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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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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Roasted Beet and Lentil Salad with Tahini-Dill Dressing

Roasted Beet and Lentil Salad with Tahini-Dill Dressing

    I’m beginning to think I should have named this blog A Salad Adventure. I don’t know about you, but this time of year it seems I could eat a salad at every meal. The return of warm weather just makes you want to leave the heavy, stodgy comfort food of winter behind and lighten… 

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Asian Carrot Salad with Edamame

Asian Carrot Salad with Edamame

Having indulged in more than my fair share of vegan junk food this winter, I decided it was time to take a drastic step — a juice “reboot.” While I wasn’t looking for a “cleanse” — I believe our bodies do an excellent job of that themselves, especially with a plant-based diet – I thought it couldn’t hurt to shock my… 

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Yogurt Parfait with Gingered Raspberry-Rhubarb Compote

Yogurt Parfait with Gingered Raspberry-Rhubarb Compote

“What about cheese?” It’s one of the first questions you get when you give up dairy. For many, it’s one of the toughest things about becoming vegan. Luckily, I was never really a cheese person — it was more about the cracker for me. I’ve even been known to throw out my husband’s blue cheese… 

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