Vegan Seitan Fajitas

This is a great summer meal – easy to make, and fun to eat. Marinate the seitan at least 2 hours in advance, if possible, and throw the rest together shortly before you are ready to eat. Though the prep time is long, active cooking time is actually very short. About seitan: Seitan is a…

Cheesy Quinoa and Spinach Patties

These were one of those happy accidents… I cooked my quinoa in too much water, no good for the salad I had planned, but I thought the texture might work well for patties. I’ve remade these a few times since – cheesy, spinachy, satisfying and delicious. This recipe makes 16-18 medium-large patties. These would make…

Vegetarian Stuffed Shells with Roasted Vegetable Antipasti

I made this once a year or two ago, and have been meaning to recreate it ever since. I’m glad I finally did – it’s an easy-to-make and delicious baked pasta dish. Following is the recipe for the stuffed shells. Serve with Roasted Vegetable Antipasti. Ingredients: About 25-30 jumbo shells (mine happened to be vegetable…

Broccoli-Tofu Stir Fry with Peanut-Miso Sauce

This stir fry is delicious, nutritious, and takes just minutes to make. This recipe has just six ingredients (ok, plus water and oil), and is way more than the sum of its parts. The peanut-miso sauce is yummy, umami goodness, and mixed with the tofu and broccoli (and grain of your choice, should you  wish),…

Whole Wheat Pasta Primavera

A simple and satisfying one-course meal. If you’ve got ’em, you can add carrots, yellow squash, and/or fresh herbs. This recipe makes 4-6 servings, depending on how hungry you are. 1) 1/2 lb whole wheat penne pasta, cooked 2) 1 large onion (red or yellow), sliced 3) 10-12 button mushrooms, sliced 4) 1 large head…

Leek and Bleu Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

  This is my second try at a recipe that more or less came to me in a dream some seven or eight years ago. The crust didn’t come out well the first time. Well, years later, I had some sweet potatoes lying around, and a few modifications later, lo and behold, it worked! Sweet…

Ground Tempeh Burgers

  I went to bed hungry the other night and came up with this recipe while trying to fall asleep. I made them without eggs and they were delicious, but a bit crumbly. If you prefer a sturdier patty, you can add an egg or two. This recipe makes about 12-14 medium-sized burgers. 2 (8oz)…

Wheatberry and Mushroom Risotto-esque Pilaf

This recipe has been cooking in my head for about a week. It came out pretty good! The texture of the wheatberries is divine, and the flavors blend nicely. I had access to oyster mushrooms and shallots, so I used them, but this dish would definitely still be good using their less fancy cousins. Also,…

Adzuki, Soba, and Spinach Dinner in a Bowl

  When I was putting together the ingredients for this dish, I had in mind to stir-fry the components together. Once I had made the sauce, however, I decided to try mixing it in before proceeding to the stir-fry stage. I loved the bold flavors of the uncooked ginger and garlic, and decided to leave…