creamy kale + romaine caesar with crispy chickpeas

Last week I made this kale and romaine caesar with crispy roasted chickpeas and it was a hit!  The kids and Joel loved it, and we made it again last night.  It’s full of deep greens, but it’s creamy and crunchy from the tahini dressing and roasted chickpeas.  It also packs in quite a bit…

thai-ish crunch salad with peanut dressing

hello friends!  It's been gorgeous weather here in California, I'm just buzzing on sunshine.  All the spring feels over here- almond trees in bloom, fresh verdant green grass, miners lettuce, birds out and about, and lots of wind.  As I write this I'm laying on my patio in a pair of shorts and soaking up…

a flexible fall salad

This is a seasonal favorite of ours, a colorful salad with a strong vinaigrette that can hold its own and acts as a nice counterpoint to the denser, grounding, cooked dishes that our bodies gravitate toward in winter.  There's hearty greens, crunchy vegetables, sweet fruit, toasted nuts and/or seeds, and a garlicky, mustardy vinaigrette.  I've…

black rice + roasted squash salad

I saw this recipe in the January issue of Bon Appetit and I had to try it!  It looked so bright and colorful.  Grain salads are so satisfying and keep well in the fridge.  I loved how this turned out, it's definitely a keeper.  I served this with a quick coconut milk-miso-lime butternut squash soup (made…