15-Minute Spring Zucchini Ribbon Salad

spring zucchini ribbon salad

Friends! What’s new? Life update before the recipe: I’m in the copyediting phase of the cookbook, which, as far as my hands-on involvement goes, is nearly the final stage. Tomorrow I’m planning to write acknowledgements and a dedication. I had to tell Mom that this book wasn’t going to be for her, and she said, “Oh…

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Arugula Avocado Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

arugula avocado salad

OK, I admit it; this recipe is simple. It’s light, too, and that whole fluffy-puffy-pile-of-greens state of existence is just generally not for me, because my salads? They rarely weigh less than, oh I don’t know, say, a half-pound cheeseburger? Just a guess. So this fairly dainty plateful is a far cry from the norm….

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Pineapple Slaw with Creamy Ginger Lime Dressing


I’d like to say I made this slaw to celebrate spring verging on summer weather, but really, I made it to remind me of the two things I ate most often in Central America: pineapple and cabbage. I’m missing sweet and tart together on every plate, brightness and freshness at every meal. This is my…

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How to Make a Delicious 400 Calorie Salad


So, salad. I eat it everyday. And honest to goodness, honest to my pug’s delicate, delicatelady ears, I adore it always. I’m often asked, by kindly strangers who notice me with a party-sized bowl of salad at lunchtime, how I find new ways to make it day in and day out. ‘How do you keep…

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Vegan Black Bean Burgers

I love these. PrintVegan Black Bean Burgers Yield: 2 BurgersServing Size: 1 PattyCalories per serving: 204Fat per serving: 6g Ingredients2 teaspoons olive oil 1/4 cup finely chopped onions 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots 1/4 cup finely chopped peppers (any color) 1/4 cup finely chopped mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons ketchup 2 teaspoons dijon…

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Simple Coconut Curry Sauce

simple coconut curry sauce

If you don’t like vegetables, I’ll still love you. Less than Oprah, more than black licorice, and maybe equal to white chocolate. But love, all the same. The thing to keep in mind about vegetables is, they can be finessed and fancied in any way you like. If when you think of produce you see…

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Hearty Chicken Stew

I don’t generally like soup. Or maybe soup doesn’t like me. Either way, we’ve never had a relationship, and unless I take into account that soup is one of the most beloved of foods, I am okay with being abnormal. This can also be evidenced by wardrobe from 1985 to…well…2010. Normalcy be damned. You probably…

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Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

It’s safe to say that if Daniel and I ever split up, we both know whose fault it is. Alex Trebek. We’re usually quite calm, big laughers, loving, a little like Laverne and Shirley, maybe. Only one of us is the masculine counterpart. So a lot like Laverne and Shirley. Generally, we’re making jokes at…

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