Gluten Free Vegan Waffles with Blackberry-Basil Maple Syrup

You do not need to adhere to a vegan diet to enjoy these light, crispy on out the outside, tender on the inside, waffles. The first time I ever served them, only one person at my table was on a plant-based diet. One of the meat-eaters remarked, “these are so light and buttery, almost like a pastry from a shop”....more

Broiled Grapefruit

 Several years ago, my husband and I were staying at a Bed & Breakfast that offered this dish with our morning coffee. I was instantly hooked! Never a huge fan of the tart grapefruit, this recipe helps balance its flavor and makes a sophisticated breakfast in just minutes.Broiled GrapefruitIngredients:1 lg pink grapefruit1tsp Grade B maple syrup...more

Nutritious Vegan Cheez Sauce

One Dressing – Endless Salad Possibilities

I love salads because of the countless combinations you can use to create a new and unique meal. I play around with lettuces, from arugula, to romaine to even spinach! The rest is really up to your imagination and preferences.This is one of my more substantial salads for lunch consisting of shredded romaine, cabbages, carrots and garbanzo beans. I buy my romaine in bulk from Costco, and take a head or two of lettuce at a time, shred it up and keep it in the fridge. This way, I can build a salad easily when its time to eat....more

Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Stone Ages Toll House

I'm talking total yaba daba do time.That's how stone age. Cause you don't need  refined sugar, butter, eggs, and wheat to make chocolate chip cookies taste awesome. Not anymore. The post below, that I originally wrote for Mission Read, for the June 2013 Lifelong Learning through Cooking issue, explains it all. The vegan gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe is at the end of the post. Enjoy!...more

Sweet potato pies


Zucchini Linguini with Glam Sauce

Yes, I said Glam, not Clam, because this is a very glamorous sauce, and because it is not made with clams. For this recipe, use any kind of fancy mushrooms you like, or just plain old white ones if that's all you can get. I particularly like the addition of the oyster mushrooms, because they have a nice firm texture that's a little bit, well... clam-ish. And if you'd rather not make zucchini noodles, go ahead and boil up some brown rice linguini instead. Enjoy! ...more

Revenge of the Veggie Benny

We've been on a hollandaise binge around here lately. After trying it on asparagus and rice, the next logical step was a Veggie Benny. We used to order this at a favorite breakfast spot in Seattle, but it was only vegetarian, not vegan, and had regular hollandaise on it. Once I went vegan, I thought I'd never enjoy my beloved Veggie Benny again. Happily I was wrong, wrong, wrong. I was so excited to make this, I forgot to make potatoes to go with. We never missed them. But next time I'll bake up a batch of spuds just so we have something else to dunk in the sauce. ...more

Super Simple Oil-Free Kung Pao Veggies

I've already done two versions of Kung Pao on this blog (Kung Powerful Tempeh, and Everyday Kung Pao), but I wanted one that was super fast and easy to make, and that had no oil in it. I had this on the table in no time the other night, because I already had some cooked rice to throw in....more

Maple Syrup Cinnamon Swirl Raisin Bread - Vegan, Refined Sugar Free

"A warm toasty slice of love" This hearty sweet chewy loaf is better than any cold or flu medicine known to mankind.  Okay, well it's really good though... ...more