Hot dogs were one of my favorite foods to eat during the summer as a kid. My mom would always have them in the house by keeping a stock of frozen dogs. I didn’t even bother to heat them up!! Boy life is different now. Good different. Vegan grilled carrot dogs different. Seriously, these carrot dogs take me back to my childhood. I can gobble up a whole plate of them! Continue reading →
Turmeric is all the craze right now because of its huge number of health benefits. Have you heard about all the things turmeric can do for you? It is most well known for reducing inflammation, but also reduces risks of Alzheimer’s disease, and has been equally as effective at preventing and treating cancers as pharmaceutical drugs (Duke 2007). In the past, I have only used turmeric in my curry dishes. Now, I am trying to put it into more and more dishes to enjoy it’s health benefits. Try it in my turmeric fried rice with edamame recipe! Continue reading →
Back when I posted my Lentil Loaf recipe I told you all that meatloaf was a favorite food of mine as a child. Well, my other favorite food was lasagna. Mom would always ask us what meal we wanted to have for our birthdays, and I always chose lasagna. Now I make a veggie version, and I love this small batch veggie lasagna because it only makes 4 servings. With only two of us in the house, we don’t have to eat lasagna until we are tired of it! Continue reading →
I love comfort foods that are loaded full of veggies. You can feel like you are treating yourself, while you’re getting your quota of veggies for the day. It’s a total win-win scenario. Pot pies were a favorite meal of mine growing up, therefore this vegetable lentil pot pie fits the best of both worlds for me. It’s a total comfort food, and still very healthy. Continue reading →
I love to make soup out of whatever I might happen to already have on hand. If you have a good broth and a few veggies, you can certainly come up with a dinner worthy meal. In this soup, I used the last of my wild rice. Wild rice is a wonderful grain; it’s chewy and adds great color. In this wild rice and vegetable soup I used what I had on hand for vegetables including onion, celery, carrot, and spinach. Continue reading →
Most of us have heard the daunting numbers and statistics about food waste. The bottom line is that there is too much food that doesn’t get utilized. However, each of us can control the food waste that comes out of our own kitchens. When you buy carrots from the grocery store, their green tops have already been removed, but when you find them locally at a farmers market or in a CSA, often times they come with their greens. This carrot top pesto ravioli with grilled carrots is an awesome way to utilize the entire carrot plant! Continue reading →
It is amazing to me how simple cooking can be when you use quality ingredients. Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated to taste amazing. This carrot kale and white bean ragu makes a delicious sauce for pasta, and many other uses. The quality ingredients make this sauce a winner that is incredibly simple to put together. Continue reading →
I know I said that I was going to embrace fall. Yet here I am posting about summer vegetables…still. At the farmers market this morning there were still so many yummy summer vegetables to enjoy, I couldn’t help myself! There were a few butternut squash, but I have all winter to enjoy the long lasting squash (which is another great vegetable to roast, by the way). So there you have it, summer roasted veggies with my special seasoning blend!