Every year for Christmas, I make pasta. When I first learned this was a custom in Italy, it must have really resonated with me. Looking back, we never had pasta on Christmas when I was growing up, so I guess … Read more
Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes
This time of year, chocolate peppermint desserts are so seductive. From classic Peppermint Bark to Starbuck’s beverages – they’re all calling my name.
But I try to dodge every one of those commercially prepared treats – since I also try … Read more
Holiday Lentil Loaf Frosted with Mashed Potatoes
This Holiday Lentil Loaf Frosted with Mashed Potatoes is going to be the centerpiece of our plant-based Thanksgiving buffet table this year.
It combines these Meatloaf and Mashed Potato Cupcakes with my Hearty Lentil Shepherd’s Pie – a recipe that … Read more
Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Truffles
These Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Truffles are the slightest seasonal variation of my No-Bake Mocha Bars.
I’ve made these at least three times over the last couple of weeks, and they keep disappearing! So simple and so very good, and perfect … Read more
Apple Butter Oatmeal Cake
I’ve been thinking about baking with apple butter for several months now, and just kept that idea tucked away all summer long. But now it’s full-on Michigan apple season!
Apples, apple cider, apple donuts…these flavors inspired this Apple Butter Oatmeal … Read more
Creamy Potato and Corn Chowder
This is a deliciously cozy soup that makes a great weekday lunch – or the perfect Sunday dinner, served along with steamed Brussels sprouts, a huge green salad, and a loaf of crusty whole grain bread.
Creamy, chunky, great … Read more
Easy Power Bowl
The perfect time to renew your commitment to taking care of yourself is always NOW, right? Adding more fresh, whole-food plant-based meals to your menu is a great place to start.
And this is an easy one. Just assemble any … Read more
Cauliflower Tofu Scramble
This cauliflower tofu scramble is a wonderful way to start the day. It’s very versatile – great as a savory-filled Ezekiel tortilla, and terrific over baked (or mashed) potatoes. I promise, this will come in handy day after day, for … Read more
Feel-Better-Fast Veggie Lentil Soup
When my next door neighbor told me that her husband had COVID last week, I made a pot of this soup to take over for them. She reported a day or two later that her husband seemed to suddenly begin … Read more
Afternoon Affogato (Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free)
This lovely afternoon pick-me-up feels like such a special splurge. It’s beyond delicious!
Yet it’s blissfully guilt-free, dairy-free, and even sugar free, too! Amazing really.
I use a Nespresso machine for the espresso shot, but if you don’t make espresso … Read more