Brown Rice and Black Beans Molé

Brown Rice and Black Beans Molé

Our annual family reunion took us to the Hudson Valley in upstate New York this summer, and it was here, on one of the very hottest days of the year that we headed to Gaskins, in Germantown – a family-owned … Continue reading

Spicy Tempeh Skillet with Red Cabbage, Black Beans, and Sweet Potatoes

Spicy Tempeh Skillet with Red Cabbage, Black Beans, and Sweet Potatoes

Tempeh is a family favorite for us, with its uniquely firm and chewy texture that holds up so very well to roasting, grilling, or sautéing. This Tempeh Skillet creates a hearty backdrop to red cabbage, black beans, greens, and sweet potatoes, and … Continue reading

Roasted Beet and Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Beet and Roasted Garlic Hummus

Recently, I started creating my own beet hummus, and my daughter and I have fallen in love with this. It’s creamy and deeply flavorful, and we’re enjoying it with raw vegetables (of course), on sprouted grain toast, in salad wraps, over … Continue reading

Easy Seven-Layer Tex-Mex Dip

Easy Seven-Layer Tex-Mex Dip

This simple Seven Layer Dip and celebrations of all kinds are made for each other. My very favorite way to serve this is in pretty little glasses, but if short of time, just spread ingredients one layer at a time in … 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, pepper, … 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

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

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