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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.
Borscht

Borscht

Unless you are already a lover of borscht, you probably won’t believe me when I tell you that this soup — despite all rumors to the contrary — is straight-up delicious.
Vegan Icebox Cake

Vegan Icebox Cake

Some recipes you try because they sound fantastic, and some you try because someone you love loves them. Such was the case with this icebox cake, which I had never even heard of, much less tasted, before I met B. It is simple, and it is comfort food, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t completely...
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...
Tofu Salad Sandwich

Tofu Salad Sandwich

When I was in college in upstate New York, some of my veg-head housemates were obsessed with Bridge tofu, which we had delivered to our house in a 5-gallon plastic bucket. It may come as a surprise to some of you that different brands of tofu taste and feel different, but they do! And the...
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

I know, I know: these pumpkin pie overnight oats really aren’t much to look at. Just hear me out!
Vegan Vanilla Pudding

Vegan Vanilla Pudding

As regular readers of my blog no doubt know, it is an understatement to say that I am pretty into chocolate. But sometimes you just want something simple, creamy, and lightly sweetened, and on those occasions, nothing beats a bowl of vanilla pudding.
Pecan Clusters

Pecan Clusters

There was a fancy chocolate store near the house I lived in in my teens, and some Christmases, if we were lucky, my father would bring home a sampler box of their offerings. I hate to play favorites, especially when it comes to chocolate, but for me, pecan clusters were always the highlight of those...
Sesame Wakame Salad

Sesame Wakame Salad

I grew up minutes away from the blue-green waters of the Long Island Sound. The views here may not be as picturesque as those of the West Coast, and the water may not have the luminous hues of New York’s Green Lake, but these days I can regularly be found passing long hours at the...
Beet Salad

Beet Salad

When we lived together in college, my housemate Tessa loved avocados and beets. At the time, I had a serious aversion to both of these foods, and awaited Tessa’s assigned cooking night with dread. It felt like no matter what dish she cooked for our nightly dinners, she would find a way to squeeze avocados...