Loam Collaboration: Five Spice Fennel and Carrots

Loam Collaboration: Five Spice Fennel and Carrots

Since fennel is a new vegetable for me, I decided to go all-in by seasoning my locally-grown fennel bulbs using the warm, anise flavors in Chinese Five Spice — so basically, I put more fennel on my fennel! Chinese Five Spice powder contains ground cloves,…

5 Tips for Traveling with Food Intolerances

5 Tips for Traveling with Food Intolerances

Don’t go hungry — go wherever you want. For me, going on vacation means relaxing, trying new things and making memories. But when it comes to food preferences, traveling isn’t always that simple and fun. If you have food allergies or sensitivities, or certain foods…

Loam Collaboration: Mixed Mustards Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Loam Collaboration: Mixed Mustards Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

The perfect blend of bitter and sweet, winter and spring… As winter turns into spring, I find myself craving salads — but not just regular salads. I like to pile on herbs like they’re lettuce, experiment with my own vinaigrette recipes and garnish my greens…

Fennel Frond Falafel

Fennel Frond Falafel

Fragrant, gluten-free bites for lovers of extra moist falafel Fennel is a slightly sweet, anise-flavored vegetable with an edible bulb, stalks and fronds. If the unique flavor doesn’t turn you off (I love it), then figuring out how to cook and eat it is the…

Loam Collaboration: A Toast to the Watermelon Radish… on Toast

Loam Collaboration: A Toast to the Watermelon Radish… on Toast

As I bring more vegetables into my diet, I’m trying to enjoy them in a way that spotlights their true flavors. (Goodbye, cheese sauce, my old friend.) Plus, getting my veg from a local farm presents a unique opportunity: I may, in some cases, be…

Morning Glory Muffins {Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

Morning Glory Muffins {Grain Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

Spiced with the warm flavors of cinnamon and ginger, these Morning Glory Muffins really are ideal as a breakfast treat, or whenever you want to eat one — just enjoy them while they last! Perfecting this muffin recipe was a big win for me. Partially…

Loam Collaboration: Chef Fest Houston Delivers Big Flavors with a Small Farm Vibe

Loam Collaboration: Chef Fest Houston Delivers Big Flavors with a Small Farm Vibe

The sun may have been hiding, but the veggies were shining at Chef Fest Houston 2018! It was a perfect recipe for a breezy March afternoon of fun and local food discovery at Harvest Green, a 12-acre affiliate farm of Loam Agronomics. Both farms donated…

Test Kitchen: Many Greens Soup

Test Kitchen: Many Greens Soup

Many Greens Soup garnished with fresh watermelon radish and sunflower greens   I’ve seen this bright green soup, originally from Superfood Soups by Julie Morris, on a ton of different blogs and health sites. I ran across it again in the January/February 2018 edition of…

Big Batch Beets

Big Batch Beets

I avoided cooking with beets for a long time because of the work involved in prepping them. Between the long roasting time and my beet-stained hands, they just did not seem worth it. Also, I didn’t LOVE their flavor (mostly because I hadn’t found the…

Test Kitchen: Creamy Thai Carrot Soup with Basil

Test Kitchen: Creamy Thai Carrot Soup with Basil

As I continue to learn more about plant-based cooking, Minimalist Baker has helped me make the transition to simpler, veggie-rich recipes that are also a cinch to make. I especially like their recipe for Creamy Thai Carrot Soup with Basil because there’s no potato filler…