Recipes

Quick ‘n’ Easy Mushroom Sausage Stroganoff

Easy, Breezy, Stroganoff Looking for an easy-breezy dinner that is hearty, full of flavor, and versatile?  Look no further.  I present you with my spur-of-the-moment Mushroom Sausage Stroganoff. Tonight, it will be served adorning a baked potato and a splash of fresh...
Sweet Potato Bourbon Meringue Pie

Sweet Potato Bourbon Meringue Pie

Change Things Up In keeping with the Holiday Season, how about pleasantly surprising your loved ones and friends with a change-up from the expected pumpkin pie with a spirited sweet potato pie? If you use an organic, store-bought pie crust that’s 100% whole wheat or...

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Lavender – and Oldie, but a Goodie!

Lavender – and Oldie, but a Goodie!

A few years ago, I wrote a blog all about Lavender and how it's gone beyond just an air freshener scent! You'll find below my blog from June, 2013. with a great recipe for Lavender Shortbread Cookies! Enjoy! So, we all know how wonderful lavender smells, right?  It...

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Grilled Avocados and Lemons

Grilled Avocados and Lemons

Betcha Didn't Think of This ... Whether I’m hungry and need to have something delicious and nutritious in a pinch or want to impress guests with an appetizer that I can bet most likely they never even heard of never mind tasted and couldn’t be easier to prepare,...

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Black Bean Stew

Black Bean Stew

Black beans are hearty, flavorful and oh-so versatile.  While I adore them as a soup, I was craving something a bit more robust, and something that would become part of a layered dish. The bottom would be a rice of some sort.  Now, I was initially thinking along the...

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Tagine to the Rescue!!

Tagine to the Rescue!!

So, last week I introduced you to my tagine, the North African earthenware vessel.  After I delighted in the yumminess that came out of it, I of course washed it and left it to dry au’naturale. The next day was a bit of a flurry as I started the eCornell T. Colin...

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Zucchini, Zucchini, Oh No! More Zucchini!

Zucchini, Zucchini, Oh No! More Zucchini!

Zucchini EVERYWHERE! It’s that time of year when our gardens are overflowing with zucchini.  Right about now, as much as I adore zucchini noodles and zucchini bread, I’ve had my fill.  I needed to find some other alternatives. Now, in my repertoire, I also include...

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Middle Eastern Chopped Summer Salad

Middle Eastern Chopped Summer Salad

Something Refreshing So, it’s in the heat of the summer here in Sedona area. Not uncommon for triple digits by 10am. Although it is high dessert, which means it starts to cool down a little by 6pm, it is still hot, especially since we are in monsoon season. Turning on...

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Garden Grown Vegan Kale Potato Casserole

Garden Grown Vegan Kale Potato Casserole

Learning to Grow Being the first year that I am solely responsible for my garden, I decided to keep it simple. Rather than that ‘all or nothing’ mentality, I chose to go with a variety of heirloom tomato plants, a couple of pepper plants, lots of herbs, a shot at...

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Southwest Ice Cream

Southwest Ice Cream

How Does a Southwestern Vegan Eat Ice Cream? Here in the Southwest, prickly pears are everywhere. Each year, I wait in anticipation of the ripening of their red fruit, juicy and sweet on the inside but protected on the outside with those spiny needles, some large, and...

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India meets Italy on this Indian Pizza

India meets Italy on this Indian Pizza

India Meets Italy - Gobi Crust with Masala-Scented Chana Pizza Being an Italian Jersey Girl, it’s almost a sacrilege, seemingly blasphemous, to suggest anything other than a Margarita pizza, resplendent with a Double Zero farina pizza dough tossed in the air for a...

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Thai Papaya Salad

Thai Papaya Salad

Thai Food Really Can Eat Like a Meal One of my favorite dishes when I go to a Thai restaurant is their Papaya Salad. It’s great as a starter but can also eat like a meal. That being said, it is typically made with fish sauce, so I have to ask them to make is sans that...

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Pulled ‘Pork’ using King Oyster Mushrooms

Pulled ‘Pork’ using King Oyster Mushrooms

Mushrooms: My New Love Affair My most recent love affair with a vegetable is with King Oyster Mushrooms. Such versatility! So much fun playing in the kitchen, tweaking recipes like this one for 'Pulled Pork'. Last week’s have-at-it was transforming these mushrooms...

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Quick ‘n’ Easy Mushroom Sausage Stroganoff

Easy, Breezy, Stroganoff Looking for an easy-breezy dinner that is hearty, full of flavor, and versatile?  Look no further.  I present you with my spur-of-the-moment Mushroom Sausage Stroganoff. Tonight, it will be served adorning a baked potato and a splash of fresh...
Let There Be Banana Bread

Let There Be Banana Bread

Enter the Banana Now, I have no doubt that many of you are like me in that I hate to throw anything away.  I will come up with ideas of how to use it rather than lose it before it gets to the point of needing to have it find its way to the compost pile. Bananas seem...

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My Homemade Version of Vegan “Burger” Helper

My Homemade Version of Vegan “Burger” Helper

Quick, Easy, Sumptuous! Perfect For A Healthy and Nutritious Weekday Meal After a Busy Day at the Office! With the availability of two pretty darn spectacular plant-based ground meat alternatives (Beyond Meat Ground Meat and LightLife Plant-Based Ground Meat), I have...

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Fresh Corn Pancakes

Fresh Corn Pancakes

Being a Jersey girl, Jersey corn represented the much-anticipated August harvest each year.  One of the great joys of being a transplanted Jersey girl now residing in the Sedona area is the elongated corn harvesting season.  Ah, what more can a vegan food-obsessed...

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Refreshing Flavors for Spring

Refreshing Flavors for Spring

A while back I posted about a delicious little treat most people have never even thought about! Grilled Avocados and Lemons. Yep! That's it. Simple. Easy. Delicious. Great for an appetizer, a quick lunch, or a snack and so super easy to make! It is such a great little...

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Change Up Time – Tofu No-egg Salad Wrap

Change Up Time – Tofu No-egg Salad Wrap

Hello spring time! One of my favorite guilty pleasures is a really great wrap, some crunch chips and a pickle. It reminds me of summer time and the adventures I'd have as a kid . I thought right now, since we've all survived another winter, it would be a great time to...

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