Tag: meatless monday

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Sometimes, it’s not inspiration I need, it’s a figurative swift kick in the pants. And that’s precisely what I got last weekend when I was spending time in the vegetable garden on a sunny and cool fall day. That kick in the pants resulted in a very tasty addition to our Sunday supper: fried green tomatoes. […]

October 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

A few years ago, I was fortunate to have a day job located in Princeton, New Jersey and a stone’s throw from a phenomenal Thursday afternoon farmers market where I would often spend my lunch hour. Princeton is an upscale town with lots of educated people from all over the country. To appeal to these […]

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

If you’re a regular here, you know that Tomato Envy is definitely not “all tomatoes, all the time.” But, if you’re new here, then it might seem as though it is. Blogs by nature have a way of getting a little self-indulgent, and this is no exception. This time of year is all about tomatoes for me, […]

August 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Spring Vegetable Risotto

Spring Vegetable Risotto

I put risotto in the same bucket as frittata. If you have eggs to make a frittata, you have a meal. If you have arborio rice in your pantry, you have a meal, too. Both dishes can be made with whatever fresh produce you have on hand from your local farmer’s market or even your […]

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German Potato Salad

German Potato Salad

When I got married, I gained so much: bragging rights to the most awesome husband, a new and healthier set of life priorities, a pizza stone, a few pounds, three more beautiful cats, and access to a pickup truck. I also lost some things like funny blind date stories, a good bit of my cynicism, […]

June 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Spring Vegetable Tart

Spring Vegetable Tart

Tarts are perfect for combining the season’s best ingredients into a single meal. Fresh asparagus and spring onions don’t just appear at farmer’s markets at the same time for no reason. They complement each other beautifully. This spring vegetable tart’s simple ingredient list works because you treat the ingredients in different ways to coax out […]

May 29, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Arugula and Pea Shoot Salad

Arugula and Pea Shoot Salad

One of the most compelling reasons to grow a garden is that you get to experience foods that are not sold in stores. Sometimes these unique offerings come in the form of heirloom varieties from all over the globe and other times, they are simply different parts of a plant from different stages of its development. […]

May 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
South Indian Vegetable Curry

South Indian Vegetable Curry

Where Mr. President and I live, April tends to remind you that you’re not quite “out of the woods” just yet when it comes to winter. Some days can feel like they span three entire seasons in less than 24 hours. In the morning, the sparkly frost-coated grass crunches under my feet when I venture […]

April 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Spiced Roasted Carrot and Quinoa Salad

Spiced Roasted Carrot and Quinoa Salad

Here we sit on this fence between winter and spring, and I’m craving anything that resembles garden-fresh food. Thank goodness for the humble carrot and its magical ability to keep in my fridge for weeks at a time and bagged salad greens from the grocery – I can combine them with pantry items and create something […]

March 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
7 Reasons to Take the Meatless Monday Pledge

7 Reasons to Take the Meatless Monday Pledge

What if I told you that you could help save more than 1 billion animals from a tortured factory farm existence each year, reduce climate change, save money, and improve your heath all with just a tiny little lifestyle change? Would you be interested? Well, all it takes is for you to eliminate meat from […]

February 24, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More