Zucchini Pappardelle “Pasta” with a Vegan Pistachio Mint Pesto

I am not gluten free, but I am appreciative of the creativity that it inspires. I’m a fan of the spaghetti squash noodles and these zucchini pappardelle. The way they soak up sauce and can be twisted with a fork and scooped into massive mouthfuls makes them great substitutes for pasta dishes. You only want […]

Shredded Zucchini Tacos with Sriracha Slaw for a Vegan Cinco de Mayo

Tacos, tacos, tacos! Can’t get enough. Can’t stop, won’t stop. So many possible options within the taco universe and it’s so easy to make them vegan and you can get delicious gluten free corn tortillas everywhere. If/when I do a food truck it will probably be a vegan taco masterpiece. Cinco de Mayo is coming […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roasted Vegetable Stuffed Spaghetti Squash with Goat Cheese

Mmmmm, spaghetti squash. I wasn’t introduced to this magical veggie until the last year or so and it is awesome. As it’s name suggests, once you dig into the flesh of the cooked squash it breaks into stringy spaghetti-like pieces. Those pieces mixed in with the roasted summer vegetable combination makes for a delicious entree. […]

Potato, Mushroom, Cheese Bake (Gratin)

This thing kicks ass. #humblebrag. The cheese, mushrooms and potatoes work so well together it’s hard to stop eating it. Per usual, I baked it in my all purpose cast iron skillet. It works well as a main dish or a rich side dish depending on what kind of mood you are in and where […]

Red Bean Red Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Happy Memorial Day! Kicking off the summer it’s time for some grilling, BBQ, sun and fun. A staple of my summer eating is the endlessly adaptable veggie burger. This will be the first of many burger recipes on the blog. The combination of red quinoa and red beans makes this a filling and nutritious way […]

Vegan “Pulled Pork” Sandwich

  I used to be a meat eater and I have a laundry list of foods that I enjoyed. Most of the time it’s the flavor, which can be pretty easily recreated in sauces, etc. But sometimes it’s the flavor/texture combination, and that’s the case with pulled pork (or any pulled meat). There are substitutes […]