A Seat at My Table 

   Pull up a chair, there's always room for one more!

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Pinterest Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon

I'm super stoked to be experimenting with making my own plant-based cheese products! This is the one category of dairy I find most difficult to go without. Most commercial plant-based products available near me are either highly processed, expensive or lacking in variety (or all three). But first, a note about the word "cheese".

The vegan application of this word seems to provoke a fair bit of argument from dairy consumers and...

One of the attributes of tofu that I love is its adaptability. You can give it just about any flavor profile you choose. Your only limitation is your imagination! The other thing I love is its bang for the buck. A 3.5 ounce serving of organic extra firm tofu provides roughly 120 calories, 12g protein, 5g of mostly unsaturated fat, is an excellent source of manganese, a good source of selenium, calcium, magnesium and phosphoro...

I'm beginning to love these gluten-free high fiber legume pastas. We understand each other now. I want delicious nutrient-dense minimally-processed plant protein ~ and this pasta wants to be surrounded by lots of saucy intense flavor... got it! 

This is red lentil fusilli - made with nothing but red lentil flour. Red lentils are softer and break down more readily than any other variety of lentils. Along with their beautiful co...

Barley is one of the most ancient grains still in existence, yet many have never tasted its toothsome goodness - except perhaps a handful of grains in a bowl of soup. Barley is quite versatile with a nutty flavor and chewy texture. It's similar to whole wheat in shape but lighter in color. This Pumpkin, Sage and Barley Risotto is dairy-free and easier to make than traditional risottos made with Arborio rice. This risotto's go...

We're officially entering the deep part of winter when cold winds can literally take your breath away. I start to gravitate towards warming, rich, flavorful dishes that keep me well-nourished but not feeling weighted down or sluggish. The creative combination of ingredients in this Cauliflower, Mushroom and Walnut Meatless 'Bolognese' truly hits the spot!

I struggled a bit with what to name this dish. Traditional Bolognese ori...

December 21, 2018

Oh, hey there!  I've got another perfect holiday side dish for you -Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears, Shallots and a creamy Lemon Basil Dressing. The pears and shallots lend the perfect amount of sweetness and the creamy Lemon Basil Dressing adds a zing of freshness. For those who love bacon with your Brussels sprouts, I've made a batch of Smoky Crispy Coconut Bacon for a slightly sweet and salty crunch that'll keep you co...

November 23, 2018

I'm not sure I can recall another time when we needed to shovel a foot and a half of snow already by mid-November! Ya think if we get a heap of snow on the front end of the season we'll have an early spring? I've given up trying to predict New England weather, but I do know all this cold weather makes me crave carbs. And guess what my friends, that's not always a bad thing!

Carbs, just like fat in previous years, have unfairly...

November 16, 2018

I've got some delicata squash LOVE comin' at ya! If you've yet to dive into the delectable world of winter squash, delicata is an excellent place to start! A truly brilliant winter squash that I think you're gonna LOVE adding to your menu this season. Stuffed or sliced, they're offset beautifully with black rice stuffing, roasted apples and toasted red walnuts.

A few reasons to grab some delicata squash today:

~ they have cream...

November 10, 2018

Tacos are king... and limiting taco goodness to Tuesdays is NOT gonna cut it when there are SO many drool-worthy ways to indulge... like my latest autumn version here ~ Roasted Pumpkin and Black Bean Tacos! These are seriously addictive... and outrageously delicious... I'm talkin' why-the-hell-did-I-not-know-about-these-sooner kind of DELICIOUS! Plus, I'm using a secret ingredient you probably have in your pantry right now.

Wh...

October 26, 2018

Apples, pumpkins, sage and potatoes are quintessential fall harvest ingredients. For this QUICK dish, I've roasted together New England Pie Pumpkin wedges with intensely flavored Ginger Gold apples and Field Roast Smoked Apple Sage potato and grain sausages - all dusted with freshly ground sage, fennel seeds, peppercorns and smoked salt.

The result? A kitchen filled with heady aromas and a delicious fall harvest dinner on the...

Please reload

Featured Posts
Archive