Herbed White Bean and Asparagus Millet

When I was growing up, my mother was a big fan of millet. She made a lot of millet loaf, which I would always smother in BBQ sauce. Years later, I would see millet become more popular in the US due to the rise of the gluten free movement. One could buy Millet Tots in…

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…

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…

Greens Soup

Last night, I really wanted a large salad, but ended up eating a frozen pizza.  It wasn’t what I really wanted, but sometimes, that happens when it’s late at night and there isn’t much in the way of fresh produce.  I vowed that I would make something with greens the next day.  So, here I…

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 it’s…

Watercress Mint Soup

This morning, I woke up to my dog pawing my head.  As I opened my eyes, I had to admit his urgency was warranted.  Outside it looked like spring exploded overnight!  The sun was shining.  The cherry blossoms were everywhere.  The sweet smell of spring was wafting it’s way through the open window.  “Ok, ok…

Miso Chard Pesto Naan Pizza

From the time I was 7 years old, my family was vegetarian.  Growing up as a latchkey kid, this meant that I ate a lot of pizza.  So, so much pizza.  Even when we ate something prepared for dinner, we still had pizza. By the time I went away to college, I did not like pizza…

Vegan White Bean Truffle Spread

The Danes have perfected the art of smørrebrød, or open-faced sandwiches.  Most of the time, it involves lots of butter, herring, and cheese.  Inspired by dill havarti cheese (a Danish favorite), I have created a spread utilizing dill, lemon and white beans.  Cucumbers are a traditional topping for open-faced sandwiches, but other vegan toppings include…