falafel & kale bowl + the best ever sauce

Attention, dear readers! This is the 100th post to be published on the Sprout Diaries, which feels like a milestone worth celebrating. And what better way to celebrate than with my all-time favorite food? (I know that “all-time favorite” is a big statement, but when it comes to expressing my love of falafel, there’s no…

citrus & avocado smoothie

A few wonderful things about working at the People’s Food Co-op: You have frequent conversations with strangers about how to cook unusual veggies, like bok choy and fava beans. You get to eavesdrop on adorable and precocious kids “helping” their parents shop for groceries. You take home a lot (I mean, a lot) of just-barely-too-ripe avocados…

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…

a sweet start

Some mornings, you need a bowl of pure health to face the day. Other mornings, you need something a little more comforting, a little sweetness, maybe, with just a touch of tangy. For those mornings, when the world is giving you lemons, I suggest you make meyer lemon rosemary sticky buns (I couldn’t resist!). A…

orange you glad i didn’t say…

One sure sign of winter is the plethora and perfection of citrus now available at your neighborhood grocery store. Recently, when I’ve gone into work on Saturday mornings at the People’s Food Co-Op, I’ve found myself marveling at the incredible variety of orange, yellow and pinkish globes filling the shelves. To be so enraptured with the citrus I’m…