I love mayo unlike a lot of people, so the pic from this recipe from createmindfully.com caught my eye. It looked like a hearty chicken salad sandwich -- except it was vegan. I doubted a mixture of tahini and mashed chickpeas could taste like chicken salad but I was wrong! When everything blended together, it … Continue reading Chickpea Almond Salad
Are you a lasagna person? I ate my fair share of lasagna growing up. The traditional type with lots of rich creamy ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan. Later on I was perfectly content with a lower fat recipe using cottage cheese from an early favorite cookbook, Quick & Healthy Recipes. And then I saw this recipe … Continue reading Vegan Lasagna?
This Thanksgiving will be unusual, with Covid-19 causing most of us to trim our gatherings in half or less. It's a bummer but we've been cloistered for most of the year already, postponing vacations and other travel, so maybe mentally we're prepared? Still, I love the holiday season and plan to do everything else I … Continue reading Maple Dijon Tempeh with Roasted Fall Vegetables
Whatever's in my supermarket produce aisle inspires my next dish—this time it was large, perfectly round portobello mushroom caps. I know some people hate mushrooms, maybe a texture thing, but I grew up eating them. My mom often had a bowl of dried mushrooms soaking in its brown liquid that she'd toss into a vegetable … Continue reading Stuffed Portobellos
I try to fit in some meal prep on Sundays for the upcoming week, like prepping vegetables, baking marinated tofu or tempeh, or cooking a batch of whole grains. I'm always grateful during the week when I can quickly heat up a comforting homemade meal. But there are some weekends I don’t feel like meal … Continue reading Super Easy Vegan Weeknight Meal
I admit upfront that I've never made risotto from scratch. Does it count that I've salivated when watching television chefs cook and plate it? It's a comfort-food type of rice dish, using a sticky short grain white rice that is constantly stirred to release its starch, developing a silky creamy texture. A bit bored with … Continue reading Farro Risotto