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…

Thai Coconut Curry Vegetables with Tofu

The first time I tried Thai food, I fell in love. Since then I have created a few recipes to emulate the dishes I have come to love. This is my version of Thai red curry. People really enjoy this dish! Ingredients 1 (14–16-ounce) block of tofu, cubed and baked* 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil…

Cajun Quinoa Salad with Seasonal Veggies

Another quinoa salad recipe! As the price of quinoa has gone down, I am again inspired to use this nutritious ingredient. At Mother Earth’s we have quite a wonderful selection of bulk spices. I tend to use the same seasonings over and over again, so I figured it was time to add some new spices to…

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…

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Salad

This recipe is a great alternative to pasta with marinara when tomatoes are in season. It is so fresh and easy to prepare. The tomato salad can also be eaten with quinoa, millet or your favorite bread. Ingredients: 1 (12-16 oz.) package regular or gluten-free pasta (rotini, fusili, elbows, small shells, etc.) Tomato Salad* 4…

Tomato Vegetable Soup

It’s still tomato season here in the Hudson Valley, so I was inspired to prepare this recipe using fresh, organic tomatoes.  The customers really loved it! Ingredients: 28 oz. fresh (or canned) tomatoes—blended (if using fresh tomatoes—to get a smoother consistency—strain after blending) 2 tbs. olive oil ½ cup chopped onions 2 tbs. minced or…