Quinoa, Mushrooms and Broccoli Two Ways

Aldi is my jam. On weeks when I’m trying to keep the grocery bill low and avoid buying unnecessary extra ingredients for specific dishes, I pretty much just hit up the Aldi produce section with zero plan. Then IΒ throw meals together with what is already in my pantry (seeΒ Spicy Tomato Fajita Vegetables Inspired By My…

Spicy Tomato Fajita Vegetables Inspired By My Empty Pantry

If you’re at all like me, you spent a scary amount of money over the holidays. Travel, presents, two kinds of cheese AND French baguette for your vegetarian stuffing because why do meat eaters get to have all the fun… Maybe that one is just me. Anyway, I’m feeling pretty broke in the aftermath of…

Vegan Bok Choy and Tofu Dumplings

Hello! I’m back with a little update and a recipe. Still hanging out in our little apartment in Shanghai… We will have been here one month as of tomorrow!! Can’t believe it. The weather has improved TONS so I have come out of hibernation and have been spending my days wandering around and hanging out…

Cumin Spiced Lentil BurgersΒ 

I’ve been so hungry lately! It’s like I’m subconsciously trying to fatten up before I go traveling. Those of you who cook a lot and don’t eat out much will understand the anxiety of going hungry while on the road. I carry provisional snacks at all times. Totally unnecessary most of the time, but I…

Squashy Autumny Chili (Butternut Squash, Black Bean and Apple)

In Autumn I eat chili. You should too. Grab a bowl of this and a blanket and go look at some trees turning.  Eh, that’s pretty much all I have to say this time. Short but sweet, just like the season. PS – Yes you could substitute pumpkin for butternut squash, for all you pumpkomaniacs…

Sweet and Citrusy Sriracha Stir-Fry with Broccoli and Pineapple

‘Ello! Remember when I had time to post recipes 3 times a week? Those were the days…  Anyway since I’ve been too busy to blog (or make much food worth blogging) I might as well update y’all on the life happenings causing my absence from the interwebs… I’m planning my departure for an around-the-world trip!…

Summer’s End Pasta with Balsamic Sweet Potatoes, Spinach and Walnuts

I survived vacation! It was difficult, but you know, I managed to get through through the morning beach walks, large amounts of food, and nights in the pub. Perseverance! πŸ˜‰       I am now, of course, fairly jet-lagged. Which means two things: 1). I’d like my carbs with an extra topping of carbs, please…

Black Beans and Rice

Hello from Chicago O’Hare airport! I would like to take this opportunity to say how really terrible the international terminal is here. I feel like I’m surrounded by very angry people that have been waiting in a bunch of very long lines to take very long flights. Whoever thought that having one terminal where you…

Asian Sesame Vegetable Kebabs

Slap me sesame, these are my new favorite thing. I have a grill at my new house and I’ve never had one of those before, so I’m generally stoked about it (I know I just ousted myself as a city girl again). Anyway, grilling is fun! Kebabs are fun! Plus, these are colorful, easy and…

Sweet Chili Tempeh with Vegetables

Yesterday I spent the day working at a “Cork n Pork” festival in a real small town called Sainte Marie, IL, population 243. Needless to say, the BBQ portion of the festival didn’t offer any vegan options for a hungry girl working a 17 hour day pouring wine in 95 degree heat. Luckily I never…

Zuke Chutes! (Zucchini boats with tomato and vegan Parmesan)

Zucchini season has arrived and the entire internet is being bombarded with zucchini recipes! And I’m on the bandwagon. I had last Saturday off from selling wine at the farmers market, so I actually got to go as a customer and buy stuff! Very exciting. The zucchinis were out in full swing and one farmer…