Asparagus and Chickpea Salad with Vegan Buttermilk Dressing

I don’t turn the oven on very much in the summer months. Instead I make meals out of giant salads, or Dennis and I grill veggies outside. I don’t want to eat the same things over and over again, so I’m always on the hunt for new

Leek and Wild Mushroom-Stuffed Potato Skins from Peace & Parsnips by Lee Watson

I’m a little bit of a cookbook junkie, so I have a difficult time saying no when I’m asked to review a new book. This year I’m trying not to take on too many reviews, so that I can do my own thing. So when I was

The Vegan Metro Pizza

Years ago I used to frequent a restaurant call Café Metro at lunchtime. It was near the company I worked for at the time, and they had vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore dishes, so there was something for everyone. Dennis and I had our second date there, and

The Produce You MUST Buy Organic

When it comes to eating healthy, the emphasis goes beyond just carbs, fat, protein, and calories. It even goes beyond food groups! When you make the conscious decision to start eating healthier foods, it’s important to pay attention to what’s in your food. Did you know that the nutritional

Vegan Portobello Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Cheesesteaks have been on my mind a lot lately. With friends in Philly joining in the recent Best Vegan Cheesesteak contest, and then reading about all of the cheesesteaks Jasmin Singer ate before going vegan in her book Always Too Much and Never Enough, I’ve found myself

Lemony Chickpea and Escarole Salad

I often find inspiration for new recipes in omnivore recipes that I find online, which is exactly how this dish came about. I saw a recipe for a salmon dish on Epicurious, and the flavors really spoke to me. With the mixture of lemon juice, asparagus and

35 Vegan Recipes for Summertime Cookouts, Picnics, and Potlucks

I’m going to have to admit that summer isn’t my favorite season. I get hot and sweaty very easily, which makes me cranky and uncomfortable. What I do like about the season, though, is the food! I love having potlucks and cookouts in my backyard, and I also

Summertime Avocado-Chickpea Salad

I’m sure all of us have those recipes that we make often but never write down. You know the ones – that you just throw together, and it may taste a little different each time you make it. For me, that recipe is this avocado-chickpea salad. The

Vegan Quiche Lorraine from Baconish by Leinana Two Moons

I remember when I decided to go vegetarian in the early 90s. My friend Irina was in disbelief. “You’re giving up bacon? How could you do that?” I wish someone had told me back then that Irina’s comment was actually the first in a long line of

Vegan Walnut Parmesan

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve probably noticed that I like to make vegan “parmesan” using nutritional yeast and almonds. It has a nice flavor and it tastes great on pasta and salads.   One day I was making a Caesar Salad for