Acorn Squash

Acorn squashes are a variety of winter squashes, whose close cousins are summer squashes such as zucchini and crookneck squash. The acorn squash you see at the store are most commonly these vibrant beauties pictured above. They sport a smooth dark green skin with grooved ridges and have bright orange flesh on the inside. What’s…

Sweet Asian Black Bean Noodles 

During Lunar New Year, some favorite celebratory foods make regular appearances on tables, and many for a good symbolic reason. Examples include clementines or mandarin oranges to symbolize good fortune and wealth, sweet rice balls (or ‘tang yuan’) to symbolize a family gathering for togetherness, glutinous rice cake, and fish to symbolize an increase in…

Vegan Kale Mushroom Bruschetta

With the holiday celebrations fast approaching, here is a simple and uncomplicated plant-based dish you can serve as an elegant appetizer for the upcoming Christmas party, office function or family gathering. These toasty pieces can be served as a tasty side to go along with a main course meal any night of the week, and…

Creamy Vegan High Protein Butternut Soup

This cold frosty weather of late has had me long for some warm toasty bread dipped into a bowl of steaming hot soup…like rich comforting butternut squash soup. Over the summer, a friend presented me with two beautiful blemish free butternut squashes from her backyard garden. It was the first time I had tasted such…

Super Easy Crispy Baked Tofu!

Here is a fast and flavorful plant-based recipe you can make on a busy weeknight for the dinner table, or meal prep on the weekends to add some plant-based powered protein to meals during the week! There are only 4 ingredients to the recipe and the oven does most of the work in cooking. What…

Vegan Red Lentil Pumpkin Pasta

For some reason, pumpkins have become the hallmark of the start of the Fall season. You may have noticed this trend from the abundance of pumpkins and pumpkin flavored products lining store and supermarket shelves. For example, just walk into Trader Joe’s and you’ll be surrounded by pumpkin shaped pasta shells, pumpkin pasta sauces, pumpkin…

How To Pre-Prep Your Pumpkins For Faster Cooking

Sometimes when you desire to cook a pie pumpkin, sugar pumpkin, carving pumpkin or kabocha squash (also known as a Japanese pumpkin), it can be time consuming and straining on your hands to cut through and remove the thick tough rind, in order to cut the flesh down into cubes to use in cooking. Roasting…

Golden Delicious Vegan Banana Bread

As Summer turns into Fall, this becomes the perfect time to turn our attention to some comfy foods that are all round favorites. Favorites that you can pack into school lunches, work lunches, enjoy as an afternoon snack or even as an after-dinner dessert. A good example would be…banana bread! Who doesn’t like banana bread?…

Grapes

Green grapes, red grapes, black grapes, seedless grapes…who doesn’t love them? But do you know what is really enclosed inside each juicy globe you bite into? Curiosity got the best of me so I decided to do some research into this. It’s fascinating. Read on! Grapes are a wonderful late summer and fall produce to…

Crazy Versatile Chickpeas

Have you ever wanted a fast and flavorful plant-based, protein-rich recipe that you can make quickly and then use in multiple ways and for different meals? If so, you have come to the right place! These Crazy Versatile Chickpeas involve only 9 main ingredients, can be made within 15 minutes and have the perfect seasoning…