Vegan Instant Hot Chocolate Mix, 5 Ways

I’ve always been a little frustrated at the lack of vegan instant hot chocolate mixes. Don’t get me wrong, I always choose to use a cashew or soy milk whenever I have it around (it does make any cup of chocolate much richer). But for the times that I don’t and still want a little cocoa,…

Thanksgiving Menu

Firstly, I wanted to say I’ve never really liked Thanksgiving that much. As a nearly life-long vegetarian, gathering round a table to eat sides while everyone else rambled on about “turkey day” wasn’t my idea of a good time. Sometimes it felt like I was looking through a window at a world of people living…

Tropical Pawpaw Caramel Sauce

For a Printable Recipe, Click Here Pawpaws- the soft, sweet, caramelly, custard-like, tropical fruit found across the decidedly non-tropical tasting fruit. The caramel hints inspired me to use the pawpaw, along with coconut milk, to give a common caramel sauce a tropical touch. It can be drizzled over vegan ice cream, pie or desserts, flavor lattes,…

Chicken of the Woods Picatta

Click Here for a Printable Recipe Chicken picatta is a dish that I’ve never had before, but in my quest to find traditionally chicken recipes to make with my wild chicken of the woods mushrooms (more about those below), the chicken picatta stood out. It is simple, takes less than 30 minutes to make, and…

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…

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…

Green Tea Coconut Granola

Click Here for a Printable Version Good God, it’s Green Granola! The first time I remember having matcha powder was in a super sugary green tea frappuccino from Starbucks. While their version is primarily sugar, ice and whipped cream the distinct matcha flavor is still able to power through and make an appearance. Matcha powder is…

Miso Potato Salad

Click Here for a Printable Recipe Potato salad is a summer classic, and easy to make vegan- many brands make a vegan mayonnaise (veganaise) that can be used to created that classic, creamy sauce. However my issues with potato salad goes a little deeper- that strong, overwhelming mayonnaise flavor that smothers the depth and complexity…

Strawberry and Japanese Knotweed Crisp

Click Here for a Printable Version Warm, gooey, crunchy, a little sour and a little sweet. This knotweed crisp is a play on a classic- strawberry rhubarb crisp, and every bit as good as the original! Japanese knotweed is a plant native to eastern Asian which has sprung up and started to take over globally. The…

Sour Japanese Knotweed Soup

Click HERE for a printable version For as long as I can remember, I’ve watched Japanese knotweed creep up and spread over the wetlands near my house. The species is invasive, and the city has through several different attempts to eradicate the plants and allow the native species to return- all of these attempts have been unsuccessful….

Tomatillo Vegetable Curry

Click Here for a Printable Recipe I was passing through the grocery store to quickly check off my short grocery list, when these plump, gift-wrapped tomatillos just happened to fall into my basket. As a child I remember tomatillos being exciting to peel, their tissue paper-like skins were like unwrapping a present. As an adult I think…