Mac N Cheese with Broccolini

It seems like many new vegans find themselves on the hunt for the perfect dairy-free mac-n-cheese recipe. Mac-n-cheese is one of those dishes you might really miss in the beginning of your journey, especially if you haven’t been exposed to a good vegan version yet. But, I’m happy to report that yummy vegan mac-n-cheese recipes…

Strawberry Kiwi Crepes

I’ve been to Paris a few times, and one of them was with my dearest cousins for the Paris Marathon. I was finishing my Master’s Degree in Manchester, UK and and was planning to solo-travel to a few European cities for a spring break trip. When I found out my cousin would be running in…

Banana Muffins

Brown bananas are a weekly output in our apartment. For whatever reason, we never manage to buy the bunches at the peak ripeness so that we can eat them all week long. Either they are too green and you can’t eat them right away, or they are too yellow and turn brown at too fast…

Scrambled Tofu Breakfast

What’s better than breakfast for dinner? It’s can be so nice to break up the monotony of the week with the excitement of something unexpected for dinner. Breakfast for dinner signifies an informality of sorts, as if we are getting away with something naughty. As a kid, whenever Mom was out at dinnertime, Dad made…

Date and Nut Bread

Yesterday hubby and I had a full Saturday of exploring, eating, and walking around town, so today, we couldn’t think of anything better to do than to do nothing. We started our lazy Sunday by sleeping in, watching the soccer match on TV and reading, and then I decided to do a little baking in…

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Since I started a new job with a longer commute six months ago, I’ve been trying to find recipes that are freezer-friendly. The idea is that I can have most of the hard work done in advance and be able to just pop something in the oven for a few minutes when I get home…

Saag Aloo with Chickpeas

One of my favorite dishes to order at Indian restaurants is Saag Aloo, or spiced potatoes and spinach. I’m grossly simplifying the taste when I say it is just spices, potatoes, and spinach, but it really is as simple as cooking potatoes and spinach in a mixture of warm, Indian spices. Even though Indian cooking features…

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…