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 […]

Veggie Burger Recipe

This vegan bean burger recipe is very flexible, giving you endless variety. Avoid highly processed, pre-made veggie burgers and make your own! Yay! You can even store them in the freezer! Whee!

Swiss Chard Salad

Some of you “old timers” may remember this salad from a newsletter sent out a couple of years back, when I was going through a divorce and living with my wonderful mom temporarily. Since my mom goes out a lot more than I do, I got pretty skilled at cooking dinner for myself (granted, that […]

Roasted Asparagus with Chili Oil and Lemon

Roasted Asparagus Video (scroll down for recipe) Roasting, if you are unawares, is most likely the best thing you can do to any vegetable. Asparagus takes particularly well to this treatment. Once roasted, it becomes sweet and juicy with a good, toothsome texture. I’m not really sure what toothsome means, but it makes me think […]

Homemade Cranberry Sauce Is Easy!

Cranberries grow in bogs. Bogs are like swamps. I’ve always had a thing for bogs and swamps. Did you know all that?

Carrots and Chickpeas

Has this ever happened to you? The other night I got experimental (a.k.a. “confused”) while I was cooking. Suddenly I realized my Greek-style meatballs were morphing into Middle-Eastern-style meatballs and then my kale turned kind of Italian-style when I wasn’t looking and then I decided I wanted a carby-side dish and I had some carrots […]

Indian Spiced Vegetable Medley

If you can call a motley crew of vegetables culled from the depths of the crisper drawer and all cooked together until one knows not where one ends and another begins because they are all beautifully melded with spicy chilies, cilantro, and homemade* garam masala powder a “medley”, then that is what I had for […]

Spinach gonna knock ya block off.

Oh, brother. And sister. Oh, my brothers AND my sisters. I tell you, the other week I was having a rough time! Nothing very specifically terrible (or terribly specific), but you know how sometimes you just are in a shit-mood for a few days because everything is annoying and your job sucks and you’re hot […]

Vegetarian Borscht

A couple weeks ago I had the extreme pleasure of visiting Johnson’s Backyard Garden and getting a tour of the farm. I got to pull up beets right out of the ground and eat them in the fields under the sun. It was glorious. I met Brenton, who started the farm with his family in […]