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Smokin’ Chipotle Three Bean Chili

Posted by: Rita in: ● February 20, 2012

I started a 5-day stint of eating zero animal products today and decided to play around with the original Blizzard Chili recipe. The result is a punched up, smokey-spicy deliciously thick stew that hit the spot on another cold winter evening.

Veggie Quesadillas with Crema Mexicana & Fresh Salsa

Posted by: Rita in: ● January 16, 2011

Tweet this!Crema is Mexico’s thinner, milder version of sour cream. When used as a condiment with more robust and spicy dishes, it cuts the intensity in such a perfect way you’ll understand right away why it is worth picking up this extra ingredient to top off the below veggie ‘dilla that packs serious heat. Speaking [...]

Blizzard Chili

Posted by: Rita in: ● December 11, 2010

Tweet this!This satisfying vegetarian chili was adapted from a former non-vegetarian favorite White Chicken Chili recipe I got from Cooking Light magazine. For the second weekend in a row Minneapolis was hit with a blizzard and stuck at home with limited options I was forced to get creative and make-do with the ingredients I had [...]

Italian Quinoa

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!I’m just going to say it. I LOVE quinoa. I’m not sure how I lived my life before I found quinoa, but now that it’s here I can’t get enough of it… it isn’t just a crush or one of those hot and heavy romances that burns out after a while… my love affair [...]

Squash & Lentil Coconut Curry

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this! This fragrant and warming curry is a perfect meal for cooler weather as we head into winter. Serve as a stew on its own or scoop on top of a bed of brown or jasmine rice or quinoa… you can’t go wrong with this! And PS – this happens to be vegan. I [...]

Veggie Frittata

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this! Sometimes, you just want Breakfast for Dinner… I’m a HUGE fan of this option and when you think about it, generally the stuff we eat for breakfast is lighter and healthier than what we have for dinner, which is when most of us “fall off the wagon” of our healthy eating. This basic [...]

Farfalle with Spicy Pesto

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!Bon giorno! This recipe comes from “Giada at Home” by Giada de Laurentiis and I followed the recipe pretty closely, halving her original recommendations which would have given me 4 to 6 servings. The below amounts yielded 2 very generous sized main-course portions (or could have been 4 sides if served with protein). 1/2 [...]

Quinoa Loaf with Mushrooms and Peas

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!April 22nd 2010 was the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. My Earth Day contribution was a day of vegan eating, 100% no animal products. For dinner, I tried a recipe from Whole Foods and followed it exactly: 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing 8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced Salt and [...]

Black Bean Quinoa

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!This dish is ridiculously simple and a protein and whole grain powerhouse. The avocado adds a nice touch of healthy omegas and the basil gives it a great fresh taste that just reminds me of Spring. Enjoy! 1 cup whole grain quinoa 2 cups vegetable stock 1 can (about 2, 2.5 cups) black beans, [...]

Zucchini & Porcini Mushroom Risotto

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!After my initial go at risotto back in January was a big success (see Butternut Squash Risotto), I decided to try a different interpretation this time. I ran a search for vegetarian risotto and stumbled upon this vegan version with raving reviews so I thought, why not? I’m on a major non-animal product kick [...]

Love Lasagna (Spinach & Artichoke)

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!I offered to make my honey anything he wanted for Valentine’s Day and being the “I love everything you make” kind of guy, we settled on a lasagna. I’ve been on this huge vegetarian kick and depending on your definition, this may not qualify since it does have eggs and a lot of cheese [...]

Tofu Chili

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!I’ve wanted to cook with tofu for a long time. I buy the tofu, and it sits in my fridge for weeks. Months. And then I realize its expired and I throw it out. I’ve done this at least 3 or 4 times. No more my friends! I just cooked my first successful tofu [...]

Winter Squash & Mushroom Risotto

Posted by: admin in: ● November 14, 2010

Tweet this!My first attempt to make risotto and it came out wonderful! The below recipe is from www.eatingwell.com 5 cups vegetable broth 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 medium shallots, thinly sliced 3 cups butternut squash, chopped, peeled (1/2-inch pieces) 2 cups shiitake mushroom caps, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 [...]


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