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
Avocado Tahini Spread

Avocado Tahini Spread

By Lauren | September 10, 2022

There’s nothing like slow, simple meals that allow for some autonomous assembly. One of my favorites centers around a loaf or two of whole grain bread and a mix of spreads and toppings. If that…

Asian Inspired Greens

Asian Inspired Greens

By Lauren | August 22, 2022

When I discover fresh greens in August in Texas, I honestly can’t say no. That is exactly the reason that led to my having a bag of braising baby greens, a bunch of chard, and…

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…

Toasted Herb Walnut Sauce

Toasted Herb Walnut Sauce

By Lauren | April 1, 2022

There is nothing I love more than a simple sauce to accompany tender, flavorful spring vegetables.  This one takes less than 10 minutes and works equally well with tender asparagus as with roasted baby carrots. …

Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

By Lauren | March 4, 2022

Throughout my childhood potatoes were a great comfort food. That attachment to potatoes only grew stronger during my years living in Germany.  Here’s a beautiful dish of scalloped potatoes that in former times I would…

Aubergine Stacks

Aubergine Stacks

By Lauren | October 29, 2021

I love these yummy stacks and although they require a few steps the results are so worth it.  The presentation is just beautiful. 2 servings as a main dish Stacks Ingredients 2 medium aubergine sliced…

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.…