Rainbow Carrot Lentil Salad with Pomegranate Molasses Dressing

Carrot Lentil Pomogranate molasses Salad- A Stack of Dishes

The Fall is nipping at my heels, and though I still feel like hanging on to Summer, this rainbow carrot lentil salad brings in the richer flavors of the season in a way that makes me feel like it’s going to be alright. That gorgeous full on summer sun gave us platters of warm tomatoes and bursting berries that fueled my sandy romps to the beach and late night meals on the deck. As the days are going by the long golden light of the fall is creeping up on us and so I’m starting to look forward to duskier and rounder flavors.

Last week I was at the farmers market in Union Square and I was once again blown away. So many colors, so many textures! The peaches are heading out now, but here come the apples, the squashes and these gorgeous rainbow carrots. Yellow, orange, ruby…they are so pretty they look like candy! Who can resist really? I think between now [Read more…]

Hot Days | Cold Soba Noodles

It’s not surprising to have hot days in August, but man oh man!, has it been brutal lately here in NYC. On top of this, lately my days are filled stomping up and down the concrete canyons of the city. This means that if not prepared I’m catching meals on the go. Often this translates into wasted time searching expensive tasteless food, which I often regret. These cold soba noodles are quick to make, easy to transport, and fantastically soul satisfying. 

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Preparing fresh soba noodles- A Stack of Dishes

I purchase my noodles fresh, which oddly I find are less costly than the dried versions. Even better is the fact that they cook up in just a few minutes. So pot on, water to boil, toss in for 3, and boom! Good to go. How how cool is that?

At first I thought I would make a peanuty version of cold noodles. You know the kind, with the cucumber chunks added [Read more…]

Cantaloupe Slush Cocktail with Aperol

 

canteloupe slush-A Stack of Dishes

 

It’s hot in here. It’s time for a drink. How about a Cantaloupe Slush? For fun add a splash of Aperol.

Please- Have one of these…. They taste like candy!

 

For 2 drinks:

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