Simple Salad with Radicchio, Hazelnuts, and Vegan Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Simple Salad with Radicchio, Hazelnuts, and Vegan Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

A vegan buttermilk ranch dressing – that’s whole-food, plant based – and delicous? Yes, yes, and yes. This creamy dressing might be the answer you’ve been looking for all this time. It’s become a favorite at our house. This time … Continue reading

Homemade Muesli

Homemade Muesli

Ready to make your mornings easier than ever? Homemade Muesli to the rescue. The coolest part of this happy mixture is how truly delicious it is, but this is amazingly easy to customize, too. Start with rolled oats, then add your favorite … Continue reading

Smoky White Bean and Potato Stew, and Book Review: The Vegan 8 (100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made with 8 Ingredients or Less)

Smoky White Bean and Potato Stew, and Book Review: The Vegan 8 (100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made with 8 Ingredients or Less)

  The Vegan 8 cookbook, from author Brandi Doming, is finally available, and it’s lovely, with striking ideas for breakfast, snacks, dinners, sauces, and desserts, and each one representing the author’s commitment to utilizing 8 ingredients or less – not counting salt, … Continue reading

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Arugula Pesto Pasta

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Arugula Pesto Pasta

Flavor-packed and dramatic, this is a jazzy dish that’s perfect for guests, yet easy enough for a great family dinner. An easy arugula pesto is tossed with cooked pasta and loads of oven-roasted shallots, zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes. The flavorful … Continue reading

Apple Cider Sorbet

Apple Cider Sorbet

I batched cooked (as I often do) over the weekend, prepping for the days ahead with lots of good stuff. So, dinner on Sunday included a smoky bean stew, roasted butternut squash and onions, mashed potatoes, roasted cauliflower, and steamed … Continue reading

Vegan Mac and Cheese Perfection

Vegan Mac and Cheese Perfection

This cheesy vegan pasta…well…I think it’s so heavenly that I had to name it accordingly. The cream sauce is magical, made with a blended mixture of cashews, roasted red peppers, and grilled onions. It’s addictively comforting, and absolutely delicious. It’s … Continue reading

Oil-Free Air-Baked Falafel with Tzatziki Slaw

Oil-Free Air-Baked Falafel with Tzatziki Slaw

Creating this air-baked and oil-free falafel was a long journey, since falafel is usually fried. But it was worth every bite. Because – very happily, I’ve discovered that falafel becomes wonderfully crispy in an air fryer without any oil at all! … Continue reading

Summer Corn and Potato Salad

Summer Corn and Potato Salad

I love potatoes so much that I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy them. Here’s my current whole-food, plant-based summery potato salad. It’s simple, oil-free, and entirely delicious. Celery and red bell pepper brighten each bite with a little bit of … Continue reading

Fresh Plum and Nectarine Oatmeal Muffins

Fresh Plum and Nectarine Oatmeal Muffins

The sweet-tart scent of fresh nectarines and plums are such a summertime joy, that I bought a case of each of them recently. Once I realized that even I needed a bit of help using them all while still at … Continue reading

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