Crispy Ginger Tofu Lettuce Wraps

When Tatjana and her friend Leah gobbled these lettuce wraps up before I could cool the recipe long enough to store it, I knew I was onto a winner. This scrumptious, low-carb, vegan dish can also be adapted for you meat lovers out there too!… Keep Reading »

Cashew Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup

This earthy, rich, filling soup hits the comfort food spot while still being healthy, and both animal and planet friendly. The creamy cashew cream and touch of white truffle oil add more than enough decadence to make you want to forget the dairy completely.
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Black & White Bean Spaghetti

I first made this for a friend that Tatjana had visiting last summer, and they both gave it the thumbs up, so I started making it for my vegetarian clients too.  Packed full of fiber and protein, this is a very healthy yet hardy meal… Keep Reading »

Whatever You Please Pot Pie

Individual pot pies are an exceptionally versatile way to cook for varying diets in the same household with minimal effort. If you stick to this basic vegan recipe, then throw in some roasted chicken, turkey, or steamed crab or lobster (if you really want to… Keep Reading »

Roasted Butternut Squash & Pear Soup

This is one of my favorite dinner party and holiday first courses. This soup has great depth of flavor – making it a healthy, comforting, and elegant choice all rolled into one.
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Stir-Fry Peanut Vegetables & Noodles

Hearty vegetarian comfort food bursting with flavor and contrasting textures…. Keep Reading »

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

A Mexican twist on stuffed peppers. Big juicy red bell peppers serve as colorful vessels for the spice spiked rice and beans with a savory salsa, and melted Jack Cheese…. Keep Reading »

Thai Quinoa Salad

While quinoa is not indigenous to Thailand (I’ve mixed cultures around the world in this one recipe) I think the fresh fusion of flavors meld well. Quinoa is a great source of protein and fiber, plus this salad is easy to make ahead and transport… Keep Reading »

Penne alla Norma

This versatile vegetarian dish originated in Sicily, and can be served as a first course or Tatjana and I love it as a main course. Play around with the vegetables and cheese to create your own version – I like the meaty texture of mushrooms… Keep Reading »

Roasted Vegetable Soup with Bulgar

Chase away the winter chill with a robustly flavored soup full of fiber and nutrients. Caramelizing root vegetables by roasting in the oven brings out their natural sweetness, while the bulgar (a form of whole wheat) adds a nutty, slightly chewy texture…. Keep Reading »

Baby Bella Veggie Burger

This mushroom based veggie burger is so off the charts good, any meat-lover will enjoy it as much as the vegetarians in your household. Eat your burger straight up, or melt some vegan cheddar over the top like I’ve done here…. Keep Reading »

Vegetable Farro Jambalaya

Farro is an ancient grain commonly found in ancient Rome. This form of wheat is high in iron and protein, and a hearty entree or side dish.  The grains are similar in size to risotto, so I have prepared here in a similar manner, but… Keep Reading »

Stir-Fry Tabouleh

Middle East meets Far East with this quick, healthy, yummy, and colorful vegetarian dinner perfect for any week night, or when a vegetarian friend drops by for dinner unexpectedly. These are all ingredients I had in my pantry and fridge for a great impromptu meal…. Keep Reading »