Carrot and Spinach Breakfast Muffins

Christ is Risen! Glory be to God! Another recipe to share from Phaidon’s “The Greek Cookbook”. So far, nothing has been a disappointment from this cookbook. The recipes are easy to make vegan for someone who has an intolerance to dairy. The flavor combination of dill and cumin and the Greek yogurt is a mixture…

Cheesy Carrot Keftedes

Christ is Risen! Lately I have been eating many Greek inspired dishes and going to our local Greek restaurant, Elea. From observation, a lot of the Greek foods are wholesome foods and many are plant based, or can be easily made plant based. In Greek culture, majority of the population is Orthodox Christian. Part of…

Springtime Minestrone

Christ is Risen! This has become a recent favorite soup go-to of mine! Summer time is not usually a time one thinks of having a bowl of hot soup but this is simply delicious and not something to miss! It is very easy to make and the ingredients are in season that after making a…

What to Do with Beet Stems

Yesterday I made a couple of beet dishes from “Vegetables Illustrated” and they tasted absolutely AMAZING! I don’t like to throw food to waste if I know I can turn them into something tasty and healthy. There’s a guilt voice in my head that says, ” we can turn that into something”, which applies to…

Pistou sauce with grilled vegetables

Christ is risen! Grilling season is amongst us and that calls for fresh summer produce springing up and marinades. One of the things that excites me for the summer season is fresh herbs, especially basil and rosemary. I don’t usually travel during the summer so these herbs transport me to Italy by taste. This recipe…

What’s for dinner tonight? Vegan Fettucine Alfredo

Hello my dear ones! Christo Anesti! Krystus zmartwychstal! Christ is risen! Great Lent and Pascha has past and we are now in Bright Week. This is my first Orthodox Christian Easter season — all I can say is I am adjusting to these feelings that come up for me. The 49 days leading up to…

Spring Season

What is written here is mostly taken from the “Vegetarian Flavor Bible” along from other sources. When in doubt, I always refer to the “Vegetarian Flavor Bible”! It helps me figure out what to cook and what to pair when I am at loss for inspiration. If you don’t have one, I highly suggest you…

Arugula-Walnut Pesto

Arugula is one of those greens that pairs well with dried fruit and legumes. I like to have a play of flavors bouncing off of each other as I am chewing it. Cranberries, chickpeas and arugula. Roasted butternut squash, roasted beets with cranberries and arugula. These are just two examples of how I enjoy arugula….

Lettuces, In General

Season: spring – autumn Function: cooling Weight: light – medium Volume: moderate – loud