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

Creamy Butternut Sage Pasta

By Lauren | August 6, 2020

Inspiration for this recipe came in the form of my prolific sage plant and the oversized butternut squash that arrived in my CSA last week. As I write this it is seriously taking every bit…

Blistered Okra and Tomatoes

By Lauren | June 30, 2020

Ingredients 500 g organic okra, well dried and stems trimmed (careful not to open pods and expose the seeds)  Avocado, grapeseed or olive oil Juice from one whole lemon Sea salt Za’atar seasoning mix (make…

Lemon Kale Pesto with Pasta

By Lauren | June 12, 2020

If you are on the lookout for a quick, healthy and satisfying weeknight meal, search no further. This lemony kale pesto is as nutrient dense as it is delicious. A favorite way to serve it…

Stuffed Tex-Mex Sweet Potatoes

By Lauren | June 8, 2020

Don’t waste any time waiting for a special occasion to make this yummy dish. It goes together in a snap as you prepare the filling and topping while the potatoes bake to a creamy and…

Haitian Mayi Moulen with Sos Pwa Nwa

By Lauren | May 31, 2020

When time permits, I love to use Saturday afternoons to play a bit with new recipes. This past weekend, I found myself exploring new territory as I experimented with this comforting Haitian meal. It was…

Rustic Vegan, Gluten Free Pizza

By Lauren | May 26, 2020

There was a time in my life when every Friday night was pizza night. Every Thursday evening, I would put my Kitchen Aid to working kneading the dough, giving it a slow rise in the…

Herbed Carmelized Sweet Potatoes

By Lauren | May 18, 2020

If you have never been a sweet potato fan, here is the recipe to change your mind. And if you already have a fondness for this tuber, you are really in for a treat. This…

Nepalese Coconut Curry

By Lauren | May 11, 2020

Scan my recipe archive, and you will see for yourself that I am certainly a mushroom fan. A mushroom sauce of any kind has been a comfort food since I was young. And these days,…

Loaded Lentil Stew

By Lauren | February 28, 2020

This is quite a hardy stew, perfect for a blustery March meal. It also pairs well with the seeded buckwheat bread I shared last month.  Ingredients 2 T extra light olive oil  1 medium organic onion,…

Drunken Noodles

By Lauren | January 24, 2020

When you see Meera Sodha’s name attached to any vegan recipe, you can be assured it is fresh, flavorful and interesting. I was especially interested to discover how the bitterness of the radicchio and tartness…

Mushroom Bourguignon

By Lauren | January 17, 2020

If a rich and comforting meal is in order, then look no further. We can thank Melissa Clark from NYT for inspiring my vegan and gluten-free recipe below. Just a word of warning, the leftovers…

Meghla’s Palong Shak Dal

By Lauren | January 10, 2020

I used to think I could prepare a pretty good dal. That was until I watched my new Bangladeshi friends, Meghla and Aziza. These women embody the kitchen magician I long to be. The simple,…