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Asparagus with Pears and Walnuts

Baby white asparagus with pears, walnuts and dairy-free cheese

Recipe for Asparagus with Pears and Walnuts

Asian Slaw Salad with Fava Beans, Cashews and Spicy Peanut Dressing

Asian slaw salad

Recipe for an Asian Slaw Salad with Fava Beans, Cashews and Spicy Peanut Dressing

Beet Ravioli Hearts with a Light Vegan Cheese Sauce


My heart beets for you! A special Valentine’s Day recipe for that special someone you care about. Yield: 6-7 hearts Ingredients: for the beet dough: 1 large red beet, juiced (making 1/2 cup juice and keep the pulp for the filling) 1 cup semolina flour 2 teaspoons olive oil pinch salt for the filling: 1½ […]

Carrot, Pear and Almond Spread


This is a very tasty spread that is slightly sweet and also salty. It makes a great sandwich spread and is also nice as dip for veggies or to go along with crackers. Yield: 2 cups spread Ingredients: 2 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 pears, peeled and core removed ½ cup non-dairy cheese sauce* 1 cup […]

Vegan Almond-Apple Tart

Vegan Almond-Apple Tart

As apple season has started, I have been trying to use my preserved apples from last season. This tart recipe uses fresh apples from this year and preserved form last year. Serving Size: 6    Yield: 1 pie/tart Ingredients: 1 flaky pie crust tart with almond flavoring* 1 cup almonds, ground (almond flour) 2 cups applesauce […]

Green Bean and Peach Salad with Nuts and Coconut

Green bean salad with Peaches, Nuts and Coconut

We enjoyed this colorful salad for lunch today. It is a very good year for fruit this year. Peaches are one of the many available in abundance. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 1 lb. fresh green beans, washed , ends trimmed, cut in bite-sized pieces 2 organic peaches, or nectarines, cleaned, peeled and […]

Chestnut Bourgogne Pie

Chestnut Mushroom Bourgogne Pie

This is a delicious hearty meal that can be served in individual casserole dishes, or as individual parcels or pockets in vegan puff pastry. Ingredients: 8 ounces prepared chestnuts 2 bay leaves 1 sprig fresh rosemary 1/2 cup red wine 2 tablespoons vegan margarine 1 leek, cut in small pieces 2 medium carrots, peeled and […]

White Asparagus with Cashew Sauce

White Asparagus with Cashew Sauce

This is an elegant side dish for a holiday meal or brunch. The cashew sauce is mild so it does not overpower the delicate flavor of the white asparagus. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 lbs. white asparagus pinch salt pinch sugar 1 cup roasted salted cashew pieces 1 cup water 1/2 cup white wine pinch […]

Warm Lentil Salad with Celery Root, Apples and Hazelnuts

Warm Lentil Salad with Celery Root, Apples and Hazelnuts

This is a delicious combination. It makes a great main meal lunch for two or salads for four people. It can also be enjoyed as a side dish, or even over rice as an entrée. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1/4-1/2 cup hazelnuts 1 cup lentils 3 cups water 2-3 bay leaves pinch thyme 1 small […]

Vegan Orange, Almond Semolina Cake with Baked Rhubarb

Vegan Orange, Almond Semolina Cake with Baked Rhubarb

We really enjoyed his lovely orange almond cake. It’s full of lovely orange flavor, with a slight tartness from the yogurt and rhubarb. Serving Size: 8 Ingredients: for the cake: spray oil, for the spring form 1/3 cup almond meal 3/4 cup vegan margarine, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup soy yogurt 1/4 […]

Vegan Kale and Walnut Pesto

Vegan Kale and Walnut Pesto

I think this is my new favorite pesto as it is so flavorful. We have really enjoyed this pesto with grissini, drizzled over roasted root vegetables, as filling for ravioli and as the sauce for our Friday night pizza. Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 4-6 cups kale, cleaned and chopped 1 cup walnuts 3-4 cloves garlic, minced […]

Rutabaga Sweet-Potato Soup with a Walnut Gremolata

Rutabaga Sweet Potato Soup with Toasted Garlicky Ground Walnuts

This is a lovely root vegetable soup. Both rutabagas and sweet potatoes have a sweet flavor and are yellow to orange in color. The walnut gremolata adds a nice crunchiness and a lovely garlic flavor to the soup. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the soup: 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons oil 1 medium rutabaga (14-16 […]

Chestnut Mushroom Soup

Chestnut Mushroom Soup

This is a lovely filling winter soup. It’s mildly sweet from the chestnuts and parsnips yet also earthy from the mushrooms. It is fancy enough to be used for a holiday, but also delicious as an everyday meal. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 8 ounces crimini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 1 white onion, chopped 2 medium […]

Chestnut-Walnut Loaf with Parsnips and Cranberries

Holiday Dinner Loaf

This is our holiday main meal for the year. It is a delicious combination of root vegetables and fruit. The nutmeg really adds a lovely flavoring to the chestnuts and walnuts. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 8 ounces cooked chestnuts 1&1/2 lb. parsnips 1 cup walnut pieces 1 cup dried breadcrumbs 3 onions, chopped 1 tablespoon […]

Vegan Chestnut, Coconut and Rum Parfaits

Chestnut, Coconut Rum Parfaits

One of the few rich and decadent treats we enjoy especially made for holidays. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups chestnut puree 1 can coconut cream, chilled 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup 4 tablespoons rum non-dairy whipped topping (we used Soyatoo) vegan chocolate decorations Directions: Place the chilled coconut cream in a […]

Vegan Walnut and Pear Tart

Walnut pear tart

This is one of the best tarts we’ve ever had. The crust is so short and delicious. The pears are a wonderful match for the walnuts and the vanilla soy pudding rounds out the treat. Yield: 8 small individual tarts or 1 large Ingredients: 2 cups black walnuts, chopped 1/3 cup sugar 3 cups flour […]

Red Cabbage Slaw with Orange Tahini Dressing

Red cabbage slaw with carrots, apples and walnuts

This colorful salad is delicious. We enjoyed it as a lunch, but it would be great at any meal, even special holiday meals. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 1 head red cabbage, thinly sliced 1 large red onion, thinly sliced 1-2 medium carrots, peeled and julienned (cut as matchsticks) 1-2 organic apples, cored […]

Caramel Apple Self-Saucing Pudding-Cake

Caramel Apple Self-Saucing Pudding

Self-saucing pudding cakes have always been a nice treat. We have enjoyed, the traditional lemon as well as chocolate. Today’s treat used fresh apples and created a light caramel sauce. This is a delicious recipe and easy to make. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1 & 1/2 cups self-rising flour […]

Vegan Green Pea and Walnut Spread

Green pea and walnut dip

This spread is really delicious and very easy to make. It makes a great appetizer with some crackers and would also be good as a dip on a party. Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 1 package frozen peas, thawed (21 ounce / 600 grams) 1/2 cup walnuts chopped 1/2 cup plain soy yogurt 1 heaping tablespoon soyanaise […]

Roasted Parsnip Pear Soup with Caramelized Walnut Garnish

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This is a delicious soup. It’s mildly sweet and quite filling. Served in different bowls, it would be lovely at a holiday meal. Depending on the serving size it would be fine for 4 people or as a small appetizer for 6. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the soup: 1 lb. parsnips, peeled and chopped […]

Mushroom and Walnut Pâté

Mushroom and Walnut Pâté

This is one of our traditional bread and sandwich spreads. It’s also great as a dip for veggies or spread on crackers. We have often made it using almonds or hazelnuts. As walnuts are just coming into season now, we decided to make the pate with walnuts. Yield: 1 & 1/2 – 2 cups Ingredients: […]

Nut Filled Pears with Elderberry Sauce

Nut Filled Pears with Elderberry Sauce - Click here to license this image from Stocksy

This is a delicious and elegant treat that is also quite healthy. It makes lovely appetizer or delicious dessert. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4 ripe pears, peeled, halved and deseeded 1/4 cup ground hazelnuts 1/4 cup ground almonds 1/4 cup ground walnuts 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons vegan margarine, melted pinch cinnamon 1/2 cup homemade […]

Farfalle with Roasted Cauliflower, Red Onions and Garlic

Farfalle with Roasted Cauliflower, Red Onions and Garlic

Cauliflower tastes so nice when it has been roasted in the oven and garlic becomes milder as well. We really enjoyed this diner and are looking forward to having it again. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets 1 large red onion, peeled and cut into thin wedges 3-4 large cloves […]

Streusel Topped Vegan Almond Plum Muffins

Streusel Topped Almond Plum Muffins - Click here to license this image from Stocksy

These are really great muffins. The almond flavor is an important ingredient that adds a lot to the overall flavor of these muffins. Yield: 12 muffins Ingredients: for the muffins: 1 & 1/2 cups oats 1 & 1/4 cups AP flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup sugar 1 […]