Entrees

Bowls of various legumes (chickpeas, green peas, red lentils, canadian lentils, indian lentils, black lentils, green lentils; yellow peas, green mung beans) on wooden background
Mushroom and Walnut Bolognese

Mushroom and Walnut Bolognese

By Lauren | November 11, 2022

Adapted from Alexa Weibel’s Vegan Bolognese  Trust me on this, double this recipe because you will surely want more later in the week ahead.  Ingredients 1 cup (100 grams)  shelled gently chopped toasted walnuts  Kosher…

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

By Lauren | October 28, 2022

Direct from Lauren’s kitchen to yours.   Ingredients Olive Oil 1 large late summer squash or zucchini- chopped in bite-sized pieces and oven roasted or sautéed in a pan until just tender but holding their…

Baked Red Rice & Beans

Baked Red Rice & Beans

By Lauren | October 21, 2022

When I returned to my kitchen after three weeks away, my deep desire for comfort food was in direct conflict with my lack of desire to grocery shop. I recalled bookmarking a pantry-friendly recipe in…

Summer Curry

Summer Curry

By Lauren | September 2, 2022

The secret to this curry is in steaming the vegetables just enough to be tender, and if you have not yet had steamed eggplant, you are in for a treat. You can use any form…

Vegan Eggplant Fideuà

Vegan Eggplant Fideuà

By Lauren | August 12, 2022

Intrigued recently by this Ottolenghi Guardian Catalan receipe this fideuà is a remarkable blend of flavors and textures. Not familiar with the term, I learned that it was a bit of a cross between a…

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

By Lauren | July 29, 2022

What would eggplant season be without a vegan version of eggplant parm? In this version I cut out the breading and frying making it a healthier and simplier dish to prepare. And because it’s now…

Herbed Mushroom PIzza

Herbed Mushroom Pizza

By Lauren | July 22, 2022

Have you ever cooked a pizza in your cast iron skillet? The results are truly amazing and if you can manage to do this in a convection toaster you can enjoy fresh made pizza without…

Summer Corn Risotto

Summer Corn Risotto

By Lauren | July 1, 2022

With four fresh-from-the-farm ears of corn in my fridge, I took the liberty of adapting Emily Weinstein’s adaptation of Corn Risotto. If you can carve out 90 minutes of cooking time this risotto is worth…

Cauliflower Chaat

Cauliflower Chaat

By Lauren | June 17, 2022

Quick to the table and full of flavor this Cauliflower Chaat is a perfect summer dish. Serve it hot or pack it up for a picnic side. My recipe was inspired by Tejal Rao’s Cauliflower…

Potato Leek Pizza

Potato Leek Pizza

By Lauren | May 21, 2022

Make this once and you will wonder why you ever ate pizza any other way.  The potatoes slices turn golden and crispy on top and soft and creamy where they lay against the earthy layer…

Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

By Lauren | May 6, 2022

I must admit that the pizza fan in me was a bit skeptical when my friend Jhuma proposed this recipe for dinner.  But being a lover of veggies in all forms I was game to…

Broccoli Quinoa Bake

Broccoli Quinoa Bake

By Lauren | April 29, 2022

In Germany this constructed and baked dish is called in auflauf.  In my busy mom/high school teacher day I swore by them. Because like most moms I rose early to get ahead of the day…