Vegan Gumbo

October 12th was apparently National Gumbo Day so I delved into the ingredients that made a good gumbo and then created a vegan version which is so tasty with so many elements that I could eat it daily all week without getting bored of it. I also created a recipe that creates just enough forContinue reading “Vegan Gumbo”

Chickpea Noodle Soup

Ingredients Carrots Fennel Onion Garlic Cumin Seeds Thyme Rosemary Olive oil Salt Pepper Veggie Broth Chickpeas Rotini Pasta Cilantro Steps Heat 2Tbsp olive oil in a pan at medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp cumin seeds and cook about 1 minute (will turn golden and fragrant but should not burn) Add three chopped carrots, chopped fennelContinue reading “Chickpea Noodle Soup”

Fennel Veggie Roast

I have never eaten or cooked fennel prior to making this dish and it was delicious and adds great flavor to the other vegetables so I kept the seasonings simple. Ingredients Fennel Garlic Mushrooms Small Red Potatoes Cherry or Grape Tomatoes White Beans salt pepper crushed red pepper Steps Preheat oven to 425ºF Heat 2Continue reading “Fennel Veggie Roast”

Veggie Fajitas

Fajitas can essentially be any mix of vegetables that are available on hand. I pile as many vegetables as possible and try to include a variety of colors to ensure a variety of nutrients. Ingredients Zucchini Cauliflower Sweet peppers Red onion Seasoning (cumin, salt, peppers, cinnamon, taco seasoning, chili powder) Cilantro Tortillas Salsa Steps ChopContinue reading “Veggie Fajitas”

Basil Fried Rice with Roasted Zucchini

Remember, there are no rules to cooking. Substitute the zucchini for other vegetables if preferred or use a mix of vegetables (zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, or broccoli would all work although cook the mushrooms and broccoli in a pan rather than in the oven to avoid overcooking/burning). Cut vegetables however you like to eat themContinue reading “Basil Fried Rice with Roasted Zucchini”

Mushroom + Broccoli Farro

Ingredients Baby bella mushrooms, sliced or chopped Broccoli, chopped Farro Kale, chopped Garlic, minced Cilantro, chopped salt, pepper, cumin, oregano Steps Cook Farro: I used 1/2 cup farro which made about 2 1/2 servings. Use about 3:1 ratio of water to farro. Bring salted water to a boil (1 tsp in 2 cups water). RinseContinue reading “Mushroom + Broccoli Farro”

White Bean Soup

Ingredients White beans Carrots Potatoes Broth or Water Jalapeño Garlic Onion Olive oil Seasoning (salt, pepper, cayenne pepper) Other optional ingredients: Kale or spinach, cilantro, basil, coconut milk, cumin seeds Steps Make broth first – I usually make it a day or few hours in advance or have some already made in the fridge. IfContinue reading “White Bean Soup”