The latest from the Radish

Food + Nutrition
summer salad series - greek grain salad

In a continual effort to give the people what they want, I posed a question on social media last week asking the veghead community what they would like to see more of on crunchy radish. A large majority of you said simple salads and lunches. This salad checks those boxes and can be made in advance and simply assembled in the morning for a packable crunchable lunch. 

eggplant "meatballs" from kitchen matters cookbook

I have long admired Pamela Salzman for many reasons. Firstly, her food philosophy is real and authentic. She doesn't prescribe to any diet fads and simply endorses eating real unadulterated foods with mainly a plant-based slant. Secondly, as a mom of three, she has meal prep and family friendly foods down to an art. In addition to running her popular cooking classes in LA, she has created a stunning cookbook, Kitchen Matters, which focuses on wholesome and nourishing recipes that are all adaptable to various dietary needs. I am thrilled to share an incredibly delicious recipe from Pamela's book that has already become a favorite in my home. I know that, once you try it out, it will be in heavy rotation in yours too. 

turkey taco lettuce cups

Eating with a plant-forward focus is my main food mission, and I try and slip in veggies at every meal and snack. Recently, my body has been craving more meat in my diet and, for me, that means integrating wild salmon, chicken, and turkey. When I do add these animal proteins into my meals, I always try and purchase the best option available, which means grass-fed, pasture-raised, hormone-free, and humanely raised products. These turkey taco bowls allow me to get my turkey fix, yet continue to place priority on fresh, nutrient-rich vegetables, whole grains, and legumes.

my top ingredients to always have on hand for quick and easy dinners

We've all been there. You get home from work, you are tired and hungry, and the last thing you want to do is cook an elaborate meal. Save money, improve your health, and avoid seamless or postmates by stocking your kitchen with these staples for simple and streamlined nutritious meals. Having these staples on hand makes throwing together a tasty and healthy meal easy and accessible. These are my "go-to" staples and the meals that I create with them - week after week.