Category: Vegan

Layered Pistachio Baklava

Layered Pistachio Baklava

Baklava was always the treat I bought or was gifted. I never attempted making it at home because it seemed like it would be an overly tedious task. Once you get into the rhythm of things though, the act of layering each sheet of phyllo and chopped nuts, becomes quite cathartic.

Spiced Carrots, Chickpeas, and Herbs

Spiced Carrots, Chickpeas, and Herbs

These golden brown carrots and chickpeas, paired with the punchy and tangy dressing, is something you’ll want to serve at every meal! Eat as an appetizer, side dish, or even main course.

Vegetarian Barbe-Fu

Vegetarian Barbe-Fu

This was a new one for me, trying to create something delicious for a team member’s going away party at work. Most of my meals/dishes are very meat forward, but she’s vegan so we tried to make her a meal she’d remember. This tofu recipe blends the flavors, techniques, and style of a normal barbecue, but replaces the meat with extra firm tofu.

Roasted Mushroom Pho

Roasted Mushroom Pho

This is a hearty broth made with slow roasted mushrooms and has very deep and developed flavors. I had some mushrooms to use and wanted to try something different with them. This is a recipe for someone who wants to spend the day making the house smell amazing!

Black Bean and Potato Tacos

Black Bean and Potato Tacos

This recipe is perfect for your Meatless Monday or Taco Tuesday! These tacos are so filling and flavorful, you won’t even miss the meat!

Rocket Pop Sorbet

Rocket Pop Sorbet

Remember those Red, White, and Blue popsicles? Well, this sorbet is inspired by them, and is a great hot weather treat (not to mention being really pretty!). But, unlike the popsicles, this sorbet is made with no artificial colors or flavors, and it has a decidedly mature flavor profile. Fresh, tart, and herbal, this sorbet has 3 layers (strawberry-black pepper, lemon-sour mix, and blueberry-thyme) and the flavors all compliment each other.

Carrot and Ginger Soup

Carrot and Ginger Soup

Healthy, delicious and velvety; this versatile carrot-ginger soup is perfect for any occasion. It can be served hot or cold and I must admit that I love it chilled, as it is so light and refreshing. If serving chilled, refrigerate at least two hours before service.
Note: this soup can be made well in advance or frozen for later use.

Coconut Panna Cotta

Coconut Panna Cotta

This dairy free version of the Panna Cotta is a nice vegan alternative. The panna cottas can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and will need 8 to 12 hours to fully set.

Healthy Dried Fruit truffles

Healthy Dried Fruit truffles

This vegan truffle is a healthy alternative to the decadent chocolate truffle. The recipe can be modified and used as a torte, cake, entremet base, or shaped into a bar for a healthy snack; the possibilities are endless.

Note: the healthy dried fruit base can be prepared in advance and frozen for up to 3-4 months.