Rice, Beans, and Maduros

I crave rice and beans. Ever since living with my lovely Puerto Rican and Dominican roommates in college, I have absolutely loved the aroma and the ritual of rice and beans. I made this on a Sunday, so the beans could make the whole house smell amazingly cozy. In addition to being delicious, rice and…

Vegetable Pancakes

Whenever we order from our favorite Indian restaurant, I always get Uttapam, a thick pancake-like dosa full of lentils and vegetables and topped with a delicious assortment of spicy and cooling sauces. It makes sense that I love Uttapam, since I’ve loved zucchini pancakes, and corn and other savory fritters, ever since I was a…

Spiced Apples

As a kid, I used to love when my family would make a rare stop at Boston Market for dinner, whether after a mall excursion or a busy day of extracurricular activities. We didn’t go out to eat that much, so any chance to get their spiced apples and mac n’ cheese was highly coveted….

Pumpkin Bread

October has me embracing Autumn and feeling super festive, so I decided to make some pumpkin bread! What could be more autumnal than pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice? This recipe only requires one bowl so your clean up will be really easy, that is if you don’t lick the bowl clean while you’re making it!…

Baked Tempeh Tenders

Tendahs! Love me some tendahs. Who said tenders needed to be chicken? Here I made them with tempeh, the delightful protein cake made of fermented soybeans. Turns out it’s a pretty good substitute! I breaded the strips and baked them for 20 minutes in the oven to get a crispy exterior. They were great dipped…

Easy Frozen Green Bean Salad

I love being able to make a meal out of nothing, and for that reason, I always keep a few bags of frozen vegetables in my freezer. I take pride in being able to whip together a substantial dish from my stash. This is one of my latest creations, and it was too good not…

Sausage Rolls

Living in the north of England for a year as a vegetarian, I was always curious about the “sausage roll”. I had never tried one, and knew that they were staples for the Northern English diet, whether from Gregg’s, or in a package from Morrison’s, Tesco’s, or Sainsbury’s. They looked so enticing!  Last time I…

Grilled Prosciutto and Cheese with Tomato Soup

Sometime it’s nice to have a busy evening so you have no choice but to whip up a quick, classic childhood favorite, the grilled cheese. And it’s even nicer when you have vegan prosciutto to spice up the grilled cheese into a grilled prosciutto & cheese, complete with Dijon mustard and a side of canned tomato…

Vegan Pulled Pork Tacos

Tell me something that isn’t better in a tortilla. I’ll wait. If you love tacos like me, you’ll love these “pulled pork” tacos made with lentils and shredded carrots. They’re great to serve when friends are over. Just make a big batch of filling, prep the toppings, and let your guests assemble away! This pulled…