Tailgating Menu Stress Bringing You Down? Best Tailgate Menu Ideas for Vegans, Vegetarians and Carnivores

Hot Dog with Baked Beans and Potato Salad

Coming up with a few tailgate menu ideas might seem simple enough. Until you sit down to plan the logistics of what needs to be prepared, how youíll handle the power supply and oh yeah . . . clean up. For extra fun, you may have decided itís a good idea to provide a flexible… [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.

Mung Bean Crepes


Looking for a gluten-free replacement for your favorite crepe recipe? Just love Indian food? These mung bean crepes fit the bill, with few ingredients and an end result thatís completely vegan.

Cookbook Review: Vegan Celebrations


While transitioning to a plant-based diet, one of the concerns that pops up over and over again is appropriate food for special occasions and dinner parties. So when I saw the title ďVegan CelebrationsĒ, I had to check it out. While not a comprehensive go-to vegan cookbook, Alicia Simpsonís Vegan Celebrations does live up to… [Continue Reading]

French Beans with Sundried Tomatoes

French beans

Love the convenience of French beans? Always on the lookout for ways to serve them? Hereís a simple, elegant sautť with loads of color you can make in a jiffy.

Cookbook Review: Caribbean Vegan

Caribbean Vegan

Taymer Mason, author of the blog Vegan in the Sun, has put together a collection of vegan recipes celebrating the numerous flavors of the Caribbean.

Mushrooms in Marsala


Iíve always kept an eye out for meatless recipes for when vegetarian friends come to visit. Now that we are trying to reduce our meat consumption as well, Iím even more alert. Thatís why I was so excited to find this recipe for mushrooms with Marsala.

Indian Black-Eyed Pea Dip


Looking for a new dip or side dish to round out your Indian cooking repertoire? This black-eyed pea dip is hearty enough to serve as both.

Sweet refrigerator pickles


I love pickles.† Finding this recipe has made fresh pickles a staple in my house.† The best thing is that I can make one jar at a time using whatever cucumbers happen to be best priced at the time.† I’m partial to small pickling cukes or European cukes, so tend to plan these pickles around… [Continue Reading]

Cranberry Sauce with a Kick


Photo by ocean yamaha I always loved that my mother and her five sisters, all wonderful cooks, both embraced traditional cooking AND were always willing to take a leap and put a twist on that tradition.† I love cranberries prepared in most forms and don’t wait for a holiday meal to cook and serve them…. [Continue Reading]

Caribbean Eggplant Spread


† Searching for something smashing to serve your vegan dinner guests? Love eggplant and all the versatility it offers? This flexible savory spread is for you.