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Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto | Vegan Risotto

In Pasta, Rice, and Grains, Recipes, Thanksgiving 2016 by John Robinette0 Comments

What Is Risotto? Vegan risotto. Is there such a thing? Yes, you can eat vegan and enjoy this Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto! If you aren’t familiar with risotto, it is a Northern Italian rice dish made with the short grain Arborio Rice, is a perfect rib-sticking dish for anytime of year, but I love it particularly in the fall and for …

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Drunken Eggplant

In Main Dishes, Sides by John Robinette0 Comments

“Sure, we’ll take the eggplant!” I heard myself say as my sister packed to leave after visiting us on vacation. I figured I’d grill them one of the remaining nights of our stay at a rental in the Finger Lakes. But I didn’t, and abhorring wasting food, we added it to cooler for the trip home. It sat for four …

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Steph Curry Potato Salad

In Recipes, Sides, Super Bowl by John Robinette5 Comments

I love curries. And I love basketball. And I love potato salad. Hence, our Steph Curry Potato Salad. I couldn’t come up with a clever recipe name that uses LeBron James. LeBron, I know you won it on the court many times, but as for a plant-based recipe? Maybe next year, LeBron. The inspiration for this was actually a curry …

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No Meat-a Fajitas

In Main Dishes, Recipes by John Robinette1 Comment

Fajitas are a great item to serve at a party or at a festive family occasion. And cooking veggie fajitas on the grill gives them that smoky char that people love. Kids love fajitas, too, since the presentation of the cooked ingredients allows them to make them exactly as they want them. And I’m going to let you in on …

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Old-Fashioned Vegan Pancakes

In Breakfast & Brunch, Recipes by John Robinette0 Comments

I forget when I stopped making pancakes from a pre-mix. Sometime after college, so at least 25 years ago. I stumbled across an old Betty Crocker recipe for buttermilk pancakes and never looked back. They were easier than I thought, much tastier, and opened the door for all sorts of possibilities: Different flours, adding cinnamon, different sweeteners, and so on. …

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Easy Asparagus Spears

In Recipes, Sides, Thanksgiving 2016 by John Robinette2 Comments

Asparagus is one of those vegetables when prepared properly, it pops with flavor. And all you need are simple ingredients you already have in your pantry. This vegan and gluten-free recipe is really easy to whip together as a side dish and can be served hot or at room temperature. 

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Vegan Mango Coconut Cream Pie

In Desserts, Recipes by John Robinette0 Comments

This sumptuous and creamy vegan mango coconut cream pie is a riff on a recipe I learned from a former co-worker. She would always bring her Mango Cream Pie to potlucks. It was delicious. Her recipe called for gelatin and cream. We’ve veganified it and substituted coconut milk for the cream. It’s delicious and a perfect cream pie for any …

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Mexican Tofu Steaks

In Appetizers and Snacks, Main Dishes, Recipes by John Robinette2 Comments

  Watch our YouTube video on how to prepare this dish.  I don’t care what anyone else says, but for protein, I love tofu which is made from soy. It’s versatile, can go in practically anything, and takes on whatever flavor you throw at it. Tofu is also rich in calcium, low in fat, and is associated with the reduction …

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Savory Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

In Salads & Soups, Winter Soup by John Robinette0 Comments

We love our year-round CSA and in the winter, we get an abundance of squash and potatoes – both sweet and regular. What to do with them all? Soup! This vegan and gluten-free recipe is simpler than it looks. It just takes a little advanced planning since the squash takes about an hour to roast. Another great thing about soup …