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

Balsamic Beets with Toasted Pepitas

  This year, I have organic beets growing in my garden. They are still far too small to pick, but the next best thing is buying organic beets at my local and favorite outdoor garden market.  The health benefits are numerous: Beetroot Nutrition Facts. In addition, you can still enjoy them in the summer without feeling

Zucchini ‘Meatballs’ DF/GF Vegan

The best way to use up all those Zucchini from your garden is transform them! I have many favorite ways to cook zucchini, and most are vegan. One of my archived vegan recipes also was a hit, and not only uses zucchini, but also the eggplants that ripen at the same time: Eggplant & Zucchini Caponata

Organic Arugula, Candied Pecans, & Beets with Balsamic Dressing

Summer is here,  and it’s time to enjoy the outdoors, and therefore local Farmers Markets. I love to shop at Rutgers Gardens here in New Jersey. My favorite booths are the ones selling ‘Jersey Fresh’ produce, and I was pleasantly surprised to find Organic Arugula. The shelf life on fresh Arugula is maybe 1-2 days,

Vegan Italian Potato Salad

The party invites are rolling in; Graduations, Backyard Barbecues, Pool Parties, just to mention a few. After attending a few so far, I’m always inspired by the great foods and recipes used in summer favorites. It’s no secret, I love summer salads. Potato salad, coleslaw, and pasta salad are fantastic dishes set out for parties.

Grilled Italian Herb Vegetables

I love the ease of cooking on the grill. The flavor of foods that are grilled is quite unique to summer. Even though I use an indoor grill, it just isn’t the same as barbecuing outdoors. Since it is Father’s Day, I decided to take charge of the barbecue. These grilled veggies are a perfect

Easy Butternut Squash Soup / DF GF Vegan

I used ½ of a large butternut squash in my last recipe, Vegan Stacked Timbale, and knew exactly which recipe would be perfect for the other ½ of the squash. Quick, easy and Dairy-free Butternut Squash Soup is the perfect comfort food for Cabin Fever Blues. Rich in Vitamins A and C, this hearty soup is surprisingly low

Healthy Pico De Gallo

So, flu season is peaking around now, and what can we do to protect ourselves? In addition to taking vitamins and not stressing, how about boosting up that ol’ immune system? Finding nourishing foods is easy when the combined flavors are as delicious as this fresh salsa. We all know that garlic and jalapeños are

Roasted Tomatoes with White Bean Pate’ on Grilled Spinach Tortilla Wedges

These mini tomatoes are sold as ‘authentic San Marzano’ style, and they taste glorious! I found a small bag of them in the grocery store and wanted to give them a try. Even though they aren’t grown near the sea breezes of the Gulf of Naples, they are every bit as delicious. Sweet, pulpy, low

Vegan Stacked Timbale

These drum-like food stacks can be made in a variety of ways. A wide range of recipes include rice, eggs, sausage, spinach and cheeses that are placed in a small or large timbale mold. My recipe was inspired by one of my favorite Vegan Cafe’s here in central New Jersey. It is meant to be