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

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 colors … 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