Cathy Fisher

Cathy Fisher
Cathy Fisher is a plant-based cooking instructor who teaches at TrueNorth Health Center and the McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, California. Visit StraightUpFood.com to view her healthy plant-based recipes.

Southwest Stew

Southwest Stew

This chunky, satisfying stew is full of beans, greens, corn, mushrooms, bell pepper, and plenty of herbs and spices to please your taste buds and fill your belly. This recipe makes 12 cups of stew, perfect …



Blueberry Muffins

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Lemon zest and cardamom give these Blueberry Muffins their amazing flavor and aroma. Oat and millet flours produce a muffin that is hearty and filling, and dates and applesauce lend sweetness and moistness without the …



Breakfast Burrito Bake

Breakfast Burrito Bake

Despite “breakfast” being in the title, this makes an ideal breakfast, lunch or dinner meal. Grated potatoes are added to the vegetables and beans to give some “grip” to the dish, and more grated potatoes …



Kichadi

Kichadi

Kichadi is an East Indian comfort food that features rice and lentils (or split peas), and a variety of spices and vegetables. The combination of herbs and spices will fill your kitchen with a wonderful …



Curried French Lentils

Curried French Lentils

This is one of my favorite go-to meals. It’s easy to prepare, all in one pot, and is very flavorful and satisfying. It can be eaten alone as a stew, over some brown jasmine rice, …



Pumpkin Pie Squares

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These pumpkin squares are easier to make than pumpkin pie and they are firm enough to be eaten as finger food. They are great by themselves, or add a bit of Macadamia-Vanilla Frosting for a …



Trumpet Rolls

Trumpet Rolls

Trumpet mushrooms, when cooked, have a texture similar to raw fish, which makes them perfect for sushi rolls. The filling options are endless, and while making them takes a little preparation, they are well worth …



Split Pea & Yam Soup

Split Pea & Yam Soup

Sweet yams and earthy greens add a new level of excitement to traditional split pea soup. This recipe is very easy to make and yields a large pot of soup, perfect for a family dinner or …



Blackberry-Peach Cobbler

Blackberry-Peach Cobbler

Blackberries and peaches are in season, and they make a perfect pair for a summertime cobbler. Traditional cobblers rely on refined sugar, butter, and cow’s milk, but these ingredients aren’t missed at all in this …



Baked French Fries & Ketchup

Baked French Fries & Ketchup

Try these baked, oil-free french-fries and ketchup which are a tasty delight!  The ketchup can also be used on veggie burgers or a potato scramble, and will keep for up to 10 days in the …