Shaved Summer Squash Salad

Shaved Summer Squash Salad

This is a wonderful and refreshing summer salad and it is very simple to make too. If you have a mandolin slicer it makes it especially easy to shave the vegetables. Yellow summer squash and zucchini are easy to grow in a summer garden, and this is a great way to use them when you have a lot of squash that you don't know what to do with. They are almost aways abundant at the farm stands too. Most recipes for summer squash cook them, but thinly shaving the squash like this works…
Socca Pizzas with Fresh Toppings

Socca Pizzas with Fresh Toppings

I had never heard of Socca Pizzas until I saw a recipe for them in a magazine article recently. They looked very easy and delicious so I decided to try them. They are made with chickpea flour and in reality they are a large pancake that you can top. They are also gluten free because chickpea flour has no wheat in it. They seem very versatile in that almost any combination of toppings can work, just like with crepes. I noticed when googling them that there are two methods to making them. One…
Banana Blueberry Bread

Banana Blueberry Bread

It's a dreary, rainy Spring day today in the city, not great for a walk, but the perfect kind of day to bake. I had some ripe bananas around, so what could be better than a slice of warm, fragrant banana bread right from the oven! Ingredients: 2 mashed ripe bananas 1/3 cup of melted butter or coconut oil 2 eggs lightly beaten 1/2 cup of maple syrup or honey 1 teaspoon of vanilla 1/4 cup of milk (almond, regular or coconut milk) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash the bananas¬†in a small…
Chili Stuffed Vegetarian Sweet Potatoes

Chili Stuffed Vegetarian Sweet Potatoes

It is supposed to be spring, but we are having a cold wet April week here in the city. So after walking across Central Park in the rain to go to Whole Foods and Michaels, I was in the mood for "Chili". I bought some nice big sweet potatoes, and chili seemed the perfect thing to stuff them with. These are really delicious and filling and can even satisfy a big appetite! First place the sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and pierce with a knife. Roast them in a 425 degree oven…