The latest from the Radish
Granola is one of those foods that can start out with healthy intensions and then turn into a sugar loaded faux healthy meal or snack. The foundation is typically a wholesome one, but then it becomes adulterated with loads of sugar, oil, possibly some chocolate chips, and sugar coated dried fruit. This recipe for a healthy, "feel good" pumpkin and hemp seed granola, which is loaded with seeds, spices, some maple syrup, and fiber will leave you satisfied and satiated without the post sugar high slump.
There is a Cold Sesame Chicken recipe from the New York Times that I have gone back to quite a few times this summer. It is delicious, super simple, and perfect for make ahead meals. To adapt the recipe for a plant-forward crowd, I decided to swap in tofu for the main and serve it over brown rice noodles with crunchy marinated cucumbers, peanuts, and cilantro, resulting in a refreshing and easy summer meal.
It’s the peak of August, which means that summer produce is at an all time high - as is the temperature. To optimize outdoor time and minimize oven usage time, I have been leaning heavily on my blender to whip up chilled soups. I am partial to a cold soup that can be easily sipped from a chilled glass, no spoon required. If you are a bowl and spoon type, this works just as well in that format. This soup is the perfect antidote to a hot day when all you need is cold, veggies, and lunch simultaneously.