Vegan carrot salad with turmeric and cinnamon

from Instagram: I keep hearing how turmeric is so good for us, so I'm trying to work it into more dishes. This one has turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, garlic powder, and olive oil tossed with shredded carrot, almonds, and raisins. It's not for everyone but if you like Indian curries and briyanis I recommend it! #vegan… Continue reading Vegan carrot salad with turmeric and cinnamon

Thai Red Curry with Kabocha Squash

My favorite Thai restaurant has a dish that a friend turned me on to several years ago. It's quite possible that without her recommendation, I'd never have tried it and experienced the magic. It's a pumpkin red curry, and up to that point I was a staunch yellow curry fan. And I only liked squash in one thing: pumpkin pie (which… Continue reading Thai Red Curry with Kabocha Squash

Gingersnap granola

homemade gingersnap granola in jars

Recipe Adapted from Gingersnap Granola from budgetbytes.com Process notes omitted oat bran, almonds, and raisins baked at 350° for 30 min, stirring once Results This granola has a deep, sweet flavor. There's something about adding milk to it that kicks it up to the next level. Next time I'd shorten the baking time a few minutes so… Continue reading Gingersnap granola

Creamy Vegetable Pasta Bake with lots of green veggies

creamy vegetable pasta bake with lots of green veggies

I so enjoyed the Creamy Vegetable Pasta Bake I made recently, both because it was delicious and because I could pull a serving out of the freezer and have an instant warm meal. When it was gone, I didn't imagine making it again so soon, but it's a great way to use 4 cups of… Continue reading Creamy Vegetable Pasta Bake with lots of green veggies

Spicy Vegan Black Bean and Rice Soup

spicy black bean and rice soup

On a whim, I cooked up some dried black beans because I wanted to try out the Lazy Cook's Black Beans technique described on Serious Eats. I didn't use the fresh garlic, onion, or orange, just some granulated garlic and onion powder from my spice rack. Even without the aromatics, I have to say I really… Continue reading Spicy Vegan Black Bean and Rice Soup