Grilled Fennel and Portobello Tamales with Orange Tomatillo Salsa

Grilled Fennel and Portobello Tamales with Orange Tomatillo Salsa

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in entrées, Latin American, Recipes | No Comments

I’m kind of a Mexican food snob. I can’t help it. Born and raised in San Diego, I was a mere 30 minutes from the Mexican border. Aside from actually being IN Mexico, does it get any better? Nope. But ever since I became vegan, I have longed for some damn good Mexican food….something that ...

Warm Fava Bean and Radish Salad with Pea Shoots and Lemon-Tarragon Dressing

Warm Fava Bean and Radish Salad with Pea Shoots and Lemon-Tarragon Dressing

Posted by on Jun 14, 2012 in American, appetizers, entrées, sides | No Comments

I think the obvious thing to do here is reference Silence of the Lambs…but I’ll refrain. The hubs did enough of that for me This salad is absolutely perfect right now. All of these veggies are in season (at least in the Pacific Northwest) so try it while you can! If you can’t find fava ...

Lotus Root & Lemongrass Soba Noodle Soup

Lotus Root & Lemongrass Soba Noodle Soup

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in entrées, Japanese, Recipes, soups | No Comments

Today is Earth Day! Well…technically yesterday was…but it was Earth Day when I wrote this. What better way to celebrate than with a dish that’s vibrant and full of delicious vegetables?! I have to admit, I think its kinda perfect that I was also born on Earth Day Sometimes the best way to prepare great ...

Cumin-Lime Tofu and Kale Salad with Avocado, Blueberries, Shredded Beets and Spicy Pepitas

Cumin-Lime Tofu and Kale Salad with Avocado, Blueberries, Shredded Beets and Spicy Pepitas

Considering that my last post was a ridiculously decadent carrot cake, I thought, perhaps a little salad is in order? Upon moving to Bellevue I discovered that blueberries are the fruit of choice among farmers in my area. Awesome! I love fresh blueberries and even better, I’ll be able to frequent u-pick farms during the ...

Rosemary Sweet Potato Focaccia Pizza

Rosemary Sweet Potato Focaccia Pizza

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in appetizers, entrées, Italian, Recipes | One Comment

Sweet potatoes are kinda awesome. Until recently, I had no idea that they contain more nutritional value than any other vegetable. Who knew? So why not sneak them into something like bread to make it even more delicious! Since this bread is fairly sweet, it goes really well with rosemary. I also think that olives ...

Creamy Kentucky Grits with Crispy Rosemary Mushroom Bacon and Country Rock Sorghum Syrup

Creamy Kentucky Grits with Crispy Rosemary Mushroom Bacon and Country Rock Sorghum Syrup

Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in American, breakfast, entrées, Recipes | No Comments

We were recently gifted some Kentucky white stone ground grits (Weisenberger Mill) and Country Rock Sweet Sorghum from our friends Danny and Mirra. Thank you!! I’m finally getting the chance to put these ingredients to good use. I just want to take a moment to say that I completely support Danny and Mirra in their ...

Yellow Squash Involtini with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Fresh Basil and Pickled Red Onions

Yellow Squash Involtini with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Fresh Basil and Pickled Red Onions

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 in appetizers, entrées, Italian, Recipes | One Comment

Pickled red onions are an awesome addition to this dish. Along with the red pepper coulis, they help to create a more complex flavor. If you think about it, the addition of pickled red onion isn’t THAT strange considering that ratatouille is sometimes served with involtini and it has a slightly sour, pickled flavor to ...

Crispy Orange Tofu with Roasted Fennel Puree

Crispy Orange Tofu with Roasted Fennel Puree

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in American, entrées | 3 Comments

I had planned on going to New York City for Thanksgiving, but things changed at the last minute so I found myself at home with my dog Izzy (aka The Goo.) Instead of making myself a Thanksgiving dinner for one, I decided to get out of my apartment (and head) to volunteer. What a wonderful ...

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in entrées, Italian, Recipes | No Comments

I love me some fungus! Mushrooms have become an important part of my vegan diet since they have so many wonderful health benefits. About 1/3 of their dry weight is protein and they’re a great source of b vitamins and minerals. Mushrooms are also a sustainable food, seeing as they can be grown in large ...

Roasted Eggplant and Heirloom Tomato Tart with Fresh Basil Pesto

Roasted Eggplant and Heirloom Tomato Tart with Fresh Basil Pesto

Posted by on Aug 7, 2011 in entrées, Fusion, Italian, Recipes | No Comments

Since tomatoes are in season and I have been waiting all year for these amazing heirloom varieties, I’m posting another tomato recipe. I went to the Urbana Farmers Market this morning and found some gorgeous heirlooms along with a few varieties of eggplant. I can’t even tell you how much I love farmers markets. I ...