Summer Squash, Kale, and Pasta Casserole

Click Here for a Printable Recipe The casserole is a meal defined by the dish it is cooked in, rather than the ingredients used- that being said there are a few elements that most casseroles seem to have in common. The casserole is an American classic, gaining popularity in the 1950’s when a love for…

White Kale Pizza

Click Here For a Printable Recipe I usually make pizza to hold and quickly cook any vegetables I have that need to be used, but a couple days ago we had a pizza so delicious and simple I decided to repeat it. The sauce is a rich, garlicky cashew cream that melts into a vegan…

Butter Chicken of the Woods (Vegan Butter Chicken)

Click Here for a Printable Recipe Before a few days ago, I knew almost nothing about butter chicken. I had seen it in Indian restaurants, and knew its was chicken in a creamy sauce. I had smelled the spiced, tomato and chicken aroma and knew its color- sometimes more yellow, sometimes more orange. But after…

Stuffed Wild Grape Leaves in Tomato Sauce

For a printable version, click here. I spent the last week in Canada, where, in fear of roaming charges and in an effort to relax and disconnect, cellphones are turned off and computers left at home. This annual trip to the little wooden cottage is a tradition which began with my great-grandparents, and each generation since has spent…

Fava Bean and Pomegranate Salad

Click Here For a Printable Recipe I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately, because salads seem to be synonymous with summer (see Rhubarb Mint Salad, Mayo-Free Radish Mint Pasta Salad, Spicy Korean Radish Salad and Miso Potato Salad). Fresh vegetables and minimal time in front of a hot stove are a perfect way to spend a summer evening,…

Rhubarb Mint Salad

For a Printable Version, Click Here My mother has a very industrious rhubarb plant, which has come out in full force this summer, producing pounds of the blushing green stems. Much to my delight, a shopping bag full of rhubarb stalks made its way to my door and now I have more rhubarb than my…

Mayo-Free Radish Mint Pasta Salad

For a Printable Version Click Here Today is the first day of summer, and with it come beach days, picnics and BBQs- all in need of that perfect side salad. Growing up as a vegetarian, the salad intended as a side was often my main meal and so I developed a real appreciation for the…

Baked Black Bean Tofu

For a Printable Recipe Click Here Black beans and tofu are a surprisingly great pairing, and this recipe is so easy even the laziest of cooks will have no complaints (a little further down I’ve drawn up a schedule to allow you to binge watch while making your tofu). The picture below gives you an…

Savory Pumpkin Muffins

Click Here for a Printable Recipe My ideal muffin isn’t sweet- it’s filling, delicate and flavorful. It isn’t filled with blueberries and oats, it isn’t so crumbly you need a muffin liner to keep it together, it’s rich without being heavy and it shines brightest at breakfast. This muffin truly encompasses all that I think…

Wild Oyster Mushroom Tacos

For a Printable Version Click Here While gilled mushrooms are more often poisonous than their pored pals, there are countless edible mushrooms with gills, including pearly shelled oyster mushrooms. Oyster mushrooms have been domesticated and can now be farmed, but the wild mushrooms have a stronger flavor than the store bought varieties- they’re definitely worth…

Birthday Cake

My birthdays measure my age, but also stand as a marker for the length of time I’ve spent as a vegetarian and vegan. As of today I am 25 years old and I have spent the last 20 years not eating meat, and the most recent two consuming no animal products of any kind- and…

Vegan Morel Cream Sauce

Click Here for a Printable Version For a long time I have been wanting to start foraging and eating wild mushrooms, but I haven’t had the time, energy or skills to know where to start. I joined a local mushrooming club (the Boston Mycological Club), participated in a class and bought a book, but made little progress…