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

Chocolate Cocoa Donuts

Chocolate Cocoa Donuts

These deep dark Chocolate Cocoa Donuts have Valentine’s Day written all over them, wouldn’t you say? They’re moist and delicious, and made with real, whole heart-healthy ingredients. And that truly makes them perfect for the love of your life. These are vegan … Continue reading

Ethiopian Lentil Soup

Ethiopian Lentil Soup

Berbere Spice Blend, an Ethiopian combination of flavors, defines this wonderful soup. It’s a mixture of paprika, red chile powder, chile flakes, sea salt, fenugreek, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, cumin, allspice, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, onion, clove, and garlic, and it … Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash and Onions

Roasted Butternut Squash and Onions

January signals a new beginning, when we’re ready to hit the reset button for a fresh start. While many of us have a New Year’s resolution or two to get to busy with, some of us would rather hibernate for … Continue reading

Spicy Black-Eyed Peas and Baby Kale (Winter Beans and Greens)

Spicy Black-Eyed Peas and Baby Kale (Winter Beans and Greens)

Happy New Year! January means fresh opportunities to take care of our health inside and out, and beans and greens might be one of the best ways to make impressive strides toward these goals. Here’s my truly delicious Winter Beans … Continue reading

Baked Red Flannel Hash

Baked Red Flannel Hash

This lovely oven-baked hash is full-on comfort food. It’s made with loads of diced Yukon gold potatoes, plus sweet potatoes, onions, and beets, and almost glows with exquisite color and rich satisfying flavor. In fact, it’s such a dazzler that it … Continue reading