Holiday Lentil Bolognese

Holiday Lentil Bolognese

This Lentil Bolognese is my newest go-to pasta sauce, with chunks of sautéed vegetables, hearty lentils, and a jalapeño kick that together elevate plain tomato sauce into a rich, company-worthy meal. Serve this over whole grain pasta for a delicious dining … Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Muffin Cups

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Muffin Cups

If you have extra canned pumpkin on hand after Thanksgiving, you’re going to thank me. Here’s another healthy and delicious way to create a lovely breakfast or snack with pumpkin and whole rolled oats. Amazingly, these are sweetened only with fruit, … Continue reading

Perfect Plant-Based Thanksgiving Menu

Perfect Plant-Based Thanksgiving Menu

Surrounded by family and a kitchen filled with delicious flavors, Thanksgiving has long been at the top of my favorite holidays list. But it’s not without challenges. If you host guests who aren’t vegan, like we do, you know that pleasing … Continue reading

Cinnamon Applesauce Donuts

Cinnamon Applesauce Donuts

I made these three times this week. Yep, three times. They’re soft and chewy and scrumptious and easy, and pretty much perfect. We (my husband, our 2 kids, and I) can’t get over them. I’d have to add these to … Continue reading

Cremini Mushroom Sauce with Shallots and Madeira Wine

Cremini Mushroom Sauce with Shallots and Madeira Wine

One of my clients asked if I might create a cremini mushroom sauce for her to use over baked potatoes and pasta. Well. Full disclosure. I’m not a huge mushroom fan. Quite the contrary. So this one is for you, Laura. ; … Continue reading

Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies with Banana-Date Frosting

Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies with Banana-Date Frosting

Holidays and special occasions seem to conjure up thoughts of guilt-inducing, artery-damaging foods, but isn’t a celebration more reason than ever to create and share wonderful recipes that may actually promote vibrant good health? With the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day around the corner, we can challenge ourselves … Continue reading

Meatloaf and Mashed Potato Cupcakes

Meatloaf and Mashed Potato Cupcakes

These scrumptious bites will tempt vegans and non-vegans of all ages. They’re individual meatless meatloaf cupcakes, frosted with creamy mashed potatoes – and festive for parties, fun for kids, and adorable as appetizers. MEATLOAF AND MASHED POTATO CUPCAKES Inspired by … Continue reading

Creamy Tomato and Fresh Basil Pasta Sauce

Creamy Tomato and Fresh Basil Pasta Sauce

We think this pasta sauce is pretty outstanding, and each time I serve this to guests, I’m asked for the recipe. Our dinner party last weekend was no exception. It’s very simple really, and perfect for the holidays. The creamy element comes from … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Holiday Bark

Dark Chocolate Holiday Bark

This holiday bark is really easy to make, and just as good as it looks. Serve after a special dinner – or wrap as holiday gifts, tied together with a pretty ribbon to send home with your guests. DARK CHOCOLATE HOLIDAY BARK 5 ounces … Continue reading

Fresh Raw Cranberry Sauce

Fresh Raw Cranberry Sauce

This is THE best cranberry sauce I have ever had. It’s not the traditional type, because it isn’t cooked. So it’s a little crisp, a little sweet, a little tart, and oh-so-good. It’s the absolute easiest too, and even the … Continue reading

Baked Pumpkin Pudding Pie

Baked Pumpkin Pudding Pie

My mom used to make THE most amazing Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, the finest in all the land… She used to tell us that it was the same pumpkin pie that Mamie Eisenhower served in the White House. (Does anyone else … Continue reading

Creamy Double Potato Bake with Jalapeños, Bell Peppers, and Corn

Creamy Double Potato Bake with Jalapeños, Bell Peppers, and Corn

This colorful potato dish is amazingly flavorful, thanks to a zippy jalapeño and cashew cream sauce. It’s also divinely creamy, and I could probably eat the whole thing by myself if only I had the room. The truth is that this potato … Continue reading