Farro, Chickpeas and veggie bowl

Beautiful and vibrant spring is here and its time to embrace all the positive energy it brings with it.  Spring is the time for rejuvenating your mind, body and soul. Morning walks under blossoms and lush green trees, farmers markets, planting flowers and seeds, and of course cooking nourishing balanced food. The Yin and the…

The Green Soup

How this feeds the soul… Fresh organic broccoli, spinach, peas, onions, garlic, and fresh herb make this not only delicious but a gift for the body. I also added a green chili for heat and some cumin for earthiness. Some nutritional yeast at the end is optional but does add super flavor. Vegan deliciousness at…

Roasted Beets and Bean Burger

This burger is such an explosion of taste and nutrients that you would not miss any animal protein whatsoever.   The intensity of taste was deepened by roasting the beets in a 350-degree oven for about 35 minutes along with one head of garlic. Roasting beets is something I do on a regular basis and…

Cauliflower and Summer Pumpkin Curry

A fragrant summer curry with garden vegetables and coconut milk is perfect for this long weekend. Harvesting my tomatoes, peppers and these pretty heirloom summer pumpkins have helped me rejuvenate after long days of work. The recipe for this glorious curry is fairly simple, just use fresh organic ingredients and they will transform the taste….

Charred Cauliflower and Broccolini with avocado walnut sauce

Summer brings inspiration and love, it brings the abundance of fresh vegetables in your garden or the farmers market. Veggies like broccolini and cauliflower are so rich for your mind and soul that they need the simplest of preparation. So what I have here is a simple roasted and charred presentation that is a sensory…

Falafel with Spinach and Cilantro

Who doesn’t love falafels?? A plant-based vegan protein-packed food that is ever so delicious. Whether it is in sandwiches or salad toppings or cooked in sauce, falafels are versatile and very easy to make at home.   Did you know Chickpeas are the oldest consumed crop in the world? Besides the historical fact, they do…

Cauliflower and Peas Curry – Matar Gobi

Cauliflower has become a staple in the house and is an ingredient in a variety of dishes spanning cuisines. I used riced cauliflower as a substitute for rice which has been a phenomenal adjustment of carbs in our diet. When you combine cauliflower with a nice tomato curry you just can’t go wrong. My local…

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Chutney

It was a surreal summer filled with travels, sorrows, beauty, love and new perspectives. When I got back to my veggie garden after weeks of being away the tomatoes ( among other vegetables) were screaming to be picked turned into something divine. My first instinct was to get all of them out to friends and…

Fermented Food experiments #2 -Beet Kanji

Fermented foods are just beautiful  not only for the taste buds but also for your gut.  Ancients culture have propagated fermented foods for preservation and taste through the centuries. The souring action if microbes that produced fermentation have been critical in our diets throughout  the globe.  Similar foods can be found in every culture,  just…

Thai Vegetable Soup

The simplest soups are sometimes the best…warm, tangy and so good for the soul. This soup is simple and this soup is good and this soup is nourishing. It was ready is just 20 mins and made this chilly winter day just a little bright. The fridge was left with a depleting stock but I…