Updates from the end of 2016

mnr-vanilla-rose-apple-ciderVanilla rose apple cider – from Sarah Britton’s My New Roots

mnr-raw-cashew-yogurt-with-maple-and-pearRaw cashew yogurt with maple and pear – from Sarah Britton’s My New Roots

mnr-hazelnut-flatbreads-with-maple-spice-pumpkin-butterHazelnut flatbreads with maple spice pumpkin butter – from Sarah Britton’s My New Roots

mnr-fully-loaded-breakfast-barsBreakfast bars – from Sarah Britton’s My New Roots

mnr-the-best-lentil-salad-everThe best lentil salad ever – from Sarah Britton’s My New Roots

Taking into account the roobois ginger sun tea we made last summer but apparently never photographed, we’ve completed 79 recipes from Sarah Britton’s book — only 26 more to go …

nf-simmered-squashSimmered kabocha squash – from Heidi Swanson’s Near & Far

nf-brussels-sproutsBrussels sprouts – from Heidi Swanson’s Near & Far

nf-mashed-yellow-split-peasMashed yellow split peas – from Heidi Swanson’s Near & Far

nf-mung-bean-stewMung bean stew – from Heidi Swanson’s Near & Far

nf-parathaParatha – from Heidi Swanson’s Near & Far

And this makes 28 (out of 116) completed recipes from Near & Far.

Latest from Near and Far

squash soup with rice aug 8 againDish No. 21 from Heidi Swanson’s Near and FarSquash and Wild Rice Soup

rye breadDish No. 22: Easy little rye bread.

popoversDish No. 23: Popovers. These so did not work! Ah well. We’ll have to try them again.


noodle salad, red lentil hummus, soup

cold noodle saladDish No. 18 from Heidi Swanson’s Near and Far: Cold noodle salad with radishes and a dressing of coriander seeds, paprika, and toasted sesame. My mom made this one. Delightfully refreshing with just the right amount of zip.

red lentil hummusDish No. 19: Red lentil hummus with lemon juice, garlic, and tahini. Who knew I would make red lentil hummus before making chickpea hummus?

spicy green soupDish. No. 20: Spicy green soup. I was pretty careless with the presentation here, but this spicy green soup was great with a poached egg, brown rice, and plain Greek yogurt.

pot roastAnd look: meat. We made this pot roast from The Nourished Kitchen when my brothers came for dinner.


rasamHeidi Swanson wins again with this rendition of Rasam, a robust Indian soup we made with yellow split peas and plenty of cumin, turmeric, mustard seeds, serrano, and ginger. This is our 13th dish from Near and Far.

broiled mushrooms with a sage salsa verde

heidi's mushroomsOur 12th dish from Swanson’s Near and Far, broiled mushrooms with a sage salsa verde, was pretty amazing. Sage leaves briefly sauteed in coconut oil form a great base for the sause. heidi's mushrooms 2