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 […]

Farm Spirit Restaurant review Portland

Review of Farm Spirit Restaurant

Months before the pandemic, we chose to treat ourselves to a special 12-course meal at Farm Spirit for my birthday. I went ahead and made a reservation. I knew that it was going to be a very different kind of experience. Instead of the usual entrée, main dish and desert, you are served a multi-course meal, […]

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 […]

Cold gazpacho soup

Easy Summer Gazpacho

One of the great thing about growing your own fruit and vegetables is that you get to shop in your garden.  This year was really good for tomatoes, cucumbers, chili etc. The challenge is that they tend to ripen all at the same time.   So what can you do when you have lots of tomatoes […]

Vegan Travel Tips

TOP 10 TIPS FOR TRAVELING VEGANS

  1. Plan before you leave – A little research at home goes a long way. As an absolute minimum, always check the site Happycow.com to identify vegan friendly restaurants in every city you will be visiting and locate health food stores to get your supplies. THIS IS A MUST! – Also find out where […]

French food

France Votes to Reduce Food Waste

Every now and then France does something that makes me feel proud to be French ! I almost felt like singing the French national anthem and breaking out my beret! France recently voted in favor of a law that makes it illegal for supermarkets to throw away and destroy edible food in order to cut […]

Mexican Vegan options in Las Vegas

Best Vegan Options On a Budget in Las Vegas!

Where to eat in Las Vegas when you are vegan and on a budget? The great news is that there are new restaurants opening every year. This is something you want to research before you leave so that you can truly enjoy your stay. Planning at least where you will have your dinners t and […]

Mouth watering buttered shelled peas

Gourmet Sauteed Sugar Peas

One of the best way to prepare sugar peas when they are in season and abundant is to add as little as possible to retain their delicate flavor. In Asia, peas are used whole and quickly pan-fried to preserve the color and crispyness. In France, we first shell the peas and also remove the inner skin from the pods. This […]

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