Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Arugula Pesto Pasta

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Arugula Pesto Pasta

Flavor-packed and dramatic, this is a jazzy dish that’s perfect for guests, yet easy enough for a great family dinner. An easy arugula pesto is tossed with cooked pasta and loads of oven-roasted shallots, zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes. The flavorful … Continue reading

Vegan Mac and Cheese Perfection

Vegan Mac and Cheese Perfection

This cheesy vegan pasta…well…I think it’s so heavenly that I had to name it accordingly. The cream sauce is magical, made with a blended mixture of cashews, roasted red peppers, and grilled onions. It’s addictively comforting, and absolutely delicious. It’s … 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

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

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

Pasta Primavera Alfredo

Pasta Primavera Alfredo

Mmmm…so delicious. My newest favorite. Colorful freshly sautéed vegetables over warm pasta, smothered in a luxurious, creamy Alfredo sauce. An outstanding dish. Trust me, you’ll want seconds. PASTA PRIMAVERA ALFREDO Alfredo Sauce 3/4 cup raw cashews 1 cup nondairy milk 1 cup … Continue reading

Creamy Vegetable Soup with Collards and Chickpeas

Creamy Vegetable Soup with Collards and Chickpeas

Oh my goodness, this Creamy Vegetable Soup is just about the best thing in the world, especially on a snowy winter’s night. It’s my spin on a 10-Spice Vegetable Soup with Cashew Cream created by Angela Liddon (from ohsheglows.com). I was inspired by … 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

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

Curried Rice with Almonds, Peas, and Carrots

Curried Rice with Almonds, Peas, and Carrots

This simple curried rice has become a staple in my kitchen. The onion and curry magically transform leftover rice and frozen vegetables into a ridiculously easy meal. I like that this dish is colorful, flavorful, and very budget-friendly. But I love that … Continue reading