Creamy Artichoke Cauliflower Bake

A rich, cheesy, satisfying meal that leaves you feeling light and healthier for it. It tastes bright, warming, and mouth-watering. It’s surprisingly healthy, which I think is the Holy Grail for all dishes – it tastes super decadent, but is very low-fat, gluten-free, and oil-free. Cauliflower is a descendant of wild cabbage, believed to have…

Baked Falafel Patties

Falafel is a beloved dish originally from the Middle East, made with spiced mashed chickpeas formed into balls or fritters and often deep-fried. This baked falafel recipe is a favorite I developed as an alternative to the greasy, dry falafels you find from street vendors. Falafel should be healthy, flavorful, moist and crispy. So I came…

Smoky Black Bean Dip

Black beans are a wonder food! High in protein and fiber, they benefit the bones, heart, and digestive track. They protect against high-cholesterol, obesity, cancer and inflammation. And this dip happens to be totally addictive! I housed the whole mouth-watering batch for lunch today. I was trying to save some for hubby, but… you snooze,…

Classic Vegan Split Pea Soup

It’s officially COLD! The windows are shut and the heat is on. All I want is to curl up by the fire with a good book and a cup of this soup… Split Pea Soup is one my of my all-time favorite recipes. It was one of my staples when I went vegan over twenty (!)…

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Spaghetti Squash is nature’s pasta. Once it’s cooked, the inside flesh pulls out in long spaghetti-like strands. It’s low-cal, low-carb, and zero-fat. Spaghetti Squash is also high in fiber and vitamins A and vitamin C, which can help prevent free radical damage to cells. Also rich in the B vitamins riboflavin, niacin, and thiamin, which promote optimal cellular function….

Twice-Baked Cheesy Potatoes

Potatoes are your best friend! If you’re afraid of potatoes because of any residual carb-aphobia caused by the Atkins hoopla a decade ago, please read on… Potatoes have been *the* staple food in the Andes for a millennia. The British colonists brought them back to Ireland in the 1700s. One of the world’s superfoods, potatoes are…

Alfredo Marinara Pasta

This really hit the spot! Marinara AND Alfredo sauces?! Heavenly! The tempeh “meatballs,” are marinated overnight for the best flavor and tender texture. Lots of garlic and basil later… voilá! An impressive, gourmet pasta dish! This alfredo sauce adds a cheesy richness, but is made with cauliflower instead! Reap the many brassica benefits instead of suffering the gut-wrenching cheese…