Category Food for Autumn

Autumn Flavors

In the past, I published a Butternut Squash Gnocchi recipe. This fall, I modified it by using Field Roast Apple Sage sausage in place of the cannellini beans. Field Roast is my favorite vegan “meat.” It’s soy-free, and made of grains and other all-natural ingredients. The apple sage sausage is truly perfect in this recipe. […]

Easy Weeknight Indian Food

I try not to buy a lot of pre-made foods, but two items are the exception: pasta sauce and curry sauce. Although I love the homemade versions of both, keeping the store-bought versions on hand make it more likely that I will actually cook something for dinner, rather than calling the local Thai restaurant. I’ve […]

Updated Oatmeal

If you are trying to cut back on animal products, you may find yourself worried about common nutrients available in them, particularly protein, iron, and calcium.  It’s a natural worry – we’re used to relying on animal products for these key nutrients and sometimes finding a replacement seems daunting.  However, there are many ways to […]


Adding a salad to meals is one of the easiest ways to eat more vegetables, yet we don’t always intuitively know how to make a good salad.  Or, if you’re like me, you may have relied on cheese, croutons, and creamy dressings to flavor your salads.  I’ve been trying to improve my salad making for […]

Tomato Orange Soup

I’ve always loved tomato soup, and for most of my life, couldn’t imagine it without the cream.  However, it’s really easy to make vegan soups feel “creamy,” simply by blending up your ingredients.  The following recipe also contains a secret ingredient to give it a smooth texture – baking soda!  I wish I could say […]

Spaghetti Squash and “Sausage”

Last year, I discovered spaghetti squash, and am so glad it did.  This fall, on a busy and cold night, I created this simple recipe to use a squash that our neighbors had kindly brought over.  I decided to combine the squash with vegan sausage.  Since vegan sausage is typically made from wheat gluten, it […]

Southern Comfort

Last year, I was out gardening in my front yard when a woman rode by on her bike and stopped to admire my collard greens.  “How do you cook them?” she asked. “Oh, I just sauté them in some oil,” I replied. “You don’t use bacon?” she said. “No – no bacon,” I said, then found myself […]

Simple Baked Tofu

Sometimes I want to stir fry or bake a vegetable that I have on hand, or make a vegetable-based soup, but when I do, I just know I won’t have enough food to fill myself up.  Also, I always want to include protein with my meals.  The solution to this problem is simple – bake […]

Comforting Cornbread

Whenever I’m planning a meal that seems like it will be really satisfying, I tell my husband it will be “the ultimate in comfort food.”  It’s become a bit of a joke between us, but I think cornbread really deserves to be in this category. I’ve been making gluten-free vegan cornbread a lot this winter.  I love […]

Spaghetti Squash

I’d never had spaghetti squash until recently.  It’s the first recipe I made out of the book The Gluten-Free Vegan by Susan O’Brien.  I’d heard of it’s virtues before, but I have to admit, I was skeptical.  Could a vegetable really provide the noodles that had always been my comfort food? The answer, magically, is yes!  […]

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