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Archive for June, 2010

quinoa with summer vegetables and harissa

I have been very busy this past week putting together a 3 minute video for a competition to win a cooking show on the Oprah Winfrey Network. It came together quickly thanks to all the dedicated help I got from my generous friends and family. You can view it here and if you like it, please vote for me before July 3rd. (more…)

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aoili and vegetables

The idea for a white bean aioli came to me when I was trying to think of a good vegan option for mayonnaise on a tempeh burger (recipe in the works). If I was to smear this on a bun, I might thin it out with more olive oil and maybe some lemon juice too.  Oh, I just remembered that I had planned to add a touch of saffron to the cooking beans to give it that classic golden hue…next time! (more…)

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purslane salad

When I arrived home from a trip to Blooming Hill Farm last weekend, my bags were full of a lovely assortment of late spring produce: spinach, sorrel, green garlic, red scallions, thyme, strawberries and a pot of lavender. I was finding it hard to put the vegetables away as I wanted to admire them, looking so delicious with their fresh, lush greens still intact. Some covered in moist earth, all full of life. (more…)

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