Kale salad with miso-lemon dressing

Kale salad with miso-lemon dressing

Most people who really know me will remember that for years I’ve hated kale. I’ve definitely called it “an overrated vegetable” more times than I can count, and I stand by that assessment. But then my friend Maya brought a salad to my house that 

Potato tacos

Potato tacos

My secret to good non-meaty tacos: perfectly crisped and heavily seasoned potatoes a medley of yummy fats juuuust enough leafy greens to feel good about the first two – – – Do you ever get fixated on a food that is so perfectly satisfying, yet 

Saucy cucumber side-salad*

Saucy cucumber side-salad*

*This is actually a Chinese dish called liangban huanggua 涼拌黃瓜, which more literally translates to “cucumbers [tossed] in cold sauce.” But although the dish is best served cold, its nature is downright firey. Spicy. Saucy, even, because this dish can and will sass you back 

Cold bean salad

Cold bean salad

Sometimes it’s simply too hot for cooking, but you need something more substantial than cold cereal, or hummus and carrots, or whatever else your “too hot/lazy for fire” go-to meal is. Enter the cold bean salad, or as some people call it, “cowboy caviar.” Fuck 

Japchae

Japchae

Japchae is a Korean favorite that can be eaten warm or cold, as a side or main, and is easily modifiable depending on what you have on hand and what you can and cannot eat. You can find a traditional recipe, including more detailed cooking 

Antje’s Avocado Salad

Antje’s Avocado Salad

I’ve always loved avocado, but the first time I had this “salad” was at my former advisor’s house, and for me it was love at first bite. Very simple ingredients working to balance each other, but enhancing the taste of each – perfection! {insert exaggerated 

Kimchi pancakes

Kimchi pancakes

In cold weather, I crave heavy foods. Fried, fattening, salty, savory foods (the best of the worst kind of foods). Besides trying to offset these by eating them as part of a meal balanced by steamed greens and other digestive aids, stuffing them with sour 

2+ Ingredient Cookies

2+ Ingredient Cookies

A scale-able cookie recipe for those with blood sugar flux, those who “aren’t good at baking,” and anyone trying to use really old bananas. Mix together: 1/2 cup of rolled oats per 1 very brown banana. Bake at 350′ for 20-30 minutes, until lightly browned