Warm French Lentil and Kale Salad

French green lentils keep their shape when cooked without getting too mushy (like brown lentils) and they give this salad a nice heartiness. They have a nutty, almost meaty, flavor and cooking everything in broth instead of water makes this salad extra delicious.  It’s perfect for lunch or dinner and can be enjoyed warm or cold.   What to buy (serves 4): 1 cup French green … Continue reading Warm French Lentil and Kale Salad

Chicken and Orecchiette Primavera

This easy pasta dish is loaded with spring vegetables and tossed in a light, creamy sauce with a spicy dash of red pepper.  I added chicken but this would be great as a vegetarian dish. It reheats well for lunch the next day. Fun fact:  the pasta’s name, “orecchiette,” comes from its shape, which resembles a small ear. Orecchio=ear in Italian.  Buon appetito! What to buy (serves 2): 1 … Continue reading Chicken and Orecchiette Primavera

Spinach, Asparagus and Walnut Spring Salad

This week, at one of my favorite lunch places, Parker and Otis, I overheard someone saying that one of their resolutions for 2015 was to replace the phrase “I’ve been so busy” with “my life is full at the moment.”  I like this sentiment so I’m going to borrow it from the wise stranger and instead of telling you how busy things have been with an … Continue reading Spinach, Asparagus and Walnut Spring Salad