Gnocchi with Cannellini Beans, Tomatoes, and Spinach

When I am tight on time, this is one of my favorite meals.  It is quick, easy, and hearty.  And it has…drum roll…7 ingredients, including the salt!  Sometimes, simple is best, and leave it to Italian food to perfectly showcase this maxim.   Now, if you want to make it more complicated, that’s entirely up…

Butternut Squash and Spinach Soup

Butternut squash, spinach, sage, celery, onion, and garlic. This is a savory soup that’s perfect for the cooler months of the year.  Not only that, it cooks up fast, especially if you use frozen butternut squash.  The entire soup leaves you wanting more, and that’s the sign of a hit!  As a variation, stir in 1 cup…

White Bean Jackfruit Chili

As the kiddos go back to school, I can’t help but think of chili.  It tastes great on it’s own, or loaded up with non-dairy sour cream, scallions, avocado, or with a bit of shredded non-dairy cheese.  For the contrast in textures, I like a few crushed tortilla chips in mine.   For this recipe, I…

Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Harissa Dressing

This recipe works well roasted in the oven or cooked out on the grill.  I love the way the harissa dressing mingles with the carrots, red onions, chickpeas and garlic.  Served on a bed of quinoa and topped with fresh mint and parsley, it is sure to delight! Harissa is a hot chili pepper paste…

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….

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…

The Green Jersey Burrito

Without Fabio Aru competing in the Tour de France this year, we’ve gotten behind Slovak star, Peter Sagan.  Or I should say, I have gotten behind Peter Sagan, because my husband has always liked him.  Sagan’s a beast, especially when it comes to sprinting.  He is fun to watch!  Plus, when he makes his way to…