Italian Kale Salad with Crispy Polenta Croutons

Italian Kale Salad with Crispy Polenta Croutons

Sometimes you can’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. That’s certainly the case when it comes to making a mouth-watering kale salad. There’s nothing this tough plant likes more than being worked over, breaking down the fibrous leaves with your fingers to reveal its tender side.  It’s called massaging, but we’re not talking about a gentle, relaxing rubdown —… 

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Multi-Grain Hemp Muesli with Maple-Cinnamon Almonds

Multi-grain Hemp Muesli with Maple-Cinnamon Almonds

As Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma, likes to say: “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” In other words, eat whole foods and avoid those packaged products with lengthy ingredient lists full of unpronounceable items. But there are other reasons to avoid packaged goods, even if they contain only things you’d find in your… 

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Coronation Chickpea Salad

Coronation Chickpea Salad

The spring rains must have me feeling nostalgic for London, because all of a sudden I’m craving all my British favorites. When we lived in the UK, I used to love heading over to Marks & Spencer (with every other worker in London it seemed) to grab one of their many offerings — on the… 

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Lemony Potato Salad with Asparagus, Peas and Mint

It’s been a long winter. But the arrival of two of my favorite veggies has put a spring in my step. Once asparagus and fresh garden peas start showing up in the grocery story, warm weather can’t be far behind. I couldn’t resist putting both in my cart on my last trip to the market, but… 

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Green Pea and Leek Soup with Lemon-Cashew Cream

Green Pea and Leek Soup with Lemon Cashew Cream

  I’m starting my spring cleaning this year with the freezer — namely the giant bag of peas that taunts me every time I open the door. Buy me, they screamed when I was at Costco! I’m organic! And a great deal! What on earth was I thinking? There are enough peas in there to feed a… 

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