Sweet and Creamy Cabbage and Apple Slaw

Sweet and Creamy Cabbage and Apple Slaw

YUM! This is my new favorite slaw, sweetened with apples, and delightfully delicious! It may very well be the best slaw I have ever tasted, and the dressing is pretty much miraculous, made with raisins and cashews, making it both sweet … Continue reading

Vegan Kale Caesar Salad with Polenta Croutons

Vegan Kale Caesar Salad with Polenta Croutons

Vegan-ized Caesar dressing! This is big! I mean, Breaking News big – at least in my house. Since I became vegan about 10 years ago, Caesar Salad has probably been my single most-lamented, yearned-for recipe. But Caesar Salad is back … Continue reading

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

Roasted Beet and Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted Beet and Roasted Garlic Hummus

Recently, I started creating my own beet hummus, and my daughter and I have fallen in love with this. It’s creamy and deeply flavorful, and we’re enjoying it with raw vegetables (of course), on sprouted grain toast, in salad wraps, over … Continue reading

Easy Ancho Chili Lentil Tostadas

Easy Ancho Chili Lentil Tostadas

Tostadas (toasted tortillas) are one of my favorite meals – for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, so I’m endlessly exploring new variations. This version marries ancho chili with fresh lime juice for a little extra kick, but with very little extra effort. … Continue reading

Curried Sweet Potato, Eggplant, and Quinoa Tagine

Curried Sweet Potato, Eggplant, and Quinoa Tagine

This flavorful dish is my very uncomplicated version of a complex North African vegetable tagine. Tagines are savory Moroccan stews prepared by slow cooking in a shallow cooking dish with a conical lid, and both the cookware itself, and the stews … Continue reading

Simple Salad with Radicchio, Hazelnuts, and Vegan Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Simple Salad with Radicchio, Hazelnuts, and Vegan Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

A vegan buttermilk ranch dressing – that’s whole-food, plant based – and delicous? Yes, yes, and yes. This creamy dressing might be the answer you’ve been looking for all this time. It’s become a favorite at our house. This time … Continue reading

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Arugula Pesto Pasta

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables with Arugula Pesto Pasta

Flavor-packed and dramatic, this is a jazzy dish that’s perfect for guests, yet easy enough for a great family dinner. An easy arugula pesto is tossed with cooked pasta and loads of oven-roasted shallots, zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes. The flavorful … Continue reading

Summer Corn and Potato Salad

Summer Corn and Potato Salad

I love potatoes so much that I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy them. Here’s my current whole-food, plant-based summery potato salad. It’s simple, oil-free, and entirely delicious. Celery and red bell pepper brighten each bite with a little bit of … Continue reading

Easy Tex-Mex Potatoes

Easy Tex-Mex Potatoes

June is shaping up to be a scorcher, and about the last thing I feel like doing in this sweltering heat is making the kitchen any hotter, and that’s where these Tex-Mex Potatoes come in. A few very simple ingredients, … 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

Ethiopian Lentil Soup

Ethiopian Lentil Soup

Berbere Spice Blend, an Ethiopian combination of flavors, defines this wonderful soup. It’s a mixture of paprika, red chile powder, chile flakes, sea salt, fenugreek, ginger, black pepper, cardamom, cumin, allspice, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, onion, clove, and garlic, and it … Continue reading