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…

Wake Up Chocolate Smoothie

This is my favorite way to wake up in the morning! A cocoa-infused, refreshing beverage, full of nutrients that tastes like sweet ambrosia. I don’t drink coffee so this kicks me into high gear. This smoothie is full of enough cocoa and nutrients that it energizes me for hours, in a much more stable way and healthy…

Creamy Fettuccini Alfredo

Creamy Fettuccini Alfredo I didn’t even mean for this to turn out so good! I was inspired to try a Fettuccini Alfredo after stumbling upon some Organic (!) Mung Bean (!) Ribbon Noodles! Wow! So many great products happening lately! You can also use Semolina ribbon pasta for this dish. Whatever floats your boat. I…

Blackberry Smoothie

My first road trip to Northern California introduced me to the joy of picking blackberries right off the bush. They’re invasive and prickly, but who cares when you’re popping the sweet, juicy berries into your mouth in the summertime? Blackberries have a few exceptional qualities: they’re rich in bioflavonoids and Vitamin C, have one of…