vegan shepherd’s pie

By Monday, September 29, 2014 8 0

weather: rain, rain, rain for days what i am listening to: Bon Iver Flume   These are the cutest little shepherd's pies...plus they are vegan, which makes them that much more adorable. These vegan shepherd's pies are a great side dish to add with thanksgiving dinner, but also perfect to make after the holidays using up leftover mashed potatoes and stray vegetables. The beauty of vegan shepherd's pie is that you can transform leftovers into something new and delicious. I used brown lentils in this dish, but green lentils would work just as great. Feel free to play around with your own flavors and vegetables. Here ...

vegan thanksgiving

By Friday, September 26, 2014 1 0

ah, tofurkey. It is the 'classic' vegan faux meat around the holidays, yet I find it so creepy and way less fun then creating yummy side dishes. When I ask friends what their favorite part about thanksgiving dinner is, they rarely say the turkey. So, weather you're hosting a vegan friend or family member for thanksgiving this year or just want to try out a new meat and dairy free dish, let me share some of my favorite recipes. This week I will be posting some of my favorite side dishes: Cranberry Sauce Creamed kale Shepherd's pie apple crumble vegan stuffing miso mushroom gravy   Stay tuned..

september

By Tuesday, September 23, 2014 2 1

Making : apple sauce Drinking : tulsi ginger tea Reading : my new Kinfolk Wanting : the day off tomorrow Looking : at tilley sleeping in the sun Enjoying : cozy nights in with my man Listening: to bon iver Liking : today’s weather Loving : fresh peaches Hoping : that logan excels at his new career Marveling : at how fast time goes by Needing : pretty glass candle jars Smelling : cinnamon candle Wearing : tights and a knit sweater Noticing : how much of a homebody i really am Craving : a date with my sisters Bookmarking : where to stay in portland Opening : another jar of honey Feeling : loved xo

summer spaghetti

By Monday, September 22, 2014 2 1

Since it is now officially fall, I thought I would end this season with a final summer spaghetti using fresh veggies from the farm. We spent the morning at Logan's dads, picking their produce and stocking up on apples, kale, zucchini and tomatoes. I am saving the apples for a crisp tomorrow night, and the kale for a side dish later on in the week. Tonight I made my summer spaghetti using spiralized zucchini noodles and quinoa spaghetti noodles. I added in a bit of red wine with the tomato sauce while the onions were cooking and blended in some raw ...

roasted peach & corn salsa

By Wednesday, September 10, 2014 0 0

We have Mexican food at least once a week at our house. Either fajitas, tacos or just a colorful Mexican bowl. We try to switch up the salsa each time depending on what is in season.     For this roasted peach & corn salsa we kept the same base as regular salsa, using tomatoes, cilantro, red onion and limes but added in peaches and corn, which are both perfectly in season. To warm up the dish, we roasted both the corn and peaches, then added it to the chopped raw ingredients.     Here is what you will need: 2 cups tomatoes whichever you like 1 bundle of ...

roasted vegetables

By Friday, September 5, 2014 2 1

  As like most of you, I also crave warm foods in the fall time and am always looking for alternatives to heavy meals. This roasted vegetable meal is perfect for when you don't have much time to cook or for when you're entertaining for a large group. Plus it has minimal dishes. You can use any veggies you have on hand, they all taste great together. Usually I will add in whole garlic cloves with the roasted vegetables half way through, which makes it taste and smell delicious. Here is what you will need: squash chopped brussel sprouts ends chopped off golden beets chopped 3 Tbsp olive oil pinch ...

chickpea & squash soup

By Thursday, September 4, 2014 1 1

I love soup. I love how easy it is. I love how warm it is. I love that you can do pretty much whatever you want with any recipe, and it usually ends up tasting like the best soup in the world. This season, I plan on making a ton of different soups that can easily be substituted with different beans, veggies and grains.     This soup has three of my favorite foods in it. Chickpeas, pesto and kabocha squash. yum. This squash is so easy to cook with because once you chop it up, it never looses its shape and doesn't ...

vegan creamy antipasto

By Monday, September 1, 2014 3 1

    Sometimes you just have to treat yourself to a rich, creamy pasta dish. Although, this dish you don't have to feel too guilty about. I have been using cashews as a cream base with a lot of different recipes, and each time seems to get better and better. With this vegan creamy antipasto recipe, I added in cauliflower to enhance the flavor and creaminess.     I also added in some amazing antipasto that Logan's mom made us for Christmas. It was a really good combination. Here is what you will need:   1 head of cauliflower  chopped  1 medium onion chopped 1 garlic clove chopped 6 cups vegetable broth pinch of red ...