Two Bean and Queso Capas

With cold weather ❄️ upon us, my husband training for a marathon on the Blue Ridge Parkway 🏞, and me going through recovery 🤕… We.Are.Hungry! And instead of making the traditional pan of enchiladas, I decided I’d make layers of warm gooeyness, full of protein, omega-3 DHA, and flavor! 😋 For the queso, I did […]

Pontificating Protein: How do I Get It on a Plant-based Diet?

“How do you get your protein?” It’s a question I often hear about in conversation circles. The point I often bring up when this topic arises is, it’s not about the protein, it’s about the amino acids. I get a lot of blank stares with that one. What do I mean, aren’t amino acids proteins? […]

Creamy Panko Crusted Pasta

Ingredients:8 oz pasta6 oz spinach2 shallots, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped1/3 cup almonds, finely chopped1/3 cup walnuts, finely chopped1 Tsp nutritional yeast and 1 Tbs ground flax1 Tsp red pepper flakes3 oz tangy scallion cashew cheese (or vegan cream cheese, preferably nut-based and not oil-based, and half a juiced lemon)salt and pepper Recipe:Start salted pasta water […]

Pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Cream Cheese

Ingredients:8 oz pastahalf a large yellow onion, diced2 garlic cloves, chopped5 oz shiitake mushroom, sliced and roughly diced1/2 Tsp Rosemary6 oz baby spinach1/2 cup chopped walnuts1/4 cup white or red wine3 oz tangy scallion cashew cheese (Treeline) or 3 oz vegan cream cheese with a half squeezed lemon juice (preferably a nut-based and not oil-based)salt […]

Pumpkin-Tomato Bisque

Sticking with the theme of warm dishes for cold days, here’s another to warm belly and heart. 💓 The other day at the local farmers market, I found that there wasn’t a whole lot of fresh, local produce happening. I guess there isn’t a whole lot growing on the farms that’s available for market sale. […]

Burmese Chickpea Aloo Curry

As it grows colder in our new home state of Virginia, the craving for warm, stewy, savory dishes grows, too. As the days become shorter and colder, we find ourselves staying inside a little more, and maybe subsequently, finding ourselves a little gloomy. A practice I’ve been trying to implement more regularly is sitting in […]

A Plant-based Thanksgiving Feast

For some of my readers, a Thanksgiving feast that doesn’t feature a turkey or ham may be blasphemous 😜 to the tradition. I know for me and what I grew up with, there are memories of always having a beautifully carved spiral, honey-baked ham and a baked or Cajun-fried turkey. But honestly, the foods that […]