Category Archives for vegetables

What to do with summer tomatoes? Make ketchup!

Last week I made ketchup. It was fun, and not nearly as daunting as it sounds. And I ended up with something far more interesting than Heinz. You can read all about my ketchup making adventure on the Walla Walla … Continue reading

22. September 2010 by laura k
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White Bean, Tomato, and Chard Salad

I never really thought to eat chard raw, but the stuff I’ve been getting from the CSA is so tender that last week, I decided to give it a shot. Admittedly, this isn’t entirely raw: The bean and tomato mixture … Continue reading

26. July 2010 by laura k
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Quinoa and Bean Salad

I must admit that quinoa and I have been slow to warm to each other. It sounded like the ideal food for a mostly vegetarian diet: It’s a grain and also a complete protein. [Updated: It’s not a grain! It’s … Continue reading

25. June 2010 by laura k
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Rice and Beans and Collard Greens

I believe I’ve talked about rice and beans quite a lot here on this site. It’s one of my staple dishes: filling, cheap, and easy to make enough for lunch all week. And even better: It is very versatile. Just … Continue reading

22. June 2010 by laura k
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Spicy Barley with Snow Peas and Feta

When I pulled something non-leafy out of my CSA box last week, I must admit I got very excited. They sent some lovely, delicate, golden snow peas (and a bigger bag this week!) and I immediately started plotting how they … Continue reading

16. June 2010 by laura k
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Soba Noodles with Bok Choy and Tahini

When I got my first bundle of bok choy from my CSA, I started searching around for new ways to prepare this Asian green. I must admit, I’ve been getting a wee bit tired of garlic-sauteed greens and rice, so … Continue reading

09. June 2010 by laura k
Categories: pasta, sauces, vegetables, vegetarian | Tags: , , , , , , | 12 comments

Grains and Greens

[Updated: I added some mini-recipes to Flickr. If you click on the photos, it will take you to my Flickr page, where you can see some very basic instructions and ingredients for each of these very, very tasty dinners. Enjoy!] … Continue reading

01. June 2010 by laura k
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Mushroom and Broccoli Lentils

This might not look all that exciting, but assure you, it was. It was very exciting. And do you know what makes a big bowl of lentils exciting? Well, I’ll tell you: It’s Worcestershire sauce and aged farmhouse cheddar. These … Continue reading

14. May 2010 by laura k
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Mediterranean Braised Chard with Farro

The last half of April ended up slipping by in a blur of airplane travel and hot barbecue: I spent a good portion of the end of the month in South Dakota, where my family gathered to mourn the loss … Continue reading

07. May 2010 by laura k
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Broccoli and Dill Wild Rice

I think dill is my new favorite herb, thanks to this bowl of rice and broccoli. When I started pulling things out of the refrigerator to make lunch, I had no idea I was going to love what came out … Continue reading

09. April 2010 by laura k
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