Spicy Mushroom and Chard Winter Soup

I love mushrooms everywhere. Soups, salads, stir fries, veggie burgers, sandwiches, you name it I will put mushrooms on it. This soup’s inspiration started with these awesome enoki mushrooms that I got at the farmers market. They have both white and brown varieties. You can use either for this recipe. Whatever it is, I think […]

An American Vegetarian In Europe Part 2: Markets, Dosas and Mildred’s

Welcome to part 2! If you haven’t read part 1, you can check it out here. Day 2 I started my day out wondering around in search of delicious coffee (not uncommon). The first place I attempted to get to based on Yelp suggestions was closed, but right next to it was Borough market. It […]

An American Vegetarian in Europe Part 1: Arrival and The Iskele

I’ve been wanting to go to Europe for a while now and this was the year that the stars aligned to make it happen. From the day after Christmas through the first week of 2014 I traveled between London, Amsterdam and Prague. As I went I attempted to keep a journal writing down as much […]

Spaghetti Squash Tacos

I could eat tacos for every meal of the day and not get sick of them (breakfast tacos anyone?). Endless combinations and they are usually small enough where you can try at least 3 different kinds of tacos and feel great about it. I’ve been experimenting with a number of different combos, but usually I […]

Happy New Year and Update

It’s been a very busy winter for me and unfortunately updates to the Vegetarian Dude have suffered because of it. I have still been writing, eating, and cooking a lot, but haven’t had the chance to formulate them into full posts yet. However, there are some exciting posts coming up that I think you will […]

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 […]