I'm home this weekend, which is nice!
My little detox period gave me a bit of a bacon craving - cook up this tasty pasta dish when you're craving a little bacon, but add lots of healthy kale and whole wheat pasta. And if you want a veggie version, omit the bacon, and maybe add some grated smoked mozzarella to give it a little smokiness.
I cooked up some thick cut bacon, kale and caramelized a bunch of onions, adding a little apple cider too. I also browned some mushrooms I had sitting in the fridge and threw those in, and combined everything with some whole wheat pasta. I cooked up each of the components separately, starting with the bacon so I could use that bacon fat to cook up everything else!