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

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

Strawberry Avocado Salad with Fennel and Mint

If you've been craving bright, fresh, seasonal ingredients that taste like Spring, I have the perfect salad for you.  Sweet strawberries, creamy avocado and crisp shaved fennel are layered on delicate bibb lettuce leaves and dressed with a lime-ginger-mint vinaigrette.  Finished with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of sea salt, this salad makes … Continue reading Strawberry Avocado Salad with Fennel and Mint

My Thai: Summer Rolls & Cashew Coconut Sundaes with Caramelized Pineapple

I spent a fair amount of time thinking about food during my juice cleanse, including what I wanted to make when it was finally over.  A Thai inspired meal was at the top of my list as crunchy, bright, full-flavored ingredients were what I craved most while abstaining from "real" food.  (To be honest I … Continue reading My Thai: Summer Rolls & Cashew Coconut Sundaes with Caramelized Pineapple