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Vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Imagine making a fresh batch of homemade warm chocolate cookies with gooey chocolate chunks and chewy crispy edges. Someone comes home to the smell of sweet chocolate and doesn't even realize when they bite into the cookie- that it is VEGAN. Yes, these cookies that I have made can likely easily fool a non-vegan when …

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Recipe Wednesday: What I Like To Do With Leftover Salmon

Whenever I make salmon and there are leftovers, we either eat it as it is or decide to make something more fun out of it. I like making fresh salmon patties with potato and onion in them (along with some other flavors like dill and lemon). They are pretty quick and easy to make, and …

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Roasted Zucchini and White Bean Lemon Tortellini: Making Frozen Tortellini Taste Fresh

The classic tortellini with marinara sauce that many make on a lazy or stressed day is always comforting, but sometimes you want to switch things up. Thinking of other ways to use tortellini can be daunting, but it can be something as simple as adding in new fresh flavors (especially if you don't want tomatoes …

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Using Pesto In The Kitchen (Plus A Basic Vegan Pesto Recipe Of Mine)

A jarred pesto sauce can be a classic kitchen staple to have in the kitchen when pressed for time. Sometimes you might not have the fresh herbs available in the pantry to make fresh pesto at home. Surprisingly, pesto does not just have to be used on pasta (although it does taste good that way). …

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Dishing Out A Different Type Of Stir-Fry: Using Asparagus And Red Cabbage

It was enjoyable to make and eat this stir fry because it was so bright and colorful. When colors pop on the plate, you are eating with your eyes. This was a unique stir-fry to me, that I modified a little from something I found online. I wouldn't have thought to try it with red …

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Making A Traditional Cornbread Recipe Vegan (and still making it delicious)

  The other day I had been looking in the pantry closet and saw there was cornmeal that was going to expire next month and the one thing I automatically think of is usually to make cornbread. The catch was that there wasn't any butter or milk in the house to make the regular recipe …

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The Many Uses of Hummus (plus an easy recipe)

The Middle Eastern and Mediterranean classic spread called hummus can take many forms. It is a favorite of mine to just have as a platter for lunch with fresh veggies like carrots, cucumbers and peppers. Lately I have seen additional ingredients like beets and peas being mixed into regular hummus recipes, which sounds like a …

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My Take On Indian Style Rice That Goes With Just About Everything

Rice is very versatile and can take on the flavors of anything you add to it. It is a comforting side dish and used in many cultures (and even used in creamy rice puddings). With all the different types of rice and aromas they give off, the different rice dishes you make can compliment the …

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Plant Powered Meals: Warm Sweet Potato, Corn and Bean Hash (And Veggie Sides)

While I am not a vegan, some of my favorite meals that I have made have had no animal products in them at all. I don't miss them when I eat the dishes either, and am just as satisfied and content by having plant powered meals. In the summer, it can be fun to grill …

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