What to Cook This June

How are you doing? My heart has been heavy since the cruel and senseless murder of George Floyd. I’ve realized that hoping for change is not enough,…

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How are you doing? My heart has been heavy since the cruel and senseless murder of George Floyd. I’ve realized that hoping for change is not enough, nor is considering myself a non-racist. Black lives matter.

I have work to do. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been listening to the Black community and contemplating how to become a more active part of the solution. Here are a few resources that I’ve found educational, and links to additional books and resources that I’m just beginning. If you have any additional suggestions, please let me know.

We all need nourishment during times of stress and unrest, so here is my belated monthly list of in-season recipes. Be well. ♥

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What to Cook This May

May! We made it! This has been the strangest spring of all time, and I hope you’re doing well. I’ve picked out some of my favorite spring…

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What to cook with May #seasonalrecipes

May! We made it! This has been the strangest spring of all time, and I hope you’re doing well. I’ve picked out some of my favorite spring recipes so we can make the most of our fresh produce.

I’m working on some gardening and baking projects this weekend. I’ll be back soon with new recipes. Here are some links that I’ve found interesting lately:

Ok, moving onto those seasonal recipes!

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What to Cook This April

Spring is here, the flowers and trees are blooming, and yet there’s a different atmosphere this year. If you’re a healthcare worker or otherwise on the front…

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Spring is here, the flowers and trees are blooming, and yet there’s a different atmosphere this year. If you’re a healthcare worker or otherwise on the front lines, thank you from the bottom of my heart. We appreciate you so much.

It’s an interesting time to create recipes, since grocery stores aren’t stocked as usual. I’m sharing my usual monthly roundup of seasonal recipes—I hope these ingredients are easier to find, since they’re growing closer to home. You’ll also find links to my own resources and elsewhere below. What can I do to help? Please let me know in the comments.

Resources on Cookie and Kate:

  • Food Storage Tips: Make your food last longer! Plus, find guidance on what to do when you have too much or not enough of a certain ingredient.
  • New Pantry-Friendly Category: Bookmark it (or access it any time from the menu, under the “everyday” section). I’ll be adding more recipes here over the coming weeks.
  • 20 DIY Pantry Recipes: Make your own marinara sauce, hummus, salad dressing and more.
  • 50 Pantry-Friendly Recipes: These are savory, full meals, for the most part. They’re organized by pantry staple/category (pasta, beans, etc.).
  • Printable Pantry Ingredients Checklist: Download this list to help you grocery shop, then keep it handy as you look for recipes that suit what you have on hand.
  • Love Real Food: I designed my cookbook to be flexible with the seasons and easy to cook from. If you have a copy, you’ll find quite a few pantry-friendly recipes in the breakfast, soup, dinner and dessert chapters.

Elsewhere:

  • Marco Polo (free communications app): This app lets you send video “voicemails,” essentially. My friends and I are using this to stay in touch while we’re all apart. Unlike Zoom or Facetime, this app keeps the conversation organized (you can’t accidentally interrupt someone) and you can get up-to-speed on the conversation when it works for you.
  • Scribd (reading app): Scribd is offering free access to their library through April 17th (no credit card required). They have millions of books, audiobooks, sheet music, magazines and more—pretty cool!
  • Second Life (podcast): An interview with Alison Roman, the best-selling cookbook author and NYT Columnist. She talks about her career growth, how she got unstuck, and trying new things.
  • Heirloom Tomato and Pepper Seeds (affiliate link): I fell in love with guindilla peppers in the Basque region of Spain last year and vowed to grow my own. I was so happy to find Sherwood Seeds on Etsy. They sell seeds for tons of fun varieties—my tomatoes and guindillas are sprouting already!
  • Since we’re spending more time at home: 10 Tips to Start Loving Your Home Right Now, What We Love About Our Homes, and A Love Letter to All the Places I Lived Before. If you are not safe at home, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). They also have an online chat option on their website: https://www.thehotline.org/help/

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What to Cook This March

Can you believe it? We made it to March. Asparagus is on its way and we’ll finally have more fresh fruits and vegetables to work with this…

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Can you believe it? We made it to March. Asparagus is on its way and we’ll finally have more fresh fruits and vegetables to work with this month.

I’m working on colorful spring recipes for you, and playing with some interesting new cooking techniques. We’ll see which ones are worth sharing! For now, you can browse in-season recipes below.

Links lately:

Asparagus

Simple, vegetarian Thai green curry recipe featuring asparagus, carrots and spinach! cookieandkate.com

Thai Green Curry with Spring Vegetables

Easily gluten free and vegan

“I made this for dinner tonight and it was the best green curry I have ever had, better than our favorite restaurant where we get it. So thankful I found this recipe so I can make it at home. Thanks so much for sharing, it was absolutely delicious!!!” – Ashley

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Game Day Recipes + What to Cook This February

I’m ready to fast-forward to warm spring days and patio hang outs. Who’s with me? This is the time of year when the winter blues get real…

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I’m ready to fast-forward to warm spring days and patio hang outs. Who’s with me?

This is the time of year when the winter blues get real and everything turns sideways. I’ve been drinking my morning coffee with my light lamp (affiliate link) and I swear it’s helping.

I noticed yesterday evening that the days are getting longer. We have lots of bright seasonal recipes to carry us through winter. We’re going to make it after all.

Since tomorrow is the Super Bowl, I’ve tried to include recipes below that are appropriate for the big game. We’ll be rooting for the Chiefs here in Kansas City. Hooray! If you’re looking for more fresh Super Bowl recipes, here are my suggestions!

Broccoli

single serving of healthy broccoli salad recipe

Favorite Broccoli Salad

Gluten-free option and vegan option

“Sooooo good! My husband and I devoured a whole batch of this for dinner (And I usually hate raw broccoli) I made second batch right away and put it in the fridge to marinate for tomorrow!” – Rachel

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What to Cook This January

High fives all around! We have officially survived the holidays. If you’re looking for wholesome, satisfying, veggie-packed recipes, you’re in the right place. You’ll find a bunch…

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What to cook this January

High fives all around! We have officially survived the holidays. If you’re looking for wholesome, satisfying, veggie-packed recipes, you’re in the right place. You’ll find a bunch of them in my guide to seasonal produce below. For in-depth resources and tips on how to eat real food, be sure to check out my cookbook, Love Real Food.

I’m working on some website improvements as we usher in the new decade—is there anything you’re eager to see here? Helpful features, specific recipes or resources? Please let me know in the comments.

Cheers to a healthy and happy 2020. Thank you so much for being here.

Beets

This healthy salad features a few marvelously complementary flavors: earthy beets, bitter arugula, salty feta, savory pepitas and tangy balsamic dressing. - cookieandkate.com

Simple Beet, Arugula and Feta Salad

Gluten free and easily vegan

“This is, quite literally, my new favorite salad! I have made it for several friends – who all have adored it – and have added it to my weekly food staples. I’ve never actually made it with pumpkin seed – I substitute pistachios instead, or omit the nuts altogether if I am not eating it right away, and the homemade balsamic is fantastic…YUMMMM!” – Franki

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What to Cook This December

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Cookie and I are so thankful for you! We’re thoroughly enjoying our three-day weekend. We bought our first few Christmas…

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I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Cookie and I are so thankful for you!

We’re thoroughly enjoying our three-day weekend. We bought our first few Christmas ornaments and I’m looking forward to setting up our tree later today.

Below, you’ll find a collection of seasonal recipes to make this month, plus a few links that have caught my attention lately.

Links lately:

Apples

Gluten-free apple crisp recipe, perfect for the holidays!

Simple Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Gluten free and easily vegan (see recipe notes)

“I’ve made this twice now with a mixture of apples from a co-Workers apple orchard. Super delicious! What made it most fun was my 3 year old grandson stealing apple slices from the cutting board as I sliced the apples can’t wait to try some of your other recipes! Thanks!” – Louise

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What to Cook This November

Cooler evenings call for comfort foods and roasted veggies, so I’m stocking up on winter squash, sweet potatoes and hardy greens. What are you craving this fall?…

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Cooler evenings call for comfort foods and roasted veggies, so I’m stocking up on winter squash, sweet potatoes and hardy greens. What are you craving this fall?

I’m finalizing several new recipes that I’m super excited about. I can’t wait to share them with you. For now, I’m sharing some links that I’ve found helpful or interesting lately, and a whole slew of seasonal recipes to cook up in November. Here we go!

Links lately:

Apples

Simple apple oatmeal recipe made with steel-cut oats! The oats and apples cook together in the same pot. It's a healthy and delicious fall breakfast. cookieandkate.com

Apple Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Gluten free and vegan (see notes)

“We made the apple oatmeal on this cool morning here in Kansas…and it was perfect. Topped it with some almond butter and a swirl of maple syrup. My 3 year old ate most of my portion along with his. So, kid friendly, as well! Another recipe well done!” – Jamie

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What to Cook This October

October! I’m looking forward to getting cozy in some cooler temps while eyeing winter with trepidation. This year has been hard on us. I hope you’re hanging…

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October! I’m looking forward to getting cozy in some cooler temps while eyeing winter with trepidation. This year has been hard on us. I hope you’re hanging in there.

Below are some links that have caught my attention lately and a collection of seasonal recipes to make this October. What are you craving this season? Please tell me in the comments! I want to know.

Links lately:

Apples

Trust me, no one will suspect that these fluffy cinnamon apple muffins are healthy! cookieandkate.com

Healthy Apple Muffins

Easily gluten free and easily vegan (see notes)

“Made them this morning with one Granny Smith and one Macintosh. Your recipe is fantastic! The rose so well, made a beautiful crust and were nice and tender inside. Taste was great!” – Pierre

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What to Cook This September

September is when summer and fall produce collide at the farmers’ market. It’s the best of both worlds, which is why this list is a long one.…

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what to cook this september

September is when summer and fall produce collide at the farmers’ market. It’s the best of both worlds, which is why this list is a long one.

I propose that we make good use of all the tomatoes, corn and peaches while we still can. I have a few more warm weather recipes that I can’t wait to share with you!

Links lately:

Apples

Crisp Apple & Kohlrabi Salad

Crispy Apple & Kohlrabi Salad

Gluten free and easily vegan

“I made this salad last night ahead of time, and added the toasted seeds and cheese (gruyere) at serving time. It’s so delicious! I also traded the tarragon for mint. I will use this recipe whenever I get kohlrabi in my CSA box. Thanks!” – Erin

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