Mushroom Millet Cakes

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

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 […]

Fried Rice Recipe

Fried Rice Recipe

Though I’ve been specific with the ingredients here, you can also use this as a basic fried rice recipe to jump off from and add whatever vegetable or meat bits you happen to have. Typical Chinese restaurant fried rice (in the US anyway) includes egg, peas, carrots and green onions. Slightly fancier restaurants may also […]

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

The problem with so many veggie burger recipes is the blah, mushy texture. Not these, boyee! Black bean quinoa burgers are high-protein and nutrient-dense. I added minced kale though you can use spinach, but kale gives a more interesting texture. Mashed black beans, chewy quinoa, crunchy almonds and a smidge of cheese (optional!) make sure these […]

Raw Hummus

raw hummus recipe

As mentioned, I’ve been sprouting seeds lately. In my travels around the world while sitting in darkened office poking at a keypad and staring at the compooter, I came across the idea of sprouting beans. Maybe it makes them more digestible, they say. If you adhere to a raw diet, it’s definitely the only way […]

Falafel Burgers

falafel burgers

I’ve been wanting to come up with another vegan burger recipes ever since the original veggie burger recipe I posted over two years ago. Since my early twenties, when I first tried it, I’ve looooooo-oooo-oooooved falafel. I was introduced to it by a boyfriend. Ah, young love: I was a vegetarian and he was a […]

Yuca Fritters with Aji Salsa

yucca fritters

These were inspired by a recipe called aji machucado (roughly translated to “bruised chile” I think) given to me by a friend in Colombia. A salsa is made with chunks of onion, tomato and chile aji all cooked down together, then served over mashed boiled yuca or plantain and topped with chopped boiled eggs. For […]

Mushroom Pierogi

Pierogi — Christmas in Poland

Part one in my Christmas Around the World series! Christmas in Poland, focus on: PIEROGI!  I need to give a warm “Thank You!” and even a round of applause to Marta Z. who helped immensely by emailing me with recipes and advice about making pierogi and Christmas traditions in Poland. One of the most interesting things […]

Polish Mushroom Soup Recipe — Zupa Grzybowa

mushroom soup recipe

I kind of can’t believe I made this. I can’t believe I made it and liked it. Seriously. I have hated mushrooms for as long as I have had teeth and … funny story about that. In preschool, I bit this kid on the arm once. Hard enough to break the skin. If you’ve never […]