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Zesty Easy Hummus Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Happy National Hummus Day!! You are going to love this easy hummus vinaigrette salad dressing. Its tangy zest wonderfully dresses all kinds of salads, from naked greens to those summery bean and grain salads you take to potlucks. Add protein to your salads by including hummus in your vinaigrettes.

Easy Hummus Vinaigrette Salad Dressing on salad

Chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans, and a good dose of spicy garlic, plus lemon juice, sesame tahini, and fruity olive oil, blended into a smooth puree–equals hummus, the dip with a funny name. This vinaigrette comes together in a jiffy, using either homemade or store-bought hummus. Here’s a homemade red lentil hummus that is ideal for an easy hummus vinaigrette salad dressing. Continue Reading…

Roasted Rhubarb Crazy Berry Meringues

Roasted rhubarb crazy berry meringues showcase two of this month’s seasonal best ingredients. Spoon a bright red compote of tart rhubarb and juicy red strawberries on top of crunchy white meringues for this incredibly flavorful, just a little bit crazy, dessert.

Roasted Rhubarb Crazy Berry Meringues 3 plates

These meringues are vegan! Instead of the usual egg whites, they’re made with aquafaba, the water you drain from a can of chickpeas. Vegan meringues? Crazy? Stay with me here. I’m including a recipe for egg white meringues too–in case you were about to wander off. Continue Reading…

Chard and Pepper Jack Quesadillas with Avocado Cream

Chard and pepper jack quesadillas, loaded with tender-sautéed leafy chard and spicy pepper Jack cheese, surprise with a wild card ingredient, golden raisins! The raisins balance chard’s slight bitterness with a pop of fruity flavor for stellar quesadillas. Complete the picture with an easy creamy avocado and lime sauce.

Chard and Pepper Jack Quesadillas with Avocado Cream | Letty's Kitchen

Do you agree that Cinco de Mayo in the U.S. is a marketing ploy, an excuse for bars and restaurants to sell more margaritas and beer? No matter, let’s join the fiesta. Make tortilla sandwiches of melted spiced cheese, wilted red chard, and mouthwatering raisins! Continue Reading…

Rainbow Chard Frittata–A Simple Recipe

If you have eggs and leafy greens on hand, you have the beginnings of an easy and quick supper. Take, for example, this rainbow chard frittata. Seasoned simply, with aromatic onions and garlic, plus salt and pepper, this is a protein rich last minute meal I fall back on time and time again.

serving Rainbow Chard Frittata | Letty's Kitchen

The leafy green here of course, is nutritious rainbow chard. Its plus is that you can–you should–you must–use the colorful stalks as well as the leaves. The stalks add extra flavor and welcome vegetable volume to whatever you’re using it in, like this frittata. Continue Reading…

Vegetables: Inspired Recipes and Tips—a Martha Stewart cookbook.

I received a copy of Martha Stewart’s Vegetables cookbook from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. If you’re looking to add more variety to your vegetable cookery game, I recommend this cookbook. It’d be a thoughtful gift as well, if just for the mouthwatering photos.

Vegetables: Inspired Recipes and Tips—a Martha Stewart cookbook.

A wordy title, wouldn’t you say? Martha Stewart’s Vegetables: Inspired Recipes and Tips for Choosing, Cooking, and Enjoying the Freshest Seasonal Flavors. That pretty much sums it up though—with 150 tempting recipes, 80 percent of them meatless, a delectable photo for each recipe, and tons of helpful hints, this is a bright addition to my cookbook shelf.

Here’s a rundown of the recipes I sampled, including a magenta colored beet risotto, and a couple of very tasty pizzas. Continue Reading…