Veggie Sides

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
barbacoa mushrooms

Barbacoa Mushrooms

By Lauren | August 21, 2021

Despite residing in the Southwest for over 12 years I am not particularly knowledgeable when it comes to chilis. My dear German husband though nearly perfect in many ways is not a fan of spicy…

Tahini Miso Glazed Eggplant

Tahini-Miso Glazed Eggplant

By Lauren | August 6, 2021

Here’s a delightfully delicious way to showcase gorgeous Asian eggplant now in season. Recipe inspired by Hetty McKinnon’s Ginger Scallion Glazed Eggplant, To Asia with Love.  This book is well worth the purchase even if…

Tomato Glazed Cauliflower

Tomato Glazed Cauliflower

By Lauren | July 23, 2021

I really did not believe there was a cauliflower recipe I had not tried and then along came this one, and wow!  It is so yummy and so simple I’d make it again tomorrow!  Inspired…

Socca Bread

Socca Bread

By Lauren | April 9, 2021

This simple rustic flatbread holds a special place in my heart and I am sure it will in yours as well.  Socca bread has the ability to make a simple soup and salad meal complete.…

roasted brussels sprouts

Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

By Lauren | April 3, 2021

You know there is always room for one more roasted sprout recipe in your repertoire. This one takes this winter veg right into spring with the bright taste of lemon and the sweetness of caramelized…

Spicy Cauliflower Bites

Spicy Cauliflower Snacks

By Lauren | March 11, 2021

I will admit I have a problem with these cauliflower snacks.  I honestly can not stop myself from eating these and can easily consume an entire head of cauliflower in this fashion, on my own.…

Walnut lentil patties

Spiced Walnut Lentil Patties

By Lauren | February 17, 2021

These patties.  They are just the best. Plate them up with some roasted veg and a salad or pack them along as I did on your next hike.  Consider precooking the lentils and rice to…

Spring Cabbage Rolls

Spring Cabbage Rolls with Lemon Shallot Glaze

By Lauren | February 10, 2021

The secret to easy cabbage rolls is, to begin with, a large loosely packed head of cabbage, the kind found at your local markets or organic coop. I so love the concept of cabbage rolls…

Caramelized Shallot Pasta

Caramelized Shallot Pasta

By Lauren | February 3, 2021

While I’m trying to fit in before lunch hikes and face meetings until 10 pm I’m on the prowl for quick to the table meals. This recipe will surely find a place in my new…

winter salad

A Winter Salad

By Lauren | January 27, 2021

Doesn’t this winter salad make you smile?  Every bite of this crunchy dish is full of vitality and joy, exactly what is needed during the long months of winter. You truly don’t need a recipe…

vegan cole slaw

Mindful Slaw

By Lauren | July 20, 2020

Chopping these gorgeous vegetables is a perfect opportunity to practice mindfulness in simple everyday kitchen tasks. Take your time and appreciate the gift of this present moment.     Ingredients Salad 1 large or 2 medium…

Saffron Fennel

By Lauren | December 13, 2019

Whether you are a fennel fan or not, this recipe is a must for veggie lovers. Enjoy this dish warm, right out of the oven, or at room temperature.   Ingredients 2 large or 4 small…