Oriental Salad – My kids’ favorite pasta dish. May create tofu lovers!

Oriental Salad

This is an Asian-style noodle salad — with tofu so good that it has been known to convert a non-tofu-eater into a tofu lover. This recipe is based on a recipe from The Horn of the Moon Cookbook by Ginny Callan. … Continue reading >>

Apple-Blueberry Crumble with Vanilla Cardamom Ice Cream – gluten-free, vegan, and decadent!

Apple Blueberry Crumble with vegan Vanilla Cardamom Ice Cream

The other day, I picked up a huge container of Honeycrisp apples, and another huge container of blueberries. I brought them home and browsed through cookbooks, looking for something good to do with apples and blueberries. In Moosewood Restaurant Cooking For Health … Continue reading >>

Potato Salad Deluxe – warm, nutritious, and satisfying

Potato Salad Deluxe

This deluxe potato salad makes a filling, satisfying, warm dinner.  You can load it up with healthy veggies and make it a very well-rounded meal. This recipe is loosely based on the version in a long-ago edition of the Betty Crocker cookbook. I … Continue reading >>

Umeboshi Calling – a quick vegan pasta dinner with a slightly addictive creamy cashew sauce

umeboshi calling

This quick vegan recipe has creamy cashew sauce (or choose the nut-free variation that replaces the cashews with tofu), with spinach and red bell peppers. It uses an unusual ingredient called umeboshi paste, which adds a delicious salty sweetness to the recipe. Umeboshi paste … Continue reading >>

Black Bean Tostadas

Black Bean Tostadas

This quick and delicious meal has a story behind it. Many years ago, when I was a young single person, my friend Rob and I were discussing what to do for dinner. It went something like this: What do you want to … Continue reading >>

Lentil Apple Walnut Veggie Burgers

Lentil Apple Walnut Veggie Burgers

These lentil apple walnut burgers are vegan, satisfying, and have the zen goodness of lentils and the yumminess of little chunks of apples sprinkled throughout. The recipe is based on Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf, Revisited from the Oh She Glows … Continue reading >>

Chocolate Nanaimo Pumpkin Pie – no bake, healthy, and vegan!

Chocolate Nanaimo Pumpkin Pie

I’m a big fan of Chocolate Covered Katie’s healthy dessert blog. Last August, she published her version of a Canadian dessert called Nanaimo Bars. I tried making the recipe. My family and I liked it!  I liked it so much that … Continue reading >>