Red Beans & Quinoa

I’ve had a version of beans and rice on my dinner menu for as long as I can remember, mostly because it’s always tasty and filling, and I can make it as easy or as complicated as I want it… Read more

Burrito Bowl

This is our latest favorite meal, often enjoyed outside on our deck on a warm evening. I vary the beans, and also the veggies and salsa, so the meal is different every time I serve it. I serve this in… Read more

Teriyaki Veggie Crunch Roll

There is so much more to vegan sushi than cucumber rolls! This recipe is a creative twist on a classic veggie roll, complete with a home-made teriyaki sauce. Instructions: Roast Japanese yam at 375°F for 45 minutes, or until soft…. Read more

Mushroom and Green Pea Risotto

This creamy risotto is a vast improvement over the traditional dish, as it brings all the creamy texture and cheesy flavor without the heaviness of actual cheese or butter. From The Forks Over Knives Plan Instructions: Place the cashews in… Read more

Wild Rice, Cabbage and Chickpea Pilaf

This recipe came about like a lot of my recipes: I had leftover ingredients in the fridge that needed to be used, and they all ended up in the same pan. When a dish succeeds with leftovers, it generally becomes… Read more

Wholesome Oat Snackles

These little snackles are great for packing in lunches, or to curb midmorning cravings. It’s like having your oatmeal without the bowl! From Let Them Eat Vegan! Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In… Read more

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 fragrance, and reward your tongue… Read more

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 it, as an alternative to… Read more

Basic Polenta

Also known as mush, or gruel, this grain dish was once considered peasant food, but it has enjoyed a popular resurgence in today’s culinary world. It can be served soft and creamy, or allowed to set and be cut and… Read more

Whole Grain Stuffing with Pecans and Currants

Toasted pecans and currants are a nice change on this traditional holiday recipe. The earthy nuts and the tart fruit really brightens up the otherwise ordinary stuffing. Replace half of the whole grain bread with your favorite whole grain cornbread… Read more

Harvest Cornbread thanksgiving

In the middle of making my classic cornbread recipe I realized I was out of applesauce, so I subbed pumpkin. I figured I’d add sage and anise while I was at it and the result was extra-delicious. Cornbread with a… Read more

Hippie Loaf thanksgiving

My friend Talia has celiac disease and solicited my help in creating a gluten-free veggie meatloaf recipe. We started trading ideas about how to make a meatloaf out of the items in our pantry, and this what we came up… Read more

Curried Millet Cakes with Red Pepper Coriander Sauce

Millet, one of the oldest cultivated grains, is quick cooking and takes on the flavor of whatever spice you cook it with. Here, the versatile grain embraces the flavors of India with a dish meant for special occasions and week… Read more

Barley and Sweet Potato Pilaf

Barley is not the usual in pilafs, but it works well when you want a change from rice. Tarragon has a flavor similar to fennel but milder. Serve this on a bed of spinach for a filling meal. From Forks Over… Read more

Steamed Organic Brown Rice

Instructions: In a 2-quart saucepan, wash brown rice, drain water. Add 2 cups fresh spring or filtered water. Bring to a boil on a high flame, add a pinch of sea salt. When boiling, cover and turn flame to low…. Read more

Tom’s “Fried” Rice

My friend Jake was unable to obtain a standard life insurance policy because he was overweight, and at a high risk for a heart attack, diabetes and other health problems. He read my book Life in Balance Cookbook, lost over… Read more