Hand-Cut Fresh Pasta

In Side Dishes On December 13, 2012 0 Comments

I’ve been making a lot of fresh pasta the past couple of weeks, and our son, my official pasta taster, is loving it. Heavenly, thick-cut ribbons of pasta,… Read More »


In Breakfast On December 10, 2012 1 Comment

I received a wonderful gift of homemade granola from my friend, Brie. The granola came in a canning jar with a piece of fabric over the top, secured… Read More »

Lentil Soup

In Soups On November 29, 2012 4 Comments

Yesterday when I cleaned out and organized my pantry, I found lots of surprises: my St. Patrick’s Day napkins that I thought I’d lost, a bottle of truffle… Read More »

Vegan Waffles

In Breakfast On November 19, 2012 2 Comments

“And in the morning, I’m making waffles!” Matt quotes that line from Shrek all the time, although the only waffle Matt has ever made is one that is inserted… Read More »

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts and Sage

In Entrees, Recipes, Side Dishes On November 18, 2012 2 Comments

In the produce department, the Brussels sprout is like a short, bald guy in a crowded singles bar. At first superficial glance, he’s not the flashiest man in… Read More »

Pumpkin Hummus

In Appetizers On November 13, 2012 2 Comments

This pumpkin hummus is a wonderful snack to graze on throughout the day on Thanksgiving, whether you’re cooking or watching football, or both. It makes a great party… Read More »

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

In Desserts On November 10, 2012 0 Comments

We’re going commando at our house this Thanksgiving. Yup, nothing on the bottom. No crust on our pumpkin pie. Most ready-made pie crusts available at grocery stores contain… Read More »

Vegan ‘Sausage’ Stuffing

In Side Dishes On November 8, 2012 1 Comment

There are so many spectacular stuffing dishes that will grace Thanksgiving tables this year- stuffing featuring delectable ingredients like cranberries, roasted chestnuts, pine nuts, wild rice, apples, mushrooms,… Read More »

Curried Cauliflower Soup

In Soups On November 6, 2012 1 Comment

Just what the doctor ordered. Two doctors actually. This vegan soup comes from Dr. Andrew Weil, and it was featured on the Dr. Oz show. Two famous doctors… Read More »

Vegan Chocolate Cake

In Desserts On October 30, 2012 2 Comments

It’s All Hallows’ Eve Eve! I’m expecting my chocolate cake recipe to scare some people away. Not because of the spider lurking nearby, but because of the prunes… Read More »

Veggie Burger

In Entrees On October 27, 2012 0 Comments

Game Day! What could be better than eating a big sloppy burger while cheering your team on to victory? Well, I guess actually having a victory  would make… Read More »

Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade

In Appetizers On October 26, 2012 3 Comments

As our ship was sinking, the call went out, “Save the women and children and the roasted red pepper tapenade first!”  OK, it didn’t play out exactly like… Read More »

Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

In Appetizers On October 25, 2012 1 Comment

With the holidays just around the corner, I’m starting to think about fun foods to serve family and friends. I will be taking a “vegan holiday dinners” class… Read More »

Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheeze

In Entrees On October 22, 2012 1 Comment

I keep checking my palms everyday to see if I’m coming down with Carotenaemia, which is the presence of orange pigment in the blood due to excessive intake of… Read More »

Vegan Pumpkin Cake Donuts

In Breakfast On October 14, 2012 2 Comments

Pumpkin Week wrapped up this morning with donuts, hot out of the oven. The folks at Mighty-O Donuts in Seattle have perfected the organic, vegan donut. I have… Read More »

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

In Breads On October 11, 2012 1 Comment

Pumpkin week continues with a wonderful recipe for pumpkin bread. When you google “best pumpkin bread recipes” you will see 5-star rated recipes that are loaded with oil,… Read More »

Vegan Pumpkin Gnocchi

In Entrees On October 9, 2012 1 Comment

With painful memories of the Great Pumpkin Shortage of 2011 lingering in the back of my mind, I have slowly been socking away cans of pumpkin puree. Hoarding,… Read More »

Southwestern Pinwheels

In Appetizers On October 6, 2012 5 Comments

Last weekend Matt and I were killing time in a Chili’s restaurant at O’Hare Airport. Scanning their menu, the Southwestern Egg Rolls looked like a pretty healthy option… Read More »