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 […]

Being Thankful

I’ve been away for a while! And being that it’s the day after a U.S. holiday, Thanksgiving, I’ve spent the previous day and today reflecting on those things that are meant to go in accordance with the tradition. I’m not going to go into the history of the holiday, because with history, there are always […]

Black Bean and Mushroom Burger

It’s burger night! Does it get any more “American” than that? Well, I guess that depends on… Wait, this sounds strangely familiar. If you read my previous post, then you’ll know why. This house must be craving some standard American fare. And in this Land of the Free and home to millions of acres of […]

Mushroom Sauce Pizza with Arugula and Onion Jam Drizzle

It’s pizza night! Does it get any more “American” than that? Well, I guess that depends on whether you’re craving pizza, hotdogs, or hamburgers. But tonight, we’re craving pizza. And rather than ordering delivery, we’re gonna get artsy with this Italian-American fare. This recipe takes inspiration from a friend who had given me some tips […]

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Who doesn’t like a go-to spinach artichoke dip recipe?! If it’s not for you *Gasp!*, no worries. 😉 I do believe this one is a party winner, while bursting with flavor AND good nutrition. This is a conglomeration of recipes – I played around with a few of them – elevated by throwing in some […]

Lima Bean Skordalia and Rice with Sauteed Walnuts and Spinach

Skordalia is a Greek dip that is thick, traditionally made with garlic and a mashed, bulky base. Here, I’ve used mashed Lima beans instead of the traditional potato and walnut or almond. For quickness and convenience in the kitchen, I often go for the canned beans because they’ve already been cooked, making them easier on […]