At Stone Pier Press, we want to make serving up climate-friendly meals easy, delicious, and fun.
While cooking seasonally makes obvious sense for the planet, it's also incredibly rewarding for the palate. Food that's fresh from the vine or recently pulled from the ground is richer in flavor, more nutritious, and has less potential to turn into waste. Selecting what's in season from your local grocery store or farmer's market often means you're supporting your community, too.
These three seasonally minded menus highlight produce that is available during the sometimes long winter months.
Through a variety of different dishes, these menus focus on transforming root vegetables, different types of citrus and hearty greens into flavorful, comforting meals that'll warm you inside and out.
DATE NIGHT SPECIAL
LEMON FOCACCIA, MUSHROOM GARLIC PASTA, CRUNCHY KALE & CABBAGE SLAW, AND COOKIE IN A SKILLET
The perfect dinner to prepare when you can commit time to making something special for a special someone.
COLORFUL COMFORT FOOD
CRISPY CHICKPEAS, SWEET POTATOES WITH CHILI LENTILS, GARLICKY KALE, AND FUDGE-Y BROWNIES
This menu is easy enough to pull together at the end of a work day and versatile enough to feed two or 20. It features smoky tomato-based chili, garlicky greens, and chewy, rich brownies.
RELIABLE CLASSICS WITH A TWIST
SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP, CREAMY BEAN SOUP, ROASTED PARSNIPS, DECADENT CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH A SECRET
This set of dishes is perfect for a special evening occasion, when you're looking to make an impression with very little hassle.
three menus featuring spring's newest arrivals
Each composed of four simple courses, these menus highlight the vibrant red and green vegetables that sprout up as temperatures begin to rise and rains become occasionally heavy.
A SPRINGTIME BRUNCH
FAVA BEAN DIP, A CHEDDARY TART, LEMON CAPER SALAD, AND GLUTEN-FREE CARROT CAKE
We love this spring feast for a casual Sunday brunch or early evening dinner shared with a group of friends.
FESTIVE SPRING DINNER MENU
PEA GUACAMOLE, ARTICHOKE SPAGHETTI, ROASTED ASPARAGUS, AND CRUMBLY RHUBARB SQUARES
This dinner is fresh, colorful, and gorgeous enough to share with a crowd. Each of the four courses can be easily scaled up and much of it can be prepared in advance.
RAINY DAY COMFORTS
ROASTED CASHEWS, ASPARAGUS LEMON RISOTTO, GARLIC MUSHROOMS, AND STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE
On days when the spring weather is keeping you inside, treat yourself to some our zestiest and most popular dishes.
Three menus that highlight the best ingredients that Summer has to offer
The warmest time of the year calls for the freshest produce, light takes on classic dishes, and plenty of meals enjoyed under the sun.
GREEN GAZPACHO, EGGPLANT PARMESAN, SMASHED CUCUMBER SALAD, AND BERRIES AND CREAM TART
This is an easy-to-prepare collection of recipes that features summertime favorites such as cucumbers, fresh herbs, and berries.
SQUASH BABA GANOUSH, FRESH FALAFEL, GRILLED CORN SALAD, AND COFFEE CAKE WITH A TWIST
We love this fresh menu that has hints of Mediterranean inspiration. Invite your friends, family, or coworkers over and enjoy this casual meal al fresco.
lighter takes on comfort classics
ZESTY PESTO, ZUCCHINI LASAGNA, TOMATO AND PEACH PANZANELLA, AND COCONUT RASPBERRY ICE CREAM
Summer is the perfect time for healthier twists on classic recipes. Check out your local farmers market for zucchini, tomatoes, peaches, and more.
"A meal should connect us to the joy of living and the wonder of nature."
– Michael Pollan