Chickpea Flour-Kale Bites

Another chickpea flour-inspired recipe! This is a variation of an Indian dish known as kothimbir vadi–a popular Maharashtrian street food. Years ago I used to make this dish during my ashram days–a time when I experimented with quite a few traditional Indian creations. I had forgotten about this recipe until recently. I’ve been enjoying showing…

Creamy Tomato Soup

I’ve always loved tomato soup. It’s so warm and comforting. This is a creamy version made without cream. Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup chopped onions (1 medium onion) 2 tablespoons chopped garlic 3–4 medium potatoes, chopped (you can also use a combination of potatoes and parsnips) ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black…

Pasta Bolognese

This is a basic marinara recipe with added vegetable protein for a more substantial and “meaty” sauce.  It’s easy to prepare, but still quite enjoyable. There are only a few ingredients, so it’s important that they are all good quality. Ingredients 1 (16-ounce) package pasta (regular or gluten-free) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons…

Lentils with Caramelized Cabbage & Onions

I wanted to create a new lentil recipe–something other than another lentil soup (which I often prepare). During the summer I made a few lentil salads, but now that the weather is cooler I decided to try something new. Rather than make a cool salad with lentils, I prepared a warm lentil dish. French lentils, (small) brown…

Potato Parsnip Leek Soup

It’s that time of year again! Soup time. During these cooler days we love to enjoy a nice, warm bowl of nourishing soup. For this recipe I use parsnips in addition to the potatoes for increased flavor and nutrition. I received great feedback from our customers. Another winner! Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2…

Artichoke Pesto

Some years ago I tasted artichoke pesto for the first time. I loved it! I looked at the list of ingredients and decided to try to recreate the dish. I attempted to make a vegan version as well, though the original recipe was made with Parmesan cheese. You can try it either way; they are…

Edamame Spaghetti with Sundried Tomatoes & Olives

This is a variation of my Spaghetti with Artichoke Hearts recipe. In my other recipe I used a pasta product from “Explore Asian”. “Explore Asian” is now “Explore Cuisine” and their packaging has changed. It is still the same impressive pasta product, with each 2-ounce serving providing 20–25 grams of protein and 10–15 grams of fiber! The…

Cumin-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

This is a simple snack recipe. Chickpeas are full  of fiber and protein–and are great for a nutritious, filling snack. Ingredients 2 (15-ounce) can chickpeas/garbanzos, or equivalent cooked 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (or your favorite cooking oil) 4 teaspoons nutritional yeast 1 ½ teaspoons adobo seasoning (or to taste) ¼  teaspoon smoked paprika 1/8 teaspoon…

White Bean & Spinach Soup

“Foods for the Blues” was the theme for this recipe. Winter brings short days and chilly temperatures; this may affect our moods and energy levels. Certain foods can help diminish the winter blues and boost your energy.  Many of the ingredients in this dish are recommended for the cold winter months. It’s an easy recipe, yet…

French Lentil Salad

I love lentils! I have been making lentil soups for years, but I wanted to make a lentil dish also suitable to the warm weather seasons. French lentils hold their shape and texture, which makes them a great ingredient for a salad. This is my first lentil salad creation, which evolved into several variations–and it’s…

Kale Chips

I love kale! This highly nutritious leafy green can be prepared in so many ways and added to many different dishes. After the first time I tried kale chips, I decided to make my own. I was surprised to see how easy it is. You can cook the kale on a high temperature for a…

Italian Chickpea Flatbread

This recipe is an Italian dish known as Farinata (or Socca), a chickpea flour-based flatbread. There are a few different ways to prepare this, as it varies from region to region. It is recommended that the batter rest for up to 12 hours, and to use at least twice the amount of oil. Rosemary is a…