Blue Plate Special #65: Seared Tofu with Spicy Citrus Salad and Slow Roasted Red Onions

It has been a long time (3 years?!) since I posted what I like to call a Blue Plate Special – a plate of goodness that usually includes a protein like tofu, tempeh or beans, and two or three sides. I have made so many over the years and they are on full repeat in my kitchen that I didn’t think I could come up with another combo. But I have and it’s a good one!

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Bean Report: Mayocoba and Flageolet

 
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Beans. We eat beans all the time. And by that I mean mostly garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas), kidney beans, and black beans. I get them in the bulk section dry and make batches regularly to have on hand and to store in the freezer. But, during the pandemic, I started ordering from a little vegan grocer downtown called Orchard Grocer. They have all kinds of awesome products, pantry staples and items I can’t get locally. The last time I ordered, I spied Rancho Gordo beans on their list and ordered mayocoba and flageolet beans without knowing anything about them. Hello? Where have these beans been all my life??

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Chickpea Tagine

Hello from quarantine in New York City! It is May 4th and we are still under New York Pause which means we are working, schooling, cooking, playing and generally doing life at home. We go out for daily walks with our masks, social distance, and clap at 7pm because we care. It has been an interesting time in our lives. Turns out, I am still coming up with new recipes and I wanted to share this one. It was a big hit on Instgram! Here are the details…

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It’s My 9-Year Blogiversary + Cauliflower Piccata

I kind of can’t believe it, but I have been posting on this blog for 9 years now! Thank you to everyone who has been here from the beginning and along the way. Your support, feedback and conversation has meant the world to me. And it enabled me to have a platform from which I was able to write my book. It’s amazing how things go.

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