Chai-Spiced Sweet Potato Cookies

sweet potato cookies 2Sweet potatoes are guaranteed to show up in a CSA farm basket this time of year. Superfood or not, enthusiasm for this mighty root can start to wane as the weekly stash of spuds starts to back up. Continue reading Chai-Spiced Sweet Potato Cookies

Roasted Pumpkin with Bleu Cheese and Pasta


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The star of this week’s CSA farm delivery was an adorable pie pumpkin. Continue reading Roasted Pumpkin with Bleu Cheese and Pasta

Fresh Field Pea Hummus

Fresh Field Pea HummusHummus is, of course, awesome. Even more awesome is the fact that the standard garbanzo bean/tahini  version is just one of many.

I’ve tried Roasted Beet Hummus, Sweet Potato Hummus  and most recently Continue reading Fresh Field Pea Hummus

Vegetable Gumbo

Vegetable GumboSometime in the late 1980s,  there was a short-lived fascination with Cajun cooking. Living about 1,000 miles North of New Orleans, I bought a Paul Prudhomme cookbook and took a deep dive into a Cajun dinner party.  Continue reading Vegetable Gumbo

Vegan Sweet Potato Bundt Cake

Choosing friends wisely is the key — to just about everything. Case in point: our dear friends Mark and Jane are members of the Sustainability Food Center’s weekly delivery of organic, locally grown fruits and vegetables. Jane recently came up with the idea of bringing the box over to our house in the afternoon, cooking together and enjoying a tasty, midweek vegetarian dinner. That’s what I’m talking about.

This week’s box included four perfect sweet potatoes. Continue reading Vegan Sweet Potato Bundt Cake

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