Sugar Cookies (roll + cut)

This is my all time favorite cookie recipe for the holidays. It is directly from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. Easy dough, roll, cut in any shape you like and decorate with icing, sprinkles or leave plain. Experiment with rolling the dough to various thickness for your preference. I prefer a pretty fat, soft…

LPB’s Candied Grapefruit Peel

I just made this fantastic recipe for homemade holiday gifts! LPB gave me this recipe and it came out great. It took some time but the work was minimal. I recommend coating all the pieces in some sugar when done, otherwise they seem very sticky and hard to package. 4 grapefruits 4 cups sugar (or…

Savory Amaranth Fritters

This season I’m working on a recipe series using Bob’s Red Mill Grains of Discovery.  You can watch the video of Bob taking you around the World to take a peek at 9 of the most ancient grains. Each bag of Amaranth, Chia, Quinoa, Teff, Sorghum, Millet, Kamut and Farro has the history of the…

Gnocchi with Sage Butter and Squash

This is a hearty dish to warm your insides with creamy, delicious, winter flavors. I have not yet made my own gnocchi but I’ve been getting some fresh at the local markets. There are also several GF varieties available now. Ingredients: 1 package fresh gnocchi 1 small butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and diced into small…

Thanksgiving Tofu + Stuffing Towers

This recipe was partly inspired by a recipe I saw floating about on Twitter and partly my own favorite Thanksgiving flavors. You’ll need a few special tools for this one, but it’s quite easy to assemble once all of the ingredients are made. You will need a large biscuit cutter or circle cookie cutter. Ingredients:…

Homemade Bread Stuffing

I love stuffing! It’s easy to make and so much taster when made fresh and homemade with dried sage and thyme. Perfect for all of your holiday meals. Ingredients: 3-4 cups of stale bread cut into small cubes, ( or purchase a bag of stuffing bread at your bakery) 2 Tbsp olive oil or Earth…

Cranberry-Date Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients 1/2  cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons Earth Balance butter sticks, softened * You can also try replacing vegan butter with coconut oil * 3/4  cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2  cup granulated sugar 2 Tbsp ground flax seed meal + 6 Tbsp water (I recommend BRM golden flax meal) 1  teaspoon vanilla 1-1/2  cups all-purpose flour -or- Gluten…

Vegan Cheese Fondue

This was the highlight experiment for New Years Eve this year. Served up with some fresh veggies and bread, it’s sure to be a party favorite this year! Ingredients: 1 cup white wine 2 cups water 1/2-3/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes 1/3 cup quick-cooking rolled oats 1/4 cup tahini 4 tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch 2…

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving

No, it’s not an after school special, it’s the recipe of the week! Last Thursday was Thanksgiving and I whipped up a casserole out of the farmers market veggies I had on hand plus some stuffing and a side of cranberry sauce. The leftovers were also fantastic hot or cold! Ingredients: 1 butternut squash, peeled,…