Tomato Risotto

Summer tomatoes in New Jersey are like the ultimate cream of the crop. Supermarket tomatoes will never cut it for me after being spoiled with the juiciest and sweetest heirlooms and beefsteaks of Jersey farm stands. I incorporate them into as many recipes as possible in the summertime to make best use of this local…

Green Gazpacho

This is basically a green juice or smoothie, but in soup form! It’s chock full of nutritious veggies and flavorful herbs, blending together into a super bright dish (both in color and taste). It’s a great way to nourish your body if you’re feeling sluggish, or if you’re like me and have over indulged in…

Creamy Butter Beans with Spinach Pesto

I am always searching for a new way to enjoy beans, since they are a top protein source for vegan/vegetarians and we eat them so often! NYTimes Cooking inspired me with one of their recipes a few weeks ago. Their idea of a creamy white bean balanced by a pop of green freshness really appealed to…

Roasted Eggplant with Homemade Tahini and Tabbouleh

I’ve been craving lots of fresh herbs since we’ve been limiting our trips to the grocery store and trying to stick to the essentials when we’re there. But yesterday we ventured out to the supermarket for a big shop and I picked up as many fresh herbs and vegetables as I could find / carry….

Pasta Puttanesca

When I first saw this recipe, I thought it was too good to be true. I couldn’t imagine it would be possible to get perfectly cooked pasta through this one-pot method — but lo and behold, all you do is add all the ingredients to a pot and boil for ten minutes, and voila! This…

Crispy Cauliflower with Salsa Verde

Crispy cauliflower with fresh Salsa Verde is a yummy side dish perfect for a normal week night or for serving to guests. A fresh salsa verde made from chopped herbs, shallots, lemon juice, and olive oil is such an easy trick for dressing up your average plate of roasted veggies. The cauliflower gets a slightly…

Asparagus and Kale Salad

Sometimes I get tired of salad for a few months and avoid it like the plague, and then I eat a salad like this that blows my mind and I’m back on the salad wagon!! I was craving greens and found this recipe in my Avant-Garde Vegan Cookbook. I very slightly modified it based on…

Tuscan Tofu Scramble

One of the joys of food is that it can transport you to another time and place. I love making things that have the flavors of a foreign, beautiful place and make me dream of villas in Southern Italy. Now I’m not sure if people in Tuscany eat tofu scramble, but if they did, I…

Ratatouille

Ratatouille, the dish made famous by Disney. Beyond associating this dish with the cutest animated rat in history, I love how healthy and celebratory it is! It’s the perfect dish for summer’s bounty of squashes and eggplants and juicy red tomatoes. I highly suggest taking a trip to the local farmers market and picking out…

Rice Pilaf

We have rice with our dinner pretty often, whether it is with curry, stir fry, or just lots of yummy roasted vegetables. I love my rice cooker and am always happy with the fluffy, starchy white rice it makes. However, sometimes I want to up our rice game with a more special base of flavors…