“Cheesy” Cauliflower Soup

I often use nutritional yeast as a vegan cheese substitute because of its cheesy taste. It is not active, so does not promote yeast growth in the body. Nutritional yeast is a complete protein containing all of the essential amino acids. It’s an easy way to add extra protein to your dishes and extra flavor…

Lentils with Caramelized Cabbage & Onions

I wanted to create a new lentil recipe–something other than another lentil soup (which I often prepare). During the summer I made a few lentil salads, but now that the weather is cooler I decided to try something new. Rather than make a cool salad with lentils, I prepared a warm lentil dish. French lentils, (small) brown…

Tofu Scramble

This is one of my favorite tofu dishes. I often prepare this at home for breakfast or brunch. It’s a great alternative to scrambled eggs. People really enjoy it! Ingredients 1 (14–16-ounce) block extra-firm tofu 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (or your favorite cooking oil) ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 cup chopped onions ½ cup diced…

Tomato Vegetable Soup

Tomato soup is a childhood favorite (yes—the kind from a can). This recipe is definitely a healthier version. The kale, quinoa and nutritional yeast add extra fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals to the dish. It’s chock-full of nourishment! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup chopped onions (1 small onion) 2 tablespoons minced fresh…

Corn Chowder

Creamy chowders are all all-time favorite! This recipe is a lighter, healthier chowder, yet it is still quite tasty. Now that the cooler weather is upon us, I’m breaking out my favorite soup recipes. This one got great reviews. Comfort food without the guilt. Ingredients  2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (or your favorite cooking oil)…

Apple Walnut Salad

It’s apple season! We have the best apples here in our northeast region–and so it was time to revisit the apple salad recipe I created in the spring. I wanted to experiment with a couple of special vinegars that we now carry at Mother Earth’s. As simple as it is, this variation was very well received. Ingredients: 3 medium organic…

Chickpea Patties

This recipe is a variation of Indian vada. You can use different varieties of legumes and adjust the seasonings according to your preference. The chickpeas make this dish reminiscent of falafel. It’s a healthier version since it’s baked rather than deep-fried. I serve it with my own “house” tahini dressing, which my friends and family…

Potato-Cabbage Pancakes

This is a variation of my Cabbage Croquettes recipe. I prepared this on St. Patrick’s Day, as cabbage and potatoes were quite prominent on this day. Ingredients 2 packed cups shredded potatoes 1 cup shredded cabbage ½ cup finely chopped kale ¼ cup grated onion or chopped scallions 1 cup garbanzo (chickpea) flour 2 teaspoons adobo…

Pasta Bolognese

This is a basic marinara recipe with added vegetable protein for a more substantial and “meaty” sauce.  It’s easy to prepare, but still quite enjoyable. There are only a few ingredients, so it’s important that they are all good quality. Ingredients 1 (16-ounce) package pasta (regular or gluten-free) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons…

Tofu Salad

This is my rendition of  tofu salad. It looks and tastes like egg salad, but it’s vegan. In the warm weather I like to create dishes that don’t require cooking. Tofu is rather bland, so I have really seasoned it up. I served it out at work this weekend for the first time and received great responses….

Cashew Butter Fudge

This is a variation of my Almond Butter Fudge recipe. It’s easy to make and people really enjoy it! Ingredients 1 cup cashew butter (you can use any type of nut butter) ½ cup unsweetened almond milk (or other type of milk) ½ cup coconut sugar (or other unrefined sugar) Pinch of salt (if using unsalted…

Peppery Red Lentil Patties

I created this recipe for my “Fantastic Fiber” theme at work. Lentils are high in fiber and so versatile. Because of their high fiber content, they are considered to be one of the cleansing foods. This is a new way to enjoy lentils, an idea I got from the Indian dishes idlis and vadas, which…