Glowing Green Salad with Peppery Dandelion Dressing

Glowing Green Salad w/ Peppery Dandelion Dressing

How I love my greens and I hope you do too! Can anyone be too into “green” foods? I don’t think so. Green is the color I always include in my meals even when it’s just fruit or dessert. You can always count on me to add a splash of green hue in or around […]

My Vegan Performance Café

My Vegan Performance Café

As you may have noticed I sometimes delve into the past for recipe inspirations. It never ceases to amaze me how innovative the cuisine was pre-modern technology considering the limited supplies (compared to today). Dishes and beverages usually involved a small handful of local ingredients and were prepared in a rustic manner yet they were […]

Matcha Green Smoothie

Matcha Green Smoothie

The green smoothie is probably one of the greatest food inventions since bread. It’s a wonderful way to incorporate whole plant greens and fruits in one delicious and refreshing drink. Green smoothies can boost your energy levels, keep you satiated for hours, are easy to digest, and contain numerous vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which […]

Mexican Chili Chowder with “Smoked” Black Lentil Relish

Mexican Chili Chowder with "Smoked" Black Lentil Relish

There are times when being a cook (and uncook) is very unpredictable. I might find myself in the kitchen with the intention of making one recipe just to end up with another dish entirely. Sometimes there isn’t even a real explanation except that I didn’t pay attention and maybe added too much of this or […]

Spice and Hearth Chocolate Elixir Pudding


This dessert always makes me feel like I’m at a ski lodge relaxing in a so-comfortable-I-can’t-get-out-of-it oversized chair soaking up the warmth of a blazing hearth fire. I’m wrapped in a warm blanket; all snuggled in and watching the snow lovers outside through ceiling high windows. This is actually a little more than a feeling; it’s the […]