When my next door neighbor told me that her husband had COVID last week, I made a pot of this soup to take over for them. She reported a day or two later that her husband seemed to suddenly begin … Read more
Hearty Lentil Soup with Butternut Squash and Red Cabbage (Pressure Cooker)
The evenings are chilly again, with days that are noticeably shorter already. I don’t even know how summer flew by so fast, but fall is upon us in earnest here in Michigan.
And that makes it soup season.
I had … Read more
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 … Read more
Easy Ancho Chili Lentil Tostadas
Tostadas (toasted tortillas) are one of my favorite meals – for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, so I’m endlessly exploring new variations. This version marries ancho chili with fresh lime juice for a little extra kick, but with very little extra … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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 … Read more
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.… Read more
Perfect Lentil Soup with Mashed Potatoes
This soup is rich and flavorful, and hits the spot on these cold, dark nights. I recently served this with little scoops of mashed potatoes in the bowls. It was heavenly – and a very big hit with our non-vegan … Read more
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 … Read more