Cauliflower Rice with Collard Greens and Shitake Noodles

Cauliflower rice is a popular staple in my house. First, I'm not a huge fan of regular rice. I grew up eating it almost every day and I just don't care for it. When I discovered quinoa, I was overjoyed that there was a rice alternative. Then when cauliflower rice came around, that was even better. … Continue reading Cauliflower Rice with Collard Greens and Shitake Noodles

Quinoa with Broccoli and Butternut Squash

This dish came about because I had eaten all my lunch meals for the week early, as I ended up eating the same thing for lunch and dinner two days in row. When I came home on Wednesday night, I realized I didn't have any lunches to bring to work with me for Thursday and … Continue reading Quinoa with Broccoli and Butternut Squash

Quinoa, Sauteed Veggies and Walnuts

Yes, it's me with another quinoa dish, I just can't stop! Once I find a mixture or base dish that I really love, e.g. quinoa and sauteed mushrooms/onions, then building from that makes it so much easier. Of course, if you don't like mushrooms (or onions), you can always substitute for something else. The addition … Continue reading Quinoa, Sauteed Veggies and Walnuts

Quinoa, Baba Ganoush and Lemon Roasted Asparagus

It's still asparagus season, which means I'm still finding ways to incorporate it into my diet. One of the best tips for eating healthy, local, and organic is to eat seasonal foods. If you are a co-op or CSA member, you will get seasonal vegetables and fruit from your local farmer. This means weeks of … Continue reading Quinoa, Baba Ganoush and Lemon Roasted Asparagus

Shiitake Mushroom, Kale and Red Potato Bowl

Well, here we are again...another mushroom recipe! And yes, similar to my Potato Vegan Tacos, and yes, also similar to my Quinoa and Sauteed Mushrooms recipe.  What can I say, I love mushrooms and I love kale! Call this one a hybrid between the two. Let's talk for a moment about shiitake mushrooms. Mushrooms in … Continue reading Shiitake Mushroom, Kale and Red Potato Bowl

Vegan Venezuelan Pabellon

Pabellon Criollo is a Venezuelan meat dish made with pulled  beef, arepas, beans, rice and plantains. I was watching The Food Network one night and I saw a segment on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives about a place that made Venezuelan Pabellon. The woman was show what went into the sauce, and I thought wow, that … Continue reading Vegan Venezuelan Pabellon

Oyster Mushroom and Brussels Sprout Pasta – Gluten Free!

I have been purchasing seasonal mushrooms at my local Farmer's Market, and I recently got another batch of oyster mushrooms, which I really love making recipes with. I had great success with my Oyster Mushroom Vegan Burrito recipe, so I thought I would try another one! This recipe is quite simple to make, and really tasty. … Continue reading Oyster Mushroom and Brussels Sprout Pasta – Gluten Free!

Sweet Potato and Sauteed Kale Quinoa Bowl

People freak out about ‪vegan‬ meals all the time. "Where is the protein? Where is the calcium? Where's the vitamin D?" Guys, it's all right here, and much better sources for each of these necessary nutrients. ‪‎Quinoa is a huge source of protein, ‪along with kale and mushrooms. Also, avocado has protein, and even tomatoes have protein! … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Sauteed Kale Quinoa Bowl

Vegan Bourguignon

Traditional bourguignon (yes, that's how you spell it) is typically made with beef, butter, beef broth and all purpose flour. --Or, what we could say is a heart attack in a bowl. Vegan bourguignon however, is made with fresh vegetables, coconut oil and tapioca starch, which also makes this recipe gluten free! Oh, and you … Continue reading Vegan Bourguignon