Turkeyless Beanballs

A spin on a classic: Meatballs. Well, beanballs. More protein and flavor than traditional meatballs. I used to get excited about spaghetti and meatball night when I was kid because it was rare that we had it. My mom usually cooked traditional Puerto Rican food. Therefore ordering out and cooking food from other cultures was…

Heirloom-Basil Spaghetti

Summer is almost over but it is still upon us. Let’s embrace it! This is a super easy, incredibly delicious dish. For me, vine ripen tomatoes and grapes tomatoes are nostalgic. When I was a kid, my grandmother had a garden. Yes, in north Philadelphia, she had a garden! It was a community garden in…

Vegan Parmesan

Cashews are really a unicorn food. Well, so is nooch (nutritional yeast). And by unicorn, I mean magical! Together nooch and cashews make a mock Parmesan cheese. How?! I don’t know exactly but I am amazed! Adding sea salt gives you that sharp cheese taste you, perhaps, crave (or once craved & loved) and a…

Tomato-Bacon Pasta Bowl

This dish is super simple, no kidding. Yes, there is vegan bacon in it. I don’t eat vegan meat often, for a few reasons, but this one caught my eye. Vegan Hickory & Sage Smoked Bacon sounds super good, especially because I love sage! So I tried it and really liked it. I decided to…

Kale & Ricotta Naan Pizza

I’ve said this umpteenth times- I Love Pizza! I haven’t met a single person who doesn’t. When I was a kid, my mom ordered pizza almost every Friday. This is a woman who cooked, and still cooks, almost every day! As I got older and began cooking for myself, pizza was the one thing I wanted to…

Oil-Free Walnut Pesto

Traditional basil pesto is made with basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and olive oil. In my recipe I eliminate the oil for a fat-free version. I replace the pine nuts with walnuts simply because I like walnuts better and usually have these on hand. I replace the Parmesan cheese with nutritional yeast to make this recipe vegan and…