Vegetarian

Meal Prep Some Garlic and Veg Confit, Break Out of Your Rut

Meal Prep Some Garlic and Veg Confit, Break Out of Your Rut

Garlic confit, if you aren't familiar with it, might sound like a complicated French dish. But really, it's a simple and easy way to prep all the garlic you need for weeks, or even months. The technique is also a great way to make vegetables into buttery soft,...

The Speedy Sheet Pan Meets Tofu and Veggies!

The Speedy Sheet Pan Meets Tofu and Veggies!

Thanksgiving is coming, and your instagram feed is filling up with holiday food porn, so you can start planning for the big day. But between now and then, you still need to eat. If you like to make a big feast, you might find yourself putting all your kitchen time in...

Make Life Easy with New Potatoes, Chickpea and Fresh Mint

Make Life Easy with New Potatoes, Chickpea and Fresh Mint

Fresh Mint Forever You really only have to plant spearmint once. I can't remember when I made the fateful move to put a little mint plant in my garden, but it was years ago. The mint flourished and spread and persists, year after year. After we eat tabouli and minty...

Plant Based Fish in Summer Rolls? Meet Me at Veg Fest for Freebies!

Plant Based Fish in Summer Rolls? Meet Me at Veg Fest for Freebies!

Plant Based Fish, The Next Big Thing Plant Based Meats have been the food trend to watch, in recent years. I even wrote a book about it. Hot on the heels of mock meats is a new growth industry: Plant Based Fish. The hunger for familiar, high protein foods that come...

Keep Cool, Bake a Slow Cooker Dessert with Summer Fruit

Keep Cool, Bake a Slow Cooker Dessert with Summer Fruit

It's an unavoidable truth. The summer fruits are perfect for baking into pies and crisps at the same time that you don't want to turn on the oven. July and August are already heating up the house, and the last thing I want is to crank the oven for a couple of hours....

Craveable Crispy Potato and Sweetcorn Croquettes

Craveable Crispy Potato and Sweetcorn Croquettes

Sweetcorn is here August is peak market time in Minnesota. Since Spring, there has been a teasingly gradual roll-out of my favorite vegetables and fruits, starting with radishes and rhubarb, moving to asparagus and raspberries, then finally, tomatoes, sweet corn, and...

Make a Pizza with Edible Flowers, It’s Like Eating Summer

Make a Pizza with Edible Flowers, It’s Like Eating Summer

I recently did a cooking demonstration at the Mill City Farmer’s Market, showing the crowd how to cook stuffed squash blossoms. The number of people who told me that they had no idea that you could even eat squash blossoms convinced me that it’s time to talk about...

Beets and Cukes in Miso Dressing with Pickled Ginger

Beets and Cukes in Miso Dressing with Pickled Ginger

I love beets. Their sweet, earthy essence seems to scare some people away, but not me. I do find it frustrating that the only way that beets are served in restaurants these days is in a salad with feta, chevre, or bleu. The sweetness of the beets is a perfect foil for...

Sesame Turmeric Dressing Prep Makes the Week Easy

Sesame Turmeric Dressing Prep Makes the Week Easy

It's all about that Prep If you want to eat well, you have to meal prep. One of the most basic meal components to prep is your salad dressing. It's sooo quick to make, and sooo much better than the store-bought stuff. If you've been known to buy salad greens, only to...

Convenient Meal Prep: Tofu Egg Salad with Kimchi

Convenient Meal Prep: Tofu Egg Salad with Kimchi

  Driving across Wisconsin last month, I had occasion to look at the prepared sandwiches in the truck-stop coolers.The standard line-up of meat, tuna, and egg salad sandwiches looked thoroughly unappealing, but seeing those egg salad sandwiches reminded me of...

Make Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi for a Colorful Bowl of Comfort

Make Purple Sweet Potato Gnocchi for a Colorful Bowl of Comfort

Gnocchi are pillows of joy. I've been teaching gnocchi-making classes for over 10 years, to sold out crowds. People just love the idea of making their own gnocchi, and we all get to roll up our sleeves and make mountains of tender dumplings. What few people realize...

You Need Meal Prepping, and Caramelized Onions Make Life Better

You Need Meal Prepping, and Caramelized Onions Make Life Better

Meal Prepping is The Key to Eating Well Ask people what keeps them from eating healthfully, and most will say: lack of time. Somewhere along the line, we became convinced that it's just as good to grab packaged food, to save time for other things. But the real...

Jumbo Tofu Beet Sushi Rolls-When Bigger is Best

Jumbo Tofu Beet Sushi Rolls-When Bigger is Best

Big Fat Sushi Rolls Do you ever feel that sushi is too precious? The most authentic sushi comes to you in tiny bites, designed to make you really appreciate what's in your mouth. But sometimes, you just want a big fat sushi roll. Americans love sushi, and we want our...

Rich, Luscious Truffles, Easy, Fast (and Vegan)

Rich, Luscious Truffles, Easy, Fast (and Vegan)

The holiday season is in full swing, and you really should have some treats planned by now. No? Well I'm here with a simple little treat that everybody will think was hard to make. I'm talking about Vegan Truffles. No Special Skills Are Needed to Make Vegan Truffles I...

Autumn Vegetable Gratin Is the Peasant Food You Need Now

Autumn Vegetable Gratin Is the Peasant Food You Need Now

Autumn Vegetable Gratin, with Roots It's Autumn. The leaves are afire with brilliant colors, the mornings are briskly frosty, and the harvest has been brought in from the fields. Now is a perfect time to crank the oven and make an Autumn Vegetable Gratin. Root...

Cool Off with Homemade Peanut Butter Pops with Chocolate Drizzle

Cool Off with Homemade Peanut Butter Pops with Chocolate Drizzle

Is it the heat, or is it the humidity? Who cares? It's Summer, and we love every minute of it. Even when we are seeking shelter in the air conditioning, we get to revel in the best summery foods. And that includes easy, homemade frozen Peanut Butter Pops. With...

See Red with Chipotle Beet Hummus

See Red with Chipotle Beet Hummus

We love hummus. The eternal combo of chickpeas, tahini and lemon is a crowd pleaser, and has spawned endless variations. So let me join in and make a riff on hummus out of one of the most maligned vegetables out there. Beet hummus! I married a beet-disliker, so when I...

Gochujang Makes an Easy Bowl Pop

Gochujang Makes an Easy Bowl Pop

As the author of a whole book on bowl food, I've explored bowl cuisine in all its forms. But I have to give all respect to the OG of bowl food, the folks who created Bibimbap. Yes, Korean cooks made a feast in a bowl long before American hippies started piling up...

Share a Heart-Healthy Chili Bar : It’s Great Superbowl Food

Share a Heart-Healthy Chili Bar : It’s Great Superbowl Food

Superbowl food doesn't have to be sooo unhealthy... Minneapolis has a case of Superbowl fever, as we count down to the big game. For my part, I will be appearing on "WCCO This Morning" on February 2nd, cooking to promote Wear Red day for the American Heart...

Roasted Veggies Get Sexy with Pomegranate Glaze and Pistachios

Roasted Veggies Get Sexy with Pomegranate Glaze and Pistachios

Pomegranate Makes It Beautiful! Are you planning a big holiday meal? Looking through pinterest for recipes, or digging out your folder of Grandma's hand-written favorites?Can I put in a plug for good old fashioned cookbooks, too? And of course, pomegranate. This month...