Pulled Jackfruit in Spicy BBQ Sauce

Pulled Jackfruit in Spicy BBQ Sauce

Not for me. That’s been my response (until now) to jackfruit, the trendy meat alternative that has even omnivores talking. But now, I get it! Jackfruit, as you may know, is an enormous fruit (like a huge spiky watermelon) that’s … Continue reading

Easy Ancho Chili Lentil Tostadas

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 effort. … 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

Lasagne Minestrone

Lasagne Minestrone

This one pot dish is a comforting cross between Minestrone Soup and a hearty pan of Lasagne, with vegetables, white beans, lasagna noodles, and greens. All of these wonderful ingredients cook together in a flavorful, rich tomato broth, and it’s … Continue reading

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.