Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

In Salads On April 28, 2012 3 Comments

We had lunch in a local brewery on Sunday, and I skipped my usual veggie burger and ordered their Black Bean & Quinoa Salad instead. Wow- it was… Read More »


Falafel Burgers

In Entrees On April 17, 2012 1 Comment

Over the weekend I cooked up a gallon of chickpeas. I use them to make hummus at least once a week, and I needed some to work on… Read More »

Brocollini and pasta

Pasta with Broccolini

In Entrees On March 28, 2012 0 Comments

I love to browse the produce section and see all the amazing varieties of produce available. Now, in addition to regular broccoli, there is a variety called broccolini, or… Read More »


Spinach and Mandarin Orange Salad

In Salads On March 19, 2012 0 Comments

It’s mid-March. After six days of looking out the window at intermittent snow, then rain, then hail, followed by more snow, I think I’m coming down with SAD…. Read More »


Vegan Wild Mushroom and Spinach Risotto

In Entrees On March 15, 2012 1 Comment

Risotto has a reputation of being difficult. Many people shy away from making it because they think it’s hard to make and time consuming. It’s really not. Yes,… Read More »


Vegan Lentil Loaf (Faux-Meatloaf)

In Entrees On February 26, 2012 3 Comments

This is the most excited I’ve ever been to post a recipe! It’s a pretty amazing thing when you can take lentils, tofu and oatmeal and turn them… Read More »


Mexican Green Rice

In Side Dishes On February 23, 2012 4 Comments

We had dinner at a Mexican restaurant a couple of nights ago, and Matt was eyeballing my delicious side dish of black beans and green rice. He said… Read More »


Vegan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

In Entrees On February 22, 2012 2 Comments

When I first posted this recipe, these were individual enchiladas. When I made them today, I was feeling very lazy, so instead of rolling each one up individually,… Read More »


Edamame Mashed Potatoes

In Side Dishes On February 21, 2012 0 Comments

This recipe is a great way to add some nutrition and fun to your mashed potatoes. The first time I made it I added too much cooking liquid… Read More »


Stuffed Poblano Peppers

In Entrees On February 17, 2012 1 Comment

Matt and I first had poblano peppers on a trip to Mesa Verde National Park.  At dinner in the Far View Lodge restaurant we ordered their Poblano Rellenos…. Read More »

Millet Cauliflour

Cauliflower-Millet Mash

In Recipes, Side Dishes On February 15, 2012 0 Comments

I found this recipe on my How to Cook Everything app when I was searching for recipes containing millet. This tiny “grain” is gluten-free,  packed with vitamins and… Read More »

Spinach Soup

Vegan Spinach Soup

In Soups On February 15, 2012 1 Comment

The first time I made this soup was on January 2nd.  The holidays were over and I was feeling overfed and undernourished.  I threw this together from stuff… Read More »

Banana Bread

Vegan Banana Bread

In Breads On February 12, 2012 0 Comments

We go through a lot of bananas at our house. When they’re too ripe to eat, I either slice and freeze them in baggies for smoothies, or I… Read More »


Spicy Tofu with Peanuts

In Entrees On February 12, 2012 2 Comments

I found this recipe in Cooking Light Magazine, and it’s one of Matt’s favorites. Mine too. It’s what I make when I don’t know what to make for… Read More »

Tomato Thing

Roasted Tomatoes

In Appetizers On February 11, 2012 0 Comments

  This is our favorite appetizer at  Cafe Lago in Seattle.  Roasted tomatoes served on crostini with a bit of goat cheese.  They call it Pomodori al Forno. I asked… Read More »


Black Bean Burger

In Entrees On February 7, 2012 4 Comments

I’ve been playing around with a black bean burger recipe that incorporates bulgar, because I’m having a love affair with bulgar at the moment. Bulgar is similar to… Read More »


Vegan Spinach Lasagna

In Entrees On February 7, 2012 2 Comments

I’ve had lots of vegetarian lasagnas in my day, and while the vegetables may vary, they all had one thing in common- tons of cheese.  Ricotta cheese, mozzarella… Read More »


Vegan Chili

In Entrees On February 6, 2012 1 Comment

On Super Bowl Sunday I came up with the novel idea of  making chili. I thought it would be fun to make white bean dip and black bean… Read More »