Mushroom Quiche

Mushroom Quiche Recipe Until just about four years ago, I was an avowed hater of mushrooms. I mean that I found them disgusting, revolting and gag-worthy. Then suddenly, a switch flipped. Because I love food so much and so much of food (especially vegetarian food) involved mushrooms, I would make an attempt to give mushrooms […]

Smoky Black Beans

Y’all, about soaking beans. Don’t do it. Don’t believe me? Please just try it anyway. Maybe some beans, big’uns like lima beans or fava beans could use a little soak. I very rarely cook with those so I haven’t tried it. But little’uns like black beans and pinto beans and navy beans? Don’t even bother. […]

Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese with three cheeses! That’s thrice the cheesy flavor for thrice the mac and cheese goodness. For this recipe, I’ve used sharp Cheddar, Gouda and Parmesan. Cheddar for the bite (and the classic color) with Gouda for extra creaminess and some Parmesan for extra saltiness. Swap out Parmesan for blue cheese if you […]

Vegan Caesar Salad

Vegan Caesar Salad Video – scroll down for recipe This vegan Caesar dressing is made from soaked cashews and avocado, with plenty of lemon juice. Don’t be afraid of the salt measurement. It’s necessary since we are omitting the salty anchovies, too. Of course, if you’re only interested in this as an egg-free Caesar dressing, […]

Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

Eggplant Parmesan Video – scroll down for recipe card I did it! (I think) I finally made a believer out of Chris! (Mostly) Chris finally ate some eggplant and didn’t think it was (very) terrible and gross! Yay for Chris! Yay for me! Yay for you! Yay for eggplant! This eggplant parmesan sandwich is a great […]

Couscous Salad Recipe

This couscous salad recipe is a perfect make-ahead salad for days when you just can’t be bothered to give a flyin’ fark. I mean, just look at it. It’s beautiful. A salad like this will cheer you up (and fill you up) in two seconds flat. Back to the couscous salad recipe, here it is. […]

Summer Vegetable Recipes

I subscribe to a weekly produce delivery from Johnson’s Backyard Garden. Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSA) they call it. I love the idea of supporting a small local farmer (with whom we’ve also shot a couple of videos — fried green tomatoes and beet borscht) and I love the reality of getting a surprise box of […]

Mushroom Millet Cakes

As one within whom the hippie blood runs thick, millet has always appealed to me. It’s my hippie mom’s fault. She, who would only let us eat Cheerios. She, who would never let us have sodas. She, who would only buy Roman Meal bread which I think must have been a compromise between “healthy” and […]

Twice-Baked Potatoes

When I was a young’un, twice-baked potatoes seemed SO FANCY. The kind of thing only rich people ate at their country clubs. I think that might be because around that time, the mid 80s, country clubs and rich people and fancy food were on my radar thanks to the movie Trading Places, which is an […]