Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the best cookies I’ve ever made. As so often happens in my life, I had a tube of almond paste that had been calling my name. Loudly. These cookies are chewy… Continue reading

Sunflower Greens

I found sunflower greens at the market and was intrigued to say the least. The woman working there said they’re exactly what they say they are… the sprouts that grow from sunflower seeds… Continue reading

Coconut and Toasted Almond Jasmine Rice

This rice pairs nicely with my Tofu Skewers and is an easy way to jazz up jasmine rice. Cute, right? ; ) Make jasmine rice in rice cooker using half water and half… Continue reading

Grilled Tofu, Avocado, Pineapple and Red Onion Skewers in Sweet and Sour Sauce

Who says vegans can’t barbecue? This is another awesome summertime dish. These kabobs can be grilled outdoors or in and it pairs really well with my Coconut and Toasted Almond Jasmine Rice. First… Continue reading

Baby Bellas Wrapped in Sautéed Eggplant with Fig Balsamic Drizzle

I made this dish for my husband the night before he left for a long business trip. It’s an inventive pairing of mushrooms and eggplant, and it looks fantastic. Best thing of all,… Continue reading

Pan-Seared Tofu in Sweet Soy Sauce

When I was little, my Mom used to make me pan-seared tofu as a snack when I got home from school. It always tasted so good to have something warm and salty after… Continue reading

Avocado Toasts with Balsamic Reduction

Picco Restaurant in Mill Valley, CA serves an amazing avocado bruschetta that served as the inspiration for this dish. Like true Californians, our family is obsessed with avocados and nothing goes better with… Continue reading

Shiitake, Tofu and Broccoli Pad Thai

Here’s another one from Chef Chloe. This pad thai is flavorful and beautiful in presentation. I’ve made a couple of adjustments to her original recipe in order to make it a little less… Continue reading

Shiitake Bruschetta

This version of bruschetta is so tasty and filling that it can work as a whole meal along with a warm bowl of scrumptious soup. This recipe uses the Daiya brand of vegan… Continue reading

Thai Fried Rice

Fried rice has always been a family favorite of ours. This version is a tad sweet and the kids like to go digging for the pineapple chunks. Although eggs are a common ingredient… Continue reading

Summertime Avocado and Grapefruit Salad

This simple summer salad is easy to throw together and has an unexpected burst of flavor with the use of ruby red grapefruit. It’s perfect as a side dish if you’re grilling veggies,… Continue reading

Macaroni and “Cheese”

Chef Chloe Coscarelli (the first vegan to win a Food Network TV competition–Cupcake Wars) is no joke. Her recipe for vegan mac and cheese came out better than I’d expected having tasted failed… Continue reading