Papaya Seed Dressing

Do you try to convince yourself to eat more salads but find yourself lacking inspiration? Perhaps you linger in the dressing aisle, searching for a compelling new flavor that will bring a new excitement to your greens. This simple, homemade dressing is just the trick! Papaya seeds are known for a subtle, peppery flavor. Combined with some oil, herbed vinegar and a hint of onion, you will find your palate singing new songs in the key of D. Yes, D stands for delicious!

Papaya Salsa

This tomato-less tropical fruit salsa is sure to please! The sweetness of papaya and pineapple paired with garlic, scallions and a dash of fresh lime juice for zip is nothing short of exhilarating for the palette. Sweet, summery, and satisfying whether served as a side or as an adornment for grilled fish or tacos.

Sesame Honey Candy (Pasteli)

Sesame honey candy, or pasteli, is a traditional Greek confection which combines the simplest of ingredients to create a wholesome, natural treat featuring three simple ingredients: sesame seeds, honey and unrefined sea salt.

Buckwheat Noodle Salad

Utilizing Eden Food's rich, nourishing soba noodles made from 100 percent buckwheat flour, an ancient health food. Earthy, deep brown color, delicious flavor combines with shiitake, wakame and delicate onion flavor for a dish that is great served hot or cold.

Beets in Dill Sauce

These sweet and sour beets are delicious hot or cold. Serve them as a side dish or add them to a green salad.

Roasted Kale

Another great way to get nutrient packed kale into your diet!

Phytopia (Kale Pesto)

A lovely alternative to basil pesto, this kale pesto is great on sandwiches, pasta and anywhere else pesto is a plus.

Green Veggie Sauce

This sauce can be eaten as a cold or hot soup, or as a sauce over whole-wheat noodles or brown rice!

Sweet Pickled Carrots

Mmmm... these perfectly spiced sweet pickled carrots are a perfect with salads, on sandwiches, or as a snack!

Orange Glaze

The perfect topping for a Greek Orange Yogurt Cake!

Eggplant Fritters

These crispy golden fritters are a warm, nutty compliment to other vegetable, rice or meat dishes. They can also stand alone as a simple earthy, yet rich meal.

Beet Soup in Roasted Acorn Squash Bowls

This soup is nothing short of stunning. Vibrant. Mesmerizing. It is the dinner equivalent to typing in all caps, and begs to be described with exclamation points. Green! Orange! Red! Exciting! Great for guests, since many people have not seen a squash used as a bowl before. Serve with an arugula or spinach salad topped with fresh goat cheese.

Lentils with Butternut Squash and Walnuts

Memorable. There is something quietly delicate about this side. This is comfort food that isn't too heavy or difficult to digest, just pleasant and warm on a chilly evening.

Roasted Parsnips and Butternut Squash

A dish you will remember fondly. Bright in their oranges, whites, greens and blacks, these roasted autumn vegetables with parsley and kalamata olives contrast sweet with salty. The olives make this savory side something special.

Autumn Minestrone

If you are a fan of minestrone, you will surely enjoy this veggie-laden version. The kale is a particularly nice touch, imparting a complementary texture as well as a nutritional punch. Wholesome and satisfying, this soup seems to get better in the couple of days after it is cooked. You may find yourself distracted in the quiet of your workday, looking forward to your leftovers.

Steamed Acorn Squash with Lime and Scallion

Almost effortless to prepare, but gratifying. Lime and scallions make unlikely companions for squash, but it works. Lime juice tempers the sweetness of the squash, while scallions lend a savory touch. A nice diversion from more traditional squash recipes.

Simple Miso Tofu Soup

A light and healthful dinner. Simple to prepare, though very restorative. Miso, a fermented food, aids digestion and is rich in Vitamin B and trace minerals. Tasty, as well as beneficial for the immune system.

Celeriac and Pear Soup

A pureed soup that is hearty, though not too heavy. The delicate flavors of celeriac and pear harmonize with one another, while garnering support from potato, onion, and garlic. A gratifying meal, especially when sopped up with thick slices of crusty bread and served with a side of tossed mixed greens or spinach salad.

Celeriac Thins

Simple, yet captivating. Thin strips of crisp-fried celeriac are delightful on their own, as featured in this recipe. You might also think about coupling these celeriac thins with slender slices of fried potato, fresh fennel, and onion. Serve in an artful arrangement on a colorful plate for an appealing appetizer. Alternatively, celeriac thins make a great gluten-free and flavorful crouton substitute atop your favorite salad. Inviting, no matter how they're served.

Chilled Avocado and Tomatillo Soup

Chilled avocado soup is a simple summer favorite sure to cool you down despite the dog days. Tomatillos, lime, and just a hint of heat from a roasted poblano pepper fill out the flavor of this dish that works wonders, especially when served with a side of chips and spicy salsa.

Avocado Mint Salad

This distinctive salad is just the thing to get you out of a dinner rut. Tender bibb lettuce, torn and topped with avocado, ribbons of mint, and a fresh grapefruit juice dressing pleasantly startle and awaken taste buds. Especially delightful in the months of November through February, when Texas Rio Star grapefruit are in season.

Rob Summerbell's Killer Guacamole

A gratifying guacamole with a lot of bang for your buck in the flavor department! Heavy on the garlic and onion, this divine dip will boost your morale as well as your immune system! One bite and you will certainly return for more. And maybe just a little more...

Jicama & Avocado Salad

This salad combines the wonderful flavors of jicama and avocado with refreshing citrus. However, contrasting textures make this recipe really sing. Crisp and refreshing, this salad is a great light dinner on its own, but is also perfect paired with jerked pork (or tofu) for a tropical evening at home. Mango margaritas, anyone?


Guacamole is certainly one of the most beloved of appetizers. This interpretation of the timeless classic uses tomatillos, which makes it a bit unique. Guaranteed to please whatever crowd you're serving!

Avocado Burgers

A unique bean burger that utilizes avocado in the patty rather than as a condiment. A very nice variation on the veggie burger.

Not-Quite-Kimchi Bright Eye

This is a classic combination of vegetables used for kimchi, the fermented side dish of Korea. Unlike traditional kimmchi, however, this dish is unfermented, which serves the needs of those wanting immediate gratification for a zippy accompaniment to any meal, particularly one served with rice or rice noodles.

East/West Stir-Fry

This basic stir-fry can be altered according to whatever vegetables you have on hand. Experiment by creating colorful combinations of vibrant vegetables, varying textures for additional appeal.

Portabella Fajitas

A very simple, yet satisfying meal. Most of this recipe's prep time is spent marinating the vegetables, which can be done in advance. This from-scratch meal requires little more effort than convenience food, yet tastes like home cooking. An added bonus is that we source our portabellas locally year-round!

Vegan French Onion Soup

A vegan version of a traditional favorite. The use of fresh herbs sets this recipe apart from other vegan interpretations of French onion soup, creating a deeper and more complex set of flavors.

Curry Rice

Try this delicious rice with your favorite stir fry or curry dish.

Freezing Local Sweet Corn

Freezing fresh, local sweet corn is an easy process. You'll be glad you tried it when the cold winter winds blow!

Pickled Dilly Beans

These dilly beans will remind you of summer all winter long. Makes 5 or 6 pints.

Dilly Beans

This quick version of dilly beans does not require canning, but keeps in the refrigerator for about four days.