Pantry Pasta

Picture of Pantry PastaFrom time-to-time I love to open pantry and challenge myself to create a meal from what is on the shelf. Yep, that’s right, no recipe book…just me, the kitchen and some miscellaneous ingredients. There is a misconception that making delicious plant-based meals is difficult and expensive. With only three main ingredients, not only is this magnificent market basket meal simple to make, but only costs about $1.25 per serving. Continue reading

VegYouth | Chloe Falkenheim

picture of Chloe FalkenheimI recently had the great honor to interview a very talented and passionate student – Chloe Falkenheim. Chloe is a high school senior from the greater Washington DC area. She is founder and president of her school’s vegetarian club, and founder and executive director of Vegetarian and Vegan Youth (VegYouth), an organization that engages and empowers youth to become vegan and activists in the vegan movement. Continue reading

Celebration of Fall Bowl

Fall Celebration BowlFall is my favorite time of year! The weather is starting to cool off, we are beginning to think about the holidays and squash is in season. This recipe is inspired by the flavors and colors of fall. It is a hearty combination of butternut squash, black beans, quinoa, and kale. It is easy to make, packed with protein, fiber and flavor. This recipe will make four nice size bowls – bon appétit! Continue reading

Bangers and Mash w/ Onion Gravy, Mushy Peas and Tomatoes

photo of bangers and mash with onion gravy and mushy peasOK…I am stuck on English food…and loving it. In my previous post I shared a simple British breakfast recipe for Beans on Toast – now its time for a proper dinner. Bangers and mash with onion gravy and mushy peas is a traditional British meal. Bangers are the ‘sausage’ used in the dish and is a term that goes back to WWII. The term “bangers” is attributed to the fact that sausages, made with water in those days, would explode **BANG** under high heat if not cooked carefully. Continue reading

Beans on Toast

picture of Heinz Beanz on ToastA few weeks ago a nice lady from London, England sent me a message saying that she had just become vegan but was having trouble finding vegan options where she lived. I asked my little sister about this, she is also vegan and has traveled extensively in the U.K. She confirmed that “Londoners get vegetarian but they don’t really understand vegan.” While I have not yet made a trip “across the pond”, I do know that they love their beans…especially Heinz Beanz. Continue reading