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

Recipes · Vegetables

Orange-y Carrot Jewels

Often, just changing the way you cut a vegetable can add variety and interest to a simple dish. One cutting technique, which I learned as the jewel cut, is actually my favorite way to cut root vegetables. I think it's kind of fun. Lay the root vegetable on its side, horizontal, with the top to your left if… Continue reading Orange-y Carrot Jewels

Recipes · Vegetables

Root Vegetable Fritters

I have been making simplified versions of Carrot and Coriander Fritters for over a year. By now, you probably know that I simplify almost every recipe I come across. Personally, I have found that if I use a really good sea salt and organic, fresh vegetables, I don't need a whole lot of other seasonings. With… Continue reading Root Vegetable Fritters

Grains · Main Dish · Recipes

Crispy Cornmeal Seitan

I met Bryant Terry while on a vegan health cruise last spring. I attended one of his cooking classes. I love his cooking style and his dedication to food justice. This is a take on one of his recipes. You can learn more about him and his projects on his website. Here is a Mother… Continue reading Crispy Cornmeal Seitan

Articles · Children and Vegetables · Lena's Lunchbox

Lena’s Lunchbox 7: Noodle Rolls

It can be hard to provide variety in children's packed  lunches. A lot of items that are loved at home, especially those of the saucy variety don't pack well for school. Plus, some foods just aren't as delicious at room temperature and it can be a little too fussy to send a thermos. Hooray for… Continue reading Lena’s Lunchbox 7: Noodle Rolls