Tempeh-Quinoa Burgers

Tempeh-Quinoa Burgers

Lately (still on the simple-cooking kick) I’ve been relying on some of my old favorites, especially recipes from the Moosewood cookbooks. It’s usually easy to find something simple, fast, and healthy, or a basic idea that you can build on by working with what you have. I like tempeh, but I don’t buy it that … Continue reading

3 Ingredient Pancakes

3 Ingredient Pancakes

I’m still on a simple-cooking kick; it’s not that I usually make overly complicated meals, but our schedule and routine are still skewed enough that I’m gravitating towards old favorites, and meals I know I can finish in less than 30 minutes without too many ingredients. I first found this recipe on Oh Joy, and … Continue reading

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

Have you read this article from the February 20th issue of the New York Times Magazine?  It’s more than a little scary!  The author adapted the article from a book that Random House is just about to publish, and he describes how food companies spend MILLIONS of dollars every year researching what makes foods most … Continue reading

Avocado Cucumber Soup

Avocado Cucumber Soup

The weather may still be calling for comfort food, but I’m ready for spring! I’ve been making this soup around Easter and through the summer for a while now…it can be served hot or cold, by itself as lunch or a snack, and it’s a perfect accompaniment to grilled vegetables or fish. Best of all, … Continue reading

Healthy Comfort Food: Curried Lentils and Bulghur

Healthy Comfort Food: Curried Lentils and Bulghur

The most recent issue of Vegetarian Times inspired me to make this recipe again. This is for sure healthy comfort food…it’s like a delicious savory oatmeal, but it’s full of healthy protein, tons of fiber, and easily pairs with whatever greens you have on hand. It’s an edited version of a recipe from a friend, … Continue reading

Chickpea Noodle Soup

Chickpea Noodle Soup

Happy Monday! We just spent the weekend digging out from about two feet of snow, and at this point, getting back to the routine of the regular old week really doesn’t seem so bad! Here’s a quick post with a recipe for Chickpea Noodle Soup, a fast and satisfying weeknight meal (from Veganomicon.) Serves 4, … Continue reading

Vegetarian Chili with Quinoa

Vegetarian Chili with Quinoa

This is the perfect time of year for chili…and this recipe is hearty and filling, but super-healthy: the ideal formula for combating the cold weather and extra winter weight at the same time! I originally made this chili from a cookbook, and then I couldn’t remember which cookbook, so I searched online and worked off … Continue reading

Improvising Vegetarian Dinners

Improvising Vegetarian Dinners

Happy new year! Ironically, last year I resolved to make more meals from actual recipes. This year, I don’t want to give that up- but I want to make sure that I don’t feel like I need to have a rock-solid menu plan to have a productive week of cooking. My goal is to stay … Continue reading