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Hot and sour vegan soup

Vegan Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

When I was growing up, my mom would prepare onion soup with lots of garlic as a remedy for getting through colds. It was essentially the French equivalent of chicken soup, without pieces of a dead bird in it! It was my favorite until I discovered authentic Chinese hot and sour soup!  Sorry mom but […]

Dairy-free mushroom soup

Dairy-Free Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of mushroom soup is a favorite in our house because of the abundance and variety of wild mushrooms we are blessed with almost all year round in the Pacific Northwest, at local farmer’s markets and grocery stores. This soup combines earthiness, creaminess and yet is naturally low-fat! Serve it with any crispy or toasted […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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