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by Caitlin Saniga

Pasta with roasted red pepper sauce, kale, and chickpeas

I’ve been making this little sauce and pouring it on everything I can think of: grains, legumes, salads. It’s all good.


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by Caitlin Saniga

White bean and mushroom soup

Joel’s mom has always recommended blending down white beans in a soup to create a thicker, creamier texture. This is the first time I’ve used that trick, and I’m a fan.

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by Sarah Steimer

Chili verde with chicken

This bleak-looking chili has some pretty wild and wonderful flavors, and plenty of protein (so much so that you could easily omit the chicken for a vegetarian version). I loved the warm spiciness of this dish that doesn’t at all overwhelm.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Chopped green beans and cherry tomatoes with ginger-shallot dressing

It’s the end of tomato season in New England. I type this while picturing the tomato plants still standing in my garden: The stalks are brown and puckered; the few remaining fruits are speckled and dry looking; they need to be ripped out of their beds. So I nearly pounced on a $2 bag of tiny, multi-colored cherry tomatoes this weekend at the farmers market. They may be the last of the year! Sliced in half with a pile of chopped fresh green beans, and drizzled with gingery shallot vinaigrette — this is how I’m saying so long to my favorite summer snack.

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by Sarah Steimer

Greens with pasta, artichokes, salame and beans

I grabbed a beautiful bag of greens (grown in the city!) at a farmer’s market recently and wanted to highlight it beyond just throwing them in a bowl. The salame can be optional here, I honestly just had a craving! It could certainly be made meatless and have the same impact.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Cauliflower salad with red cabbage, feta and lemon-rosemary dressing

Served fresh, this salad has lots of nice crunch and crisp flavors. Served a day after it’s prepared, everything turns a bit purple, but the cauliflower loses a bit of its bite (which I like) and the flavors are accentuated. I served mine on the second day on top of a heap of quinoa.

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by Caitlin Saniga

Barley salad with corn, red beans and black-eyed peas

This salad has a nice mix of healthy ingredients: grains, proteins and fresh vegetables. It’s definitely feel-good food.


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