Veggie Muffins – Toddler Approved and Gluten Free

Our 3-year old will try just about any vegetable placed in front of her.  She doesn’t necessarily love every vegetable we introduce her to though and zucchini is definitely on her list of least favorites.  That is, when it’s baked or sautéed or whatever.  But… offer her zucchini in a warm, sweet (sugar-free) muffin and she’s all over it! We made these together so she was aware of all the vegetables going in, even the zucchini, […]

Eggless Frittata with Sweet Potato and Kale

Ever since I made that amazing tofu “egg” salad, here, I’ve been mildly obsessed with tofu as an egg replacement. So what if I’m a little late to the party on this one; I’m here now and excited to veganize more of our favorite egg-based dishes. Turns out, the secret is in the nutritional yeast, or “nooch”.  This is what gives the tofu that egg-y flavor so play around with amounts to adjust the flavor intensity. […]

Slow Cooked Vegan BBQ Sliders with Coleslaw

At last, it feels as if summer is on its way! Temperatures are hitting the 80s, I’m wearing shorts almost daily, and we’re on our third watermelon of the season. It’s actually warm enough today that I’m planning to serve dinner out on the back deck this evening. With BBQ and coleslaw together in one bite, these little sandwiches are like a taste of summer.  And they’re so easy!   Begin with the meat: 1 – […]

The Six Million Dollar Tofu “Egg” Salad

I recently received a complimentary advance copy of Annie and Dan Shannon’s (www.meettheshannons.com) latest cookbook creation – Mastering the Art of Vegan Cooking (in stores next week!) and the first recipe I tried out of this beautiful book was The Six Million Dollar Tofu “Egg” Salad. I admit it, the catchy title is what drew me in and there’s a cute story that goes along with it. Also, right there next to the recipe is […]

Radish and Cucumber Salad with Dill Yogurt Dressing

Our weekly CSA box arrived yesterday and in it was an ingredient I don’t think I had ever cooked with before — radishes. What in the world was I going to do with radishes?! I didn’t even think I liked them but, after the success of this salad yesterday, I can confidently say I do like radishes! A quick online search yielded several versions of this salad with varied combinations of vegetables and ways to […]

Spinach Mushroom Wild Rice Bake

It was back to being cool here in Northern Virginia a few days ago and it put me in the mood for some good, hearty comfort food. Also, I had both spinach and mushrooms I needed to use or lose. And that half bag of rice I never seemed to have any use for – until now. You see where I’m going with this…. I cleaned out a few ingredients, whipped up a delicious meal for […]

Spicy Grilled Cauliflower Kabobs

It’s not quite outdoor grilling weather here yet but we’re getting close; I can feel it in the air. Flowers are beginning to bloom and it’s just warm enough most days to go out without a jacket. Spring fever is definitely stirring within me… I’m finding myself wanting to eat outside on the back deck every evening like we do almost every day in the summertime. To me, grilled food is warm weather food and […]