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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 […]

5-minute pizza

5-minute Pizza

5-minute pizza! Sounds too good to be true? Not only can it be done but the result is really good! This recipe came together one evening when we were working on a project and were craving a homemade pizza. The simplest pizza is always the best. Take the Margherita for instance, just a handful of […]

Hearty Farro Stew

Hearty Farro Vegetable Stew

What is farro? It isn’t the name for an Egyptian ruler! Farro is an ancient grain that is said to date back to 10,000 years ago and some was even found in tombs of Egyptian Kings. Farro Monococcum, to be more precise, is in fact the oldest grain still being cultivated today. For thousands of […]

10 Vegan Tomato Recipes

10 Vegan Recipes Showcasing Glorious Tomatoes!

It is that time of year when tomatoes and peppers are ripening all at once! So what do you do when you have a bumper crop of tomatoes? There is always gifting to family and friends, drive by neighbors front porch… You can also make tomato sauce, sundried tomatoes… There are so many wonderful dishes […]

Vegan Cauliflower pizza

Vegan Cauliflower Pizza

Cauliflower went from being a not very popular, kind of boring stinky vegetable to the new cool kid on the block! You may have seen bags of cauliflower rice, frozen cauliflower chick’n wings, boxes of keto-friendly frozen cauliflower pizza crusts. One of the great thing about cauliflower pizza crusts is that they are gluten-free but […]

Moo Shu vegetables

Deluxe Moo Shu Vegetables

Moo Shu is a fun dish to share with family and friends. It comes with warm light soft thin crepes that you use to scoop a wonderful assortment of julienne vegetables in a rich dark sauce. The original dish is said to have originated in Northern China in Shandong. It always contained eggs, pork, and […]

Collard wraps

Deluxe Collard Wraps

Collard greens are a staple in Southern cooking. They are from the cabbage family, and can be substituted to Kale or Swiss Chard. For the longest time, I only knew collard greens as a leafy greens that is often slightly overcooked. Fast forward a few years and imagine my surprise when I discovered at a […]

Pasta with lemon caper sauce

Gluten-free pasta with lemon caper sauce

When you think of pasta, tomato sauce pretty much comes first to mind, then maybe pesto. But you will be surprised to find out that lemons were originally served with pasta in Italy. That’s because tomatoes were introduced 1500 years after lemons! How about that! Why tomatoes and lemons? They are both acidic so they […]

Vegan moussaka

The Ultimate Vegan Moussaka

One of my absolute all time favorite movies is My Big Fat Greek wedding. I must have watched it half a dozen times. There are so many great lines. Apparently the whole movie is based on Nia Vardalos’s colorful family members. There is a scene in the movie where young Tula brings a homemade lunch […]

Okonomiyaki Pancakes

Vegan Okonomiyaki

  We recently discovered that there was a new vegan Japanese restaurant in Portland. It is called Obon Shokudo (at 720 se grand ave). They serve traditional Japanese dishes minus the fish, meat and eggs! It was lovely and it reminded us of Okonomiyaki pancakes as it was on their menu. “Okonomiyaki”, now that’s a […]

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