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

Lasagne Minestrone

Lasagne Minestrone

This one pot dish is a comforting cross between Minestrone Soup and a hearty pan of Lasagne, with vegetables, white beans, lasagna noodles, and greens. All of these wonderful ingredients cook together in a flavorful, rich tomato broth, and it’s … Continue reading

Smoky White Bean and Potato Stew, and Book Review: The Vegan 8 (100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made with 8 Ingredients or Less)

Smoky White Bean and Potato Stew, and Book Review: The Vegan 8 (100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made with 8 Ingredients or Less)

The Vegan 8 cookbook, from author Brandi Doming, is finally available, and it’s lovely, with striking ideas for breakfast, snacks, dinners, sauces, and desserts, and each one representing the author’s commitment to utilizing 8 ingredients or less – not counting salt, pepper, … Continue reading

Curried Cauliflower Stew

Curried Cauliflower Stew

Here we are in the middle of winter. So, after a long hard day, who wouldn’t love to come home to a steaming bowl of soul-soothing Curried Cauliflower Stew? This intoxicating curry serves up amazing flavor complexity, and yet is really straightforward … Continue reading

Creamy Vegetable Soup with Collards and Chickpeas

Creamy Vegetable Soup with Collards and Chickpeas

Oh my goodness, this Creamy Vegetable Soup is just about the best thing in the world, especially on a snowy winter’s night. It’s my spin on a 10-Spice Vegetable Soup with Cashew Cream created by Angela Liddon (from ohsheglows.com). I was inspired by … 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

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

Dominican Chapea Vegetable Stew

Dominican Chapea Vegetable Stew

I recently came across a recipe for Dominican Chapea, in the wonderful new The China Study Cookbook by LeAnne Campbell. I had never heard of this dish before, but it looked right up my alley. I did a little research, and … Continue reading

Best Veggie Chili

Best Veggie Chili

Preparing soups and stews is so therapeutic, and one of my favorite comfort foods during Michigan’s coldest months is this three-bean chili. Not only is this chili spicy, it’s layered with deep, satisfying flavor. It’s probably even better the next … Continue reading