Vegan Black Bean Soup

30-Minutes Hearty Black Bean Soup

Black bean soup is one of our favorites go-to soup in the fall and winter. It can be made in less than 30 minutes, it is colorful (black, green, red, and yellow) and it is filling and nutritious. What’s not to like? It can be mild or spicy depending on your preference! Serve it with […]

roasted stuffed artichokes

The Ultimate Roasted Stuffed Artichoke

Even though we are living in very uncertain times, there is one thing we can always count on… Mother Nature’s regular seasonal gifts. This is the time of year when artichokes are abundant and affordable! I remember as a child thinking the first time I ate a whole artichoke that it was a lot of […]

Vegan Udon Noodle Soup

Vegan Spicy Udon Noodle Soup

  There is something so comforting about a vegan spicy udon noodle soup! When you combine thick soft chewy noodles with a richly flavored broth with a little kick, you have in my book, the perfect quick dinner! Interesting Facts About Udon noodles How to recognize them? They are by far the thickest noodles (2-4 […]

Best Foodie Movies

Top 10 Feel-Good Foodie Movies

Since most of us have been confined at home, cleaning our closets, cupboards, garages… why not treat yourself to a feel-good foodie movie with beautiful food, romance, and travel to other parts of the world while traveling is not happening!  Below is a list of my all-time favorite food movies that I have watched several […]

Vegan Matcha pancakes

Matcha Pancakes With Mango Coulis

Green tea matcha pancakes? Sounds a little like a breakfast straight out of Dr. Seus! Turns out, matcha green tea powder can be used in many creative ways in the kitchen. I started my adventure with matcha as a replacement for my favorite morning drink, a strong cup of black tea with some non-dairy creamer. […]

Praying sacred woman

The Power of Prayer – My New Anthem!

A dear friend sent me this short video a while back and it has been playing in my mind ever since. I have to say that it has been a source of great comfort and hope. Considering all that is going on these days, I thought I would share it. Even though this isn’t directly […]

Traditional foccacia

Homemade Focaccia Bread

If you like pizza, you will love homemade focaccia bread and when you see how easy it is to make it, you will wonder why you never thought of making it before. Since we began the confinement, we have been making it almost every week. Every time changing the toppings depending on the mood and […]

Grilled vegetable paninis

Yummy Grilled Vegetable Paninis

Most countries have a version of a grilled sandwich. The French call it Croque-monsieur, Americans call it a grilled sandwich, Italians, grilled paninis, you get the idea. My mom happens to make the best-grilled sandwich with thin slices of bread so I decided to create a vegan version. To get the full effect, you will […]

Oyster mushroom stirfry

Quick Oyster Mushroom Stir-Fry

Once you discover how tasty stir-fried oyster mushrooms are, you will (as I did) wonder why it took so long to incorporate them into all sorts of fun dishes. But first… A little background on oyster mushrooms Even though oyster mushrooms are one of the most consumed mushrooms (after cremini, portobello, and white), they are […]

Farm Spirit Restaurant review Portland

Review of Farm Spirit Restaurant

Months before the pandemic, we chose to treat ourselves to a special 12-course meal at Farm Spirit for my birthday. I went ahead and made a reservation. I knew that it was going to be a very different kind of experience. Instead of the usual entrée, main dish and desert, you are served a multi-course meal, […]

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