Kheer, A Memory Makeover With Quinoa and Fleur Spice Blend

Growing up in India, the holidays came during the Fall, and the main Hindu festival of lights, Diwali. I’d be back home from boarding school and looking forward to the sparklers, my cousins and desserts. Desserts are a big part of any Indian festival; Mummy, Grandma and my aunts would be prepping days in advance…

Baked Apples with Rolled Oats, Cinnamon and Maple Syrup

We’ve all heard the stories about the sad kid and the neighbor that gave out apples for Halloween, but that’s probably because they weren’t sweet, baked apples with yummy local ingredients #trickortreat A lot of people add honey and brown sugar to baked apples, but we love them with local maple syrup. Of course, we think…

Sea-to-KITCHEN: A Seafood Feast with Red’s Best

Red’s Best and The Trustees celebrated National Seafood Month on Friday by cooking a completely seasonal and locally-caught seafood dinner in The KITCHEN at the Boston Public Market. “It takes a community to feed a community,” said Valerie Rosenberg, Director of Retail and Marketing at Red’s. They only buy from local, community-based boats, supporting the fishermen in…

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Marinara Sauce

It’s Vegetarian Awareness Month, so I thought I’d post my go-to vegetarian recipe: roasted spaghetti squash with homemade marinara sauce. I read a cookbook once that called spaghetti-ed spaghetti squash “squashta,” which I found hilariously accurate. I originally found this recipe through Blue Apron, and I use it whenever I have guests, vegetarian or otherwise….

Summer Squash, Corn, Tomatoes, and Sausage Stir Fry

As summer wraps up, I find myself wanting to use as many summer veggies as I can, while I still can. This stir fry uses summer sweet peppers, corn, tomatoes, zucchini, squash, and basil. This is actually a modified recipe from Plated, a meal delivery kit that my husband and I tried several years ago…

National Vegetarian Awareness Week

It’s #vegetarian awareness week! The Clean Food Club is celebrating by making veggie meals all week using fresh, in-season produce from the farm. National Vegetarian Awareness Month isn’t until October (oddly), so this way you’ll have plenty of time to practice your #meatlessmonday recipes til then. Gina Homolka, in her cookbook The Skinnytaste Cookbook, makes a Grilled…

Chilled Beet, Cucumber and Tomato Soup

There’s nothing like a chilled soup full of fresh produce to energize you during the long, hot days of summer. With myriad chilled soup recipes available, it’s hard to choose just one. My approach to meal preparation generally begins with an assessment of what produce I have in my kitchen and in my garden, and…

Ratatouille Pasta Salad

Believed to originally hail from Provence, France, ratatouille is a classic meal that exquisitely displays the bounty of summer. With some recipes calling for only tomatoes and squash, and some insisting on the use of Herbes de Provence, the dish greatly varies depending on the source. Though generally considered a staple of rural Provençal cuisine,…

Panzanella Salad with Fresh Summer Tomatoes and Basil

It’s tomato season! And it’s garlic season. And basil, and, well, everything good basically. Panzanella salad is the ultimate way to combine the best summer ingredients. Panzanella, or panmolle, is a salad originating from Tuscany that has a base of bread and tomatoes. Other cultures have a similar salad, like the Mediterranean dish fattoush, that build a base from…