Category Archives: Dinner

Cheezy Polenta with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Cheezy Polenta with Sun Dried Tomatoes

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Lentil, Kale and Potato Soup

Lentil, Kale and Potato Soup

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Vegan Hoppin’ John

Vegan Hoppin’ John

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Appalachian Pierogi

This is more of a how-to, rather than a recipe.  But I would like to share my basic process of creating a dish that has served my family happily for many years.  There are so many variations on pierogi… but I find this version to be pretty fool-proof.  And, it’s really the only kind IContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Veggie Mash-Up Casserole with Daiya

Yay! I got some Daiya.  I’ve topped pizza, grilled “cheese” sandwiches, eaten it straight from the bag, and each time I have been thoroughly satisfied.  But, I wanted to test out its ‘casserole’ abilities -to see if the “cheese” could be crispy and melty at the same time.  It has been quite a while sinceContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Pumpkin Apple Ginger Soup

This is by far the best “convenient” soup I have ever made.  The second I tasted it, I knew I would be devouring the entire pot.  I have been on a canned pumpkin binge ever since I made  this pumpkin chili recipe from  That particular recipe inspired me to combine everything under the sunContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Shiitake and Date Stuffed Baby Eggplants

Today is the last day I will be posting for VeganMofo… so in honor of all the wonderful people who did so much work this past month, I decided to make something fancy-like.  But, don’t be fooled.  Keeping  with my lazy-ish style, they weren’t difficult at all.  This is actually a perfect way to useContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Jeweled Basmati Rice

This is a simple and elegant dish that will work in just about any circumstance, whether it be a main dish, side dish, or holiday take along.  I was inspired by looking at some beautiful photographs of foods from Iran.  I love the color combination of the pistachios and cranberries, along with the lovely orange-yContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Platskis (Polish for Latkes)

I have got a lot of Polish in me- in lineage as well as culinary preferences.  My mother has blessed me with so many good Polish recipes over the years and had created very fond food memories for me in my childhood.  And what she had taught me had been handed down for generations.  IContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Hummus Pizza with Roasted Peppers

If you love hummus and have never had the pleasure of using it as a base for your pizza, I highly recommend trying it out.  It works especially well with roasted peppers and an abundance of ingredients.  I decided to roast my own peppers and make my own crust, so I opted for the deli-boughtContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Mushroom and Spinach Strudel

This strudel is totally savory and uses prepackaged puff pastry to make your life way easier.  The Pepperidge Farms puff pastry just happens to be vegan, but obviously that means it is full of unpronounceables (less than I imagined)… but, hey, I’m compromising for time.  I don’t think I would serve this to my familyContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

The other day we were lucky enough to receive a beautiful basket of bell peppers from my sister-in-law’s garden. They were tiny and very colorful: red, green, orange and purple!  Once I saw them, I had to stuff them. I used quinoa, because it is the new rice, and added mushrooms, onions and currants.  TheContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Homestyle Potato Soup

Today is the first day of VeganMofo!!  And to kick off October I wanted to include a recipe for a quick, easy, and lowfat delight that always perks me up during the colder weather: Potato Soup.  This particular potato soup is thick, flavorful, and very filling.  It also keeps well frozen or refrigerated.  So, oneContinue ReadingContinue Reading