I love making salads in the springtime. To me, the ideal salad is a combination of fresh lettuce with some fresh fruit, crunchy nuts, and something briny. In this case, that’s capers. Doused in tangy, lemony dressing, this salad is perfect for one or a crowd.
I finally found ramps at the farmer’s market this week and I immediately came home and made this platter of deliciousness – roasted ramps with ramp vinaigrette. I ate it all myself and now I am hoping that they will bring more to the market or I will have to wait all the way til next spring to eat this again!
I am so happy to highlight this book on my blog today. Compassionate Cuisine: 125 Plant-Based Recipes from Our Vegan Kitchen by Linda Soper-Kolton and Sara Boan is coming out on May 20th and you can preorder it here! I love this book for so many reasons! It is full of original, easy to make recipes that are full of flavor. It is written by two chefs who know what they are doing and who teach vegan cooking classes at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. And, not only did I test recipes for the book, but I edited it as well!
I am taking a break from cooking and developing recipes for my book and catching up on all of the new vegan publications. First up, East Meets Vegan by Sasha Gill. I couldn’t wait to dive right into this one. It’s filled with Asian inspired recipes, which is my most craved cuisine, but also the most challenging for me to recreate in my own kitchen. Until now.
I love finding pretty asparagus at the market. Today, I tossed them into a veggie scramble starring cauliflower topped with ground up toasted walnuts. Read on and you too can have this for breakfast!