Archives for 2013

Coconut Cauliflower & Herb Mashed ‘Potatoes’

First off, there are no actual potatoes in this recipe. It’s cauliflower and celeriac (a celery bulb) mashed together in potato-like fashion. Don’t expect the texture to be the exact same, but the flavor is great and it functions just as well as a side dish that’s a little healthier for you. If you were […]

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa

MORE SQUASH! That’s what winter makes me yell to the people. And by the people I mean myself as I gorge on endless variations of this delicious winter vegetable. This was inspired by a quinoa stuffed squash that I had read about a while back and had been meaning to try. I also love it […]

Ginger Cinammon Delicata Squash – Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

I’ve had a squash overload lately and been looking for new things to do besides my usual roasting and souping. I had actually never cooked with delicata squash before, I had only eaten it in restaurants. It’s pretty great too cook with since you don’t need to skin it which is a pain with butternut […]

Asian Kale Salad with Sriracha Maple Syrup Dressing

 This salad was inspired by a Hawaiin Ahi Poke bowl that I used to eat in Venice when I was eating fish. I took similar flavors just increased all the non-fish ingredients they used to make it with. Toasting the nuts and seeds adds a nice flavor and makes the salad more filling. The dressing […]

Quinoa Salad with Corn and Cherry Tomatoes

This salad is super easy to make, delicious, and healthy. You can add additional lemon juice to taste if you like. You could also experiment using lime juice and other herbs like basil or cilantro. It’s best if you store it in the fridge for at least an hour before serving for the flavors to blend […]

Banana Almond Butter and Kale Smoothie

I’ve been drinking a lot of smoothies lately and this is one of my favorite new combinations. Its easy, tastes awesome and it keeps me full longer than a lot of other smoothies. The kale adds a great color and additional texture to the mix. For the granola you can use plain granola or a […]

Charred Chopped Vegetable Salad

This salad was initially inspired by a salad I had at an Italian restaurant in LA called Cecconi’s. They had this great chopped salad with charred zucchini and I loved the flavor that it brought. I loved it so much that I decided to char everything in this salad that combines veggies from the end […]

Creamy Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing

  This dressing is bright and creamy. It goes great with any southwest salad, as a sandwich spread, or taco topping. You can add a little more water if you like it thinner, but don’t add any more than a tablespoon at a time so you can taste test as you go. Let me know […]

Creamy Vegan Corn Chowder with a Kick

The secret to the creaminess in this chowder is coconut cream. If you’ve never cooked with it before, it’s a great way to add non-dairy creaminess to soup, curry, desserts, sauces and more. It only has a slight coconut taste. I got mine at Trader Joe’s, but you can also find it on Amazon. To […]

Spiced Vegan Eggplant, Heirloom Tomato and Kale with Quinoa

When you cook eggplant right it’s one of my favorite veggies. Undercooked and it’s one of the worst things to hit your tongue. I really like this recipe because you can let the eggplant continue to simmer, get softer and soak up all the flavors in this mix. The heirloom tomatoes add a sweetness and […]