Asian Orzo Pasta Salad

Inspired by Asian flavors, this recipe makes a good warm dish or cold pasta salad. After having time to sit overnight in the fridge, I thought it tasted even better. It uses few ingredients, and is easy to execute. It works well for a cookout, picnic, road trip cooler, camping trip, simple meal, or lunch….

Edamame Kale Slaw with Orange Sesame Dressing

Edamame, kale, green cabbage, carrots, sliced almonds, and a sweet, sour, umami dressing.  It makes a delicious, refreshing slaw!  Everyday, I try to make sure that I get a good mix of plant protein, carbohydrates, and fats.  Tonight, I made a meal that was heavy on carbohydrates and lacking in any obvious plant based protein, so…

Coconut Lemongrass Tofu Soup

This recipe is inspired by one of my very favorite Thai soups, tom kha.  While tom kha soup is totally delicious, it isn’t always plant based.  I cut the fat using lite coconut milk.  I created a rounder flavor by adding dulse seaweed and fake chicken broth.  Some of the elements remain the same–galangal root, lemongrass,…

Bok Choy Shiitake Soup

Sometimes, you want a brothy, comforting soup.  Today’s recipe relies on red miso, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and scallions to create a memorable meal.   When I was growing up, we never bought vegetable broth or bouillon.  We would finish a dish by adding miso at the end of cooking.  For a time,…