Weekend Reading, 8.2.15

Happy Sunday, all. I’m just getting ready to head back home after a restorative weekend with Chloe. It’s always so good to see her, and to enjoy some time in the Big Easy ....more

Yellow Split Pea and Millet Cakes with Carrot Miso Sauce

Back in May, I had a chance to team up with the US Dry Pea and Lentil Council on some recipe development for the International Year of Pulses. It was a real treat, a chance to show off my love for the versatility and nutrition of lentils, peas, and beans (and the result was a tasty lentil tamarind barbecue burger). I was excited when the USADPLC circled back to me and asked if I might be interested in another recipe collaboration–this time not for a contest or for the Year of Pulses, but simply as a chance to show off another great use for lentils and/or peas ....more

Mustardy Lentil and Sweet Potato Salad

There are recipes we try and love once or twice, and a few that make it into our longtime dinner rotation. And then there are recipes that we make, love, and immediately turn into staples. For me, this recipe is the latter ....more

Weekend Reading, 7.26.15 (and News!)

Happy Sunday, everyone. This weekend has been marked by celebratory occasions, including my good friend Ethan’s birthday yesterday and Steven’s and my 16-month anniversary today (yes, we still count the months). These things, coupled with work for a few new clients, have helped the weekend to fly by so far ....more

Tess Masters’ Chai Tai Smoothie from The Blender Girl Smoothies Cookbook

Many of you are already familiar with Tess Masters and her work. Perhaps you know Tess better as “The Blender Girl,” and you already follow her site, Healthy Blender Recipes. If not, you’re in for a treat! ...more

Eggplant, Tomato, and Chickpea Curry with Chickpea Rice Flatbread

I’m excited about this post for a bunch of reasons. First, I love the fact that a single recipe turned into two while I was preparing this dish. To make a long story short, I had eggplant and tomatoes on hand yesterday, and I thought that I’d put them together in a summery curry dish ....more

Don’t Leave Your Macronutrients Behind

Way back in 2010, I wrote a post called “how to build a meal-sized salad.” The idea behind it was to distinguish between salads that fall into the category of side dishes, and salads that are hearty and nutritious enough to constitute a meal. In the post, I suggested that a hearty, meal-sized salad should have at least two sources of real nutritional density that aren’t vegetables; some examples I gave were healthy fats, whole grains, tempeh, and nuts and seeds. The spirit of that post still rings true to me, even if the ingredients and combinations I used...more

Weekend Reading, 7.19.15

Happy Sunday, everyone! As always, I hope that the weekend has brought you rest and restoration. Steven’s birthday was this past week, so we had a small celebration with friends on Friday and some quiet time yesterday ....more

“To Feel Comfortable in My Own Skin”: Karen’s Green Recovery Story

Karen Hovie has been reading and commenting on Choosing Raw for over a year now. I’m always struck by her kind and empathic words, especially when it comes to ED recovery and body image. I was thrilled when Karen sent me a green recovery story months ago; by that time, I’d had a chance to get to know Karen through her blog, 2 Write 4 Health, and I wanted to hear more about her story with food ....more

Turmeric Chia Pudding, Buckwheat, and Raspberry Parfait

Now that summer’s here, it’s a perfect time to enjoy cool breakfasts. Chia puddings are...more