Presenting a buffet showstopper! This is salad is an exquisite blend of the season's most vibrant produce. Lacinato kale, braised sweet potato cubes, Oregon hazelnuts, and pomegranate seeds form a flavor-packed medley, enhanced with fragrant orange zest. Topped with Chef Leander's Signature Creamy Balsamic Dressing, this dish captivates both the eyes and the palate, ensuring its status as a surefire hit on YOUR buffet table.
Peas, carrots, smashed potatoes, and savory lentils make this a favorite comfort food. For a quick dish, serve the lentil stew on top of the potatoes. For a more traditional look, serve the stew in a bowl and top the stew with hot mash potatoes!
Buddha Bowl with a twist? Try a new three-grain mix (gluten free) with diced sweet potato and fresh, homemade lemon-tahini dressing! YUM! You can cook the grains the day before and save in the refrigerator. Substitute in your favorite veggies and power greens. Mix-n-match to create five bowls of goodness. Use a different dressing with each bowl and voila! Healthy lunches for every day of the week.
Summer is for great food and casual dining. This is the perfect marriage of both. Cold penne rigate combines with a fresh, vegan caesar salad to create a caesar salad with loads of nutrition. Make a double batch. It's perfect for sharing at a picnic or BBQ! HINT: Don't forget the wine and crunchy French bread. No sugar, no gluten, all vegan--and fit for a King!
Don’t let the “Buffet” in the title fool you. This can easily be crowd food (think a healthier version of the old “potato bar”), but it can also be the key to you doing a 1 hour food prep to save you time in the kitchen for a whole week. Take a look!
Good things happen In the kitchen when you consider flavor “affinities" or ”foods that compliment each other in a recipe". Common affinities are lime, cilantro and chili; tomato, basil, and vinegar. Perhaps the most famous affinity is from Scarborough Fair by Simon and Garfunkel: “parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.” One of our Patreon "Hungry Mob", wrote in with a question this week that made me think of another affinity--potato, lemon and bok choy. So here is my newest recipe. It's simple, delicious, and full of delicious, multi-colored vegetables. And when you cook this up, be sure to let us know at connect@smallkitchenBIGTASTE.com
Generally speaking, a bisque is a soup that includes seafood. Here we created a quick, easy, tomato soup recipe that is entirely vegan and made in your blender! The addition of cashew cream make for a super-creamy soup. All natural, raw ingredients make this a nutritarian powerhouse! Don’t forget the croutons!
Brown rice, lentils and black beans make this a protein-rich filling. The salsa, spices and fire-roasted tomatoes give this a rich umami that satisfies the "hungries"! You can even make several meals ahead or freeze individual ⅓ cup portions for later use. Batch cooking at it’s best!