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

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…

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Sweet Potatoes with Coconut and Macadamia Nuts

By Lauren | November 15, 2019

We have all observed a steady evolution of holiday side dishes over the past decades, and sweet potatoes are no exception to the rule. For good reason, most of these evolutions have cut out the…

Lemon Kale Pesto Fingerling Potatoes

By Lauren | November 8, 2019

The absolute versatility of fingerling potatoes makes them a steady staple in my kitchen. Their tender, thin skin makes prep work a snap as peeling is not required. I can easily slice them up for…

Roasted Delicata Squash Salad

By Lauren | November 1, 2019

The months of November and December are a perfect time for sharing with others the goodness of plant-based eating. Trust me, your gorgeous veggies will always be the first to go, hands down, at every…

Watermelon Gazpacho

By Lauren | September 14, 2019

You are going to love this recipe for its ease and flavor. This gazpacho is so good I could eat it for three meals a day… seriously. So what are you waiting for? Grab these…

A Farmer’s Market Salad

By Lauren | March 16, 2019

When tender stems of baby broccoli, French breakfast radishes, and gorgeous Russian kale made their appearance last week at the Farmer’s Market, I saw the makings of a perfect spring salad. A big thank you…

Sicilian Aubergine Stew

By Lauren | September 27, 2018

Seasonal fall aubergine (eggplants) are still plentiful here in Austin. This week there were still a few hanging around when my next CSA delivery was due and this was the perfect way to put them…

Asparagus Recipe

Asparagus, Fennel and Pea Pilau

By Lauren | August 27, 2018

This recipe became my go-to over the summer when there were greater appetites to satisfy vs. time. There are countless variations, so let your imagination and your CSA farm box dictate the ingredients. Over the…

Avocado Cashew Cream with Zucchini Spirals

Avocado Cashew Cream with Zucchini Spirals

By Lauren | August 20, 2018

Yes, it IS another zucchini recipe. But honestly, I just could not help myself after experiencing a bowl of this deliciousness at Samsara in Cluj this past weekend. We can blame my obsessive nature on…

Vegan Zucchini Fritters

By Lauren | July 31, 2018

This is a handy recipe to have around when there happens to be a few assorted vegetables but not enough of anything to make a full meal. These fritters have become a family favorite for…

Creamy Lemon Zucchini Soup

By Lauren | July 23, 2018

It happens to be every gardener’s dilemma this time of year – what to do with all the zucchini? It’s impossible to have too many recipes for zucchini. Apparently it is an international problem as…

Aubergine, Tomatoes, and Mushrooms

By Lauren | July 4, 2018

This is my go to summer dish when eggplant is at it’s peak, everyone is hungry, and dinner needs to appear with the wave of my magic wand. From start to finish this can be…