Brown Rice and Black Beans in Homemade Green Salsa with Cilantro and Lime

Brown Rice and Black Beans in Homemade Green Salsa with Cilantro and Lime

This past weekend, I made burritos filled with this simple combination of black beans and brown rice, simmered in a zesty homemade green salsa. Fresh cilantro and lime juice make this sauce just a little unusual, and really delicious. Although the non-cilantro folks at home … Continue reading

Spicy Black Beans and Greens over Rice

Spicy Black Beans and Greens over Rice

Here we are, well into January, the month that promises a fresh start after holiday indulging. Yet, many of us truly struggle to get on track (or stay on track), and if this sounds painfully familiar, you have lots of company. … Continue reading

Spicy Green Beans with Shallots, Garlic, and Ginger

Spicy Green Beans with Shallots, Garlic, and Ginger

I was inspired to make Spicy Green Beans one night when my kids convinced my husband to order Chinese cuisine from a nearby restaurant. I wanted to enjoy the same wonderful flavors they were about to have, but I also insisted on … Continue reading

Breakfast Skillet Hash

Breakfast Skillet Hash

We’re planning a family brunch at our house this Sunday, and that’s probably my favorite of all meals to host. Once again we’ll have a table filled with vegan and non-vegan palates, so I’m going to serve this dish. I … Continue reading

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Sweet Corn and White Beans

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Sweet Corn and White Beans

I cannot seem to get enough butternut squash this time of year. I’m roasting it with onions, adding it to stews, and mixing it into risottos. This soup is my newest obsession (thank you for the inspiration, lowfatvegan.com), and just my style…easy, … Continue reading

Spaghetti and Non-Meatballs

Spaghetti and Non-Meatballs

Once upon a time, when I first became vegan, I expected I’d miss the kind of pasta sauce my mom used to make – the kind I made too, with ground beef in it. Funny how things change over time. … Continue reading

Winter Stew with Potatoes, Barley, and Lentils

Winter Stew with Potatoes, Barley, and Lentils

My father-in-law was reminiscing a few years ago about a family dish his mom used to make when he was a little boy. It was a stew, he recalled in great detail, with beef, beans, and root vegetables. He posed … Continue reading

Spicy Tomato Soup with Orzo

Spicy Tomato Soup with Orzo

The last few weeks of summer are upon us, and as the evenings start to get cooler, my thoughts always turn to the simple pleasures of making a big pot of soup. During the week, preparation time for many of … Continue reading

Vegetable Vindaloo

Vegetable Vindaloo

Sometimes dinner is just so good, you can hardly wait for leftovers the next day. This is one of those recipes. Vegetable Vindaloo is a spicy Indian curry, which derives from a Portuguese dish flavored with wine and garlic. Indian … Continue reading

Italian Escarole and Potato Soup

Italian Escarole and Potato Soup

Last night I made this delicious springtime Italian Escarole and Potato Soup, based on Nava Atlas’ recipe from her inspiring book, Wild About Greens. Nava’s book is a tremendous resource, bursting with brilliant ways to eat more greens, as most of … Continue reading

Breakfast Tofu and Bean Burritos

Breakfast Tofu and Bean Burritos

My slow cooker and I have been pretty good friends for a long time, but I’m head-over-heals in love with it now, thanks to Kathy Hester’s newest book, Vegan Slow Cooking for Two or Just for You. As a fan … Continue reading

Dominican Chapea Vegetable Stew

Dominican Chapea Vegetable Stew

I recently came across a recipe for Dominican Chapea, in the wonderful new China Study Cookbook by LeAnne Campbell. I had never heard of this dish before, but it looked right up my alley. I did a little research, and … Continue reading