by Amy Chaplin
Martha's Circle

Tag Archive 'summer'

Although I make all my desserts with healthier sweeteners like maple syrup, brown rice syrup, dates and coconut sugar, I do like the challenge of making a treat with just brown rice and yakon syrups. Yakon syrup is a low glycemic sweetener (GI is the rate at which food raises blood sugar) made from a […]

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Farmer’s market salad = dinner

In this sultry summery heat, I crave salad for dinner. Although it needs to be refreshing, a leafy affair or an all-raw dish does not satisfy, the salad has to be substantial without being heavy. Keeping this in mind, I wanted to put to use the produce that’s in season here right now—sugar snap peas, […]

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The really good organic heirloom tomatoes have just hit the farmer’s market: plump, juicy, tangy and sweet. I know it’s hard at the moment to think of eating a dish that doesn’t revolve around a tomato of some sort, but this tasty beet salad is so good and deliciously refreshing that I had to share […]

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Goji-strawberry smoothie

It’s only on these rather hot and humid summer mornings that I entertain the idea of making a smoothie. Although delicious, blended berries rarely make their way into my breakfast routine – I usually eat them whole out of hand or scattered over my staple summer breakfast bowl. If you’re a smoothie fan then you’ll love […]

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I’m back in the swing of things after spending half of August in lovely Nantucket. I wanted to share a simple recipe before fall swoops us up and a pot of soup is on the stove, which isn’t far off! Recommend on FacebookTweet about it

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Many years ago, a simple bowl of spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce was on the cover of Gourmet magazine and the beautifully photographed image has stuck with me ever since. Strangely, I don’t think I ever actually made it, although I have considered it every summer. Recommend on FacebookTweet about it

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I wanted to share one of the recipes I created for Whole Living’s July/August issue. For those of you who are not on my newsletter list, I developed 8 summer recipes focusing on cooling foods from an Ayurvedic perspective. You can now see all the recipes at wholeliving.com.  There’s a little info on Ayurveda at […]

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Sweet Corn Soup

The first thing I did when I returned from my vacation was go straight to the Tompkins Square Park farmers market and buy sweet corn from Norwich Meadow Farms. Of all of the green markets I visit in New York, they are the only growers that sell organic sweet corn. It’s ready a little later […]

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White Bean Aioli

The idea for a white bean aioli came to me when I was trying to think of a good vegan option for mayonnaise on a tempeh burger (recipe in the works). If I was to smear this on a bun, I might thin it out with more olive oil and maybe some lemon juice too. […]

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    Sweet corn, basil and tomatoes are some of my favorite summer ingredients and on a recent trip home from the market I was trying to decide how I could combine them all for dinner. Actually, I was still figuring it out as I sautéed some summer squash, that had to be used and […]

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