Shaker Salad

In Salads On October 1, 2012 0 Comments

This recipe is adapted from a similar salad that I picked up at the Whole Foods in Bend, Oregon while en route to California. Their version was called… Read More »

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

In Entrees On September 24, 2012 0 Comments

The other night in yoga class a friend came up to me and said, “What’s the name of your vegan blog again… Potbelly?” No, but if I have another… Read More »

Broccoli Leek Soup with Lemon-Chive Cream

In Soups On September 23, 2012 2 Comments

When I was talking on the phone to my mom the other day, she mentioned that she was making a wonderful Broccoli Leek Soup for dinner that night…. Read More »

Chocolate Cherry Bombs

In Breakfast On September 15, 2012 2 Comments

When I looked at the photos I’d taken of these chocolate cherry bombs, I realized they look exactly like meatballs. Don’t be fooled. These sweet lumps bear no… Read More »

Panzanella Salad

In Salads On September 15, 2012 2 Comments

Here it is, mid-September, and the tomatoes in our garden are just now starting to turn red. (The grape tomatoes, not the big ones yet.) I picked a… Read More »

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

In Soups On September 8, 2012 7 Comments

My non-vegan friend Diane, who is a fabulous cook, served this soup at one of her dinner parties. Everyone was raving about it. The soup tastes really fresh… Read More »

Mango Avocado Salsa

In Appetizers On August 20, 2012 1 Comment

This salsa combines two of my favorite foods- luscious ripe mangoes and avocados. It’s the quintessential appetizer of summer, combining the sweetness of ripe mangoes, the spiciness of… Read More »

Vegan Carrot Cake

In Desserts On August 16, 2012 7 Comments

Last week I was invited to a friend’s birthday party and her husband asked if I would bake the birthday cake. The Birthday Cake. That’s a lot of… Read More »

Vegan Pesto

In Sauces On August 13, 2012 3 Comments

I’ve been making a lot of pesto lately. I keep buying basil plants at Traders Joe’s ($3!) and then plucking them like I would imagine one plucks a… Read More »

Vegan German Potato Salad

In Side Dishes On August 9, 2012 3 Comments

While Americans like their potato salad slathered in mayonnaise, there is a delicious alternative for vegans- German potato salad. Germans serve their potato salad warm with chopped bacon,… Read More »

Eggplant and Polenta Casserole

In Entrees On July 31, 2012 2 Comments

I adapted this recipe from one I found on Martha Stewart’s website. I don’t think Martha is a vegan, although who knows what kind of lifestyle changes she… Read More »

Vegan Zucchini Bread

In Breads On July 23, 2012 1 Comment

When I was a kid, it would have been my dream to have chocolate mixed in with my vegetables. Who am I kidding. It’s still my dream. This… Read More »

Creamy Coleslaw

In Salads On July 17, 2012 1 Comment

A friend of ours served a creamy, crunchy coleslaw at her dinner party, and after she assured Matt and I that there was no mayonnaise in it, we… Read More »

Black Rice and Roasted Beet Salad

In Salads On July 10, 2012 0 Comments

I came across this recipe in my Appetite For Reduction vegan cookbook, and immediately thought of my mother, who is obsessed with roasted beets. The original recipe is… Read More »

Grilled Corn Salsa

In Appetizers On July 7, 2012 1 Comment

This corn salsa is the sleeper hit of the summer. When you tell someone you’re bringing corn salsa to their party, they don’t jump up and down with… Read More »

Vegan Lemon Cake

In Desserts On July 1, 2012 6 Comments

I receive lots of email newsletters from various baking product companies. The latest one featured a two-foot tall lemon chiffon cake that had won a blue ribbon at… Read More »

Pan-Seared Oatmeal

In Breakfast On June 21, 2012 1 Comment

If you’re bored with your breakfast, this is a great way to change up that plain old bowl of oatmeal. And it’s so easy. All you have to… Read More »

Red Beans and Rice

In Entrees On May 17, 2012 2 Comments

Before I get into the specifics of this great recipe, I have to acknowledge several things:  I’ve never been to Louisiana and know zilch about cajun cooking. Red… Read More »