Spinach and Fennel Sourdough Stuffing

This recipe is incredibly flavorful and savory.  It’s perfect for a cold winter’s night or a holiday celebration.  The ingredients are a break from what I think of as traditional US holiday stuffing–carrots, celery, onion, and stuffing mix seasoned with sage. This version incorporates vegan Italian sausage, spinach, fennel, and sourdough bread cubes. It’s deeply…

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…

Vegan Baconed Chickpea Salad with Ranch Dressing

There’s an apron I’ve been eyeing for the past 4 months.  I saw it in a magazine, and thought, “Wow, that apron is really awesome!  If I could justify spending that much money on a piece of cloth to hang around my neck, I would buy it today.”  To be fair, it is a very…

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…

Chipotle Bean and Barley Salad

I revised this recipe for simplicity. Let’s just say that I’ve made it a number of times since I first published it, and I realized, it can be easier. What’s not to love about that?!  It still possesses that hallmarks of this delicious dish…a bit of smokey spice from the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce,…

Vegan Shells and Cheese

On very rare occasions, my mother would purchase Velveeta Shells and Cheese.  We were a Kraft Mac and Cheese household, but this didn’t change my love for Velveeta Shells and Cheese.  I was all about the creamy, smooth sauce! Today’s recipe takes vegan shells and cheese to the next level.  The vegan cheese sauce is…

Cauliflower Orange Olive Salad

I love a grocery store deli with an olive bar.  At the end of shopping, I used to hit up the olive bar for a few olives to eat on the way home.  I am a huge fan of green olives cured with orange rinds, or spicy olives covered in chiles.  My husband likes olives…