Budget Recipe: Vegan Split Pea Soup

Vegan Split Pea Soup

Having been a fan of traditional split pea soup since I was a child, Iíve been on the lookout for an easy vegan split pea soup recipe for a while now. Iíve found several that were a bit longer on ingredients, but I wanted something easier. So I decided to create my own version.

Spelt Tortillas


So many of my friends and colleagues are exploring gluten-free food these days, I thought I should give a nod to their efforts by posting this recipe for spelt-flour tortillas from the book Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites. The ingredient list is short, along with the prep time, making this a simple go-to recipe… [Continue Reading]

Cardamom Potato and Lentil Wraps

Potato Lentil Wrap

Looking for an unusual lunch wrap recipe? Check out these cardamom and potato lentil wraps from the Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook.

Polynesian Foil Packets, an Easy, Low Fat Summer Side Dish


Vegetable foil packets are certainly a popular choice for simple summer meals that are low on cleanup. But they tend to be mostly potato slices or steamed broccoli. When Iím looking for something different to serve with shrimp skewers, I turn to these affordable Polynesian foil packets for low fat flavor that pairs well with… [Continue Reading]

Armenian Lentil Patties

lentil patties

In my ongoing quest to find more ways to enjoy lentils and increase my meatless menu repertoire, I made sure to snag this recipe before releasing my copy of The Armenian Cookbook, by Rachel Hogrogian.

Vegetable-Nut and Lentil Koftas


On the prowl for some great vegetarian snacks? This recipe for Indian dunking balls made from nuts, lentils and vegetables is packed with nutrition and flavor.

Salsa di Noci: Florentine Walnut Sauce


Looking to pack more protein into your vegan Italian recipe collection? This Florentine Walnut Sauce is just the ticket.

School of Montreal Analysts Suggest Cashews May Treat Type Two Diabetes


New research published for the journal on Molecular Nutrition and Food Research implies the cashew seedís extract may play an important role in preventing and treating diabetic issues.

Fruit Salsa


Most fruit makes pretty darned good salsa. The recipe is basic; the fruit variable.† If, for example, you have a list of favorite fresh pineapple recipes, and if it’s not already there, add pineapple salsa! 2† cups diced fruit (pineapple, peaches, apricots, blueberries, mangoes… you get the drift) 2† tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (I use… [Continue Reading]

Recipes: Mashed Potato Casserole

potato casserole

† Flickr Photo Credit: JS Lander This is good for an unplanned overage of mashed potatoes.† After one try, though, you may create that overage on purpose!

Recipe: Salmon Potato Scallop

potato scallop

† Flickr Photo Credit: Feasting Made Easy I believe I found this one at the Miserly Moms web site. I really need to buy this woman’s cookbook. Every recipe of hers I’ve ever seen was perfect for those on a major budget.