Ratatouille Fusilli

This recipe happened by mistake, but it turned out to be such a happy (and delicious) accident that we decided we had to share it. I was originally trying to develop a baked pasta and lentil casserole, but I went… Read more

Red Lentil Dal

This dal has a very traditional texture, where the lentils are mushy but still intact. For a soupier texture, blend the lentils in a blender before adding the lemon juice and cilantro. This is great served as-is, or you can… Read more

Strawberry Cupcakes Valentines Day

Strawberry cupcakes taste good any time of year. But the colors and flavors are just perfect for Valentine’s Day … and you can have a lot of fun decorating them!

Super Bowl Menu 2015

I really love the Super Bowl because it’s a fun time to get together with friends and family and indulge in some good food. I don’t know much about football (home runs or touchdowns?), but I enjoy the celebratory atmosphere…. Read more

Tomato Salsa Super Bowl

A friend taught me his family recipe for salsa roja de molcajete, or tomato salsa made in a traditional stone mortar and pestle. I’ve adapted it so it can be made without the mortar and pestle. Roasting the chile and the tomatoes brings out the authentic earthy taste, even without the traditional tool.

Tortilla Soup Super Bowl

Many traditional Mexican dishes are easy to adapt to a fully plant-based diet. This tortilla soup is a great example. Whenever I cook it, the whole house fills with a delightful aroma, a hint of the robust and delicious flavor that is on the way.

Hot Chile Sauce

I created this sauce when I could not easily find a commercially made hot sauce that was oil- and sugar-free—and also tasted really good! Plus, I really wanted to control the heat to my personal preference. This delicious sauce meets… Read more

Potato Scramble with Hot Chile Sauce

This hearty dish is easy to prepare ahead of time which makes it an ideal holiday breakfast dish and a good option to serve for brunch. When you’re ready to serve, simply reheat the potatoes and spoon them on top… Read more

Recipes for a Plant-Based Thanksgiving 2014

A Thanksgiving meal is a perfect occasion to showcase the variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables available at this time of the year, including winter squashes, cabbage, pomegranates, mandarin oranges, and cranberries. There are so many ways to present these… Read more

Rice Casserole with Lentils

This dish is a real crowd-pleaser, and is especially good for big gatherings like Super Bowl parties. I love it with rice, but it’s also really good with pasta. Both options are given below. The lentils need to be soaked… Read more