Children and Vegetables · Vegetables

Saucy Green Beans

As I child I had a confusing relationship with green beans. Every summer, as soon as the green beans were ready I would sit in my parent's garden and snack on them raw. It's still one of my favorite ways to eat them. However, at the dinner table, often canned or cooked too soft for… Continue reading Saucy Green Beans

Main Dish · Recipes · Vegetables

Super Easy Plant-Based Pizza

Sometimes, we crave pizza. It just happens. Often, I see families compromise and end up out to dinner, with a full-on pepperoni and cheese pizza, when really the craving can easily be satiated at home with plants and without nearly as much harm to your health. Remember, according to the World Health Organization, processed meats… Continue reading Super Easy Plant-Based Pizza

Main Dish · Recipes · Soup

Noodle Bowl

I have two main strategies for providing consistently healthy meals:  simplicity and creative use of leftovers. I don’t usually have time to spend an hour preparing a complicated, involved meal, especially when I try hard to make every single meal homemade and healthy. Instead, I have learned how to always make extra of everything and… Continue reading Noodle Bowl

Soup

Snowball Soup

I woke up to snow this morning in Seattle. Snow is a rare event here and one that always makes me feel like something special is happening. During a long walk this morning, my creative juices got flowing and I created this snowball soup as soon as I returned home. Both sweet white miso and chickpea miso add… Continue reading Snowball Soup

Legumes · Mealing Planning

Maple Balsamic Glazed Garbanzo Beans

One of my strategies when cooking for busy families is to make dishes that can be eaten as is or added to other dishes. My style is kind of mix and match. I often create components rather than cooking full meals. I find this gives families greater flexibility in meeting the needs of a wide range… Continue reading Maple Balsamic Glazed Garbanzo Beans