Category Archives: Food

Joshua McFadden’s Cucumber Salad


I want to jump in here to highlight a ringer of a cucumber salad. There were four recipe contenders in the cucumber section of the book I’m going to reference, and if the other three are as good as this, it’s going to be a very cu-centric summer. The salad. It’s crisp and refreshing, beautiful, and surprisingly substantial. The main

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Sponsors needed for Phoebe’s Pageant Fund


Phoebe was invited and attended an open call for National American Miss on May 18th. After being interview by the committee she was chosen as one of New Jersey’s state finalist. Our next step for Phoebe to proceed is attaining sponsors. As we all know times are tough however, she would appreciate any amount you would be able to contribute.

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Vegan Tempeh Taco Salad


Today’s recipe? It’s all the things you love about a taco, in salad form. Crushed tortilla chips bring the crunch, black beans and crumbled tempeh coated with taco seasoning brings the substance, and a strong, smoked paprika-apple cider dressing pulls everything together. It’s a meal in itself, and most of the components can be prepared ahead of time, making this

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Coconut Red Lentil Soup


Years ago, two of my favorite neighbors hosted a soup party. It was an inspiring affair – big pots of simmering soups and stews, house full of chatty, friendly people. Part of what I liked was the simple premise. The hosts (David & Holly) made a number of soups, guests were asked to arrive with their drink of choice and

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Places I love: Honolulu


We went to Honolulu recently for a quick get-away and a number of you have asked me for the details. I’ll be honest and tell you, very little planning went into this trip. We booked the flight and hotels just a few days before leaving and crossed our fingers. With the exception of one day (a day trip to the

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Sriracha Rainbow Noodle Salad


This is a salad you’ll crave every day. A radiant, color-flecked tangle of noodles, cabbage, shredded carrots, pickled sushi ginger, and an abundance of cilantro, basil, and scallions. It has tofu and peanuts, coconut, ginger, avocado, and hemp seeds. The dressing(!) – it’s simple but strong, and steps in with an assertive spicy sriracha-lime punch. This is one of those

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