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How to Grow Your Own Sprouts

How to Grow Your Own Sprouts

Lately I’ve been really excited about growing sprouts. Spring has been mercilessly taunting the northeastern U.S. for the last couple of months, and things have been looking really bleak. To keep from losing my mind, I’ve taken to “eating optimistically,” which involves eating piles of sprouts and all the raw veggies I can get my...
Chipotle Hummus

Chipotle Hummus

At some point last year, I unwittingly became one of those people who eats a big pile of raw veggies for lunch every day. It all started late one night when I didn’t have time to cook lunch for the following day, and it just kind of stuck. Turns out that in my old age...
Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

Applesauce is one of the staples of my freezer. I always have some on hand to use as a binder/egg replacer in bars and cookies, make applesauce muffins, and spoon over pierogies and latkes. Apple season is finally upon us, so I figured I’d walk you through my steps for processing and preserving this versatile...
Panzanella

Panzanella

I was first introduced to panzanella by one of my college housemates, who had this recipe written out on a piece of paper simply headed “what to do with old bread.” As the title suggests, this is a great way to use up slightly stale or dried out bread, or just to squeeze more bread...
Raw Zucchini Salad

Raw Zucchini Salad

This bright and flavorful raw zucchini salad is loaded with fresh tomatoes and tender zucchini noodles. It looks fancy, but it’s fast, simple, and doesn’t require the use of a stove — all prerequisites for a good summer meal, in my book.
Basil Walnut Pesto

Basil Walnut Pesto

Last year, my brother grew an obscene amount of basil on the back porch of his apartment in Brooklyn, and when he visited New Haven at summer’s end, I was the lucky recipient of a huge jar of pesto.* I just about died from happiness. Then I just about died from fullness, because I polished...
Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw

Though it’s admittedly hit-you-over-the-head American food, this simple, tasty broccoli slaw has a warm place in my heart. I first encountered this shredded fruit-and-veggie side dish during my internship at Farm Sanctuary in 2010 — days filled with endless reading and writing and thinking and heart-aching and cold morning runs listening to Latterman’s No Matter...
Black Bean and Corn Salad

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Summer food: because you can’t actually spend 12 hours a day loitering in air-conditioned coffee shops. Because laying on the kitchen floor and humming the same NoFX song for hours at a time will get to you at a certain point. Because humans cannot survive on carrot sticks and ice water alone. Because who even...
Vegan Sweet Noodle Kugel

Vegan Sweet Noodle Kugel

Do you know what sweet noodle kugel is? As my Midwestern roots filled my childhood with dozens upon dozens of weird, dairy-laden foods that should totally not even exist, the weirdest thing about this dish is that I had never heard of kugel until two years ago. Loaded with cream cheese, sour cream, butter and...
Potato Skins

Potato Skins

You wouldn’t exactly call me a football fan. My football-related credentials can be boiled down to two things: at a certain point in college I really enjoyed avoiding writing papers by playing 10-Yard Fight, and at one point in my life, I listened to that embarrassingly homonymous band. I really have nothing bad to say about...
Apple Herb Stuffing

Apple Herb Stuffing

I’ve never been much of a stuffing fan, but I live with someone who loves the stuff, and let me tell you, homemade stuffing blows that bagged, just-add-water-and-microwave crap out of the water. Forget those creepily uniform, tan cubes of bread — this apple herb stuffing contains actual vegetables and comes as close to real,...
Warm Cabbage Salad

Warm Cabbage Salad

Have I mentioned that I love cabbage in all its forms? Because I do. This warm cabbage salad is a beautiful, bright, and nutty salad certain to cheer you up when the weather gets cool and the leaves start to fade.