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

Roasted Butternut Squash and Onions

Roasted Butternut Squash and Onions

January signals a new beginning, when we’re ready to hit the reset button for a fresh start. While many of us have a New Year’s resolution or two to get to busy with, some of us would rather hibernate for … Continue reading

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.