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Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

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To be honest, I might be more excited about the toppings on this black bean soup than the actual soup. Trust me, the soup is really tasty. It’s very easy to make and full of

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Orange Olive Salad

Orange Olive Salad

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Citrus is getting me through winter, but I admit it’s more about the zest than the actual flesh. From lemon to lime to orange, I love pulling out my microplane and adding zest to sweet

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Ingredients
  • 2 Navel oranges
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup Castelvetrano olives, pitted
  • 4 ounces watercress
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
Wild Mushroom Barley

Wild Mushroom Barley

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The other night on the way to dinner in our neighborhood, I saw a sign outside a restaurant that said “30 days till spring.” Yes, it’s a few days early for that proclamation, but close

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup barley
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces wild mushrooms (oyster, enoki, beech, portobello, shiitake, cremini), sliced, if large or separated, if in bunches
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 handful (1 ounce) baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
Chipotle Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup

Chipotle Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup

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My pantry is never without at least one can of tomatoes at all times. Canned tomatoes are the ultimate come-to-the-rescue ingredient that you can turn into a meal with just a few other things like

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons chipotle en adobo sauce
  • 1-16 ounce jar roasted red pepper strips, drained
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Lemon Pepper Spaghetti

Lemon Pepper Spaghetti

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As I am writing this, I feel exhausted. Physically from the usual routine of running around and mentally from a very busy start to the year. My habit of staying up late and getting up

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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups torn curly kale leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
Sheet Pan Teriyaki Tofu Broccolini

Sheet Pan Teriyaki Tofu Broccolini

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Every time I’m at the checkout during my weekly grocery run, I cringe when I see the total. How could I possibly spend that much money for a week of food for two adults and

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Ingredients
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1-14 ounce package extra firm tofu
  • 3/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
One Pot Quinoa Chili

One Pot Quinoa Chili

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Fall and winter are the obvious seasons for soups, stews and everything that’s warm and eaten with a spoon. Things get a bit more specific with chili. Actually down to the day: Super Bowl Sunday.

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1-4 ounce can diced green chilies
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Baked Mushroom Kale Quesadillas

Baked Mushroom Kale Quesadillas

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Quesadillas are not something I order at a restaurant. Most of the time they are just too cheesy for me. I don’t love navigating stretchy strings of cheese as I take a bite. My six-year-old

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, deseeded and minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 1 cup chopped lacinato kale
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 4 flour tortillas
Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

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I consider carrots to be my first vegetable. Of course I can’t remember what puree my mom served me when I was a baby, but I do recall lunches and dinners with raw carrot sticks

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
Roasted Vegetable Hummus Quinoa Bowls

Roasted Vegetable Hummus Quinoa Bowls

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Maybe it’s because we just entered a new decade, but I’ve been doing a lot of reminiscing in the last few weeks. My mind has going back even beyond the last 10 years.  I know

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound rainbow carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, halved lengthwise, deseeded and diced
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
Pear Pomegranate Arugula Salad

Pear Pomegranate Arugula Salad

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Arugula has been one of my go-to greens ever since I lived in London. It’s hard for me to believe that my husband and I moved back to the States nearly 10 years ago after

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 3 pears, cored and diced
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
Roasted Tomato Olive Couscous

Roasted Tomato Olive Couscous

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Farmers market Sundays when I would come home with a bag full of ripe red tomatoes seem like a distant memory. And it’s much too early to be doing a countdown to tomato season. Winter

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups pearl (Israeli) couscous
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup marinated roasted tomato halves packed in oil, roughly chopped and 1 tablespoon oil reserved
  • 1 cup roughly chopped pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste