Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa Salad

Flexibility and forgiveness are wonderful qualities—in recipes too. This recipe is both. Amounts are flexible. Variations are infinite. And it’s pretty simple and good no matter how you do it. This is a great option for a late summer or fall potluck, picnic or cookout. Roasted Cauliflower Quinoa Salad (Serves 6-8 as a side dish) […]

Johnny Cakes

It’s a snow day today. The last of the season probably. Hopefully. Maybe. Spring is only a week away on the calendar, but so far March has been a little unkind. Today’s forecast was full of words like blizzard, snow, wintry mix, wind, and power outages, so everything around here got canceled and we got to sleep […]

Not-Quite-Spring Clean Green Smoothie

Sometimes I feel like I need a little spring cleaning for my body—an immunity boost and a day or two of detox—which for me means avoiding sugar, bread and pasta, processed food, salty snacks and beer. And drinking lots of water, eating fresh fruits and veggies, some whole grains and clean vegan proteins (lentils, beans, […]

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

  Cookies: 1-1/2 tsp ground flax seed mixed with 4 Tbs water 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour (substitute flour for gluten free, or use part whole wheat or oat flour for a little extra nutritional value) 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cloves 1/4 tsp […]

Easy Chana Masala

  I like to have lots of pantry meals up my sleeve. Life is busy. Sometimes—OK, most of the time—you have to wrangle up something for dinner without shopping or planning. This is one of those good, easy dinners using ingredients I usually have on hand—chickpeas, diced tomatoes, coconut milk and rice. Sliced cucumber is […]

The Humble Sandwich

Sandwiches never really excited me. But lately I’ve been kind of amped up about sandwiches. And today I could hardly wait to eat my lunch—because I was so excited about all my sandwich makings. I think part of my new and growing appreciation of sandwiches is simply that I never really liked the meats they […]

Butternut and Apple Bisque

Well, even though the calendar says spring starts  tomorrow, it’s still soup weather here in New England. Here’s a recipe for one of my favorite soups to warm up with. As usual with my recipes, it’s pretty flexible. Amounts can vary, even the ingredients can vary a bit. And the toppings and accompaniments can definitely vary. […]