Cumin Spiced Jasmine Rice

I never understood people who said they often craved a big bowl of rice. I mean, really? Rice? Now I get it.

Cucumber Salad

Cucumber salad is seriously one of my favorite things ever. I love the cool, crisp cucumbers paired with the bite of vinegar. It just screams summer to me.

French Onion Risotto

I’m not sure what the scientific definition of ‘comfort food’ is, but I’m willing to bet this recipe falls into that category. Last week, I made a real risotto for the first time and it was fantastic. I made a riff on a Rachael Ray recipe I had seen on TV, substituting out a few…

Purple Cabbage and Quinoa Salad

This recipe came about the night before Easter of this year while I was pacing back and forth in the produce section of the grocery store trying to think of something I could take to our family gathering. I ended up buying several different colors of different vegetables and decided to hope for the best….

Grilled Zucchini Quinoa Salad

I’ve been cooking vegan an awful lot lately. No real reason why — mostly accidental. This salad happens to be vegan, but don’t let that scare you — it would be the perfect accompaniment to some grilled chicken or steak or shrimp or whatever.

Warm Broccoli and Sweet Pepper Salad

So, I kind of discovered this one by accident. My refrigerator was in desperate need of being cleaned out, so I decided to make macaroni and cheese and just mix in as many vegetables as I could fit. While I was waiting for the cheese sauce to finish, I was picking at the vegetables and…

Roasted Cauliflower

Some people call it Collie-flower, some say Coll-lee-flower. I prefer the latter. Cauliflower is a very underrated vegetable. Most people probably claim to not like it, but that’s probably because they haven’t experienced it. If your only familiarity with cauliflower is steamed and slathered in butter, you are sadly missing out. Cauliflower is tied for…

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant is one of those vegetables that everyone is programmed to hate. It ranks right up there with mushrooms, peppers, onions and broccoli. It’s not until it’s been prepared in a delicious way that it totally surprises you.