Stuffed Eggplant with Tahini Sauce

Eggplant is one of those vegetables that I never really know what to do with. I’ll call it my “problem” vegetable. I never know whether to roast it, saute it, grill it, or fry it to get the texture I want. And I always forget to salt and let it sit first to draw out…

Sesame Cauliflower

Chinese food is one of my all time favorite types of takeout. As a kid, I always requested Sesame Chicken when my family was ordering takeout from our neighborhood Chinese food place. That sweet sticky sauce smothering the bits of fried chicken and steamed broccoli all over a fluffy bed of white rice was what…

Chickpea Curry and Greens

I imagine many vegans would profess that chickpeas are one of the most important foods in their diets. If you consider hummus, chickpeas, and aquafaba (the liquid from the can – look it up, trust me), chickpeas are in a lot of vegan meals, snacks, and desserts. I’m a big fan of chickpeas baked into a…

Pesto Gnocchi with Veges

  Tonight was hubby’s turn to cook dinner. I had mentioned to him in passing that there was a bag of frozen gnocchi in the freezer for whenever we didn’t have the energy for something more creative, and he decided to take up this option for our dinner this evening. It was such a good…

Chickpea Pasta with Sweet Potato

One of the best inventions ever was the one pot meal. All you have to do is chop and measure the ingredients, put it all in a pot together, leave it to simmer, and voila, a deeply flavorful meal with minimal effort and clean up. I’d been meaning to try Smitten Kitchen’s Quick Pasta and…

Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

Pancakes are one of my favorite foods, second only to breakfast cereal. It’s kind of strange that my two favorite foods are in direct competition with each other, but it just means that breakfast is always a treasured part of my day. This Sunday morning, hubster and I slept in until almost 11:00am and it…

Taco Stuffed Peppers

Today was the longest commute of my life, or so it felt anyway. While it normally takes me under an hour to get home, today it took me nearly one hour and forty-five minutes from door to door. As you can imagine, at this witching hour I was totally famished while walking the four blocks…

Thai Peanut Sauce Veggies and Lentils

Our neighborhood in Queens has an incredible selection of ethnic foods, ranging from Chinese, Korean, Thai, Japanese, to Colombian, Mexican, Tibetan and more. Inspired by the delicious food we’ve been able to sample during the past year, I’ve been trying to experiment more with flavor and ingredients in my home cooking. Our flavor standards have…

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

One of my favorite comfort foods ever in my pre-vegan days was a good pulled pork sandwich. There was nothing like the smokey flavor and the fall apart texture of this delicious festival food. When I became a vegan two years ago, I was on the hunt for something that could satiate my barbecue cravings….

Saturday is for PIZZUH ZUH

It’s Saturday, which means we’re having PIZZA! In my home growing up, we had takeout pizza nearly once a week, always on a Friday or Saturday when Mom didn’t feel like cooking. Even though the pizza featured above was not delivery and therefore required cooking, it was so simple, it almost doesn’t count! With frozen…