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Farro Summer Salad

This recipe was inspired by my friend Quinnie.  She made a lovely farro salad when she visited me from Portland and I enjoyed the chewy texture of farro so much I decided to throw this salad together.  Farro is an ancient grain that comes from wheat and has a nutty flavor. Ingredients 1/2 cup dry farro … Continue reading

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Crunchy Granola

The great thing about making homemade granola is that you can use any type of nut or seed you like!  This recipe contains my favorites but feel free to substitute your favorites.  I like to eat this plain as a snack or as a cereal, with almond milk.  It’s very filling.  This recipe also makes … Continue reading

Eggplant Stacks

Eggplant Stacks

“Eggplant” is a silly name, isn’t it?  According to Wikipedia, “Some 18th-century European cultivars were yellow or white and resembled goose or hen’s eggs, hence the name “eggplant.”  If you’re looking for something you can eat a whole lot of for very few calories, this is it.  A whole medium sized eggplant is only 140 … Continue reading

Curried Cauliflower

Curried Cauliflower

After growing cauliflower in a lab for my high school science class, it took me years to be able to eat the stuff again.  Now it’s growing in my little organic garden and I’m developing a renewed appreciation for it.  The leaves are probably a foot tall and finally if I look way down in the very … Continue reading

Roasted Carrots

Roasted Carrots

I picked up a couple bunches of the tri-colored carrots from the farmer’s market and made these the same night.  I ate so many carrots I’m surprised I didn’t turn into one! Ingredients Carrots Olive oil Sea salt & Pepper Directions Wash and peel carrots and then cut in half lengthwise.  If some are bigger … Continue reading

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Blueberry Cobbler

One day I was having a craving for sweets (well, that’s like every day) but on this particular day, I decided to whip up a cobbler using the organic wild blueberries I had in my freezer.  Yum!  I made 3 individual servings. Ingredients Frozen blueberries (I used 1 bag) 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (optional) … Continue reading

Vegan Hot Chocolate

Vegan Hot Chocolate

Brrr, time for hot chocolate! I bought the box of pre-packaged servings of Starbucks Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa. Most dark chocolate mixes tend to be vegan but just give the ingredients a quick read to ensure your mix doesn’t have milk in it. As for the marshmallows, Dandies makes a great vegan marshmallow! I got … Continue reading

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Here’s a really simple recipe for mashed potatoes that you can’t even tell are vegan! All of the quantities are to taste, so add a little at a time to get to the consistency and taste that you like. Ingredients Baby red potatoes Vegan sour cream Almond milk Garlic powder Sea salt & Pepper Fresh … Continue reading

Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

There’s nothing better than baking with pumpkin on a fall day! It makes the house smell so good! The original recipe came from Libby’s and I modified a few things and veganized it. One of my friends who has tried both the vegan and conventional version said she couldn’t tell the difference. I actually took … Continue reading