Perfect Plant-Based Thanksgiving Menu

Perfect Plant-Based Thanksgiving Menu

Surrounded by family and a kitchen filled with delicious flavors, Thanksgiving has long been at the top of my favorite holidays list. But it’s not without challenges. If you host guests who aren’t vegan, like we do, you know that pleasing … Continue reading

Arugula and Roasted Beet Salad with Cream Cheese, Dates, and Raw Pistachios

Arugula and Roasted Beet Salad with Cream Cheese, Dates, and Raw Pistachios

This salad is beyond delicious. Until recently, I haven’t used (or liked) beets much, other than in my Fabulous Beet Burgers, which I completely adore. Now, I actually LIKE beets! I know, this is shocking news to me, too, but … 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

Pan-Steamed Broccolini with Toasted Pistachios

Pan-Steamed Broccolini with Toasted Pistachios

Two ingredients (plus seasonings). It’s a combination that’s almost magical…tender, crunchy, salty, slightly bitter, and just a tad smoky. Ridiculously easy, and oh so good! In case you aren’t acquainted with broccolini, it’s similar to broccoli. But broccolini has smaller florets, with stems … Continue reading

Mashed Potato Stacks with Mixed Greens

Mashed Potato Stacks with Mixed Greens

Mashed potatoes with mixed greens are meant for each other. Such simple ingredients, but they are somehow far from ordinary when combined. Greens and potatoes are so satisfying and extraordinarily nutritious that they make their way onto my plate almost daily. But my potatoes and … Continue reading

Miso Soup

Miso Soup

I suspect there are almost as many ways to make Miso Soup as there are people who make Miso Soup. Made with fermented soybeans and barley or rice, miso is thought to be one of the most protective of super foods. Its enzymes and microorganisms … Continue reading

Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Vegetable Medley

Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Vegetable Medley

Simple is good. SO good! But that’s only part of the reason I’m loving quinoa for easy weeknight meals these days. Quinoa has great texture and a wonderful nutty flavor. It’s loaded with protein, and a nice source of minerals like iron and … Continue reading

Ratatouille Flatbread Pizza

Ratatouille Flatbread Pizza

My mom began making ratatouille when I was a young girl, and I remember it was unlike anything she usually served and I wasn’t really sure if it was supposed to be a side dish, a condiment, filling, or topping. Turns out that this lovely stew … Continue reading

Roasted Carrots, Potatoes, and Onions (Oil-Free)

Roasted Carrots, Potatoes, and Onions (Oil-Free)

This is a favorite of mine. I never get over how good these vegetables are. I’m pretty sure they remind me of the pot roasts my mom used to make, and even then, the richly flavored carrots and potatoes were the … 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

Spinach and Kale Salad with Pecans, Dried Cherries, and Maple Citrus Dressing

Spinach and Kale Salad with Pecans, Dried Cherries, and Maple Citrus Dressing

Which do you think is more nutritious, spinach or kale? Most people might guess kale, but according to an article in The Huffington Post (Kale vs. Spinach: Which Is Healthier?), both are “very healthy choices. Kale might have the edge … Continue reading

Ginger Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry with Spicy Tofu

Ginger Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry with Spicy Tofu

This time of the year, nobody wants to be stuck in the kitchen when we could be outside savoring precious hours of extra daylight. But alas, someone has to make dinner, and that someone is usually me. This scrumptious stir … Continue reading