Vegan Mushroom Crostini with Rosemary Lemon Cashew Cream

Vegan Mushroom Crostini

There's a local restaurant that used to have a mushroom crostini appetizer on their menu. It was amazing. When I went vegan, I started ordering it without the goat cheese and it was still pretty amazing. Then they took it off the menu. No idea why. I suppose that's part of the business—rotating menu items and all. But it's so disappointing when one … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Crostini (vegan, gf)

Mediterranean Crostini (aka bruschetta) with tomatoes, artichokes and Kalamata olives. #vegan #glutenfree #soyfree #appetizer

I haven't given an update on the greenhouse lately. Mostly because there's not much to report. Things started out well, but then I took off for a week to attend a conference and left the watering/tending to Hubs. It happened to be an extremely hot week and unfortunately, they didn't get enough water. Nothing died (though nearly), but it certainly … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash Frijoles (vegan, gf) + GIVEAWAY!

The Great Vegan Bean Book by Kathy Hester

Can you imagine writing an entire vegan cookbook in which every single recipe contains BEANS? I can't. But Kathy Hester pulled it off beautifully. And it's not all soups and side dishes, either. From breakfast to dessert, Kathy covers it all. You won't believe all the creative uses for all kinds of beans. What's so great about beans? For one, … [Read more...]

Virtual Vegan Potluck: Sweet Potato Asparagus Cakes with Lemon Basil Cream (vegan, gf)

Vegan Potato Asparagus Cakes

Welcome potluck guests! Have you had to change your shirt from all the drool yet? Today I am participating in the Virtual Vegan Potluck, which is basically a string of 100+ blogs all linked together with "forward" and "back" buttons/links to guide you through an online plant-based progressive dinner, if you will. You'll be taken through eight … [Read more...]

Asian Ginger Plum Lettuce Wraps (vegan)

WildTree Asian Ginger Plum Dressing #vegan

The theme of this post is QUICK! Not only because this meal (or appetizer) can be whipped up lickety-split, but also because I am racing against the clock to get my mile-long to-do list completed before we leave for our mission trip. Last week, a box of goodies from Wildtree came in the mail (I ordered and paid for them, this is not a paid … [Read more...]

Mushroom and Spinach Pockets (vegan)

Mushroom & Spinach Pockets #vegan #glutenfree #gfcommunity

I'm not really sure which teams are in the Super Bowl. Well, now I am. I just googled it. 49ers and Ravens. While I love to watch college football (Michigan Wolverines, in particular), pro football just doesn't interest me much. But I do look forward to the clever commercials during the Super Bowl. And sometimes there's a decent halftime … [Read more...]

Kalamata Olive & Herb Socca with Roasted Vegetables (vegan, gf)

Kalamata Oliva & Herb Socca with Roasted Vegetables (gluten-free, vegan)

(Don't let the length of this post/recipe scare you away. It really is easy and fairly quick to make.) I am so excited to share my new-found love of socca, the chickpea flour crêpe/pancake/flat bread from Nice, France. It is very easy to make, yet I felt like an accomplished baker when I saw the end result - it's beautiful! Don't worry, if you … [Read more...]

Classic Hummus with Toasted Pine Nuts (vegan, gf)

Easy. Fast. Healthy. DELICIOUS. (vegan, gluten-free)

Whether you need a super quick, last-minute, delicious appetizer for NYE or you are looking for healthy recipes to kick off the new year, I've got just the thing. It's crazy-easy to make and the flavor is amazing. This vegan, gluten-free Classic Hummus with Toasted Pine Nuts recipe comes from Liz at The Lemon Bowl. Liz is co-creator of Taste of … [Read more...]

Creamy Artichoke Spinach Dip (vegan, gf)

Creamy Artichoke Spinach Dip (vegan, gluten-free)

I swear it was Monday, then I blinked and it was Friday. The days fly by so fast. I can never ever seem to get caught up with my giant to-do list. Things get added faster than I can cross them off. I managed to order my Christmas cards a couple of weeks ago. They arrived last week. And I haven't mailed a single one yet. I did buy stamps today, … [Read more...]

Endurance Crackers (vegan, gf)

Endurance Crackers

Who couldn't use a little extra endurance, right? Every morning I wake up with a to-do list a mile long, but at some point during the day, I run out of gas and most of the tasks get shifted to the following day. I'm sure you can relate. I was excited to try this recipe from one of my all time favorite bloggers, Angela Liddon of Oh She Glows - … [Read more...]