Layered Bean Dip: Vegetarian Recipe

My husband and I looked at each other in the kitchen the other night and sighed. It was ninety-some degrees with 100% humidity, and cooking was the last thing either of us wanted to do. Rummaging in the fridge and glancing at the avocadoes in the fruit bowl, I suggested, “How about bean dip?” He…

Guacamole Recipe: A Fresh Avocado Treat

This delicious fresh guacamole dip has never failed to impress when we bring it to a potluck or party. This simple, classic recipe takes the delicious buttery taste of avocados and gives them a spicy bite with garlic, onion, and salsa. A Word about Avocados Avocados are an excellent source of protein. They have a…

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut and Cranberries Recipe

For the first several years when I changed to a vegan diet, I simply never had dessert at all, because I had no idea how to bake without using dairy and eggs. One Christmas, however, my mother-in-law gave me a wonderful gift: a compilation of all sorts of different recipes for various sorts of egg…

Easy Vegetarian Meal: Tomato Basil Salad with Veggie Burger

I would love it if I had time at every single meal to cook an elaborate meal from scratch, but often, especially at lunch, something so involved is simply not possible. Though we often fail to make all of our meals completely from raw ingredients, we do at least try to have on hand a…

Vegetarian Autumn Stew Recipe: A Harvest Feast

Autumn is my favorite season, but it always seems to be the most fleeting. The trees burst into brilliant color, but those colors let go and fall to the ground so quickly. Luckily, there are several things about fall that last longer than the leaves, and one of those things is the harvest. Several autumn…

White Lasagna Recipe with Chantrelle and Crimini Mushrooms

I wanted to make a special meal one evening and was thinking that homemade lasagna would be warm and filling. My husband and I brainstormed about how we could put an original spin on our standby spinach lasagna. After throwing some ideas around, Morgan came up with a brilliant idea, something entirely new and different–a…

Eggplant Bharta with Peas Recipe

Eggplant Bharta (Baingan Ka Bharta) is one of my husband’s favorite ways to eat eggplant. The roasted flavor of the eggplant in this traditional Indian dish is kicked up a notch with the fire of Indian spices. It is quite easy to make at home; you don’t even have to sweat the eggplant because of…

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash with Veggie Sausage Recipe

A few weeks ago, we had a spaghetti squash that we needed to use before it went bad, but we weren’t in the mood for the same old unoriginal preparation with marinara sauce. Digging around in the fridge, I found a half-block of asiago cheese and a couple soy sausages, and they gave me an…

Lentil Stew Recipe with Kale and Potatoes

This delicious original lentil stew recipe is a wonderful winter treat. Lentils are my favorite legume–filling and packed with protein and nutrients. The potatoes make this stew even heartier and the winter kale boosts the flavor and nutrition. Serve with whole grain bread or rolls for a very filling vegetarian meal! This recipe is vegan….

Holiday Shortbread Cookie Recipe

While we were growing up, every holiday season my mother would dig her beautiful stoneware baking pans out of a cupboard to make all sorts of holiday treats. One of the most simple was my favorite–classic shortbread cookies. They were addictive in their simplicity, practically melting in my mouth with each bite. Two years ago,…