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.

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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…

Schwäbischer Kartoffelsalat

By Lauren | July 15, 2020

Enjoy this refreshing potato salad from the Swabian region of Germany.  Be sure to plan ahead as it improves when the potatoes are given a few hours to absorb the simple dressing.  Ingredients 1 ½…

Blistered Okra and Tomatoes

By Lauren | June 30, 2020

Ingredients 500 g organic okra, well dried and stems trimmed (careful not to open pods and expose the seeds)  Avocado, grapeseed or olive oil Juice from one whole lemon Sea salt Za’atar seasoning mix (make…

Lemon Kale Pesto with Pasta

By Lauren | June 12, 2020

If you are on the lookout for a quick, healthy and satisfying weeknight meal, search no further. This lemony kale pesto is as nutrient dense as it is delicious. A favorite way to serve it…

Stuffed Tex-Mex Sweet Potatoes

By Lauren | June 8, 2020

Don’t waste any time waiting for a special occasion to make this yummy dish. It goes together in a snap as you prepare the filling and topping while the potatoes bake to a creamy and…

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…

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…