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

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