Vegan Hawaiian Bowl

Until my husband puts the grill under cover, I keep grilling out, even in winter. I love these summer flavors especially then, on a bright sunny day, I might pretend that summer is just around the corner.  We were blessed unexpectedly with an afternoon of bright sun and temperatures above 65 degrees just before winter. …

Memphis Black Bean Hash

Memphis surprised me one day bringing me a type of “Mexican Bento Box” filled with delicious tasties after a long day in which I had been unable to prepare meals. What I remember most was her version of plant-based tacos. While she has used purple cabbage leaves, these were wrapped in wheat flour tortillas. I…

Tempeh Reuben

Becoming plant-based has its occasional challenges and my love of Reubens was no small sacrifice. Although I no longer remember when this recipe became part of my repertoire, I’ve made it often enough that I committed it to memory. I find it deeply satisfying, as did the vegetarian friends with whom I shared it. Although I…

Papa Wolfe Soup

This soup is ideal for when the weather turns frigid and your house feels cold inside. Because it’s what I call an all-day soup, I knock out another time-consuming task while it cooks (like laundry). There are three stages to preparing this which also means the pot doesn’t have to be watched every second. Though…

Veggie Meatballs

We’re always looking for interesting food and these tasty veggie balls are all kinds of versatile. They can be served with dip as appetizers, used as a filling side to a light main dish like zoodles and marinara sauce and packed as a sandwich filling. The key is beginning with a flavorful blend. This one…

Maxxed Out Miso

If you’re like me, Lefty, most Asian soups seem like the warm-up to the rest of a meal. Although beautiful in their presentation, simple in their use of ingredients and flavorful in ways that delight the palate, they usually seem light on those toothsome vegetables that make it a satisfying meal. This soup is made…

Cajun Veggie Bowl with Red Beans

Cooking time: 1 Day Somewhere in the world, folks are looking at Winter being nearly over and spring beginning, while we are looking at fall. In the Northern Hemisphere where we’re located, we’re getting into busier seasons, football games, trees aflame with vibrant colors, bonfires with friends and harvest celebrations. Crank up the Zydeco and…

Meditteranean Burgers

These delicious, falafel-like Meditteranean Burgers can be made quickly using canned chickpeas or a home cooked batch that you’ve made ahead. This recipe can be mixed together and refrigerated up to three days. Unless I’m pressed for time, I make a double batch, fry them and store half in a plastic container in the freezer. They reheat well and…

Aubergine, Summer Squash, and Coconut Curry

As with many Far Eastern dishes, all the time is in veggie prep. If you’re choosing to serve this over rice or pasta, first begin preparing the rice or pasta according to package directions,  then prep the veggies.  You will find that by starting with the item that takes the longest, the curry will be…