Lauren’s Kitchen

Lauren's Kitchen

Lauren Hubele shares some of her favorite plant-based recipes from all over the web.

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Black Bean and Butternut Squash Stew

October 11, 2019

Is it simmering stew season yet? Just to be clear, that means a veggie-full stew, and this one totally fits the bill. Not only is it packed with fall harvest vegetables, the spice combination is divine.  I brought this along to a house concert potluck, and I had to think twice if I really wanted…

Cleansing Kitchari

October 4, 2019

If you haven’t tried Kitchari, now is the time. The traditional Ayurvedic cleansing meal is perfect for fall. If the ingredients listed aren’t readily available or you aren’t up to tracking down the spices, you can simply order this kit from Banyan Botanicals and get started. Be sure to plan for a large batch as this…

Spicy Chickpea Soup

September 27, 2019

I first made this recipe during a cold, wet March in Austin. The good news is, I happen to love soup and have an endless array of recipes to help us wait out these Austin-style cold fronts. My daughter Kate shared this recipe when she gifted me a jar of homemade harissa paste. While she…

Awesome Raw Falafel

Jun 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

I will admit to being a huge falafel fan — and yet I know well that deep frying doesn’t serve my body. All I have to do to remember is eat a few. 😉 So I was thrilled to discover a raw version this week at my favorite Romanian restaurant, Samsara. Of course, everything Samsara offers is exquisite, but these are extra special. Because I am on the road, I haven’t had a chance to play with using my convection…

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Sweet and Spicy Roasted Plantains

Jun 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

When my cookbook-collecting daughter shared a copy of her latest find, Provisions, I immediately took notice. With 150 Carribean-inspired vegetarian recipes, there was plenty to keep my interest. Plantains are a favorite in the Hubele home, so I was immediately intrigued by the Roasted Ripe Plantain with African Pepper Compote recipe. It’s a simple, straightforward recipe, great for weeknights. Just be sure to plan far enough ahead so your plantains have ripened. I found the perfect opportunity to test the…

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Vegan Corn and Kale Chowder

Jun 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Here’s a satisfying way to use sweet and tender fresh corn. Combining it with other seasonal vegetables makes this chowder a meal on its own. The smoky paprika adds a nice depth of flavor, complemented by the tang of fresh lime juice added before serving. Ingredients 5 ears of fresh corn, husks removed and sliced off the cob 1 small red onion, diced 1 sweet red bell pepper, diced 1 jalapeno, diced and seeds removed 3 cups red or Yukon…

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Smoky Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers

Jun 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

One look at Minimalist Baker’s latest veggie burger recipe, and I knew I had to make it. For me, the challenge was skipping the barbecue sauce (not a winner among the German guys I feed) and still achieve a well-seasoned result. I’d call the experiment a success! (and if you happen to be a barbecue sauce fan, you will find a link to the original recipe below) Fair warning: You’ll need to set aside a full hour to prep this…

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Creamy, Dreamy Vegan Dressings

May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

The heat is here already in Texas. That means salads brimming with fresh local produce show up on our table every day. While a vinaigrette dressing is always delicious, there are times something rich and creamy is in order. Here are two of my recent go-to recipes. Tahini Ranch Dressing When I saw the words “tahini ranch,” I was intrigued and put the recipe to test that same evening. Here is the version I ended up with after a few…

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