Red Lentil and Black Bean Soup

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 squeeze of … 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

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

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

Risotto with Fresh Asparagus and Baby Peas

Risotto with Fresh Asparagus and Baby Peas

” We get such a prolonged dose of winter in Michigan, that by the time spring does arrive, we have really earned it. After root vegetables for months on end, at last it’s time for a fresh palette of new … Continue reading

Spicy Chana Masala

Spicy Chana Masala

Chana Masala is the name of a slightly spicy chickpea stew, and also refers to the name of the complex spice blend used to make that dish. A big thank-you goes to my sister-in-law Janet, for sharing her recipe with … Continue reading