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…

Summer Vegetable Pancakes

This recipe is a variation of my zucchini pancake recipe. I have created several variations, which may be prepared during different times of the year–depending on what’s available and/or in season. This recipe–and its variations–is always a hit! Ingredients 3 cups shredded or grated summer squash (drain squash if it is very watery) ½ cup fresh…

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…

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…