Roasted Garlic Spinach Artichoke Dip

Traditional spinach artichoke dip is loaded with cheese, cream cheese, and sometimes, even sour cream. This vegan roasted garlic spinach artichoke dip takes inspiration from the classic appetizer, but it is not meant to be a perfect copycat. Instead, it depends a lot less on vegan dairy products to bring the flavor, and a lot…

Slow Cooker Lemon-Thyme Soy Curls

This vegan slow cooker recipe makes delicious lemony soy curls that can be incorporated into a grain bowl, a pasta dish, or within a salad.   Personally, I like to make a whole grain bowl with it–barley, roasted cauliflower with lemon-tahini sauce, olives, and topped it with some za’atar.  If you are gluten free, substitute quinoa…

Lemon Garlic Herb Tofu Skewers

Fresh chives, dill, flat leaf parsley, lemon zest, garlic cloves, and a touch of jalapeño bring this marinade to LIFE.  When I think of tofu marinades, I usually think of soy sauce or BBQ.  I don’t often think of fresh herbs, lemon and garlic, and that’s a shame, because it works together so nicely with…

Panzanella Primavera

This panzanella salad is savory from the garlic and shallots, tangy from the lemon, a bit smokey from the tempeh bacon, a bit herbaceous from the arugula, and with the slightest sweetness from the grape tomatoes.   The textures are awesome–crispy tempeh bacon, toasted bread that’s soaked up just a bit of the dressing, so…

Mediterranean Chickpea Eggplant Salad

Recently, I asked one of my friends, “If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?”  I was very surprised to hear, “Eggplant.”  Despite the fact that I eat baba ghannooj daily (I’m looking at you Al-Amir!), I don’t think of eggplants very often.  They are flavor…

Cauliflower Pistachio Orzo Salad

It is definitely spring!  Walking the dog this morning, the trees are fully in bloom, and the bulb flowers have come up.  The birds are chirping.  With the rain of winter moving behind us, the people of the US’s Pacific Northwest come out to play.  Friendly neighbors smile and wave.   All this great weather…

Lemon Artichoke Asparagus Soup

For a time, we lived close to California’s Monterey Bay.  After a long day of hiking, we would stop off at one of the roadside artichoke farms for fried artichokes.  There is nothing like the smell of the beach, the fog rolling in, and the taste of farm fresh artichokes.   Since moving to the…