Archive for the 'Vegetarian' Category

Aug 06 2013

Chickpea Burger with Heirloom Tomatoes

Leftover Makeover: Who says leftovers are predictable? A few nights ago I prepared roasted chickpeas and a special jalepeno-cilantro spinach bulgar for a burrito dinner and had plenty of chickpeas and bulgar left over. The next evening I prepared corn stew over polenta and had a ton of polenta left over. I could just serve […]

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Aug 03 2013

Corn Stew over Creamy Polenta

Published by under Comfort Food,Stew,Vegan,Vegetarian

Be Corny! Summer in the Midwest means lots of sweet corn. Inspired by the lovely yellow cob, I created this stew recipe to embrace the flavor of these delicious golden kernels. Serve it over polenta and its double the corn power! Corn Stew over Creamy Polenta Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup coarse cornmeal 4 1/2 cups […]

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Jul 04 2013

Vegan Pho with Grilled Eggplant and Mushrooms

Happy Pho of July! This Fourth of July celebrate your patriotism with a bowl of a soon-to-be American classic. Living in Chicago, a quintessential melting pot, I’ve tried a wide variety of international cuisine in very intimate, authentic, and mom & pop style eateries. Whether it’s pot-stickers, samosas, baba ghanoush, or pierogies, what was ten […]

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Apr 10 2013

Wild Mushroom Farfalle

Published by under Pasta,Vegan,Vegetarian

Whole Wheat Bow Ties Can Be a lot of Fun! Who said pasta needs to be a guilty pleasure? With this decadent Vegan treat you will enjoy the earthy flavors of shiitake and portobello mushrooms balanced by the zip of a herbaceous citrusy gremolata sauce. The sun dried tomatoes give it a nice sweet chew, […]

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Mar 08 2013

Mint-Pistachio Pesto Linguini

Published by under Pasta,Vegan,Vegetarian

An Alternative to a Tradition I have always loved pesto. There’s something about this rich green moss-like mixture that always invites me to make a fresh batch, experiment by adding new ingredients and substituting others. Pesto’s versatility also makes it a perfect go-to. You can spread it on a sandwich, heat it up with some […]

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Jul 01 2012

Summertime Comfort Food

  Roasted Garlic and Tomato Mozzarella Pasta Salad What do you eat when it’s 97 degrees out? Most people opt for salads for that crisp refreshing bite. With the wide assortment of lettuces available in your supermarket now, you can never grow tired of lettuce. Or can you? Well, good thing there’s pasta who is […]

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