Blood Orange Salad with Kale and Avocado

I’m so tired of the cold. And the snow. Winter soups, stews, and other comfort foods are nice and all, but I’ve really been craving salads. Blood oranges aren’t exactly

hot artichoke dip

Healthier Hot Artichoke and Garlic Dip

Everyone in my family loves hot artichoke dip. What is not to love, really, about a dish so creamy, so cheesy, and so replete with garlic… especially when it’s right

endive orange salad

Endive and Satsuma Mandarin Salad

A month or so ago, I received a giant box of California endives from California Vegetable Specialties to use in my recipe for the January Kitchen Play Progressive Party. I

Curried Quinoa Salad

This past week has been all about cookies here at HGK. Let’s switch gears and focus on a recipe that’s actually good for us, shall we? This curried quinoa salad

Bahamas Photos and Conch Salad Recipe

My family and I escaped to the Bahamas for a few days of sun and fun late last week. We went to Atlantis, and had an absolutely terrific time. The

Amaranth Tabouli

Amaranth is an extremely tiny, yet extremely nutritious seed that cooks up like a grain (like quinoa). It is gluten-free and high in protein, calcium and magnesium. It has a

Raw Kale Salad

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for the last few days but my family’s summer has gotten off to a super busy start, and it just didn’t happen. Plus

Garden Pea and Rose Petal Salad

Slightly cooler temperatures plus lots of rain this past week equals one very happy garden… …everything for this Garden Pea and Rose Petal Salad came straight out of that happy

Dandelion Greens with Ramps, Bacon and Blue Cheese

There is nothing bashful about this salad. It features lots of assertive flavors including dandelion leaves: one of my favorite bitter greens. Like chicory, radicchio, watercress, and arugula, dandelion leaves

Vegan Vegetable Curry with Mint Cilantro Chutney

This is a luscious vegan curry, inspired by the delicious Tomato and Coconut Fish Curry recipe in Monica Bhide’s lovely book, Modern Spice: Inspired Indian Flavors for the Contemporary Kitchen.

Watermelon, Cucumber and Mint Salad

You’re probably thinking that I am really stretching the seasonality concept here…a watermelon salad in New York in October? Well, here’s the deal. I grew this cute little yellow watermelon

Eggplant and Feta Salad

I absolutely adore eggplant. I like roasted eggplant, grilled eggplant, stuffed eggplant, and eggplant in ratatouille, but I think my favorite way to eat eggplant is when it’s fried in

Cantaloupe Salad

This cantaloupe salad with lemon balm and lemon cucumber is delicious and very simple to make. Lemon balm (Melissa officianalis) is an herb I am very fond of; I grow