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, … 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

Ethiopian Lentil Soup

Ethiopian Lentil Soup

Berbere Spice Blend, an Ethiopian combination of flavors, defines this wonderful soup. It’s a mixture of paprika, red chile powder, chile flakes, sea salt, fenugreek, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, cumin, allspice, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, onion, clove, and garlic, and it … Continue reading

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

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

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

Best Split Pea Soup

Best Split Pea Soup

This recipe has a long history, and goes back several decades. My mom made a wonderful split pea soup, and when I was growing up, it was always one of my favorites. She would top it with “buttered toast squares” … 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

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: 125 Delectable Vegan Recipes for Kale, Collards, Arugula, Bok Choy, and other Leafy Veggies Everyone Loves. Nava’s … Continue reading

Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup

This wonderful soup in all its comforting glory is one of my all-time favorites. So very good on a cold night with a warm loaf of crusty bread, sometimes I serve this with little mix-ins on the side, like petite … Continue reading