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Green Bean White Bean Quinoa

Green Bean White Bean Quinoa

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I like green beans, but I’ve learned to really love them over the last couple weeks. This wasn’t something that I expected to happen, but I didn’t have a choice. It’s all in my ongoing

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 pound green beans trimmed and sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1-15 ounce can white beans, drained and rinsed (cannellini, great northern or navy beans)
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
Balsamic Tomato Peach Salad

Balsamic Tomato Peach Salad

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Uneventful weekends have become the norm this summer, and I don’t mind. We spent most of our Saturday and Sunday on the back deck, our patch of outdoor space in the city. Next to our

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Ingredients
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 peaches, pitted and diced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 scallions sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
30-Minute Tomato Zucchini Orzo

30-Minute Tomato Zucchini Orzo

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I’m not sure I’ve ever spent this much time at home, but for some reason I feel like I have less time. Gone are the commutes to work, school, swim lessons, play dates and so

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Ingredients
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 zucchini, trimmed and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
Quinoa Taco Salad

Quinoa Taco Salad

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There’s one thing that pretty much all the salads I’ve consumed in the last week or so have had in common—grilled corn. I am obsessed going fully headfirst in this summer staple. There are occasions

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Ingredients
  • For grilled corn
  • 2 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • For quinoa
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
Grilled Nectarine Halloumi Couscous

Grilled Nectarine Halloumi Couscous

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Making a salad can be exhausting. It’s always my fault. I like to think of every salad as a garbage salad, and I just keep adding more and more components. The best salads are the

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 nectarines, each pitted and sliced into 6-8 wedges
  • 4 ounces halloumi, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 cups mixed olives, pitted and roughly chopped
Grilled Asparagus Tomato Salad

Grilled Asparagus Tomato Salad

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When asparagus is in season, I can’t get enough of it. And it’s not just because I love how asparagus tastes. It even becomes part of my décor. I store asparagus in a wide-mouthed shallow

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 ounce, shaved pecorino cheese
Roasted Vegetable Chickpea Pasta Salad

Roasted Vegetable Chickpea Pasta Salad

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Saturday was the day—our first CSA pickup of the season. This is only the second time that I’ve committed to a weekly fruit and veggie box instead of shopping myself at the farmers market. Since

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Ingredients
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 yellow squash, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1-15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza

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There are two foods I love so much that I could eat them every single day. They include peanut butter and pizza. Don’t worry. I’m not eating them together! I adore a pizza with chewy,

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil plus more for oiling bowl
  • 1 cup bread flour plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
Vegan Kale Arugula Pesto

Vegan Kale Arugula Pesto

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I like to keep at least one hunk of Parmesan cheese in the fridge at all times. The best way I’ve found to cut it and get super thin slices is to use a peeler.

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Ingredients
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1-1/2 cups packed chopped kale
  • 1 cup packed arugula
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Black Bean Roasted Pepper Frittata

Black Bean Roasted Pepper Frittata

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When I’m out of ideas of what to make for breakfast, lunch or dinner, I always reach for eggs. They are just so quick and easy. Much like a chopped salad with a bit of

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Ingredients
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, white parts and green parts separated
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted peppers
Roasted Cauliflower Kale Salad

Roasted Cauliflower Kale Salad

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Last summer we didn’t end up growing anything in our annual container garden. We usually plant our Earth Boxes Memorial Day weekend, but I remember a year ago, May, and most of June, was quite

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Ingredients
  • For cauliflower
  • 1 head cauliflower, leaves removed, bottom stem trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Roasted Broccoli Orzo

Roasted Broccoli Orzo

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In my ever-changing strategy for buying groceries, I tried out curbside pick-up at a small grocery/ restaurant supplier. It’s been really important to me to find these local sources. I think it’s safe to say

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Ingredients
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teapsoon kosher salt plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper plus more for serving
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced