Peaceful Potato, Pesto, and Arugula Pizza

The first time I had potatoes on pizza was at a restaurant in New York City called Palá Pizza. The pizza was made with Daiya cheese, very thinly sliced zucchini and potatoes, and rosemary, and it was the most perfect thing I had ever eaten. Palá has

Tips for Making New Year’s Resolutions that Stick

Happy New Year! A lot of people begin the New Year by making resolutions. We’ve all been there – we take a vow to lose weight, exercise more or spend more time with our family. We start the year with great intentions, but then we quickly relapse

Hoppin’ John Burgers with Tempeh Bacon and Spicy Aioli

Hoppin’ John is a classic southern dish that’s traditionally made with rice, black-eyed peas, and bacon or ham, and it’s usually served with collard greens. It’s served on New Year’s Day for good luck and prosperity in the year ahead. The black-eyed peas are said to represent

In Need of Support for Your New Year’s Resolution?

2016 is just a few days away! Did you make resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier, manage stress, and treat yourself better? Have you decided this is the year you’ll go vegan? Do you want to learn to cook nutritious meals for your family? Keeping new year’s resolutions can

Mini No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecakes

Key Lime Pie, or Key Lime Cheesecake in this case, might not be the first dessert that comes to mind when you think of Christmas, but it’s a tradition in our house to have it for the holidays. Dennis’s birthday is December 24th, and while I love

20 Recipes for a Very Merry Vegan Christmas

I have to be honest – I don’t really know what people usually eat on Christmas Day. Growing up, we usually ate the same dishes on Christmas that we had Thanksgiving, and I still pretty much cook the same foods for both holidays. They are some of my favorite dishes

Vegan Creamed Pearl Onions and Kale

I recently saw a recipe for Creamed Pearl Onions and Fennel on Epicurious, and I was suddenly reminded of the pearl onions that my mom would make for holidays. There were two dishes that she always made: “My Cornbread Stuffing”, which was a box of Stovetop Stuffing

10 Tips for Handling Holiday Stress

The holidays are upon us. This is the time of year that most animals slow down or even hibernate, but humans tend to speed up. Preparing kids to go back to school runs into getting ready for Halloween, which is followed by Thanksgiving, then Christmas and Hanukkah.

The Blendtec Designer 725 Blender

It’s not a secret that I love kitchen gadgets. I think one of the reasons we had to move to a new house a few years ago was because I had too many small appliances for the old home’s tiny galley kitchen. So when Blendtec offered to

Vegan Hasselback Potatoes

I’ve been making Hasselback Potatoes since before I knew they were called Hasselback Potatoes. Sometime in the early 90s I received a big envelope in the mail trying to get me to sign up for one of those recipe card subscription service that were popular at the