bowl of jewels & quinoa + honey tahini sauce

Now that school’s out, I’ve found myself grappling with the unfamiliar yet wonderful burden of having free time. Lots of it. Quiet mornings for drinking my coffee, as slow as I please. Entire afternoons without a single article to read, lesson to plan, or paper to write. Given this new-found freedom, I thought it’d be…

black quinoa with plum & roasted beet

Sometimes an ingredient appears in your pantry that’s too beautiful to put to use. So it sits on your shelf, looking lovely beside average, everyday cans of tomatoes and jars of jam, but looking more and more useless, too, as all around it those plain but practical tomato cans are selected and enjoyed. I had…

beet burgers

Two weeks ago–after traveling many miles, seeing many new cities, and eating (and drinking) many, many delicious things–I returned home to the Midwest. Home to perfect spring weather and explosive flowering trees. Home to the reopening of farmers’ markets and to tasty local beer (congratulations, Grand Rapids!). Home to catching up with friends, to moving…

an un-beet-able cake

I am not a girl who loves pink. But I am now a girl who loves pink cakes. The recipe that I have to share with you today might just be the best combination of vegetable, sugar, and butter that I have ever eaten or will ever hope to eat again. It’s moist, it’s┬áchocolaty, and…

farro farro, let my citrus go

I have a beautiful salad to share with you. To start, it combines gold and garnet beets with gold and garnet oranges. Basically, it’s a bowl of jewels. Here’s a preview before we go any further: Intrigued? I was, too, when I saw the inspiration for this dish on Always Order Dessert. But look closer…