New Cookbook Page Launch + Lemony Radish & Millet Sauté

June 8, 2017

New Cookbook Page Launch + Lemony Radish & Millet Sauté by Faring Well

I am beside myself excited to say my cookbook resources page is finally here. After hours of pouring over my favorite cookbooks to compile my list for you, I got to hit the publish button – and if you peak in my righthand sidebar you will see the new icon (yippee!). I wanted this page to be descriptive and helpful, so I took the time to write a piece about the individual cookbooks, and list a handful of my favorite recipes from each. I did this to hopefully help you decide whether any of these personal favorites on my shelf would be the right fit for your kitchen and taste buds too (or anyone whom you are looking to gift one to in the future). These beautifully bound compilations of inspiring recipes are like pieces of each of the author’s life sitting in my kitchen, and I am incredibly grateful for the collection I’ve managed to accumulate. But I’ll save the remaining details and praise for your reading pleasure on the actual resource page, which you can view here.

Onto life and spring veggies and things. I turned a whopping twenty eight years old this past weekend and was treated like a princess by my sweet man. I tucked my phone away in the desk for the majority of the day, and we enjoyed a beautiful coastal hike in the morning followed by a day of fun little things we enjoy doing with one another. One being laying on a blanket in the sunshine at the park playing card games and listening to Vetiver, it was so simple and sweet. I poured out all of my birthday planning juices on Scott’s thirtieth birthday last month with his surprise trip to Austin, so I was okay with scaling it back a bit for my own special day. He did however gift to me the ability to plan whatever fun camping trip I would like for the end of the summer, and for those of you who have been around here for a while – you know this is the sort of thing I live for, so I’m trying to not catapult myself through the roof with excitement as I enter into this next planning phase ;).

Now for the spring veggies. I’m not going to lie, I’m really ready for all of the summer produce and feel like I’m up to my eyeballs in asparagus and radishes every week. I decided I needed to find a way for Scott to enjoy them too, knowing this would help me branch out of my rut and discover something new. I had never sautéd a radish before, or asparagus for that matter, so I began there. Anything with a good glug of quality olive oil is a good place to start when trying to appease this man’s taste buds. From there I added millet that I had batch cooked earlier this week, a splash of vegetable stock for moisture, and plenty of salt and pepper. BAM. Within ten minutes I had made this incredibly simple and tasty dish I had a feeling Scott would enjoy. I added half an avocado, a handful of celery micro greens, and a very necessary squeeze of lemon juice to brighten the dish. Now it just went from plain to exciting with an additional thirty seconds of work. I walked in, placed the bowl on his desk for lunch, and waited. I received the “Snyder approval” and an expression of excitement to eat this bowl again the following day. The reality that I just got my man to enjoy radishes and asparagus is a borderline miracle, so even if you too are weary of these spring veggies I’d say to give this recipe a try before they disappear for the summer. Your taste buds might surprise you. -xx

See the recipe for my Lemony Radish & Millet Sauté below, and view my new resource page here: Browse My Cookbook Shelf

Lemony Radish & Millet Sauté by Faring Well


Makes 1 serving, double or quadruple as needed.

1/2 cup trimmed asparagus, chopped into 1 inch pieces
2 to 3 radishes, very thinly sliced
1 tablespoon quality olive oil
salt & pepper
1/2 cup cooked millet
few tablespoons of vegetable broth
1/2 an avocado
squeeze of fresh lemon juice
optional: micro greens, to serve

Heat a small skillet on the stove to medium/high heat. Add the tablespoon of olive oil, asparagus, and radishes. Sprinkle with a few pinches of salt and pepper and give it a stir. Let cook uncovered for 2 minutes. Cover with a lid big enough to span the pan, and let cook for another 3 minutes. Remove the lid and add the millet. Splash a few tablespoons of vegetable broth into the pan, and toss. Sprinkle with a few more pinches of salt and pepper to taste, and let cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, top with half of an avocado (sliced), a sprinkle of micro greens (optional), and squeeze a quarter of a large lemon’s worth of juice over the entire dish. Enjoy right away.

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  • Reply Jess June 8, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Jessie, your resource pages are executed so well! I feel like I’m taking a tour of your home with you guiding the way. The new cookbook page might be my favorite. I agree that a cookbook is like a piece of the author sitting there with you in the kitchen, and it’s something I treasure. And from the looks of it, you do too ;) Thank you for pouring your heart into your work and sharing your thoughts about each of these cookbook. I now have many more to add to my list!

    • Reply Faring Well June 9, 2017 at 9:01 am

      This means so much to hear Jess! Thank you. I’m so happy you think so, and to hear its a new favorite too! So happy over here! Incredibly grateful for your love an support girl, I hope you have the most joy filled + tasty weekend <3.

  • Reply Sasha Swerdloff June 8, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Yum! Can’t wait to hear where you’re planning to go camping…I’ve got quite the list myself…we can compare notes in a few weeks!

    • Reply Faring Well June 9, 2017 at 9:01 am

      Thank you Sasha! I’m so excited for summer adventures. Cant wait to hear about yours too!

  • Reply Abby June 9, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Yum! This looks incredible! I can’t get my husband to eat asparagus, sadly, but maybe I can substitute another green veggie?

    • Reply Faring Well June 9, 2017 at 11:48 am

      That you so much Abby! And of course, some torn kale leaves work well too – and I’m sure small-chop broccoli florets would as well <3.

  • Reply Gena June 10, 2017 at 6:18 am

    Happy, happy, happy birthday, Jessie! I celebrated on Wednesday myself. I think that makes us fellow geminis!

    And I could not possibly be more honored to be included in this incredible set of culinary resources. What company to be a part of — thank you, so much, for having Food52 Vegan on your shelf and on the new page!

    • Reply Faring Well June 10, 2017 at 8:11 am

      Oh Gena! Happy belated birthday friend! I hope you had a really sweet day celebrating too. And you are so incredibly welcome, sheesh, I just love your book and adore you. Cannot wait for your next beauty in print! xx

  • Reply Sus // June 10, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Jessie I am LOVING the new page! So many gorgeous books. A big happy birthday to you too, welcome to the dizzy world of 28 years old haha! Can’t wait to hear about your camping plans. xx

    • Reply Faring Well June 12, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      Oh thank you so much Sus! I really appreciate it and am so happy to hear you are enjoying the new page. It was such a good time putting it together, I secretly think I want to just review cookbooks for a living ;). And woot woot about the year of 28! And camping. Lots of joy and hugs to you friend!

  • Reply Jeanine June 11, 2017 at 8:09 am

    THANK YOU so so much for your kind words about my book :). Some definite favorites on your list!

    • Reply Faring Well June 12, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      Aw of course Jeanine! You and your book are AMAZING. I still open its pages almost weekly. Thank you for all that you do and the constant inspiration you provide – xo.

  • Reply Emily | Gather & Dine June 12, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Happy Birthday, sweet Jessie! Sounds like you had a day marked with love and celebration and that’s so wonderful. My csa has loaded me up with radishes and asparagus as well, so I think I’ll take a cue from you and give them a quick sauté and a squeeze of lemon. That sounds so perfect and about all that I can handle right now. :) So many of your fave cookbooks are mine too and I especially enjoyed reading which recipes you’ve enjoyed. I’m making a note of some new ones I’d like and putting them on the wish list. Love and birthday hugs to you!

    • Reply Faring Well June 12, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      Thank you sweet Emily! You’re notes always bring joy to my day. I hope you guys enjoys your bounty of radishes and asparagus this week. And I was making notes on so many new recipes to cook from these cookbooks next too while writing the page, it was such a nice reminder of all the goodness their pages hold. Glad to have added a few to your list too! <3

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