There’s a boatload of parsley springing up in the Seattle garden at the moment. It adds a nice green bite in contrast to the richness of the mushrooms and the heartiness of the beans.
Springtime is greentime in Seattle. And nothing says springtime better than this vibrantly fresh pea and mint soup from epicurious, via our friend Natalie. Bright, fresh pea flavors mingle with silky, flavorful swirls of chive oil. Add garlic-rubbed toasts for the perfect springtime dinner.
This enchilada recipe comes from a little cafe outside of Santa Fe called Harry’s Roadhouse. You can make this with chicken, or go vegetarian and use cannelini beans instead.
Clearly, this recipe from Michael Natkin’s Herbivoracious cookbook is addicting. The rich and crispy black bean masa cakes sit on top of a sweetly crisp bed of lettuce, with a spicy sweet potato topping and queso fresco to finish the whole thing off. Incredible.
This lentil salad is rich and sweet with the fresh flavors of slow-roasted tomatoes. It’s hearty and satisfying with the meatiness of the lentils; and it’s stuffed so full of fresh herbs that it tastes like springtime. This recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi’s PLENTY is another must-eat from his inspiring vegetarian cookbook. Paired this with a roasted halibut. Amazing.
You cannot go wrong with a recipe from Melissa Clark of the New York Times. This butternut squash recipe proves it once again. Stirring squash into the polenta while it cooks results in a deep, rich flavor that belies how low-fat this dish actually is.
This farro salad reminds me of summer picnics. Maybe it’s the green parsley and the bite of the vinegar dressing? At any rate, this delicious side dish from Alice Waters is easy to make and healthily satisfying to eat.