Cozy Tea Time

Cozy Tea Time

Mmmmm, there’s nothing like a warm, comforting cup of tea on a winter day. Personally, I love chai. It’s my coffee (since I don’t like coffee). And chai spices have their medicinal benefits. Fennel, cardamom and coriander are great for digestion and black pepper and...
One Thousand Degrees

One Thousand Degrees

Well, that’s what they feel like…those first few hot days after the gentle fluctuations of spring. To combat the afternoon slump, I like to take the dog for a walk around the block after lunch. Today she got so hot that every patch of shaded lawn was the...
Anytime Biscuits

Anytime Biscuits

I love biscuits. My mom used to make biscuits like these, free form and oversized, for breakfast and we’d slather them with butter and honey. There are for sure things that I just have to accept are going to be “different” in vegan form. Ice cream....
Super Simple “Monster” Cookies

Super Simple “Monster” Cookies

You’re simple and sweet Why do they call you monster? You do not scare me! These debuted at class last week and somehow I agreed to write a poem about them. I can never resist a haiku! “Monster Cookies” generally have a bunch of goodies in them with...
Magic Spring Sauce

Magic Spring Sauce

It’s not a pesto, it’s not a chimichurri, it’s a magic sauce perfectly suited for spring. Make it and put it on everything. Roasted veggies, toast, pasta, burritos or tacos, a veggie burger — I mean, anything. No need to be super precise in...
Go-to dinner starter

Go-to dinner starter

One of my favorite “basic” meal starters is this base of mushrooms and a green. I almost always have those two things on hand (they are a given on the grocery list) and I can make them into at least a half a dozen delicious dishes. Here’s one:...