Edit ModuleShow Tags

My New Favorite Vegetarian Blog!


I don’t write much about my other magazine, Real Food. Most of you will know the magazine as the Lunds & Byerly’s magazine, but actually it’s national; it goes to different markets in different regions of the country, so other people know it as the Sendik’s magazine, the Metropolitan Market magazine, or the McCaffrey’s magazine. And it’s huge in California. Anyway, one of the great joys of working on Real Food is getting the chance to work with some of America’s best recipe-writers, including Marie Simmons.

One of my secret initiatives at Real Food has been to create one recipe feature every issue that’s made exclusively with recipes that are abundantly healthy, crammed full of nutrient-dense vegetables, and unbelievably good for you—but don’t seem like it, because they’re also luscious and craveable. Marie has been my go-to writer for these sorts of features; she has an amazing way of focusing vegetable flavors and bringing out their natural greatness. So I was thrilled when she sent me a link to her new vegetarian cooking blog.

If you’re as big a fan of her work as I am, you’ll want to check it out. She wrote the fantastic “American Roots” feature in the Real Food that’s on stands now. It's the one with delicious ways to use classic root-cellar vegetables like parsnips, carrots, and beets. Marie is using the blog to help develop recipes for her next book, “Fresh & Fast Vegetarian,” so if you’ve got a wish-list of recipes you want, use her blog to start making your case!


Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

Minnesota Monthly's Taste Blog answers your restaurant and dining questions, dishes on latest discoveries, reflects on breaking news, and generally brings the plate to the page with a skilled crew of experts: Learn more about the Taste bloggers.

Have a food-related question? Email rhutton@mnmo.com

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Taste Blog

The Most Instagrammable Twin Cities Cafes and Restaurants of 2017

Looking to spruce up your Instagram? The food at these local cafes and restaurants looks as good as it tastes.

Cauliflower Steaks with Sage Pesto and Red Pepper Drizzle Recipe

Serve a creative side dish that will also be a hit with vegetarian guests

Fun at the 2nd Annual Slice of the Twin Cities

Over 800 people sampled 11 local pizzerias at the 2017 Slice of the Twin Cities event on a chilly November day at Minnetonka Orchards

Chocolate Hummus Recipe

Take a dip into a surprising, protein-rich sweet companion for fruit and more

The Gluten-Free Craze: Should You Join In?

A look at the gluten-free trend popping up in new restaurants across the Twin Cities

5 Best Fair Trade Coffee Shops in the Twin Cities

Get your caffeine fix the Fair Trade way at five local coffee shops, including Spyhouse Coffee, Peace Coffee, and more

Cranberry Macadamia Nut Cookies Recipe

Keep old cookie friends but make new ones this holiday baking season

3 Things to Eat This Week: Home Cooking Edition

Food critic Joy Summers recommends three nutritious meal kits—because eating well can be hard around the hectic holidays

The Copper Hen's New Cookbook

This Eat Street restaurant published a coffee table–worthy book of recipes, stories, and photos that look good enough to eat
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags