kale salad with lemon-tahini dressing | shaking things up

It’s probably because the last few weeks have been crazy busy in Majaland, but I’ve turned into a bit of a one-dressing pony lately (that is, assuming that ponies make their own salad dressings). Lemon juice. Olive oil. Salt and pepper. Maybe some shallots or parm if I’m feeling festive. This dressing though. This dressing is… Continue reading kale salad with lemon-tahini dressing | shaking things up

greek/isreali kale salad of dreams, and a fun pizza hack

The last few weeks, I’ve been in produce paradise, thanks to my CSA (read more about what a CSA is here). Side note: Apparently, being part of a CSA is a lot like the stereotype given to vegans and Crossfitters — you talk about it. A lot. ANYWAY — This week, the half-bushel included this beautiful, dark kale. I… Continue reading greek/isreali kale salad of dreams, and a fun pizza hack

kale and brussels sprout salad, aka the power of massage

GLUTEN-FREE | VEGETARIAN You may have noticed — there are people who claim kale is their spirit animal, and then there are people who just don’t understand the hoopla. (These people say things like, “Yeah, well, mustard greens have more [insert obscure vitamin] than kale.”) To those people I say, listen: kale is and forever will be… Continue reading kale and brussels sprout salad, aka the power of massage

green goodness bowl with crispy polenta cakes, aka springtime

VEGETARIAN | GLUTEN-FREE | CAN BE DAIRY-FREE* Ever since my mom bought me these shallow, wide bowls from Pier 1, I’ve been obsessed with creating beautiful “bowl meals”. You take a handful of ingredients, treat them simply and with respect, and arrange them into a colorful bowl of health. This is a great way to turn… Continue reading green goodness bowl with crispy polenta cakes, aka springtime

pan-seared salmon with cucumber-yogurt salad (mizeria)

PESCETARIAN | GLUTEN-FREE My hilarious coworker, who we call “Moose”, has a hydroponic herb garden, which seems to always be overflowing with fresh herbs. I’m one of the lucky recipients of the overflow, and I guard my herby gifts with my life. He brings it into the office and places it in a secret hiding place… Continue reading pan-seared salmon with cucumber-yogurt salad (mizeria)

birthday, water, and gratitude (& breakfast salad)

[original post was accidentally deleted — this is a repost] 🙂 I don’t know about you guys, but I am no longer feeling 22. This birthday left me with the warmest, fuzziest feeling. I know this is usually just a place that I post recipes, but I’m so overwhelmed by love that these words are… Continue reading birthday, water, and gratitude (& breakfast salad)

turkish bulgur salad

VEGETARIAN | CAN BE GLUTEN-FREE* Veggie lovers, rejoice. This Turkish bulgur salad was a surprise win, created because of two factors: My pantry is officially stuffed to the max, so I wanted to use up some stuff (bulgur, roasted red peppers). We had some leftover slow-cooked lamb, so I was feeling very Mediterranean. Bulgur is… Continue reading turkish bulgur salad

10-minute taco salad, aka weeknights

GLUTEN-FREE | CAN BE VEGETARIAN* | CAN BE PALEO/WHOLE30** My approach to cooking is very different on weekdays vs. weekends. On weekends, I love taking my time, dirtying a stupid amount of pots and pans, continuously delaying dinner with my whimsy. During the week, by the time I get home from work I’m usually already a… Continue reading 10-minute taco salad, aka weeknights

asian cold noodle salad, aka using the basket ingredients

VEGETARIAN | GLUTEN-FREE | DAIRY-FREE Time from start to finish: 20-25 minutes Difficulty level: easy peasy In my kitchen, my proudest moments come when I am able to be truly resourceful: take leftovers, combine them with things in my pantry and fridge, and create something entirely new and unexpected. It makes me feel like I’m… Continue reading asian cold noodle salad, aka using the basket ingredients