Unstuffed Cabbage

Unstuffed Cabbage

Outstanding on a cold night, this recipe is deeply satisfying and delicious – but without all the work of traditional stuffed cabbage. Of course it’s fully vegan, plant-based, and oil free. I make this in a pressure cooker, but I’m … Continue reading

Holiday Pilaf

Holiday Pilaf

This dish is deliciously festive, yet really easy to assemble. It was a hit this week in our holiday cooking class, and I’m serving it again when our out of town guests arrive. These harvest flavors marry together beautifully, and the … Continue reading

Brown Rice and Black Beans Molé

Brown Rice and Black Beans Molé

Our annual family reunion took us to the Hudson Valley in upstate New York this summer, and it was here, on one of the very hottest days of the year that we headed to Gaskins, in Germantown – a family-owned … Continue reading

Brown Rice Bowl with Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream Sauce

Brown Rice Bowl with Smoky Roasted Red Pepper Cashew Cream Sauce

This special rice bowl is topped with a truly unusual sauce. The red pepper and smoked paprika are the stars here, but all of the ingredients in combination support the balance of sweet, sour, savory, hot, and smoky. It’s rich and creamy, … Continue reading

Creamy Apple Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Creamy Apple Cinnamon Rice Pudding

Although Rice Pudding is usually served for dessert, I recently created this scrumptious version for one of my clients to enjoy for breakfast. I simmered leftover brown rice in coconut milk, along with apples, cinnamon, and maple syrup. It was … Continue reading

Brown Rice and Black Beans in Homemade Green Salsa with Cilantro and Lime

Brown Rice and Black Beans in Homemade Green Salsa with Cilantro and Lime

This past weekend, I made burritos filled with this simple combination of black beans and brown rice, simmered in a zesty homemade green salsa. Fresh cilantro and lime juice make this sauce just a little unusual, and really delicious. Although the non-cilantro folks at home … 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

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

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

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

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

Fresh Endive with Rice and Greens

Fresh Endive with Rice and Greens

Do you say N-dive and ON-deeve? According to California Endive Farms, there actually is a difference. Curly Endive, pronounced N-dive, is a wilder member of the chicory family resembling escarole, and is grown outdoors. California or Belgian Endive, on the … Continue reading