Sun-Dried Tomato Bread

Christ is risen! Summer is here, which means tomatoes are making an appearance and beginning to be in abundance. I am not a raw tomato person per se, except I don’t mind the occasional pasta all pomodoro, salsa, and ketchup. It’s odd that I am okay with cooked tomatoes but raw gives me nausea by…

Vegan Crab Cakes from Vegan Huggs Blog

Christ is risen! This has been my personal favorite faux crab cakes recipe. I stumbled upon it years ago and it’s my go to since. It is very easy to make, and if you don’t have chickpeas on hand, canned artichoke hearts can be used– I’ve tried it both ways and both are excellent. When…

Spring Ingredients

Christ is risen! I fasted not only from certain foods and passions, I fasted from music. Music is a major soul uplifter for me, but during Great Lent I practiced going to and relying on God as the source to uplift my soul. I made little progress, if any, but its probably better something and…

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…

Eggplant & Feta Parcels

Christ is Risen! Not much of this world brings me such great joy except when I find a new recipe and can share with my loved ones, and we commune in joy. Much love can be felt when sharing a meal with those around you; it is a good feeling knowing that you prepared a…

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…

Avocado & Sweetcorn Salad

Short and sweet! This dish is light in texture and flavor that is easy to make, a one pot meal, can be made ahead of time, and healthyyyy! Bonus: gluten free (depending on the grain), sugar free and… great for those who have fussy diets and nutritional needs! It is especially refreshing on a hot…

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…