Tonight’s dinner: chilled (okay, lukewarm) corn and cauliflower soup with basil drizzle, quick pickled jalapeno and carrots, and fresh cannellini beans and a side of wilted kale with apple cider vinaigrette

Lemony dill summer noodle bowl

We buy tofu from a local vendor at the farmers’ market, and they don’t last through the week. Today’s preparation is a simple one: pan-fried steaks (olive oil + pinch of salt in a cast iron skillet), sliced and arranged on top of the rest. For the noodles I opted for soba. While the water…

Collard rolls with tofu and fresh salsa

Tonight’s dinner… Baked tofu with a spicy ginger-sesame marinade (1 tbsp fresh grated ginger, several shakes crushed red pepper, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and a little bit of coconut nectar) Mushrooms sauteed with red onions, ginger, crushed red pepper, a pinch of allspice, and fresh thyme, mixed with brown rice and stuffed into…

Thanksgiving prep is being documented over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/emilyca/ Our menu is non-traditional, as usual: Greek theme on Thanksgiving proper; Mexican-inspired the night before. Different guests for each (different sides of boyfriend’s family). My mom came down on Saturday to prep with me. It’s a blast.