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…

Purple Potatoes and Green Beans in Spinach/Hummus Pesto

   Pretty pesto purple potatoes.  Alright, now I’ve demonstrated my alliteration skills… I LOVED this little dish. Actually I wasn’t intending on blogging it, just using stuff up in my fridge, but it was beautiful and delicious. Really pretty sad I ate it all already, actually. Damn.  Things have been pretty crazy in Girl, Stir-Fried…

Grilled Balsamic Brussel Sprout Bruschetta 

This is going to be another post about your grandma being wrong. This time my beef is about Brussel sprouts. The little guys have gotten such a bad reputation and it’s really not their fault. Sorry Grams, but throwing a veggie in a pot of boiling water until it’s soft and mushy is never the…

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!…

Curried Chickpea and Apple Salad

This is sort of my version of the classic curried chicken salad. I used to love those when I ate meat – if there was a curried chicken salad sandwich at a deli I would get it every time. So good. But what’s better than chicken? CHICKPEAS! My favorite food! I could just pour those…

Roasted Curried Chickpeas

I did say I was going to be back with other roasted bean recipes, since I really like them for a salty snack fix and they are so quick and easy. And quick and easy is the theme of the week, because I have been moving house (hence the absence from blogging! No kitchen!) which…

Zucchini Fritters

I’ve got another huge zuke! We went out to my boyfriend’s parents’ house on Sunday afternoon and I came back with an amazing load of freshly-picked veggies, including a zucchini even larger than my last one. That one zuke fed us both two full meals, so I am always happy to have vegetables I can…

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…

Cinnamon Baked Grapefruit

   Grapefruit gets a bad rap. We can all acknowledge that it’s really good for us, but for some reason we associate eating grapefruit with old ladies using tiny spoons and making weird slurping noises. Unless that’s just me. And it’s just a little boring for the first meal of the day. BUT, trust me…

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…

Marinated Tofu Fajita Pita

You know, I’m just really into the marinated and baked tofu thing lately. Half because I’m working a lot and baked tofu is really versatile and easy to have on-hand when I’m not home to cook, and half because I’ve just been craving veggie sandwiches ALL the time. So, these fajita pitas are not just…

Fig, Apple and Almond Balsamic Bowl

Alright, I’m hitting you with two breakfast posts in a row to make up for my procrastination in the category. This is going to be a short one and no cooking involved because, like I said in my first brekkie post, I keep it simple in the mornings with lots of fruit and nuts. And…