Jam Filled Thumbprint Cookies

I mentioned this recipe last holiday season, but gave you sort of a wonky rendition, with a link to the original. When I went back to make these the other day, I found it a pretty unworkable recipe mish-mash, so I decided to nail it down to what really works, and share it with you again. I love an easy to follow recipe, don't you? These little jammy nuggets are just delightful, during the holidays, or any old time of year....more

JL’s Favorite Vegan Things – The Holiday Edition!

by JL FIELDS on DECEMBER 13, 2...more

How To: Tempeh

Before I even begin this How-To discussion on tempeh, I want you to make me a promise!  Yes promise me…over the internet…that you will read this whole post before making an “official decision” on tempeh.  It might sound a little funky and strange and maybe a tad bit scary.  But trust me as a serious food lover, I wouldn’t steer you down the path of bland, not so tasty, scary food items.  Come on guys, you know I live to eat!  And like I tell my younger clients – my tasting rule is “you can’t say ‘ew’ or ‘yuck’ before you’ve tried it.”  Or in this case, no ew or...more
I've always wanted to try tempeh, just never got around to doing it.  Next time I am at the ...more

Benefits of Soba Noodles

I am obsessed.  I can’t. stop. eating. these.  I’m not sure what it is.  Between the chewy texture, hearty taste, salty flavor, thin-ness of the noodles and intriguing color- I can't resist.  They were so good that I ended up eating half of the batch before I even tossed it with a sauce or seasoning.  Now I'm probably building them up (I always do that) but really, you need to try!...more

Baked Hummus

Here's a quick and easy appetizer you can toss together on short notice. If you're like me, you almost always have a vat of hummus in the fridge. If not,  you can whip some up in no time. It's well worth the effort to make your own. In a real pinch, buy some hummus at the store. Nobody will judge you. I made this on a whim the other night, just to see if it would be any good. We finished every bit of it, and we ended up calling it dinner....more

Vegan Holiday Gift Ideas: A guest post from Jennifer Gannett

by JL FIELDS on DECEMBER 12...more

Green of Mushroom Soup

I know it's a weird sounding name, but it's exactly what it is, green, and mushroomy—and really, really good. I don't know about you, but around here, if I make a pot of amazing soup, and offer salad to go with it, nobody ever wants the salad. I'm determined to get those wonderful dark, leafy greens into us somehow, so adding them to the soup makes sense....more
I can't do the seaweed; I've tried and tried and tried. I will try to make this soup without it! ...more

Plated + Served: Cheesy Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges

Acorn squash is the Johnny Depp of the vegetable world....more

Is Vegetarianism Really Healthier?

I'd like to start off by saying that there are many reasons people choose to become either vegetarians or vegans, and if moral values or environmental concerns are your reasons, you should be respected for your beliefs....more