Notes on the Spring Holidays, III, [Hanukkah]Charles Reznikoff – 1894-1976IIIHanukkah In a world where each man must be of useand each thing useful, the rebellious Jewslight not one light but eight—not to see by but to look at. From The Complete Poems of Charles Reznikoff. Copyright © 1976 by Charles Reznikoff. Used by permission of … More Meatless Mondays: Hanukkah Edition
Tonight was my first time making the homemade version of two things: flatbread and hummus. It all turned out pretty well I think. I started by working on the hummus. I was guided by the recipe for super creamy Israeli hummus by Kenji at Serious Eats at: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2016/03/israeli-style-extra-smooth-hummus-recipe.html. But, of course, I didn’t really follow … More Meatless Monday: Flatbread Fiesta
Things are really hitting their stride at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market. This weekend I could get all the vegetables I needed to make a traditional French dish in honor of Bastille Day for Meatless Monday–ratatouille! Ratatouille is a famous dish in Southern France, but it is kind of like chocolate chip cookies–there are a … More Meatless Monday: Bastille Day Edition
It’s the last Monday in June, so I couldn’t let the month end without a meal to honor Gay Pride Month. This is a time of the year when our Farmers Market is filled with colorful fruits and vegetables from most colors of the rainbow. So it is only fitting that we have a rainbow … More Meatless Monday: Vegan Rainbow Tostados for Gay Pride Month
Today’s main course was a riff on something I made, who knows how many years ago, but it was when the Carolina Panthers were in the Super Bowl. I don’t care anything about football, but I care about parties, so for a local Super Bowl party I brought a chili recipe I made up called … More Meatless Monday: Vegan Black and Blue Chili
One of the great easy healthy dishes for the summer is Gazpacho, the Spanish chilled tomato soup. Plus it is a great use of our delicious Farmers Market vegetables. As I did last week, I’m following Serious Eat’s J. Kenji López-Alt’s process for preparing this dish more than his actual recipe (which you can find … More Meatless Monday: Gazpacho!
On Saturday, we had a couple of additions to our spring vegetables available at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market: spring baby potatoes and English peas, the kinds of peas that you actually have to shell. They came from a brand-new natural farm called LB’s Farm. They are just getting started and so didn’t have a … More Meatless Monday: Peas and Potatoes
Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! As I wrote in my post last week, my special celebration this year will be getting take-out from our favorite local Mexican restaurant to help them stay in business during this very difficult time for the food industry. But I couldn’t let the holiday pass without making something special for … More Vegan Meatless Monday, Cinco de Mayo Edition
WARNING: I start out with a bigger-picture strawberry-related rant on this post. If you just want a vegan strawberry scone recipe without that, scroll down until you see a picture. This weekend my Farmers Market delivered a wonderful Easter present to me–the first Farmers Market strawberries of the season! This is a BIG thing for … More Meatless Monday: The Start of Strawberry Season!