Seasonal Eats | Leek + Pomegranate Salad

W I N T E R  I S  H E R E ! On the weekends, it's hard to convince myself to go outside because the temperature has dropped significantly. If you live in the Northeast, then you know that there is nowhere to put the snow we have right now + more is on its way. I have a tendency in the winter to huddle down with books or stay inside + work on projects that will come to life in the spring. This...

Spicy Lentil Soup

I practice balancing cookbooks and utensils while tucked away in our small apartment in the city. I’ve never been a fan of overhead lighting, so I set the mood for myself with leftover bulbs from the holidays. Pour a glass of wine. Light incense. Unpack the modest drawer next to the oven that is a mix of wooden spoons + silverware washed in a rush before work. I’m happy to see a cutting...

Sweet + Smoky Tofu

"We human beings sometimes steer off in a direction in which we hope to find something a little bit better." - Yukio Mishima, Forbidden Colors - - Sweet + Smoky Tofu - At times, you just need something a little different. Breaded + fried tofu is easy to make; however, it can be difficult to come up with new ways to flavor your. The smoked paprika adds a sweet + spicy flavor to the crisp...

Dinner Parties + Seitan w/ Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Almost every night, I get home before Kevin. I'm used to traveling four stops on the orange line to copley square and back. I'm not used to this apartment, yet - or the way I feel coming home to quiet. This year has been filled with noise. It seems that every year there is a new song - a new way my heart learns more about itself. I am not going to pretend that I know the reasons why the...

Vegan Quesadillas w/ Sweet Potato & Kale

 Lead with your heart. Lead with the part of you that loves quiet.  Lead with the part of you that isn’t afraid. I leave Boston for a few minutes every time I make fresh tortillas. In middle school, we learned how to make them from scratch, in a skillet, with butter – the right way. Every time I smell fresh tortillas I think fall. I first learned to make them outside underneath the sky in...

Vegan Chorizo & Sautéed Vegetables Recipe

                        i will wade out                                                till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers                         I will take the sun in my mouth                         and leap into the ripe air                                                                  ...