Cinnamon Pancakes with Blueberry Date Syrup

Cinnamon Pancakes with Blueberry Date Syrup

I think these little pancakes defy expectations. They’re fluffy and tender, yet completely vegan – plus gluten-free, sugar-free, flour-free, and oil-free! I know! How can that be? It’s an easy 2-2-1 recipe (2 bananas, 2 cups of oats, and 1 … Continue reading

Iced Mocha (Vegan and Plant-Based)

Iced Mocha (Vegan and Plant-Based)

Years ago, treating myself to a late afternoon Iced Mocha now and then was such a guilty pleasure! But that’s an indulgence I’ve grown very accustomed to avoiding, since it has been many years since I’ve added sugar (or chocolate syrup) … Continue reading

Easy Tex-Mex Potatoes

Easy Tex-Mex Potatoes

June is shaping up to be a scorcher, and about the last thing I feel like doing in this sweltering heat is making the kitchen any hotter, and that’s where these Tex-Mex Potatoes come in. A few very simple ingredients, … Continue reading

Chocolate Strawberry Brownies

Chocolate Strawberry Brownies

Yes, yes, yes! These brownies are simply amazing, and richly flavored with cocoa and fresh strawberries, and oh-so-fudgy good. They’re completely oil-free, sugar-free, flour-free, and gluten-free, and of course, deliciously vegan. I hope you adore them as much as we do. xo CHOCOLATE … Continue reading

Easy Homemade Soy Yogurt

Easy Homemade Soy Yogurt

After becoming vegan nine years ago, I missed yogurt, but through trial and error eventually found a couple of nice commercially available nondairy yogurts. My favorite almond milk yogurt is made by Kite Hill, and I used to like one made by … Continue reading

Savory Polenta Muffins

Savory Polenta Muffins

I adore healthy (whole grain, oil-free) muffins for an easy breakfast or satisfying mid-day snack, but I’m especially drawn lately to these little guys, because they bring savory to the occasion, as opposed to the usual sweet. I love the colors … Continue reading

Brown Rice Bowl with Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream Sauce

Brown Rice Bowl with Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream Sauce

This special rice bowl is topped with a truly unusual sauce. The red pepper and smoked paprika are the stars here, but all of the ingredients in combination support the balance of sweet, sour, savory, hot, and smoky. It’s rich and creamy, … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Spinach Balls

Sweet Potato Spinach Balls

I’m pretty sure these are my favorite appetizers as of this moment, and think they’re a great way to welcome unsuspecting guests to your very flavorful vegan kitchen! Inspired by JL Fields and her Kale and Potato Nuggets recipe from … Continue reading

Creamy Apple Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Creamy Apple Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Although Rice Pudding is usually served for dessert, I recently created this scrumptious version for one of my clients to enjoy for breakfast. I simmered leftover brown rice in coconut milk, along with apples, cinnamon, and maple syrup. It was … Continue reading

Baked Polenta Fries

Baked Polenta Fries

I seem to go for long stretches without making polenta, but whenever I do, I remember all over again how wonderful it is. I made a pot of herbed polenta a couple of days ago in my Electric Pressure Cooker. … Continue reading

Banana and Apricot Oatmeal Cookies (fruit-sweetened)

Banana and Apricot Oatmeal Cookies (fruit-sweetened)

  These cookies are everything I’m looking for in the afternoon around 3 or 4:00. Just a little mildly-sweet snack to enjoy with a cup of hot coffee or freshly made tea to get me over the hump until dinnertime, … Continue reading

Curried Cauliflower Stew

Curried Cauliflower Stew

Here we are in the middle of winter. So, after a long hard day, who wouldn’t love to come home to a steaming bowl of soul-soothing Curried Cauliflower Stew? This intoxicating curry serves up amazing flavor complexity, and yet is really straightforward … Continue reading