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Cold Peanut-Sesame Noodles with Tofu

Cold Peanut-Sesame Noodles with Tofu

I love noodles in all forms, and when I want a healthy, flavorful, quick, and easy meal I almost always resort to some type of Asian cuisine. This version of a sesame noodle dish with peanut sauce is more of a Chinese-American dish that I like in part because you don’t have to stress about serving it right away after you cook the noodles.

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Oven Roasted Summer Tomato Frittata

Oven Roasted Summer Tomato Frittata

This time of year I’m definitely drowning in tomatoes, and you won’t hear me complaining for a second about it. Tomatoes are one of my favorite things about summer to eat and to grow. They are colorful, super sweet, juicy and of course really good for you too…But the best thing I’ve made to date with tomatoes is a simple frittata made with Just Eggs and zucchini and corn from the farmer’s market.

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Corn & Zucchini Fritters

Corn & Zucchini Fritters

Both corn and zucchini are the quintessential summer foods. They are plentiful this time of year, both at farmer’s markets and in grocery stores and if you are a member of a weekly CSA, I’m sure you have received plenty of summer squash thus far. So what to do with them, week after week? My mission is to always experiment with different recipes, discovering the versatility of these gorgeous vegetables.

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Tofu Souvlaki with Vegan Tzatziki

Tofu Souvlaki with Vegan Tzatziki

Lately, I’ve enjoyed cooking with tofu. This fermented soybean product is a very versatile product filled with protein, iron and calcium, and many other proven nutritional features and health benefits…The good news is that tofu makes for a brilliant food on the grill and can be seasoned, marinated, and prepared in so many ways, depending on what you feel like cooking and eating.

read more
World’s Best Chocolate Cake

World’s Best Chocolate Cake

When you hear the term “World’s Best Cake” about Norwegian cakes, one often thinks of Kvæfjordkake…When experimenting with chocolate cakes, I mostly tried out sheet cakes, as that is what is commonly seen in Norway. While they can have amazing flavors and textures, I wanted something that would be a bit more photogenic and fancier to present. After many trials I landed on what I now so confidently have named “The World’s Best Chocolate Cake” and I’m so eager for you to try it out to see if you agree with me!

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Best Ever Vegan Vanilla Custard

Best Ever Vegan Vanilla Custard

There‌ ‌have‌ ‌been‌ ‌a‌ ‌few‌ ‌recipes‌ ‌I’ve‌ ‌struggled‌ ‌with‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌vegan‌ ‌chef,‌ ‌and‌ ‌vanilla‌ ‌custard‌ ‌has‌ ‌definitely‌ ‌been‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌them.‌ ‌Either‌ ‌the‌ ‌texture‌ ‌came‌ ‌out‌ ‌too‌ ‌gelatinous‌ ‌(it’s‌ ‌supposed‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌thick‌ ‌and‌ ‌creamy,‌ ‌not‌ ‌jiggly!)‌ ‌or‌ ‌too‌ ‌runny,‌ ‌or‌ ‌the‌ ‌color‌ ‌was‌ ‌off.‌ ‌I‌ ‌see‌ ‌no‌ ‌point‌ ‌in‌ ‌making‌ ‌something‌ ‌if‌ ‌it‌ ‌doesn’t‌ ‌both‌ ‌taste‌ ‌and‌ ‌look‌ ‌good,‌ ‌so‌ ‌the‌ ‌experimentation‌ ‌continued…‌

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Cheesy Garlic Bread- the Ultimate Comfort Food

Cheesy Garlic Bread- the Ultimate Comfort Food

With everyone baking sourdough bread these days, I figured I would try my hand at something a little bit different. I often get the question “What do you miss most since going vegan?” and I can honestly say I have gained so much more than I’ve “lost” (no, I don’t miss eating dead animals) but one thing I do remember fondly is a slice of cheesy pizza. Nowadays, we’re so lucky that we have several amazing vegan cheeses out there and I’m using one of them in today’s recipe; an ooey-gooey cheesy garlic bread that is to die for! And I don’t say this lightly.

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A Flavorful Falafel Plate with Tahini Sauce and Tzatziki

A Flavorful Falafel Plate with Tahini Sauce and Tzatziki

Falafel is one of those universal foods everybody eats and loves. Nobody even gives a thought to the fact that it’s vegan (ooh the charged ‘v’ word…) It’s simply delicious. Versatile. Simple. It’s food. For some reason it’s the one vegan food non-vegans will accept and eat without judgment or wonder where they will get their protein… and falafel is a common item on many restaurant menus across the world.

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A Flavorful Vegetable Pot Pie

A Flavorful Vegetable Pot Pie

Today’s recipe is for those times when you feel like a hearty dish that looks impressive but that you really have to put minimal effort into. If you have some leftover vegetables like carrots, onions, celery, broccoli and/or mushrooms that you are needing to get rid of but have no idea what to do with – read on.

read more
A Chocolate Chip Cookie Worth the Calories

A Chocolate Chip Cookie Worth the Calories

At the risk of sounding like I’m bragging, I’ve made a lot of cookies in my life, and this recipe I’m sharing with you today is my absolute favorite and one I think could win over a lot of fans. Personally I’m not a huge cookie fan, but my husband is. He particularly loves these and begs me to bake them at least every other week (maybe a little more often now during these quarantine times)…Everyone has their favorite recipe, but I encourage you to try this one out too and let me know what you think.

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Spanish Albondigas with a Spicy & Smoked Tomato Sauce

Spanish Albondigas with a Spicy & Smoked Tomato Sauce

Coming from a chef background, I typically love to make everything from scratch and as a vegan, I’m a fan of whole, plant-based foods when cooking. On the other hand, I’m a vegan married to a non-vegan, who is also a chef and happens to be a meat-lover. While you may think that may pose challenges…I am here to tell you as long as you get a little creative and resourceful and stay dedicated to your desire to eat more plant-based foods, your significant other, children, friends and family will make big strides towards eating more plants too! (it’s contagious 🙂

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Cold Peanut-Sesame Noodles with Tofu

Cold Peanut-Sesame Noodles with Tofu

I love noodles in all forms, and when I want a healthy, flavorful, quick, and easy meal I almost always resort to some type of Asian cuisine. This version of a sesame noodle dish with peanut sauce is more of a Chinese-American dish that I like in part because you don’t have to stress about serving it right away after you cook the noodles.

read more
Oven Roasted Summer Tomato Frittata

Oven Roasted Summer Tomato Frittata

This time of year I’m definitely drowning in tomatoes, and you won’t hear me complaining for a second about it. Tomatoes are one of my favorite things about summer to eat and to grow. They are colorful, super sweet, juicy and of course really good for you too…But the best thing I’ve made to date with tomatoes is a simple frittata made with Just Eggs and zucchini and corn from the farmer’s market.

read more
Corn & Zucchini Fritters

Corn & Zucchini Fritters

Both corn and zucchini are the quintessential summer foods. They are plentiful this time of year, both at farmer’s markets and in grocery stores and if you are a member of a weekly CSA, I’m sure you have received plenty of summer squash thus far. So what to do with them, week after week? My mission is to always experiment with different recipes, discovering the versatility of these gorgeous vegetables.

read more
Tofu Souvlaki with Vegan Tzatziki

Tofu Souvlaki with Vegan Tzatziki

Lately, I’ve enjoyed cooking with tofu. This fermented soybean product is a very versatile product filled with protein, iron and calcium, and many other proven nutritional features and health benefits…The good news is that tofu makes for a brilliant food on the grill and can be seasoned, marinated, and prepared in so many ways, depending on what you feel like cooking and eating.

read more
World’s Best Chocolate Cake

World’s Best Chocolate Cake

When you hear the term “World’s Best Cake” about Norwegian cakes, one often thinks of Kvæfjordkake…When experimenting with chocolate cakes, I mostly tried out sheet cakes, as that is what is commonly seen in Norway. While they can have amazing flavors and textures, I wanted something that would be a bit more photogenic and fancier to present. After many trials I landed on what I now so confidently have named “The World’s Best Chocolate Cake” and I’m so eager for you to try it out to see if you agree with me!

read more
Best Ever Vegan Vanilla Custard

Best Ever Vegan Vanilla Custard

There‌ ‌have‌ ‌been‌ ‌a‌ ‌few‌ ‌recipes‌ ‌I’ve‌ ‌struggled‌ ‌with‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌vegan‌ ‌chef,‌ ‌and‌ ‌vanilla‌ ‌custard‌ ‌has‌ ‌definitely‌ ‌been‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌them.‌ ‌Either‌ ‌the‌ ‌texture‌ ‌came‌ ‌out‌ ‌too‌ ‌gelatinous‌ ‌(it’s‌ ‌supposed‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌thick‌ ‌and‌ ‌creamy,‌ ‌not‌ ‌jiggly!)‌ ‌or‌ ‌too‌ ‌runny,‌ ‌or‌ ‌the‌ ‌color‌ ‌was‌ ‌off.‌ ‌I‌ ‌see‌ ‌no‌ ‌point‌ ‌in‌ ‌making‌ ‌something‌ ‌if‌ ‌it‌ ‌doesn’t‌ ‌both‌ ‌taste‌ ‌and‌ ‌look‌ ‌good,‌ ‌so‌ ‌the‌ ‌experimentation‌ ‌continued…‌

read more
Cheesy Garlic Bread- the Ultimate Comfort Food

Cheesy Garlic Bread- the Ultimate Comfort Food

With everyone baking sourdough bread these days, I figured I would try my hand at something a little bit different. I often get the question “What do you miss most since going vegan?” and I can honestly say I have gained so much more than I’ve “lost” (no, I don’t miss eating dead animals) but one thing I do remember fondly is a slice of cheesy pizza. Nowadays, we’re so lucky that we have several amazing vegan cheeses out there and I’m using one of them in today’s recipe; an ooey-gooey cheesy garlic bread that is to die for! And I don’t say this lightly.

read more
A Flavorful Falafel Plate with Tahini Sauce and Tzatziki

A Flavorful Falafel Plate with Tahini Sauce and Tzatziki

Falafel is one of those universal foods everybody eats and loves. Nobody even gives a thought to the fact that it’s vegan (ooh the charged ‘v’ word…) It’s simply delicious. Versatile. Simple. It’s food. For some reason it’s the one vegan food non-vegans will accept and eat without judgment or wonder where they will get their protein… and falafel is a common item on many restaurant menus across the world.

read more
A Flavorful Vegetable Pot Pie

A Flavorful Vegetable Pot Pie

Today’s recipe is for those times when you feel like a hearty dish that looks impressive but that you really have to put minimal effort into. If you have some leftover vegetables like carrots, onions, celery, broccoli and/or mushrooms that you are needing to get rid of but have no idea what to do with – read on.

read more
A Chocolate Chip Cookie Worth the Calories

A Chocolate Chip Cookie Worth the Calories

At the risk of sounding like I’m bragging, I’ve made a lot of cookies in my life, and this recipe I’m sharing with you today is my absolute favorite and one I think could win over a lot of fans. Personally I’m not a huge cookie fan, but my husband is. He particularly loves these and begs me to bake them at least every other week (maybe a little more often now during these quarantine times)…Everyone has their favorite recipe, but I encourage you to try this one out too and let me know what you think.

read more

DON’T LEAVE WITHOUT

MY TOP 10 RECIPES

 

DON’T LEAVE WITHOUT

MY TOP 10 RECIPES