Colorful Lentil Salad with Walnuts

Colorful Lentil Salad with Walnuts (A Seat at the Table)

The summer is always a good time for eating salad.  While this isn’t a completely cook-free salad recipe, the small amount of heat and time that it takes to sauté the vegetables helps meld the flavors together.  Although, I bet this salad would be delicious with raw vegetables too.  I love using legumes in saladsRead more

Apple Lentil Celery Salad

Apple Lentil Celery Salad (A Seat at the Table)

Lentils are a fantastic source of protein, iron, and fiber.  I love making lentils salads because they’re easy, convenient, and filling.  I love using the precooked lentils from Trader Joe’s, it’s not that cooking lentils is hard, but I love the convenience of having a package of lentils ready when I need a quick, easyRead more

10 Fall Recipes for 2015

10 Fall Recipes for 2015 (A Seat at the Table)

Fall is my favorite season.  I love the smell of fall, when the weather is cool and damp.  I love the first signs of fall on leaves on the sentinel trees in my childhood neighborhood, they were always the first indicators that fall was really here as the tips turned yellow, then vibrant orange.  AndRead more

Turkish-Inspired Lentil Soup

Turkish-Inspired Lentil Soup (A Seat at the Table)

I just got back from an awesome vacation in Mexico.  My family went four hours south of Cancun to a little hotel on the beach, called Mayan Beach Garden.  We had a fantastic time, we celebrated 3 birthdays, Sister and Chris got engaged, and in general had a wonderful time together.  It was an excellentRead more

Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs

Mediterranean Turkey Meatballs (A Seat at the Table)

I’ve recently been converted to meatballs.  They’re not something I had growing up, but since making meatballs myself (here, here and here), and then going to an awesome Meatball Shop in NYC, I’ve come to appreciate the tasty versatility of meatballs.  These are fantastic on their own, but go perfectly with the dipping sauce too.Read more

Curried Ginger Red Lentil and Quinoa Soup

Curried Ginger Red Lentil Quinoa Soup (A Seat at the Table)

This is one flavorful vegan soup!  Even though I know better, it’s still sometimes hard to think of vegetarian/vegan soups as something complex and flavorful.  Meat adds a lot of flavorful layers to a soup, even if there’s a lot of vegetables mixed in.  However, this soup is definitely not lacking in complex flavors!  Read more