Two items on the agenda today! Well, three if you count the salad.
In fact, I can cover the salad ground briefly right now: it’s fresh, it’s seasonal, it’s healthy, it’s vegan, it’s crunchy and avocado-creamy, and it’s delicious. It’s also completely self-explanatory, which allows me to talk about something else with you today. Selfish, I know, but sometimes these things can speak for themselves… Everyone knows that celery is especially eloquent.
Anyway, I was reading this lovely post by my friend Sara the other day, and it reminded me of something I thought of a while back and keep meaning to discuss.
Posted in Healthy (?), Picnic food, Salad, Sides, Spring, Summer, Vegetarian
Tagged avocado, celery, cilantro, cumin, pepitas, radishes, salad, spices, toasted cumin, vegan, vegetarian
Who has two thumbs and seems to get the most unfortunate colds midsummer? This
hot lukewarm mess, right here. Hi. Lately, I seem to breeze through winters with barely a sniffle, and when I do find myself lying in bed and confessing to the bottle of OJ I’m snuggling that I want to die, it just happens to be July.
The bright side of this particular bout of The Ickies was discovering that I may be psychic, as I made soup right before it hit me. Soup in July–I know. But: it’s corn. Quintessential summer food, from the farmers’ market. You don’t even have to get yourself sick to enjoy it, but if you do, add enough hot sauce to choke a (small to medium) black bear. It’ll make you feel alive again.
Posted in Healthy (?), Main courses, Soup, Summer
Tagged celery, corn, herbs, lima beans, soup, vegan, vegetables, vegetarian
If you’re not hopelessly nerdy like me, you probably won’t like this post and I’m totally sorry. There is a fantastic (not bragging, because it’s not mine!) recipe for minestrone soup if you scroll down.
So, it goes like this: When I was juuust starting to cook as a thing–a hobby–I picked up Marcella Hazan’s Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking and started to read it as if it were a novel. It’s a serious book for serious Italian cuisine, and soon enough, I came across this: “The least acceptable method of preparing garlic is squeezing it through a press.”
Uh oh. I totally had (and used) a garlic press.
Posted in Healthy (?), Italian, Main courses, Soup, Vegetarian, weekend
Tagged beans, cabbage, carrots, celery, comfort food, green beans, onion, soup, vegetables, white beans, zucchini