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

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 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

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

Mediterranean Summer Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Summer Pasta Salad

Sometimes you’re looking for the perfect salad to bring to a summer barbecue or potluck, or an easy lunch for family and friends at home. Here you go. Full of fresh basil and Roma tomatoes, plus hearty whole grain pasta, … Continue reading

Spaghetti and Non-Meatballs

Spaghetti and Non-Meatballs

Once upon a time, when I first became vegan, I expected I’d miss the kind of pasta sauce my mom used to make – the kind I made too, with ground beef in it. Funny how things change over time. … 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

Baked Stuffed Pasta

Baked Stuffed Pasta

Every year, long before the holidays approach, I picture endless hours of leisurely family fun. Yet I’m somehow always surprised that our holiday season seems at least as rushed and over-scheduled as it is relaxing. This Baked Stuffed Pasta recipe … Continue reading