Pico De Gallo

Quesadillo on a wood tray with small bowls of guacamole, pico de gallo, and two glasses of ice water with blueberries

If you have fresh ripe tomatoes, cilantro, lime, and a jalapeno, on hand, it’s definitely time to make pico de gallo. Even if you don’t have all of those ingredients, consider improvising. I like to think of pico season as an invitation to eat diced tomatoes on anything and everything. We particularly love it on […]

Simple Bread & Tomato Salad

Bread and tomato salad in a wood bowl

Think of this salad as a tomato sandwich in a bowl. Bread, tomatoes, and oil are the stars, and you can improvise from there.   How To Make a Simple Bread & Tomato Salad Plan for roughly one part toasted bread, one part tomatoes, any optional additions you want, and a vinaigrette. On this late summer […]

Fresh Rosemary Popcorn

Green bowl full of popcorn

Next time you have an abundance of fresh rosemary in your garden or get some from your CSA, I highly recommend planning a movie night. That way, you can make everyone in your living room happy and serve popcorn with fresh rosemary-infused olive oil and nutritional yeast (OK, I’m biased about “nooch” on popcorn). It’s […]

Rainbow Swiss Chard & Vegetarian Sausage

Chopped swiss chard with sliced of vegetarian sausage

Rainbow swiss chard is aptly named. It’s a cheerful tri-color variety of swiss chard, and the number of nutrients and vitamins it contains is kind of magical (Vitamins A, C, and K, potassium, magnesium, just to name a few). It also gets more vibrant and colorful when you cook it lightly.   Swiss chard is […]

Cucumber and Cherry Tomato Salad

Salad bowl with cucumber tomato salad

Sometimes summer food just makes itself. Try this simple cucumber salad with sliced cucumbers, halved or quartered cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and herbed chevre (goat’s milk) cheese. Drizzle with a good extra-virgin olive oil and a splash of apple cider vinegar. Salt and pepper to taste.  Share: Share on facebook Share on pinterest Other posts […]

Ratatouille

Ratatouille in a black pot

Ratatouille is a French stew that makes the most of everything you might have in abundance at the end of summer: eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini and fresh herbs. Serve it over rice or pair with crusty bread. Not only is summer stew colorful, it’s delicious! Big Picture Let the vegetables you have on hand inform the […]

Fattoush Salad with Black-eyed Peas

Large wood salad bowl full of fattoush salad

Fattoush is a middle eastern salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, toasted pita, and a fresh lemon vinaigrette. As with all salads, the ingredients are flexible, but black-eyed peas make it feel like a festive meal.  A note about kitchen staples: If you’ve downloaded the Vinegar Home Kitchen Staples Checklist, you may have noticed that black-eyed peas […]

Grilled Sweet Corn

Four ears of grilled sweet corn on a white plate on a blue tablecloth

Fresh sweet corn on the cob will be great no matter how you cook it, especially if you cook it the same day you get it. Here’s my favorite method: Shuck the husks completely, brush the corn with olive and grill on a high flame for ten minutes, turning frequently. Serve right away, with butter […]

Summer Succotash with Swiss Chard

Bowl of succotash

Succotash always comes to mind when zucchini and tomatoes are in abundance and I have leftover sweet corn. I recommend cooking fresh sweet corn the same day you get it and making a couple of extra ears while you’re at it—that way you can plan to make succotash the next day. I like to add […]

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Slices of grilled sweet potatoes piled on a plate next a bowl of white dipping sauce

Hands down, sweet potatoes are my favorite thing to grill. They’re easy and colorful and substantial enough to build a meal around. You can pair them with something green and, depending on how hungry everyone is, a grilled protein. I like to serve them with a simple vegan mayo and dijon mustard dipping sauce. Ingredients  […]