Lentil and Kale Soup

Lentil and Kale Soup | Green Valley Kitchen

One of the things I’m trying to do this year is eat vegan a couple of times a week.  And for me the easiest way to accomplish this is to have a big bowl of soup.  This lentil and kale soup is the perfect example.  It’s vegan, full of fiber and protein and easy to make.  It’s a filling, satisfyingContinue Reading

Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad | Green Valley Kitchen

I’ve been experimenting with warm, winter salads and this roasted sweet potato and quinoa salad has been my favorite so far.  Roasted sweet potatoes are tossed with warm, nutty quinoa.   Add some peppery arugula, crunchy pecans and salty feta and you’ve got a warm, substantial and filling winter salad. I started out by experimenting with butternut squash, but butternutContinue Reading

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup | Green Valley Kitchen

El Niño has arrived with a bang here in Los Angeles – we’ve had two days of heavy, drenching rain.  Rainy weather for me equals soup weather so I’m sharing this roasted butternut squash soup with you.  It’s a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy – a warm, nourishing soup perfect for a cold, raw, rainy day. ThisContinue Reading