Stewed Cabbage (Duszona Kapusta)

STEWED CABBAGE (DUSZONA KAPUSTA) In the Polish home, there are many main courses and side dishes revolving around cabbage (and potatoes). The recipes can be very complex, savory, sweet, vegan, with meat, mushrooms, apples or thickened with flour. Some like the addition of tomatoes, others like dill or paprika. In my home, we grew up

Quick and Easy Polish Beet Soup (Barszcz) – Vegan and Dairy Free

POLISH BEET SOUP (BARSZCZ) As the cooler weather sets in, one thing I remember most about family dinners was an abundance of soups to keep us hydrated and healthy.  This Beet Soup was taught to my mother when she married my father. Anna, my Babcia was in the catering business and cooked professionally for many

Mini Farfalle with Quick Basil Pesto

MINI FARFALLE WITH QUICK BASIL PESTO The ingredients in pesto promote good health and contain vitamins and minerals we need. Olive oil, basil, garlic, and pine nuts are high in antioxidants giving us cell protection. My original basil leaf pesto recipe was made the old fashioned method using a pestle and mortar. This quick recipe uses

Vegetarian Chili

All of the ingredients for this Chili are probably in your pantry at this moment. This recipe is not only quick, it is easy enough for a beginner. If you chop the veggies the day before, it only takes 30 minutes to prepare. A perfect dish for warming those winter blues right out of your…… Continue reading Vegetarian Chili

Vegan Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Let’s enjoy the bounty of Autumn and all of its winter squash recipes. Squash by itself can be quite bland and tasteless, let’s face it. Enjoying a vegan/dairy-free meal will always be frowned upon. “But why didn’t you use any meat in this recipe,” is a common question we face. Well, quite honestly, this tasty

Roasted Balsamic Kale and Sweet Potatoes

delicious and nutritious sweet potato salad with vitamin rich kale

Cayenne Seasoned Black Bean Burgers

Cayenne seasoned black bean burgers on a dairy-free bun

Veggie Slaw with Velvety Vegan Creamy Mayo

I tried all of the vegan mayo alternatives in the stores, but none came close to my own homemade. All it takes is a bullet-style blender and a bit of time, and the end product is delicious, nutritious, and tastes better any mayonnaise out there. This recipe is vegan but everyone who tried it doesn’t

Vegan Golden Beet Farro Salad

The springtime color palette is evident in the preparations of this delicious, nutritious salad. We only have a few more weeks until the many signs of spring take over and push the winter away. Let’s start getting out those pastels and brighten up the rest of winter!