Wild Rice, Chili and Cacao Nib Stuffed Acorn Squash

Click Here for a Print-Friendly Version Stuffed squash is filling, perfect for a Thanksgiving day main course for those of you not turkey or tofurkey inclined. The sweet acorn squash is grounded with dark, smooth black beans, crisp nutty wild rice, bitter cacao nibs, spicy chili power and sweet cranberry. It is topped with a…

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…

Pineapple, Pumpkin and Pecan Upside-Down Cake

Click Here for a Print-Friendly Recipe This cake is rich, moist and dense without being heavy. The sweet and earthy tones of the pumpkin are enhanced by the nutty quinoa flour, and brightened by the sweet and tangy pineapple shining on top. Pecans add a wonderful crunch, sweet and rich, tying together the pumpkin and…

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…

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,…

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…

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…