Italian Chickpea Flatbread

This recipe is an Italian dish known as Farinata (or Socca), a chickpea flour-based flatbread. There are a few different ways to prepare this, as it varies from region to region. It is recommended that the batter rest for up to 12 hours, and to use at least twice the amount of oil. Rosemary is a…

Tomato & Corn Salad

How many variations of tomato salad can I create? Well, here’s the thing: when I see the bounty of the summer season, I try to use our seasonal produce in as many ways as I can. Delicious corn grows in our northeast region and we have a local grower right down the road. Tomatoes are wonderful when they’re…

Summer Lentil Salad (French Lentils, Cucumber, Tomato & Herbs)

All summer long I have been creating different types of summer salads–figuring out how many ways I can use zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, corn, etc… This recipe is a variation of another lentil salad that I created. I changed it up by adding local, seasonal cucumbers, tomatoes and fresh herbs. Salads can be quite diverse and when adding…

Edamame Spaghetti with Sundried Tomatoes & Olives

This is a variation of my Spaghetti with Artichoke Hearts recipe. In my other recipe I used a pasta product from “Explore Asian”. “Explore Asian” is now “Explore Cuisine” and their packaging has changed. It is still the same impressive pasta product, with each 2-ounce serving providing 20–25 grams of protein and 10–15 grams of fiber! The…

Italian-style Quinoa with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Spinach & Olives

I still enjoy experimenting with quinoa dishes (even though I’ve created many). You can get very creative with this versatile, nutritious little seed. Ingredients: 3½ cups water 2 vegetable bouillon cubes (or 1 teaspoon salt) 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast ½ teaspoon granulated garlic ½ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes 2 cups uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained…

Pasta Bolognese

This is an easy vegan bolognese recipe. If you’re looking to add more protein to your pasta dishes, this is a simple inexpensive way to do so. It’s another way to use TVP. Ingredients 1 (12–16 oz.) package pasta, regular or gluten-free 1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes or whole tomatoes, blended 1 tbs. extra virgin…