Roasted Buttercup Squash and Soba Noodle Salad with Creamy Miso Ginger Dressing

This hearty autumn salad was inspired by last week's trip to Napa Valley. On our first day, we drove to Sonoma County and spent a lazy afternoon wandering around Healdsburg. SHED, the foodie paradise market and café, was by far our favorite spot. My friend Domonique, a San Fransisco native, mentioned that it's probably the … Continue reading Roasted Buttercup Squash and Soba Noodle Salad with Creamy Miso Ginger Dressing

Kale and Chickpea Salad with Honeyed Almonds and Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

  Isn't this French kale beautiful?  I know, I know - the words kale and beautiful don't normally sit side by side in the same sentence, but the dark green and purple all ombréd together and those perfect, rounded ruffles make it the ODLR of the vegetable world.I brought the above kale home from Elawa … Continue reading Kale and Chickpea Salad with Honeyed Almonds and Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

Lemony Lentil Salad with Dill, Cucumber and Feta

This Greek inspired lentil salad hits all the right notes - crunchy, creamy, light-yet-filling, and bursting with bright flavors.  It's a great take-along for a Memorial Day picnic, and though it stands alone as a vegetarian entree, it would be a fabulous accompaniment to anything from burgers to grilled chicken.  The lemony dressing will seem … Continue reading Lemony Lentil Salad with Dill, Cucumber and Feta