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

Tex-Mex Breakfast Pizza

Tex-Mex Breakfast Pizza

This is one of my favorite savory breakfasts! In fact, I could have this same thing for any meal of the day. It hits just about every button for me…crispy, creamy, a little spicy, colorful, rich satisfying flavors, loads of … Continue reading

Red Lentil and Black Bean Soup

Red Lentil and Black Bean Soup

I think a delicious bowl of hot soup makes the perfect meal, any time of year. Soup is just such good food, and this one is simple to prepare, and truly delectable over mashed potatoes. I especially love how the squeeze of … Continue reading

Curried Sweet Potato, Eggplant, and Quinoa Tagine

Curried Sweet Potato, Eggplant, and Quinoa Tagine

This flavorful dish is my very uncomplicated version of a complex North African vegetable tagine. Tagines are savory Moroccan stews prepared by slow cooking in a shallow cooking dish with a conical lid, and both the cookware itself, and the stews … 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

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

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

Fabulous Beet Burgers

Fabulous Beet Burgers

I made these burgers last night, and they were amazing! I feel compelled to add here (in case you can identify) that I don’t even like beets. Actually, no one in our family is a fan of beets, yet everyone loved … Continue reading

Salad Wraps with Beans and Greens

Salad Wraps with Beans and Greens

Is your brown bag lunch routine ready for a shake-up? Try this whole-grain veggie roll-up, full of plant-based nutrition, for a brand new perspective on your entire afternoon. Serving up protein, fiber, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc, … 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