Tubers & Squash

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

I happen to have a potato loving family, which will be evident as your peruse this recipe collection. Possibly related to our Irish and German heritage we love all varieties of tubers and seasonal squash. Take a look at how I prepare these for my loved ones from oven roasted to soups.

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…

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…

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Stew

By Lauren | 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…

Sweet Potatoes with Creamy Tahini Sauce

By Lauren | July 14, 2019

The pairing of creamy, steamed sweet potato with tangy, tahini topping is a match made in heaven. The simplicity begins with a short, accessible list of ingredients ⁠— and there is virtually no clean-up! Serve…

Awesome Raw Falafel

By Lauren | June 29, 2019

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…

Salt-Crusted Potatoes with Cilantro Mojo

By Lauren | May 3, 2019

I am super fortunate to live with two open-minded eaters. They not only put up with my kitchen experiments, they fully participate with suggestions and ideas (sometimes a few more than I am prepared for!).…

Veggieful Tacos

By Lauren | March 9, 2019

Yes, this is really another taco recipe – and just weeks after sharing one with pan-roasted Brussels sprouts. If I promise this is it for now, will you give it a try? You really won’t…

Lena's Vegan Borsch

Vegan Borscht

By Lauren | November 24, 2018

So to be completely honest testing Borsch recipes was never quite on my radar, that is until I had a visitor from Kyiv. Who knew?  Now I am an official Borsch fan and no doubt…

Lauren's Root Vegetable Soup

Root Vegetable Soup

By Lauren | November 16, 2018

A bowl of this soup really could not be easier to make or more comforting to eat. What it takes, however, is a handful of good, quality vegetables and the willingness to peel and chop.…

Celeriac a boulangère

By Lauren | November 8, 2018

Embracing the seasons can get challenging as winter approaches.  To lend a hand, and keep you inspired I”ll be dedicating the weeks ahead to a few unsung cold weather veggie heroes. Today’s recipe features celeriac,…

vegan squash stew

A Simple Squash Stew

By Lauren | October 27, 2018

Just in time for Halloween is this take on Anna Jones’ six-ingredient squash stew. There happen to be just a few more than six ingredients but they are all items you’re likely to have on…