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Noodles in Curry Broth with Spinach and Egg

One of the easiest things to make at home is broth. Toss vegetables, herbs, and/or spices in a pot, cover with water, then let cook for an hour or so. The result is a delicious liquid that you could easily drink by itself or use in your favorite soups. Usually every other week or so, [...]

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19 Vegetarian Bowls for Winter

There is something amazingly comforting about a bowl full of cooked vegetables. It’s like you’re getting the best of something nourishing and something comforting. It’s also easy to mix, match, and adapt these recipes, making them accessible for weeknight cooking. Below is a list of my favorite vegetarian bowls for winter. Get ready to curl [...]

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Broccoli Pesto Couscous Risotto

I have a not-so-secret love affair with pearl couscous. I find the texture to be absolutely delightful and since it’s just pasta, it soaks up every bit of flavor around it. I love it in salads, as a base for roasted vegetables, and as a cheater risotto. The couscous works in a similar way to [...]

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Pumpkin Ricotta Crostini with Arugula

This recipe is in partnership with Nugget Markets. See below for more details. I don’t get to cook for people as much as I would like. There’s something about the energy that comes from sharing food with others. It’s an easy way to bring people together, especially during the holidays. While I typically focus on [...]

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Chocolate Almond Drop Cookies

Post sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. See below for more details. I used to be a big cookie baker during the holidays. Sugar cookies, thumbprints, and melt-in-your-mouth cookies were always on hand. And yet, over the years, my passion for baking has faded a bit. Now that I have a son, I’ll teach him a [...]

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Potstickers

I’ve mentioned before my weakness for fried food. It’s definitely a group of foods I don’t eat often and it’s rare that I make anything fried at home (the oil!) However, over the years, I’ve morphed how I make dumplings to help give me a taste of something salty and crunchy. These Brussels sprout potstickers [...]

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You Can’t Evict Community Power

Written by Alison Alkon On Tuesday afternoons, North Oakland’s Driver’s Plaza is a lively place. Neighbors gather to listen to music, play chess, hang out and share a meal. The chef is “Aunti” Frances Moore, a former Black Panther and founder of the Love Mission Self Help Hunger Program, which has been serving a weekly…

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25 Vegetarian Root Vegetable Recipes

I didn’t eat many root vegetables as a child. Sure, there was the occasional dip tray that had carrots but that was about as close to a root as I got. To be honest, I don’t really remember the grocery store stocking roots outside of beets and carrots. However, I’ve come a long way (and [...]

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Sweet Potato Einkorn Porridge

During the winter months, we eat porridge and oats at least three times a week. I switch up the grains, change the produce, and use as many toppings as possible. We always have sweet potatoes on hand and usually puree pre-made, making this porridge a delicious breakfast option. If you have never tried einkorn before, [...]

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Pumpkin Ricotta Crostini with Arugula

This recipe is in partnership with Nugget Markets. See below for more details. I don’t get to cook for people as much as I would like. There’s something about the energy that comes from sharing food with others. It’s an easy way to bring people together, especially during the holidays. While I typically focus on [...]

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Sweet Potato Wedges with Peanut Sauce

One of the challenges I love when cooking for others is to help change the narrative a bit around indulgent food. I eat decently 90% of the time but usually once a week, I kick back and eat something completely different. It’s normally something fried and it’s usually always delicious (my favorite is fried cauliflower [...]

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Jerk Roasted Kuri Squash with Bulgur Salad

Post sponsored by Frontier Co-op. See below for more details. One of my favorite ways to serve squash is a dish that showcases the beauty of the squash. Usually this means the squash is left in a semi-whole state and stuffed. These roasted kuri wedges have a bold flavor matched with an easy bulgur salad [...]

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13 Vegetarian Pasta Recipes for Fall

For along time I distanced myself from pasta. In my earlier life, being a new vegetarian in rural midwest was hard. However, restaurants made a try, usually with a pasta dish. I also made a lot of pasta in my early days because it was easy. I got really burnt out on pasta. However, many [...]

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13 Vegetarian Pasta Recipes for Fall

For along time I distanced myself from pasta. In my earlier life, being a new vegetarian in rural midwest was hard. However, restaurants made a try, usually with a pasta dish. I also made a lot of pasta in my early days because it was easy. I got really burnt out on pasta. However, many [...]

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Bulgur Lentil Ragu with Parsnip-Rutabaga Mash

I will start out saying I’m a bit hesitant to call this ragu given there’s no meat and it’s not served on pasta. And yet, here I am, calling it lentil ragu primarily because it’s the closest thing to describe this bulky sauce. Traditional ragu is made using stewed meats but do a quick search [...]

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Chipotle Butternut Squash Crepes with Cilantro Crema

Post sponsored by La Crema Wines. See below for more details. With the time change, our weekday dinners become a bit cozier. It’s dark by the time we eat and the temperature has dipped to the point of craving a hot, filling meal every night. These butternut squash crepes have hit the spot numerous times [...]

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Roasted Beet Galette with Ricotta

Post sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. See below for more details. With Halloween in the rearview mirror, my brain turns to the holidays. I love planning holiday meals and while we typically go 90% traditional, I like to occasionally throw something fun into the mix. Last year I shared three different full menus (vegan, vegetarian, [...]

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25 Vegetarian Root Vegetable Recipes

I didn’t eat many root vegetables as a child. Sure, there was the occasional dip tray that had carrots but that was about as close to a root as I got. To be honest, I don’t really remember the grocery store stocking roots outside of beets and carrots. However, I’ve come a long way (and [...]

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Whole Roasted Tikka Masala Cauliflower

I am a bit surprised that it has taken me this long to share a whole-roasted cauliflower recipe but I was waiting for the perfect version. Turns out, the perfect version existed with a little help from one of my favorite recipes on the site: tikka masala lentils. This paste is a vegan recipe’s best [...]

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Broccoli Frittata Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Leftovers seem to be a constant battle in our house. I could easily eat the same thing for multiple days in a row but my husband isn’t so keen on that. This leaves me constantly trying to reinvent leftovers (or just cook smaller batches- it’s the reason almost every photo I post only has one [...]

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Storify: The Good Food Purchasing Program Celebrates #FoodDayEveryDay

This fall we worked with Good Food Purchasing Program local coalitions and national partners to capture stories of the efforts happening on Food Day – and every day – to build a better food system. Scroll the Storify recap for the full scoop on the Center for Good Food Purchasing‘s #FoodDayHeroes and updates from cities around…

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Coriander Sweet Potato Soup with Buckwheat Granola

  It feels as though every year I come up with a new sweet potato soup recipe that becomes my new favorite. I have a smoked paprika version, a turmeric version, and now this coriander recipe. This soup is so good, though, that it would have been sad not to share. The combination of coriander [...]

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Roasted Carrot Polenta with Sage and Walnuts

During the fall, polenta is one of my comfort meals of choice. It’s the perfect base for a myriad of flavors and toppings. Sometimes I go vegan, sometimes I go heavy on the cheese. This particular carrot polenta features the carrot puree I just featured as a component. Roasted carrots and garlic pureed together form [...]

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Sweet Potato Pasta with Walnut-Sage Sauce

I think in a different life, I’d be an herb farmer. There’s something so dreamy about being surrounded by herbs and I’ve found that it’s about the only thing I can easily grow in our small patio garden. If I’m having a stressful day, I walk outside and pick a bit of marjoram to rub [...]

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21 Vegetarian Sweet Potato Recipes

It’s always hard to choose favorite produce during each season because I love experimenting with all the different flavors and textures. However, during the fall, sweet potatoes become the staple for a solid amount of meals. Sweet potatoes are affordable and can be turned into almost any type of meal or snack you might be [...]

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The Nation Special Issue on Food

We’re excited to share the special issue on food that Anna guest edited for The Nation. The special issue features a moving story from a Syrian refugee camp about the power of food to bring people together; an excellent exploration of the Monsanto weedkiller glyphosate (you could pair that one with this month’s Real Food…

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Brown Rice Carrot Fritters with Chipotle Sunflower Sauce

There are a few meals meals on which my husband and I can always agree. One of the easiest decisions: fritters. There’s something wonderful about fritters. It might be the ability to make fritters out of almost anything or the fact that you can toss in herbs, grains, and cheese. I think it’s the fact [...]

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Millet Polenta with Romesco

One of the reasons I tout cooking in small batches of components is because it makes meals super simple and fast. Take for example, this romesco polenta. It seems like I always have romesco on hand (it’s a favorite in our house) and this millet polenta is fast to whip up or reheat. Combine the [...]

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Millet Polenta | Cooking Component

When I was writing The Homemade Flour Cookbook, I stepped far outside my comfort zone. I had worked for a year at a bakery and for a solid part of that time, was the sole baker in their dedicated gluten-free kitchen. Thanks to this experience, I was no stranger to all of these flours. But [...]

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Sesame Green Beans with Quinoa and Eggs

Here it is, my last full on summer recipe. My kitchen is starting the transition to fall and thus, so is the site. One of the beautiful things about living in the California valley is that summer produce continues on for some time (we’re still knee-deep in tomatoes). Yet, the weather is definitely feeling more [...]

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The idea behind the diet is to replace two daily meals with jars of homemade pureed baby food or store bought jars. The third meal of the day is to remain low calorie and small. The daily calorie restrictions are said to be 600 calories or less. The diet is not meant to be on for months at a time, rather 7 days maximum. The purpose is to rid your body of toxins and cravings of unhealthy foods.

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