Tag Archive: Appetizers

Avocado Chickpea Dip (gluten-free)

A girlfriend introduced me to her amazing vegan chickpea dip when I was visiting her in North Carolina last year. Since then, I’ve been making a batch of it every week. It’s now… Continue reading

Spooky Sushi!

Happy Halloween you frightful foodies! The goblins and ghouls (or should I say Captain Americas and Elsas) are getting ready to hit the town and with all that candy strewn about, it’s great to… Continue reading

Book Review & Recipe: The Green and the Red, A Novel // Pumpkin Wonton Soup

I have these daydreams. They come to me at all times of the day and for a moment I’m seduced into thinking the world has actually gone completely vegan. That’s right. The sidewalks… Continue reading

Creamy Broccoli Chickpea Soup (gluten-free)

Summer is about simple, quick dinners that keep cooking and cleaning times to a minimum so you can enjoy the warm evenings with family and friends instead. We just rearranged our backyard and… Continue reading

Rainbow Noodle Salad (gluten-free option!)

Spring has me thinking color, color, color! My herb garden is planted, my perennials are blooming, and the produce at the farmer’s market is bursting with fresh vibrancy… a literal feast for the… Continue reading

Brussels Sprout Chips with Sundried Tomato Aioli

Yeah, I’m on the Brussels sprout bandwagon with the rest of you. These little gems are on prominent display at the local market and on hipster menus everywhere. People who used to grimace… Continue reading

Chia-Crusted Summer Rolls, Shiitake Broth

My girls and I are obsessed with the Food Network cooking show, Chopped. We downloaded a bunch of seasons (there are a whopping 20 and counting!) and watch an episode or two per… Continue reading

Panko-Stuffed Baby Bella Mushrooms

Mushrooms and I have a sort of complicated past. As an omnivore, I avoided them completely stating that fungus grows between your toes so why would I want to eat something from the… Continue reading

Baked Oyster Mushroom Calamari

I had just begun to enjoy calamari when I decided to become a vegan. While my experience with the dish was short-lived, I remember well the characteristics that make it so spectacular. The… Continue reading

Lentil, Kale and Sweet Potato Soup

As I write this I’m enjoying a cozy evening in. I’m lounging on my couch, keeping toasty with the help of an oversized throw and thick, fuzzy socks. Jazz from my John Coltrane… Continue reading

Zucchini Fritters with Soy-Agave Dipping Sauce

Here’s a great way to serve up that end-of-the-summer zucchini from your garden. I’ve made a lot of zucchini bread and roasted zucchini lately, but preparing it in fritter form was a new adventure!… Continue reading

Charred Padron Peppers with Fleur De Sel

These cute little padron peppers just popped up at my local market. I remember eating these as an appetizer somewhere and they were the perfect little dish to accompany a late summer meal.… Continue reading