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How I Became a Farmers’ Market Fan + Tips For Shopping at Your Local Market

One of the highlights of my week is walking around the flagship New York City farmers’ market — the Union Square Greenmarket (“USG”) — on Saturday and exploring all the stalls.   Without fail I always discover newly in-season fruits and vegetables or unique farm-sourced products that get my creative juices flowing. Some of my favorite finds in recent weeks are packed into this mint sunflower seed pesto cauliflower crust pizza (pesto recipe can be found here;

Red Split Lentils with Ginger and Turmeric

I’ve been desiring some light, but flavorful, vegetarian protein options due to the heatwave we are currently experiencing in NYC. I knew I wanted to create a dish with the brand new bag of red split lentils I bought at Trader Joe’s on a whim a few weeks back. I also had a general sense of the dish’s flavor profile—lentils cooked in spices to make it interesting, but not to supply heat,