Category Archives: Side Dishes and Light Meals

Easy Green Quinoa Salad

This green quinoa salad came about when my seven year old’s yoga class had an end-of-year party, and they wereView full post »

Nori Rolls

These nori rolls combine some of the best characteristics of (1) sushi, (2) summer rolls, (3) burritos, and (4)View full post »

Deconstructed Hummus Chickpea Salad

So. I asked my father-in-law to buy all the ingredients for this salad, and then I left the country without making it.View full post »

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas, Two Ways

Have you ever wondered why chickpeas look so much like tiny butts? Whaaat? I know I sure haven’t. If I hadView full post »

Ye Olde Kale Chips

Of all my self-destructive tendencies — and believe me, there are some strong contenders — the crowningView full post »

From the Archives: Salt and Vinegar Broiled Fingerling Potatoes

Today’s World Vegan Month post is from the archives. It’s one of my all-time most popular posts — andView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: The Dinner Salad

When you want to make a big, gorgeous salad into dinner, what do you put on it?View full post »

That’s Bloody Brilliant: Samphire

A friend from the States asked the other day what my favorite thing about London has been so far. It felt like a rookieView full post »

Why we went

Recipe for a savory vegetarian Roasted Eggplant and Brown Rice Salad. Omit the cheese to make it vegan.View full post »

To England, where my heart lies.

Before I had memories, I had nostalgia. I pined for other people’s memories. By 1990 I was 14, with no notableView full post »

WTF, BLT?

Get the recipe for a BLT with avocado from Susan Russo’s charming new cookbook The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches.View full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Collard Greens Mineira

This week in the crisper, if you’re used to braising collard greens to death (not that there’s anythingView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Andrew Carmellini’s Cauliflower

This week in the crisper, cauliflower and pears with brown butter and hazelnuts from the lovely Urban Italian by NYCView full post »

To blow off steam (idiom)

Popovers are crisp and buttery on the outside and positively ethereal on the inside. They’re easy to make, too.View full post »

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

It’s the 2010 Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup (has it been a whole year already?!), and a vegetarian adaptation ofView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Gobble-Worthy Cruciferous Side Dishes

This week in the crisper, a glimmering round-up of festive broccoli, cauliflower, kale, collard, and turnip recipesView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower

In the crisper this week, confessions of a beautiful, brainy young head of cauliflower on the up and up. Psst: sheView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: A Savory Take on Grapes

This week in the crisper, grapes are great in fruit salads, on cheese plates, and simply eaten out of hand. But theyView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: How Not to Cook

Too hot to cook? This week (okay, last week) in the crisper, suggestions on how to eat well without touching the stove.View full post »

Harpooned

When harpoon-caught swordfish appears at the market, Umami Girl gets back in the swordfish game after a seven-yearView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: What’s a Cucuzza?

What’s a cucuzza? I thought I was a competent Italian-American, but then I saw my first cucuzza at theView full post »

City Limits: Summer Bailout—The Salad

In the second chapter of Lily Acunzo’s new column City Limits, the mercury rises, a Food Coop board member goesView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: How to Use Up Your Misfit Vegetables

Easy, flexible recipe (more like a formula, really) for a healthy, delicious grain salad that uses up all your leftoverView full post »

In Defense of Food

A simple, real-food recipe for skillet greens with bacon and feta cheese, plus the winner of In Defense of Food and aView full post »

Little-girl salad, all grown up.

A re-introduction to sustainable food resources and a recipe for Niçoise salad.View full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Dandelion, Strawberry and Balsamic Onion Salad

Recipe for a beautiful springtime salad of dandelion greens, strawberries and balsamic-caramelized onions.View full post »

I probably shouldn’t tell you this.

Easy, healthy recipe for lentil and brown rice salad.View full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Kid Crack Asparagus

Easy recipe for marinated, grilled asparagus with buttery toasted breadcrumbs.View full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Jar of Caesar

Recipe for homemade Caesar dressing you can shake up in a jar and store in the fridge for a week.View full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Red Cabbage and Apples

Easy recipe for braised red cabbage with apples, apple cider and cider vinegar.View full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Fun-Guy Mushrooms

Easy recipe for mushrooms flambéed in brandy cream sauce.View full post »

The Crisper Whisper on Serious Eats: Two Mollys’ Cream-Braised Brussels Sprouts

Is it a crisper or a mailbox? This week in the crisper, a letter from the law offices of Brussels, Sprout andView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Chili-Roasted Cauliflower with Cilantro Dressing

Easy recipe for chili-dusted roasted cauliflower with cilantro-lime dressing.View full post »

A Twist on Gourmet Magazine’s Salad Lyonnaise

Recipe for a variation on Salad Lyonnaise made with crispy prosciutto and shallot-butter vinaigrette. Adapted fromView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Winter Greens with Olive Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese Croutons

Recipe for a salad of winter greens (escarole, chicory and Belgian endive) with an olive vinaigrette and warm marinatedView full post »

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