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Vegan Veggie Spread for Bagels and Other Breads

Bagels with Veggie Spread

This easy spread is one of our favorites to put on bagels. It is also lovely on other rolls or breads. Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 1-½ cup pureed tofu 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ small onion, pureed with tofu ¼ cup celery, diced ¼ cup carrot, grated pinch garlic powder pinch salt pinch black pepper tiny pinch […]

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

Review: Savory Spinach Crepes

Vegan spinach pancakes with creamy fava bean sauce

Review of Savory Spinach Crepes with a vegan Alfredo sauce and fava beans.

Vegan Rhubarb Orange Self-saucing Pudding-Cake

Orange Rhubarb Self-saucing Pudding

Recipe for a Vegan Rhubarb Orange Self-saucing Pudding-Cake

Mustard Soup with Asparagus

Mustard soup with Asparagus

This is a lovely soup. The asparagus goes very nicely with the mustard, and the mustard is not all that sharp. It’s also a quick and easy soup to make.

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 […]

Spring Salad with Baby Spinach Leaves, Fava Beans and Asparagus Tips and Quinoa

Spring Salad

This lovely salad it delicious and quite filling. We did not add any non-dairy cheese as we felt this was enough as it is. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 1/2 cup quinoa 2 cups fresh fava beans, shelled and peeled 1 bunch of asparagus 4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves (about 4 ounces) […]

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 […]

Seitan Goulash with Schwarzbier

Schwarzbier goulash

There are many different goulash recipes that can be adapted to be vegan. We found seitan to be the best meat substitute. This recipe calls for a dark lager beer like the German Schwarzbier. We really enjoyed the recipe and will be having it more often over the cold months. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 […]

Bulgur Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

Bulgur Tomato Salad with Pomegranate Arils Mint and Almonds

This bright and colorful salad is full of flavor and would go well with many holiday meals. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 1 cup bulgur 3 cups water 1 vegetable bouillon cube 1 small zucchini, washed and cut in small cubes 2½ cups peas 7 ounces sugar snap peas, washed and sliced 4 […]

Review: Red Cabbage Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Red cabbage salad with avocado, grapes, pistachios  and  a poppy seed dressing.

What a great salad this was, and so lovely – the purple and green. It is a delicious combination of flavors and textures. We used a small red onion finely chopped instead of the onion juice, otherwise, we made the recipe as directed. We found this recipe at the Big Oven site. It was originally […]

Mashed Rutabaga and Pear

Mashed Rutabaga and Pear

It’s funny how our tastes change as we grow older, and it’s worthwhile to give vegetables that we didn’t like as a kid a new chance. Preparing some vegetables with fruit also helps to create tasty dishes of vegetables that people don’t usually like. This rutabaga pear mash is delicious. We have really enjoyed it […]

Rutabaga Mango Salad

Rutabaga Mango Salad

This is a lovely salad we enjoyed today. It’s sweet and crunchy and looks lovely. We will have this more often over the rest of the fall and winter. If mangoes are not available, tangerines or the small mandarin oranges would also be nice with this. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 10 ounces rutabaga, peeled and […]

Brussels Sprouts and Quince Gratin

Brussels Sprouts and Quince Gratin

We were gifted a generous amount of fresh quince so we have been enjoying many lovely recipes using this great fruit. This is a really delicious recipe that we adapted to be vegan. It is a nice side dish, or makes a good hearty lunch with a mixed salad. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 lb(450 […]

Celery Root Panna Cotta with Wild Mushrooms and Parsley Sauce

Celery Root Panna Cotta, with Wild Mushrooms and Parsley Sauce

This is a lovely appetizer, brunch or side dish recipe. It would be especially nice as a first course at a holiday meal. Ingredients: 10 ounces celery root, peeled and cubed 3 tablespoons vegan margarine pinch of salt and white pepper pinch nutmeg 1½ cups soy yogurt 1 package agar agar powder (ca. 1 tablespoon, 10 […]

Sweet – Sour Rutabaga and Quince

Sweet - Sour Rutabaga and Quince

This is a really delicious sweet sour meal for the autumn using seasonal food. Rutabaga and quince become ripe in the fall and might be available in many places now. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4-6 links vegan sausages or hot dogs 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, […]

Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup

Thai Curry Pumpkin Soup

This was a delicious soup we enjoyed over the weekend. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 lb. pumpkin (red kuri squash or butternut squash are fine), cleaned and cut into pieces 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 piece fresh ginger (about 1″), peeled and grated 1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped 2 tablespoons […]

Lentil Salad with Pumpkin and Romanesco

Lentil Salad with Pumpkin and Romanesco

This is a delicious salad. We enjoyed the salad as a main lunch meal for two. It would also make a great salad for four or even a side dish. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 cup brown lentils 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut in small cubes 1 small onion, cut in small cubes 1 […]

Pumpkin Cordon Bleu – a special holiday meal

Pumpkin Cordon Bleu

This was a delicious meal we enjoyed. It will be our holiday meal this year. It is a bit tricky to make but well worth the effort. It is the breading that is a bit tricky, but if you take your time, it can be done without problems. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 large butternut […]

Vegan Red Cabbage and Sausage Soup

Vegan Red Cabbage and Sausage Soup

When is a soup a stew or a stew a soup? I would call this a stew, but it depends on how much sauce or broth there is. In any case this is really delicious especially with a big mixed salad and whole grain bread. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups black-eyed peas (cooked) or […]

Review: Pasta Man-Salad (Malad) With Peanut Butter Dressing

Pasta Salad with a peanut butter dressing

Howie and Dave have created a really good salad, they call it a Man-Salad or Malad. It’s a large mixed salad with pasta and an Asian inspired peanut butter sauce. It’s a delicious, filling and hearty salad. I really appreciated it today (even though I am not a man). I am active, riding my bike […]

Vegan Avocado Mushroom Melts

Vegan Avocado Mushroom Melts

These sandwiches were delicious. We enjoyed them for lunch. But, they would also be nice as appetizers for a main meal, or finger food at a party. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 8 mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 1 tablespoon oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 cup guacamole, 2 avocados smashed with garlic, lemon juice , olive […]

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 […]