Vegan Lox bagel

Vegan Lox Bagel

Who doesn’t like bagels and who said you can’t have lox on a bagel when you don’t eat fish? Turns out there are a few ways to recreate a plant-based version of smoked salmon. If you have seen the documentary “Seaspiracy”, you will appreciate doing your part in protecting the ocean by eating lower on […]

Vegan Mongolian beef broccoli

Vegan Mongolian Beef Broccoli

Every now and then I crave something a little spicy, salty, and yummy! Often the kind of food you order at a Chinese restaurant but this time without any msg and not too much oil. I happen to have a bag of soy chunks that I had forgotten about… So it is time to make […]

Vegan cream of parsnip soup

Vegan Cream of Parsnip Soup

Growing up in France, I remember my grandmother cooking parsnip in soups, and sometimes as a replacement for mashed potatoes. It was naturally sweet and delicate and loaded with cream! It was only years after I came to the states that I rediscovered them. So this recipe is our go-to dish that can be made […]

Yuba noodle bowl

15-minute Yuba Noodle Bowl

It is really great to discover new vegan products in our local grocery stores. This week, we found Yuba noodles that were already rehydrated, seasoned, and cooked. Talk about a time saver! In the previous article, I introduced yuba in the form of fresh or frozen sheets that can be stir-fried or added to soups. […]

Many faces of tofu

The Many Faces of Tofu – My Top 10 List

Back in the late eighties after becoming vegetarian, we quickly discovered many wonderful uses for tofu. We were mostly using plain firm and extra firm tofu that had to be seasoned and transformed into delicious dishes. Some of our favorites were and still are scrambled tofu for a high protein breakfast, marinated, pan-fried, cubed into […]

Eggplant gratin

Easy Polenta Eggplant Gratin

This dish makes the best lunch accompanied by a green salad. It is a healthier version of the popular eggplant parmesan. The eggplants are not fried in oil. They are just quickly seared with very little oil or some water, and just a sprinkle of vegan cheese. The trick is to thinly slice and sprinkle […]

GreenPastaKale

Green Pasta with Seared Kale Tops

The weather in the Pacific Northwest is pretty mild so hardy greens like kale, chard, brussels sprouts can live through the winter months and gift us with one more harvest right before Spring starts. So what do you do when you have an abundance of kale and tender kale flowers that have over-wintered and are […]

Vegan Wonton Soup

Simplest Vegan Wonton Soup

There is nothing nicer than a clear broth with delicate wontons (a.k.a. Chinese ravioli) floating. Once you discover how easy it is to make them, you will be enjoying them on a regular basis. Wonton filling Traditional wonton filling usually includes a combination of finely minced ginger, garlic, and meat, etc. There is really no […]

Ramen noodle bowl

30 minute Vegan Ramen Bowl with Pickled Vegetables

What do you do when your favorite restaurants are still not open? You learn how to make your favorite dishes at home! Every now and then, we have an inkling for a bowl of ramen soup with vegetables. That’s why we always have some dry ramen noodles in our pantry for a quick soup or […]

Dairy-free Indian rice pudding

Dairy-Free Cardamom Rose Rice Pudding

Before I became a vegan, I used to order an incredibly rich Indian cardamon ice cream called “kulfi” at the end of a meal, to end on a sweet note and to refresh my taste buds from all the spices. I also loved the cardamon rice pudding that is usually served with the lunch buffet […]

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