Vegan Farro Salad with Kale and Tomatoes

Bursting with fresh Italian flavors, this vegan farro salad recipe is quick, easy and makes a delicious side, lunch, a picnic, or light dinner. A few notes… ・If you aren’t into baby kale, you could use arugula. ・The fresh oregano is maybe the best part, but if you want to substitute 1 tsp dried oregano, it will still work. ・And finally, if you skip the … Continue reading Vegan Farro Salad with Kale and Tomatoes

Middle Eastern Wheat Berry Salad with Kale, Cucumbers and Tomatoes

If you love tabbouleh, you’ll love this hearty vegan wheat berry salad recipe! In some ways, it is very similar—tomatoes, cucumber, lemon juice, and olive oil are all involved. In other ways, it’s a departure—no parsley, loads of oregano, wheat berries, kale and capers. Add some additional spices, and we’re on our way to flavor heaven. This is heavily influenced by Middle Eastern flavors, and … Continue reading Middle Eastern Wheat Berry Salad with Kale, Cucumbers and Tomatoes

Hazelnut Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato, Rutabaga and Green Apple

Man, this is a delicious, vegan lacinato kale salad recipe! Roasted sweet potatoes, rutabaga and red onion mingle with crisp green apples, crunchy hazelnuts and fresh lacinato kale. The hazelnut vinaigrette is a mix of lemon juice, hazelnut oil, agave and kosher salt. Seriously good stuff. Is adding hazelnut oil to your pantry worth it? The answer is yes. It is amazing for roasting root … Continue reading Hazelnut Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato, Rutabaga and Green Apple

Chipotle Red Lentil Soup

This is one hearty vegan red lentil soup recipe!  As it cooks up, it gets thicker, so if you prefer a thinner soup, stir in some extra water or broth right before serving. As a variation, stir in some soy curls with the kale towards the end of cooking.  Or add some grains, and serve it over some cooked spelt berries, brown rice or quinoa.   Chipotle … Continue reading Chipotle Red Lentil Soup

Asian Kale Slaw with Orange Sesame Dressing

This refreshing Asian kale slaw recipe works well as a side dish, lunch salad, or light dinner. It’s healthy, easy to make, and tastes great. A few notes…   ・To toast raw sliced almonds, add them to a dry skillet over medium heat.  Move them around with a spatula the entire time to keep them from burning.  You can smell them, they are done!  ・You … Continue reading Asian Kale Slaw with Orange Sesame Dressing

Vegan Kale Ranch Salad with Bacon Chickpeas

This healthy hearty vegan kale salad recipe works well for lunch or dinner. If you’re going to pack it for lunch, keep the dressing and the chickpeas separate from the rest of the salad. When you are ready to eat it, toss everything together. As a variation, change up the vegetables in the salad.  It’s a salad, so the line up for the vegetables does … Continue reading Vegan Kale Ranch Salad with Bacon Chickpeas

Grilled Seitan Sandwich with Kale Walnut Pesto and Apples

About a year ago, I went through a bread baking phase.  Bread is surprisingly easy to make, even the most complicated variety.  During that time, I made a lot of sourdough.  It was not the best sourdough I’ve ever had, but it was good.  Living close to so many bakeries on the US’s west coast, I am spoiled with excellent sourdough bread.  And that’s the … Continue reading Grilled Seitan Sandwich with Kale Walnut Pesto and Apples

Kale Salad and Lemon Dressing

Kale Fattoush Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Back in 2003, I was flipping through an issue of Vegetarian Times. I came across a recipe for fattoush salad that sounded delicious. The chewy and crisp toasted pita, the crunch of fresh cucumbers, and the lip puckering goodness of lemon and sumac, it was everything a salad should be.  Light, refreshing and yet, hearty at the same time.  While this pita bread salad takes … Continue reading Kale Fattoush Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing