Posts Tagged ‘vegetables’

How to Roast Hatch Green Chiles

How to roast hatch green chilies

It was a bittersweet weekend around our household.  We lost a dear furry friend, but also spent days surrounded by loving friends and family – much of that time was spent cooking and eating. Food is comfort.  Food is love.  And, preparing food is therapy. So I got my hands dirty cleaning sweated Hatch chiles […]

Enjoying the Fruits (and Vegetables) of Summer

I love this time of year.  It brings back childhood memories of running through late-summer orchards, eating ripe peaches from the tree and not caring that the fuzz tickled and that juice was running down my face and neck. My home town was the epicenter of fruit-growing in Utah.  The road, two blocks from my […]

Garlic: strength, health, protection, and flavor

Garlic bulbs

Garlic has long been my favorite vegetable.  I love it so much that, in college, I used to eat raw cloves.  My roommate’s mother, a Taiwanese lady who rarely spoke to me when she visited, made a point to call me out on it one day. “You eat garlic like the Red Army.  They’re strong, […]

Roasting red peppers for a creamy spice bazaar-inspired soup

Moroccan carrot and red pepper soup

Spicy, bright, and good enough to eat every day! At least, that’s according to my husband, who likes this soup so much he’s taken it to work with him each day this week. Carrots were on sale and the snow had finally hit the mountains after several sunny weeks – soup seemed appropriate.  But what […]

Beets are beautiful – raw or roasted!

Beets are beautiful

The bunch of big, beautiful, brilliant beets was tossed casually onto the table.   Disregarded.   Late afternoon sunlight warmed the leaves, leaving them languid. Raw beets? Yeah! Beets are one of the most amazing additions to juice.  If you have a juicer, add this to your recipes.  If you have a blender, like I […]

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