Archives for the ‘Vegan’ Category

Roasted Poblano (Pasilla) Peppers

Roasted Poblano Peppers   While reading the food & wine section in the paper last week I learned how to prepare the most simple thing – roasted peppers!  Poblano (pasilla) peppers are now in season so I picked up a bunch at the farmers’ market last weekend to try it out.  They were delicious, and so easy!  […]

Spaghetti Squash with Black Beans & Spinach

  Spaghetti Squash with Black Beans & Spinach   First off let me say that I recently dropped my camera and ever since it has been hit or miss getting it to focus.  Sometimes it turns out great and others not.  I plan to get a new, better camera sometime this fall.  Until then I will […]

Quinoa Flakes

  Dear readers, it is good to be back with you again.  I am adjusting to the new quarters and and enjoying the extra space.   However, I do not want to go through the process of moving again for a long time.  The issues we have had are numerous, and I have been quite stressed out over the […]

Sprouted Buckwheat & Fig Salad

This was one of those accidental discoveries when I was trying to use up a bunch of fresh dill, some figs and extra green tops from a bunch of spring onions.  I ambitiously decided to make a nice crisp salad with some sprouted grains.  Sprouted grains are supposed to be really high in protein and […]

Green Smoothies For Healing And Wellness

  As you may have read in my recent posts, I have been nursing a fractured hand after a bike accident over the 4th of July weekend.  In fact, yesterday was three weeks from the incident and I went to the doctor and was allowed to remove the splint permanently because the bone is healing […]

Green Lentil Stew With Fresh Basil

  This turned out to be an accidental success while making use of a humongous bunch of basil I got from the farmers’ market this week.  I don’t claim to be an expert in preparing Indian food or lentil dishes, though I aspire to be.  I’ve made many attempts that did not come out tasting […]

Dairy-Free Coconut Cacao Ice Cream

  I seriously cannot rave enough about my new ice cream maker. It has literally changed my life!  Ciao Bella coconut sorbet used to be a rare treat (at $5+ a pint), but now I can enjoy my own homemade dairy-free coconut ice cream anytime for the cost of a can of coconut milk.  How awesome […]

Fresh Berry Tart In Raw Pecan-Apricot Crust

  This is the time of year when fresh berries of all sorts are in season and you can get lots of good deals.  Wondering what to do with all of those berries?  Here’s an easy dessert that doesn’t require any cooking (perfect on a hot day) and uses fresh, raw ingredients that are naturally […]

Orange-Mango Sorbet

  This week I got a new toy – a brand new Cuisinart ice cream & sorbet maker!  I’ve been seeing all these recipes on other people’s blogs for various sorbets and dairy-free ice creams made from coconut milk or nut milk and I can’t wait to try them all.  Today my first attempt was […]

Raw Coconut-Orange-Cacao Bars

Raw Coconut-Orange-Cacao Bars Did I mention I was on a raw food kick lately?  I feel great – I’ve been juicing vegetables every day for the past couple of weeks and incorporating some sort of raw dish with every meal, including salads, raw nuts and seeds, fruits, fresh coconut smoothies, and delicious sauces made with […]