Posts Tagged: vegan

Salad Mix

We live in a health conscious world these days, and especially here in San Francisco, sometimes it’s hard to not feel the pressure to stay on top of it when it comes to clean and healthy eating. We all know

Salad Mix

We live in a health conscious world these days, and especially here in San Francisco, sometimes it’s hard to not feel the pressure to stay on top of it when it comes to clean and healthy eating. We all know

Kale Ribbon Salad

A while ago I made a Brussels Sprout Slaw that went over pretty well with friends, family, and fans. And just to show you how easy it is to tweak recipes, this kale salad is pretty much a cousin to

Kale Ribbon Salad

A while ago I made a Brussels Sprout Slaw that went over pretty well with friends, family, and fans. And just to show you how easy it is to tweak recipes, this kale salad is pretty much a cousin to

Cauliflower Soup

Cold weather always calls for a bowl of soup. The great thing about a puréed soup is that it is fairly easy to make and much healthier than its creamed cousins. Cauliflower is a good vegetable to make into soup

Cauliflower Soup

Cold weather always calls for a bowl of soup. The great thing about a puréed soup is that it is fairly easy to make and much healthier than its creamed cousins. Cauliflower is a good vegetable to make into soup

Vegetable Gravy

In an effort to not deprive my vegetarian and vegan friends of the joy that is sopping wet gravy smothered all over your meal… This simple method of making a meat-less version came to me as I was boiling potatoes.

Vegetable Gravy

In an effort to not deprive my vegetarian and vegan friends of the joy that is sopping wet gravy smothered all over your meal… This simple method of making a meat-less version came to me as I was boiling potatoes.

Brussels Sprout Slaw

I love brussel sprouts. When people tell me they aren’t a fan, I always ask why and the most common answer is that the sprouts they usually eat are over cooked. Yes, over cooked brussel sprouts are not the most

Brussels Sprout Slaw

I love brussel sprouts. When people tell me they aren’t a fan, I always ask why and the most common answer is that the sprouts they usually eat are over cooked. Yes, over cooked brussel sprouts are not the most

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Summer is at a close, and as usual I am clinging onto it like a young babe holds onto his mother. This juice is something I’ve been making all summer long; it is so simple and refreshing. I figured if

Watermelon Agua Fresca

Summer is at a close, and as usual I am clinging onto it like a young babe holds onto his mother. This juice is something I’ve been making all summer long; it is so simple and refreshing. I figured if

Citrus Mint Water

This simple and refreshing water is perfect for any occasion during the warm weather seasons. It is perfect for BBQ grill sessions, brunches, as table water for a fancy dinner, or even to fill a sport bottle to take on

Citrus Mint Water

This simple and refreshing water is perfect for any occasion during the warm weather seasons. It is perfect for BBQ grill sessions, brunches, as table water for a fancy dinner, or even to fill a sport bottle to take on

Fried Potato Skins

I eat a lot of potatoes. Every time I cook potatoes and go about peeling them I would say to myself that next time I really ought to fry the skins into chips. Of course that went on for years,

Fried Potato Skins

I eat a lot of potatoes. Every time I cook potatoes and go about peeling them I would say to myself that next time I really ought to fry the skins into chips. Of course that went on for years,

Soy Kale Chips

When it comes to kale, I find people either love or loathe it. As for me, I will admit that I’m not much of a fan- its dense texture and lack of natural flavor is akin to eating cardboard. That

Soy Kale Chips

When it comes to kale, I find people either love or loathe it. As for me, I will admit that I’m not much of a fan- its dense texture and lack of natural flavor is akin to eating cardboard. That

Pineapple Sorbet

I don’t know if it is just my taste buds, but for me, the pineapple is simultaneously contrasting in being sweet, sour, tangy, spicy, and even salty. The pineapple’s distinct flavor really packs a punch and can be sometimes overwhelming.

Pineapple Sorbet

I don’t know if it is just my taste buds, but for me, the pineapple is simultaneously contrasting in being sweet, sour, tangy, spicy, and even salty. The pineapple’s distinct flavor really packs a punch and can be sometimes overwhelming.

Purple Cabbage & Carrot Ribbon Salad with Mission Figs, Radish, & Walnuts

Who says a salad has to be green? Here, the purple (also known as red) cabbage is the star of the show. When shaved down into a little nest, the deep purple hues of this hearty vegetable contrast well with

Purple Cabbage & Carrot Ribbon Salad with Mission Figs, Radish, & Walnuts

Who says a salad has to be green? Here, the purple (also known as red) cabbage is the star of the show. When shaved down into a little nest, the deep purple hues of this hearty vegetable contrast well with

Cremini Mushroom Soup

Mushrooms come in all shapes, sizes, flavors, textures, and rarities. One of my favorite varieties is the commonly found cremini (which is actually a baby portobello) and is readily available at pretty much any local market. Normally, I enjoy my

Cremini Mushroom Soup

Mushrooms come in all shapes, sizes, flavors, textures, and rarities. One of my favorite varieties is the commonly found cremini (which is actually a baby portobello) and is readily available at pretty much any local market. Normally, I enjoy my

Vegetable Japchae aka Korean Sweet Potato Noodles

One of the more popular of Korean foods, Japchae (commonly pronounced: jap-chay, job-chay, or chap-chay) is a sweet potato noodle dish traditionally made with stir-fried vegetables, beef, and topped with sesame seeds. Like most Asian foods, the idea of cooking

Vegetable Japchae aka Korean Sweet Potato Noodles

One of the more popular of Korean foods, Japchae (commonly pronounced: jap-chay, job-chay, or chap-chay) is a sweet potato noodle dish traditionally made with stir-fried vegetables, beef, and topped with sesame seeds. Like most Asian foods, the idea of cooking

Melon Mint Salad

There are many tricks of the trade when it comes to selecting a good melon. For me this is how I go about it for each one – WATERMELON: look for a large stem-end which indicates it was on the

Melon Mint Salad

There are many tricks of the trade when it comes to selecting a good melon. For me this is how I go about it for each one – WATERMELON: look for a large stem-end which indicates it was on the

Broccoli Soup

This is pretty much a variation on my Asparagus Soup recipe, which in essence is a variation on my philosophy on how to make a simple and healthy, yet satisfying soup. Once you get the basic formula down, no vegetable

Broccoli Soup

This is pretty much a variation on my Asparagus Soup recipe, which in essence is a variation on my philosophy on how to make a simple and healthy, yet satisfying soup. Once you get the basic formula down, no vegetable

Vegetable Stock

In an effort to become even more resourceful when it comes to utilizing anything and everything that crosses my cutting board, I’ve gotten into the habit of making my own stock. Rather than tossing them into the compost bin, I’ve

Vegetable Stock

In an effort to become even more resourceful when it comes to utilizing anything and everything that crosses my cutting board, I’ve gotten into the habit of making my own stock. Rather than tossing them into the compost bin, I’ve

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

A twist on the classic lemonade, this pink variety has added summer sweetness from the strawberries, and a hint of spice from the basil. Makes about 4 cups 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (4-5 lemons) 1/4 cup simple syrup

Strawberry Basil Lemonade

A twist on the classic lemonade, this pink variety has added summer sweetness from the strawberries, and a hint of spice from the basil. Makes about 4 cups 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (4-5 lemons) 1/4 cup simple syrup

Asparagus Soup

One of my favorite spring vegetables is the asparagus. They are quirkly little lookers and have such a great distinctive taste. Most times I prefer to slice them into salads, blanch them with shellfish, or sauté them as a side

Asparagus Soup

One of my favorite spring vegetables is the asparagus. They are quirkly little lookers and have such a great distinctive taste. Most times I prefer to slice them into salads, blanch them with shellfish, or sauté them as a side

Watercress and Tomato Salad with Broccoli Coins

In a previous post (found here), I talked about the marvel that is the broccoli stalk. It is a part of the tree-like vegetable that is crisp like an apple, and mildly sweet like a cucumber. It tastes great cooked,

Watercress and Tomato Salad with Broccoli Coins

In a previous post (found here), I talked about the marvel that is the broccoli stalk. It is a part of the tree-like vegetable that is crisp like an apple, and mildly sweet like a cucumber. It tastes great cooked,

Broccoli Coins

Have you ever wondered why you can get broccoli by the bunch or by the crowns? Why the two options if essentially they are both the same? Broccoli stalks are an often-overlooked part of the vegetable, so much so that

Broccoli Coins

Have you ever wondered why you can get broccoli by the bunch or by the crowns? Why the two options if essentially they are both the same? Broccoli stalks are an often-overlooked part of the vegetable, so much so that

Romaine Wedge Salad

The thing I like about salads is the creative license that can be taken when building them. There are so many options of ingredients to choose from. Which greens? Just one type, or a mix of lettuces? What kind of

Romaine Wedge Salad

The thing I like about salads is the creative license that can be taken when building them. There are so many options of ingredients to choose from. Which greens? Just one type, or a mix of lettuces? What kind of

Bean and Bell Pepper Salad

In the mad rush of roasting, baking, searing, braising, and frying, sometimes we forget that there is another option: none of the above.  This is a quick and easy no-cook dish that can accompany any meal, or stand on its

Bean and Bell Pepper Salad

In the mad rush of roasting, baking, searing, braising, and frying, sometimes we forget that there is another option: none of the above.  This is a quick and easy no-cook dish that can accompany any meal, or stand on its

Grapefruit Sorbet

It is the end of September, and if you live in San Francisco, you know what that means: Indian Summer!  I love the brief heatwave we get right before the season changes.  The days are warm, and the sunsets are

Grapefruit Sorbet

It is the end of September, and if you live in San Francisco, you know what that means: Indian Summer!  I love the brief heatwave we get right before the season changes.  The days are warm, and the sunsets are

Potato and Corn Chunky Soup

Simple and hearty, this chunky soup is easy to make and has a nostalgic element of home-goodness.  It is warm and filling, the potatoes give texture and thickness, while the creamed corn lends a light touch of sweetness.  It is

Potato and Corn Chunky Soup

Simple and hearty, this chunky soup is easy to make and has a nostalgic element of home-goodness.  It is warm and filling, the potatoes give texture and thickness, while the creamed corn lends a light touch of sweetness.  It is