Flourless oatmeal quinoa bars

Ultimate Flourless Oat Quinoa bars

Flourless cookies are quite popular these days. White flour may be cheap and practical but it does have its toll on our gut health over time. That’s the reason why people have come up with some very creative alternatives. You can use a combination of gluten-free flour, nut butter or ripe bananas. If you are […]

Vegan Chinese turnip cakes

Easy Vegan Chinese Turnip Cakes

Now that Christmas and the New Year celebrations are over, it is time for Chinese Lunar Year also known as Spring Festival. It begins on January 22 this year, the day of the new moon and goes on for 15 days. 2023 is the year of water Rabbit, a symbol of longevity, peace and prosperity! […]

Broccoli Buffalo Wings

Air fried Broccoli Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

If your spouse or kids aren’t big fans of broccoli, this recipe is going to be a game-changer! We personally love broccoli but it is always fun to find ways to sneak it! The idea to use broccoli in addition to cauliflower to make plant-based buffalo wings came from the need to quickly double a […]

Vegan Salmon Steaks

Vegan Salmon Steaks with aioli

Have you ever noticed that there is a plethora of store bought plant-based alternatives for beef, chicken, turkey, and bacon but not a lot of options when it comes to vegan fish products? It is probably only a matter of time until brilliant cooks, food scientists and engineers succeed in developing new textures, flavors that […]

Seed crackers

Crispy Herb Seed Crackers

There are many good brands of crackers out there but most are high in sodium, have additives and if you don’t reseal the bag well, you can easily end up with stale crackers. I also don’t like buying products that come in boxes. That’s such a waste. Making crackers from scratch on the other hand […]

Penne all' arrabbiata with olives.

Best Penne All’Arrabbiata

When you are a vegan eating out in a French restaurant you have to be quite creative with the menu, ask questions, find out if they can make simple substitutions, often order from the side dishes. You can pretty much always find spaghetti with tomato sauce (quite boring!) and if you are lucky maybe some […]

Dairy-free cream of asparagus soup

Dairy-free Cream of Asparagus Soup with Braised Mushrooms

The great thing about buying fresh vegetables at Costco is that you always great a great deal but unless you are feeding a large family or are good at canning, you are going to have to be creative in finding ways to prepare the same vegetables. If not waste large quantities of fruit or vegetables. […]

Kale chips

Best Crispy Kale Chips

  Kale is one of these amazing vegetables that can grow in about any weather, even in the snow. Every year, we let it overwinter, and continues to yield harvest after harvest! It truly s the gift that keeps on giving! The key is to regularly cut leaves so that you keep encouraging new growth. […]

Ratatouille - traditional French Provencal vegetable dish cooked in oven

Mom’s Ratatouille

Sorry for not posting anything for the past few weeks. My mom peacefully passed away on October 28th. R.I.P. With planning for traveling and preparing for funerals, and everything else that comes with such event, I didn’t have the energy or the time to write. Two weeks before turning ninety two, her soul gently departed […]

Soy-free tofu

Homemade Soy-free Lentil Tofu

If you like tofu but don’t want to eat too much soy beans, you are going to love this recipe. When I think of dishes that could mimic tofu, Burmese-style tofu comes to mind. It uses chickpea flour as an equally high-protein replacement for soybeans but it had a definite chickpea taste that I didn’t […]

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