Chicken thighs braised with tomatoes and herbes de Provence

Savory, rich, and full flavored chicken thighs simmered with a few key ingredients — just what I wanted on a rainy evening. Fresh garlic and diced red tomatoes combine with warm herbes de Provence and Parmesan rind to create the perfect simmer sauce for chicken thighs.  Parmesan rinds are just that — the hard outer edge…

Cabbage Salad with Roasted Garbanzos and Spicy Tahini dressing

Crunchy, subtly sweet, mild, savory, and a tasty nutrient powerhouse.  I’m talking about cabbage, of course!  This stalwart vegetable deserves some love, especially in the winter when quality salad greens can be scarce.  But cabbage — it’s there for you! I paired mine with a zingy, savory tahini dressing and added roasted garbanzos and pepitas…

California Poached Eggs

Eggs poached in a flavorful, tomato-based simmer sauce is found in many cuisines around the globe. My recipe has a California flavor — adding fresh cilantro, tangy green chilis, and creamy avocado to keep it west coast. Suitable for dinner, lunch, or breakfast, this fast tangy/creamy dish wins for taste, nutrition, and frugality.  Make ahead…

Peanut Ginger Soup

When I want a deeply savory, easy to make soup for a cold, gray day – this spicy, gingery, garlicy soup is the one. Stunningly flavorful, this vegan soup is simple to make with almost all pantry staples.  The base of this soup relies on the powerful trinity of garlic, ginger, and chili flakes. Peanut…

White Bean and Kale Soup

It was cool and cloudy this week — a glimmer of wet weather relief for California.  I was inspired by the weather and the abundance of produce at this year’s National Heirloom Expo to make this very simple soup. It’s a remarkably savory vegan soup, made with cannellini beans, garlic, and deep green kale.  Top…

Asparagus Arugula Soup

I just got some true harbingers of Spring in my CSA box — asparagus and arugula.  I also got a rare seasonal treat — green garlic.  What better than a tasty soup to combine these three flavors for a green, savory, creamy soup for supper. This soup is creamy and flavorful, yet has no cream…