Fruit & Kale Smoothies for Two

This is a basic recipe to adapt to customize according to your taste and available ingredients. It is creamy, delicious, and nutritious. Leave out the maple syrup for more tartness; adjust the fruit selection to include your favorites; and for a dessert-like twist, add a 1/2 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder when you add the almond flour. If you add the chocolate, be sure to use the maple syrup.

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Cajun Yam Fries

20200708_194828These Cajun Yam Fries are DELICIOUS.  All caps are warranted for this recipe, which is slightly adapted from Chef Chloe Coscarelli’s original.  These deeply flavorful, salty, spicy addictive fries will leave your mouth with a pleasant glow. Continue reading

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Veggie Burgers with Beans, Carrots & Carmelized Onions

This is a scaled-down, spiced-up, and veganized adaptation of the Carrot and White Bean Burgers recipe on the inimitable Smitten Kitchen site.  Hot sauce and caramelized onions boost the flavor and garbanzo bean flour holds the burgers together.


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Vegan Parmesan Cheese

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Simple and quick to make, this salty, savory “cheese” is the perfect condiment for sprinkling over pasta, grain bowls, soup, or other dishes that could use an extra dusting of flavor. Continue reading

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Vegan Hoppin’ John

Hoppin’ John is a dish traditionally served on New Year’s Day to bring good luck in the year ahead.  This spicy version is a blend of several different recipes we have tried and adapted over the years.  It’s big on flavor and a hearty dish for a cold winter’s day.   Continue reading

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Farro & Chickpea Salad


Fast, easy, delicious, and nutritious, this salad makes a great lunch, dinner, or picnic dish.  This recipe make a large batch — enough for 6-8 servings — and it keeps in the refrigerator for several days.  It’s a great dish to make early in the week and pack for lunch each day. Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Pakoras


Another delightful recipe for pakoras.  This one was adapted from the Sweet Potato Pakoda/Fritters recipe on the fabulous Blend with Spices food blog.

Here we increase the quantity of vegetables and bake the pakoras instead of deep frying them.  The results are savory and delicious.

This recipe will make approximately 30 pakoras.

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Vegan Gougères



These amazing cheese puffs are irresistible.  Serve them with cocktails, as is often suggested, and you may forget all about dinner.  This is a vegan adaptation of David Lebovitz’s gougères recipe.


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Chana Masala / Spiced Chickpeas with Rice

20180111_091859This delicious take on Chana Masala was adapted from a February 1999 recipe for Spicy Chickpeas in the oldie but goodie magazine Food & Wine.  This savory dish comes together quickly.  We’ve made it countless times over the years and are always delighted how flavorful such an easy recipe can be. Continue reading

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Black Bean Burritos

20171026_212035_001These burritos are delicious, nutritious, and quick to make.  A perfect weeknight dinner.  The recipe makes a large batch, so it is possible to cook once and eat twice.  Or, you can serve these to a crowd.    Continue reading

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