Archive for May 30, 2016

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Raw Red Cabbage Slaw

It’s the perfect side dish, meal base, or afternoon snack. This slaw can play many roles. It’s great for a party, grab-and-go lunch, or for lazy, LAZY Sundays–like today. Today is the best kind of Sunday. One that falls between two days off. I have to admit I’ve barely left the house all weekend. But in doing so I’ve gained a wonderful sense of quiet, and of stillness. One of the things I love most about living in the country is the feeling of solitude. We aren’t actually THAT far out of town. But surrounded by trees and set back from the road by a long gravel drive, it can feel...

Roasted Eggplant with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

It’s about this time of year when I start craving summer vegetables. As much as I love spring onions, baby lettuce and asparagus, I begin to develop a deep longing for the fruits of midsummer, namely summer squash, red pepper, heirloom tomatoes and eggplant. Truth be told, I’ve never had much luck with eggplants in my garden. Though I try almost every year, the little plant stalks either wither away in the first stages, or the fruit becomes dinner for insects far before harvest time. Needless to say, I purchased these eggplants at the grocery store. Though I remain hopeful for this year’s nightshade garden. Look for medium-sized fruits that feel firm and weighty. The...

White Chicken Chili

Summer is almost here! But with weeks of clouds and rain in Virginia, I’m still focused on warm, brothy foods. This soup is just that. A full, hearty, and deeply nourishing meal. The following is a minimalist version of white chicken chili. Many recipes you’ll find contain heavy cream and/or cheese. While I’ll agree that cream and cheese have their place in some soups, I’m of the opinion that chicken chili isn’t one. Besides the lower calorie count, their absence allow the flavors of the a good chicken broth, hatch chilis and hot chili powder to shine through. Broth-centric, vegetable filled, with a healthy kick of heat–this soup is also good to stave off any...