Watercress Chestnut Soup

For a Print-Friendly Version, Click Here Starting around December 1st, holiday carols become a staple in my life- I turn them on for my drive to and from work, and then again every evening to cook dinner. It only took about a week of listening to carols to feel the need to start roasting chestnuts-…

Avocado Mashed Potatoes with Porcini Gravy

Click Here for a Print-Friendly Version Mashed potatoes are as iconic to Thanksgiving as cranberry sauce or stuffing- billowing white clouds of creamy, fluffy potato drowning in rich, silky gravy is a feature on most plates at Thanksgiving. To shake things up a little, I decided to make my mashed potatoes green, and to skip…

Cranberry Lima Bean Salad

Click Here for a Print-Friendly Version. I eat a lot of salads, although not many of them have lettuce- I prefer salads substantial enough to be eaten as a meal, with interest and variety in each bite (Fava Bean and Pomegranate Salad, Spicy Korean Radish Salad and Rhubarb Mint Salad will give you an idea of…

Cornbread with Roasted Tomato and Sunflower Seeds

To me, the real trouble with cornbread has always been that it is only that- cornbread. With other foods I can appreciate the simplicity of a single flavor or texture, but somehow cornbread has never been able to satisfy me with simplicity. If you’re not like me in this area, my added texture and flavor…

Lentil, Chestnut Mushrooms and Amaranth Winter Soup

Click Here for a Print Friendly version To me, winter soups are brothy and warming. They contain a lot of items that last well in a pantry (lentils, beans, roots and grains), augmented with a few bright flashes of fresh vegetable for interest. Although it is currently autumn, I built this soup along those very…

Filo Maple Apple Tart

Click here for a Print-Friendly recipe As I was pondering how to use a small amount of lion’s mane I had leftover, I remembered an ingredient I hadn’t used in years. Filo (or phyllo) dough- sheets of delicate, tissue paper thin dough that could be layered with butter to create a flakey, crisp and buttery…

Vegan TVP Larb

For a Print Friendly version, click here Recently, without any idea of what it was, I ordered tofu larb from a Thai restaurant. It was tofu, and all of the ingredients listed were vegan, so why not. When the dish arrived, I was not immediately impressed with the square little tofu cubes, with no veg…

Vegan Lion’s Mane Crab Cakes with Hollandaise Sauce

For a Printable Recipe, Click Here We had this meal for dinner, although I think it would be ideal for brunch. The crispy yet light faux crab cakes are made up of mushrooms and chickpeas, with a carefully selected blend of spices to enhance the flavor, and breadcrumbs, aquafaba and vegan mayonnaise to provide the…

Vegan Pawpaw Blueberry Muffins

For a Printable Recipe, Click Here Blueberry muffins are always a treat- sweet, purple berries, plump and juicy bursts of goodness interrupting what might have otherwise been a more mundane muffin experience. These muffins are brought to the next level, because in the background of the blueberry bursts, a fruity, tropical sunshine warms every bite….

Kabocha Squash Soup with Spiced Sunflower Seed Cream

For a printable version, click here! Yesterday it was 80 degrees, sunny and humid- this morning I huddled under the blankets for hours, trying to dare myself to creep out of bed and force my foot to make contact with the icy floor. So begins Fall in New England- abruptly. Say goodbye to days at…

Sweetened Vegan Cashew Mascarpone

Click Here for a Printable Recipe I spent some time watching the Food Network channel a while back- as every vegan who has tried this knows, it is not a good place to get ideas for vegan cooking. An episode couldn’t go by without the words “prosciutto” and “mascarpone” being uttered, and the salty meat…

Vegan Miso Napa Cabbage Slaw

Click Here for a Printable Recipe In particularly carb-heavy meals, I try to find quick and flavorful ways to increase the amount of vegetables in my meal without adding much work. This quick and easy vegan slaw uses only 5 ingredients, and its a great way to add a crunchy side to any meal. For…