Warm Fava Bean and Radish Salad with Pea Shoots and Lemon-Tarragon Dressing

Warm Fava Bean and Radish Salad with Pea Shoots and Lemon-Tarragon Dressing

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in American, appetizers, entrées, sides | No Comments

I think the obvious thing to do here is reference Silence of the Lambs…but I’ll refrain. The hubs did enough of that for me This salad is absolutely perfect right now. All of these veggies are in season (at least in the Pacific Northwest) so try it while you can! If you can’t find fava ...

Fingerling Potato Salad with Spring Onions and Apple Cider-Dijon Vinaigrette

Fingerling Potato Salad with Spring Onions and Apple Cider-Dijon Vinaigrette

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in American, appetizers, dressings, Recipes | No Comments

Last week was the first day of the Bellevue, WA farmers market, and man oh man…best day of the year! I love springtime. I found lots of great produce, but was particularly happy about some fingerling potatoes, spring onions, dill and apple cider balsamic vinegar. Ingredients for a delicious potato salad! I’ve never really been ...

Cumin-Lime Tofu and Kale Salad with Avocado, Blueberries, Shredded Beets and Spicy Pepitas

Cumin-Lime Tofu and Kale Salad with Avocado, Blueberries, Shredded Beets and Spicy Pepitas

Considering that my last post was a ridiculously decadent carrot cake, I thought, perhaps a little salad is in order? Upon moving to Bellevue I discovered that blueberries are the fruit of choice among farmers in my area. Awesome! I love fresh blueberries and even better, I’ll be able to frequent u-pick farms during the ...

Roasted Pepper and Black Olive Salad

Roasted Pepper and Black Olive Salad

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in appetizers, Italian, sides | 2 Comments

I love this salad cuz it looks like a party on a plate. And since peppers are still available at the farmers market, I decided to have at it. It can seem like a lot of work, to roast the peppers, peel and seed them, but I promise its worth it. Roasting the peppers will ...

Kale Salad with White Balsamic Infused Raisins and Toasted Pine Nuts

Kale Salad with White Balsamic Infused Raisins and Toasted Pine Nuts

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in American, appetizers, sides | No Comments

Photo by Jenni Kotting Ingredients: 1 Bunch of Kale, stems and thick center ribs removed, chiffonade the leaves 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts 1/4 cup golden raisins 7 tbsp fig-infused white balsamic vinegar (or just white balsamic vinegar) 1 tbsp brown rice vinegar 3 tsp agave nectar 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp sea ...

Shaved Fennel, Carrot and Fuji Apple Salad

Shaved Fennel, Carrot and Fuji Apple Salad

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in American, appetizers, Recipes, sides | No Comments

Sometimes, a vegan just wants a good ‘ole fashion salad. I think I tend to eat less salad in the winter due to the absence of the farmer’s market (but there are still some awesome local greens and veggies in the winter.) I think the key to a good salad is simplicity and really good ...

Citrus-Fennel Salad with Balsamic Grilled Figs and Walnut Chutney

Citrus-Fennel Salad with Balsamic Grilled Figs and Walnut Chutney

Posted by on Dec 9, 2010 in appetizers, Fusion, Recipes, sides | No Comments

For Thanksgiving, Jenni and decided to surprise each other by secretly preparing our own amuse-bouche to be unveiled before dinner. Technically, mine was more like an appetizer since it consisted of several bites, but I just want to say that I created an amuse-bouche for the sake of saying it. * Amuse Bouche: is a ...