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…

farmers’ market summer salad

It’s hot out there, folks — too hot for rambling preludes, so let’s get right to it. This summer salad is a slightly modified version of the one in Sara Forte’s lovely cookbook, Bowl + Spoon (in case you missed it, this recipe came from the same source). I’m calling it a farmers’ market salad because the three…

moroccan red lentil stew

Much has happened since my last post more than a month ago. I spent two weeks home in Michigan (and survived the polar vortex). I spent a weekend in Milwaukee and another in Philadelphia. I saw a lot of old friends and a lot of new movies. And now, back home in Brooklyn, life has…

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…

curried quinoa with roasted cauliflower

I live in a house of six girls. Six food-savvy, taste-conscious girls who can whip up some candied walnuts, bananas foster, or a darn good casserole anytime you please, but six girls on a just-graduated-college-sized budget nonetheless. The result, then, is this: our house’s spice cupboard is far from shabby–we have the essentials and then…

quinoa + walnut + asparagus

Today, a freak tornado warning (after an afternoon of near 80 degree weather and full-fledged sunshine) forced me and three housemates into the basement of our apartment for nearly an hour to wait out the storm. We made the most of it, though, huddled around the washer and dryer playing word games and listening to the…