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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 […]

Stir-fry with yakisoba noodles

Quick Yakisoba Noodles with Tofu

Yakisoba noodles are great for a quick meal and stir-fries. You can find them in most grocery stores in the refrigerated section, usually near the tofu and other vegetarian products. How convenient, since this recipe calls for tofu!  I would stay away from the packaged sauce that often comes with dry yakisoba noodles because it is full […]

Best Vegan Saffron risotto

The Best Vegan Saffron Risotto Milanese

Saffron risotto is an Italian specialty that turns bland white rice into a decadent rich creamy dish. I can still close my eyes and remember eating this dish at my parent’s friend hotel in Italy when I was a little girl. The golden hue from the saffron, the rich creaminess of the rice was so […]

Vegan Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Vegan Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Why would a vegan, ever care to create a vegan Philly cheesesteak sandwich? Even though I have had my fair share of food containing animal parts and by-products while growing up in France, I must confess that I have never tasted a steak sandwich during my carnivorous years in the US. For some reason, it […]

French Mushroom Tart

Wild Mushroom Tart

One of the great advantages of living in the Northwest is the availability of wild mushrooms almost all year round! I had some friends over and wanted to feature them in a classy way. So I adapted an old classic French recipe tart made with mostly caramelized onions and incorporated my mushrooms. The result was […]

Homemade Fried Rice

Quick Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable fried rice is a great dish to make when you have some leftover rice and vegetables in the fridge. It can be made in less than 15mn!  This great Chinese classic was probably created to make sure that nothing in the kitchen was wasted. Folks in the South of China turned their leftovers into […]

Creamy Mushroom Fettucini

Wild Mushroom Fettucini with Wilted Spinach Salad

Every now and then, we have a craving for pasta with a rich cream sauce. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we have a great selection of wild mushrooms available at local farmer’s markets and sometimes regular grocery stores. We are quite blessed! So now we just need to prepare a thick dairy-free alfredo sauce that […]

eggless quiche

Eggless Mini Pepper Quiche

I found an old black and white photo of my grandmother and I when I was 4 years old. It brought back so many happy memories and especially of being in the kitchen watching her lovingly concocting all kinds of delicious dishes.  The colors, flavors and textures varying with the seasons. I had the all […]

meat-free pizza

Pizza Sophia

Why order pizza when you can make your own and tailor it to your taste? Because it is easier? Maybe if you are in a hurry but not if you get a little organized. Homemade is not only cheaper but so much fun when you have friends over. Everyone can participate and make their own […]

Mexican Vegan tortilla casserole

Vegan Tortilla Casserole

Last night, we were in the mood for Mexican food and Spanish rice but wanted something a little more elaborate. We had hard corn tortillas, some left over vegie meats and some vegan cheese. Just the right ingredients for a special casserole. It is a Mexican version of shepard’s pie! Make sure to make extra, […]

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