Roasted Garlic Spinach Artichoke Dip

When I think of traditional Spinach Artichoke Dips, I think of deliciousness, but also think of the very high fat content.  There’s just so much cheese, and then, cream cheese, and maybe, probably, sometimes, sour cream?!  I wanted to come up with a plant based variety that didn’t just swap out the package of dairy cheese for…

Pulled Shiitake Mushrooms with Homemade Brandy BBQ Sauce

It seems like portobello mushrooms are all the rage in the summer time, while shiitake mushrooms get the cold shoulder.  And, I get it.  Personally, I equate shiitake mushrooms with immunity boosting soups (Exhibit A.  Exhibit B.), and cooler temperatures.  But recently, I found myself thinking about their texture and flavor, especially dried shiitake mushrooms….

Cucumber Cantaloupe Salad

Light and refreshing, this salad is the definition of summer.  Fresh cantaloupe, crisp cucumber, mint, lemon, and rich macadamia nuts.  Perfect as a cookout side or lazy, hot evenings when cooking is the last thing you want to do!  The best parts… the way mint works with cantaloupe, the refreshing cucumber mingling with lemon and salt,…

Grilled Beet Salad

A friend of mine, who is a clinical dietitian and lover of beets, would change everything I thought I knew about beets.  And namely, I thought that I hated them.  She hosted us for dinner, and made some amazing beet burgers from scratch.  While everything was grilling she told me about how beets were one…

Kickin’ Black and White Bean Burgers

This recipe is easy, delicious, gluten free, dairy free and soy free!  If you’re hosting a cookout and want to please the crowd, these are the burgers for you!  Now, it’s true; you could open a box of vegan burgers and throw them on the grill, but then, you’d be missing out.  There’s something about…

Chipotle Tempeh Kebabs

I love chipotle peppers—their spiciness and their smokiness. And, this delicious tempeh marinade pays tribute to the chipotle pepper and all it’s amazing synergy with lime, agave, garlic, cilantro, and soy sauce! This marinade is very easy to make, and just takes a little bit of patience to allow all the flavors to develop. I…

Grilled BBQ Soy Curl Quesadillas

If you are a follower of the blog, you know how much I love grilling and soy curls.  This super easy recipe brings the two worlds together. BBQ sauce, soy curls, green peppers, red pepper, red onion and a healthy amount of plant based cheese sandwiched between two fresh tortillas, toasted to perfection and topped…

Grilled Peach Salad

Growing up in the US’s Midwest, I was spoiled every summer with Southern Illinois peaches.  They were bigger than a softball and incredibly juicy.  So sweet, so perfect.  If you could stand to turn on the oven, they made such an incredible peach-raspberry cobbler. But this post isn’t about dessert, it’s about making an unbelievably…