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Homemade vegan bacon

In search of the perfect vegan bacon…

Growing up in the South of France, I don’t remember ever eating bacon.  There were maybe small pieces in salads but that was it. I do however remember eating prosciutto wrapped around a slice of melon as an appetizer! It just wasn’t something we consummed at home or even in restaurants. I would later on […]

Green chilaquiles with vegan cotija cheese

Green Chilaquiles with Vegan Cotija Cheese

The first time, I had chilaquiles was at a lunch buffet in Cancun back in the early nineties! We were vegetarian at the time so we could eat cheese!  Now we make it whenever we feel like having something warm, crunchy, and fun! It makes the best brunch! Serve with a side of baked or […]

Easy eggplant stacks

Easy Baked Eggplant Stacks

It is this time of the year when some of our smaller eggplants are almost ready to harvest.  We didn’t want to use them to make baba ganoush (one of our all-year-round favorite dips). We didn’t have quite enough to make a whole eggplant ‘parmesan dish… what to do? What if we made free-standing stacks? […]

Meatless meatball sub

Mouth-Watering Meatless Meatball Sub!

Guess what we had for the 4th of July? Call us lazy but we didn’t feel like roasting or barbequing! The idea of making a meatball sandwich came up. Not your garden variety meatball sandwich, we raised the bar a little this time! Truth be told, we cheated because instead of making vegan meatballs from […]

Lemon chia parfait

Refreshing Lemon Chia Parfait

So we made it through the unusual heatwave that hit Portland and Seattle this week! 110 in the Pacific Northwest! That was just crazy! Thank God we have air conditioning! All we wanted to eat was cold and refreshing food. Definitely no baking during these few days! The key is to stay hydrated and mineralized. That’s […]

Indian Puffed Rice Salad

Indian Puffed Rice Salad

The first time I tasted Bhel Puri salad was in an Indian restaurant in San Jose California many years ago. Someone at our table had ordered it as an appetizer. I couldn’t believe the explosion of flavor in every mouthful. Sweet & sour, crispy and crunchy, and loaded with fresh herbs. It was light, crunchy, […]

Vegan Chakchouka

Moroccan Chakchouka with Vegan Fried Egg

In the summer, when tomatoes are abundant in our garden and whenever we are tired of tofu scramble, potato hash, or quiche for brunch, we like to make a vegan Chakchouka. I first tasted this dish in a Moroccan restaurant in France when I was a teenager. It came served bubbling hot in a cast-iron […]

Vegetable samosas

Air-Fried Vegetable Samosas

This week, we are making one of our favorite Indian appetizers:  vegetable samosas. I can remember the first time I sank my teeth in one of these crispy spicy little pillows. I thought I had died and went to heaven! And don’t get me started with the mint and tamarind sauces! This is my definition […]

fresh zucchini pasta

Mediteranean Zoodles Pasta

Now that Summer has arrived we all naturally crave more fresh food. So what do you do when you want some pasta and you don’t want to heat up your house? You make zucchini pasta! Also known as zoodles, this is a great way to satisfy that pasta craving and while upping your fiber intake. […]

Vegan Banh Mi

Best Meatless Banh Mi

Summer is fast approaching so we are switching from soups and stews to fun lunches, sandwiches, and the like. Banh Mi is a very popular Vietnamese sandwich served on French bread. Now if you think about it, you may wonder how did a French baguette end up on a Vietnamese menu!  In case you don’t […]

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