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 »

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 »

Cleansing Mind, Body and Soul

I don’t know if it is age, or just a little too much socializing in fabulous restaurants where the food tends to be laden with fat, sugar, and salt for maximum flavor, but I simply do not feel my best, and I’ve put on a… 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 »

Tatjana Rhodes: Girl Gone Good!

Now that Tatjana is finally starting share her work on her Vimeo channel, its time to do a little shameless promotion of my talented daughter. I don’t think there was ever any question that she would go into the arts.
The young artist
Initially it seemed animation would… Keep Reading »

Mushroom & Tofu Ragu over Spaghetti Squash

I automatically lean towards Asian flavors when working with tofu, so I deliberately started experimenting with more Mediterranean flavors, and came up with this almost meaty ragu. I also happened to have a houseguest who follows a gluten-free diet staying with me when I first… Keep Reading »

Grilled Marinated Artichokes

Grilling lemon marinated artichokes, with just a hint of spiciness from the red pepper flakes (optional), adds a smokey dimension to the mild flavor of the vegetable – elevating it to appetizer worthy! Just serve with any dressing of your choice on the side…. Keep Reading »

The PCA™ Celebrates Dinner Accomplished

I’ve always loved celebrating birthdays. I think it’s important to pay tribute to your origins, reminisce over the wonderful memories that were part of what made you who (or in this case what) you are today, and then assess and lay plans for the future…. Keep Reading »

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

This decadent vegan recipe is exactly how I celebrated the second anniversary of launching the Personal Chef Approach™.  Totally satisfying, rich creamy, chocolately indulgence you don’t have to feel guilty about. The avocado provides heart healthy fat, along with antioxidant packed dark chocolate – that’s… Keep Reading »

Tricolor Bean Salad

This salad is easy to adapt to your household’s liking. Add or omit what you want, and adjust the seasoning and heat to your liking…. Keep Reading »

Cauliflower & Chickpea Stew

This hearty vegetarian stew is robust enough to satisfy any omnivore, or a as an additional quick and easy dish to throw together when some of your guests are vegetarian. You can keep it really healthy by leaving out the cream (and still have great… Keep Reading »

Yellow Squash & Zucchini “Angel Hair” Pesto

This fast and easy recipe may require a mandolin and a food processor, but not only does it taste like summer – it’s a no cooking necessary recipe. Perfect for sweltering summer days and nights…. Keep Reading »

Mu Shu Chick’n Gardein

I’m currently limiting my intake of starch to whole grains, so the Mu Shu is pictured on a bed of brown rice. Should you choose to go a more traditional route, just serve wrapped in a Chinese pancake or flour tortilla with a little more… Keep Reading »