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

Creamy Avocado Sauce with Fresh Basil and Lime

Creamy Avocado Sauce with Fresh Basil and Lime

I’ve been looking for shortcuts in the kitchen now that it’s hot outside, and this recipe has been a dream come true. Who doesn’t like a sauce made with just a few fresh ingredients that requires no cooking? This is it…a loose interpretation … Continue reading

Creamy Vegetable Lasagne

Creamy Vegetable Lasagne

OMG. SO GOOD! And that pretty much sums it up. This recipe requires a few more steps than many, because there’s no way around it…we need lots of layers. Starting with a great red sauce and cooked whole grain pasta, we’ll be … Continue reading

Veggie Medley Marinara over Red Wine Pasta

Veggie Medley Marinara over Red Wine Pasta

For a little extra drama (the good kind) around your table this holiday season, try serving this spectacular dish. Spoiler alert – your pasta is about to turn vividly reddish-purple, and it’s a bit of a show stopper. My daughter and I recently … Continue reading

Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice

This may be one of the best dishes I’ve ever made. So good. Allow me to point out that it is not actually “fried” in the traditional sense. No oil was harmed in the making of this recipe. But it is … 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

Shortcut Brown Rice Risotto with Caramelized Onions, Butternut Squash, and Broccoli

Shortcut Brown Rice Risotto with Caramelized Onions, Butternut Squash, and Broccoli

Warm risotto is classic comfort food, and perfect on a chilly autumn evening. Traditionally, risotto is known for its signature creaminess, and made that way with white Arborio rice. This healthy departure from classic risotto is not even close to … Continue reading

Indonesian Peanut Sauté

Indonesian Peanut Sauté

Longtime readers of Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen may remember a recipe for Thai Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce that I wrote about two years ago. It remains one of my most requested recipes, but today it’s getting a mini makeover. … 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

Creamy Pasta with Baby Peas

Creamy Pasta with Baby Peas

People often say to me, “I could never be vegan. I love cheese too much.” I get that, because when I was a new vegan, my husband referred to me as a recovering cheese-aholic. It was true. I had a history … 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