Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

sugar snap pea salad recipe

Simplicity.  It is something we crave at work, at home, and in all aspects of our daily lives. It is also something that I systematically destroy in my own life.  I have a knack for making things way more complicated than they need to be. For example, whenever we have holidays or family get-togethers, I always volunteer to bring a ton of food.  I’m not talking about, “Yeah, I’ll bring fruit salad and potato chips and guacamole and ice cream” (weird combo, I know). I’m talking about a pie with a homemade crust and ravioli in fresh pasta plus homemade barbecue seitan.*  It’s always very much appreciated, and I love having a ton of vegan food options for myself, but it’s a lot of work!

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Strawberry and Roasted Radish Spring Green Salad

 

strawberry and roasted radish spring green saladA few weeks ago I came across an article about radishes.  Yes, I do read articles about radishes and “baby” carrots and how to properly season a cast iron pan.  No hiding my nerdiness here. What’s more, this article on thekitchn.com about radishes really made me think.  Apparently roasted radishes are the vegetable that is missing in my life.  When I read that, my first thought was, “Whoa! Big statement there, my friend.” I’m pretty sure I am not missing any vegetable in my life, and if I was, it wouldn’t be those watery, bitter slices that hide in my salads for no good reason.  I could certainly eat more snow peas, or eggplant, or collard greens, but radishes?! I was skeptical…

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