Whole Grain

So Simple, So Good, Gingery Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

So Simple, So Good, Gingery Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

These individual Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumbles are pots of gingery filling with a crunchy crumble topping, the easiest way to bake a great dessert without breaking a sweat. Chop, stir, bake, it really is that simple.

Savor Citrus in Red Curry Mock Duck with 3 Oranges over Fonio

Savor Citrus in Red Curry Mock Duck with 3 Oranges over Fonio

Red Curry Mock Duck with Three Oranges In the dark, cold months of January and February, we can thank the citrus growers of Florida and California for shipping us rays of edible sunshine. Just as the winds howl and the snowbanks grow tall in Minnesota, our southern...

Buckwheat Biscuits, With A Crunchy Secret Ingredient

Buckwheat Biscuits, With A Crunchy Secret Ingredient

It's biscuit season, and just in time for Veganuary, I'm baking up lots of these plant-based, versatile Crunchy Buckwheat Biscuits. There are many secrets to making a great whole grain biscuit, but these pack a crunchy punch that you may never have tried before. The...

Bake a Raspberry-Nectarine Slab Pie, Make People Happy!

Bake a Raspberry-Nectarine Slab Pie, Make People Happy!

On a fine Saturday morning, everything seems possible. The day stretches before me, like a bottomless well of time, free to do something adventurous. Rested and ready, I make my way to the Farmer's Market most Saturdays, where tables of colorful produce stretch out...

Golden Oats, Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Golden Oats, Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Life is dangerous. No matter how careful you are, pain is hovering in the wings, waiting for its moment. I can't help with all the emotional pains, but lately, I've been looking for foods to help out with the physical ones. Anti-inflammatory foods have become my...

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....

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...

Try Palapa, Filipino Flavors Make Meal Prep Easy

Try Palapa, Filipino Flavors Make Meal Prep Easy

I'll tell you up front. I've never been to the Philippines. I'm not an expert on "authentic" regional cuisine of the Philippines, if there is such a thing. But I love trying the flavors of faraway places, especially when they are perfect for adding to plant-based...

Bake Some Purple Carrot and Blueberry Bars for Prince’s Birthday

Bake Some Purple Carrot and Blueberry Bars for Prince’s Birthday

June 7 is Prince's Birthday I'm a Minneapolitan, and let me tell you, we all felt the loss when Prince left us too soon. He was our home town musical genius, rockstar, and part of our personal soundtracks since the 80's. He was also a quiet philanthropist, sharing his...

Make a Cheesy Veggie Wrap with My Vegan Meal Prep Cookbook

Make a Cheesy Veggie Wrap with My Vegan Meal Prep Cookbook

Meal Prepping is the Answer If you want to eat well, save money, and save time, you need to get into meal prep. Specifically, Vegan Meal Prep. Even if you aren't full-on vegan, you can prep all the plant-based foods. You may find that it's perfectly satisfying, or you...

Eat Curry, Feel Better, Try Fonio

Eat Curry, Feel Better, Try Fonio

Butternut Squash Curry is Comfort Food Sometimes you just need comfort. A gentle, easy Butternut Squash Curry is just the ticket. Tender, sweet squash cubes, bathed in just enough coconut milk and spice to make it creamy will make you feel warmed and nourished from...

Warm Up with Tasty Scones Made From Freshly Ground Flour

Warm Up with Tasty Scones Made From Freshly Ground Flour

Fresh Flour Makes a Great Scone Nothing makes a snowed-in morning feel cozier than a batch of scones, still warm from the oven. Scones are so simple, simple enough that little shifts in technique and ingredients can make the difference between a decent scone and one...

Celebrate Valentine’s With Brilliant Beet Handrolls

Celebrate Valentine’s With Brilliant Beet Handrolls

  Valentine's Day Sushi! Valentine's Day always calls out for a splash of red on the plate. Crimson hearts and ruby red beets just go together. So, for a heart-healthy flash of red, try my Pickled Beet Handrolls. There is pink pickled ginger, pink tofu, and curly...

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...

Make Easy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Crispy Bars

Make Easy Peanut Butter and Chocolate Crispy Bars

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Crispy Bars Are Calling Your Name! My neighborhood grocery store folks know how our minds work. When you stand in line at the register, they have thoughtfully provided a stack of appealing, easy to grab treats, to tempt the hungry shopper....

Make a Pistachio Cream Pizza, and You Won’t Miss the Cheese!

Make a Pistachio Cream Pizza, and You Won’t Miss the Cheese!

  Vegan Pizza. For some, it's the final challenge. All that meat and cheese is just too hard to give up, right? Not so fast. All you need is some of the mock "ham" from my Plant Based Meats Cookbook and some pistachios to make a really satisfying, savory pizza....

It’s Time To Bake an Apple Raspberry Galette

It’s Time To Bake an Apple Raspberry Galette

At the farmer's market last weekend, as I shivered in the 40 degree air, I marveled at the bounty of vegetables that the end of September brings. Summery sweet corn and tomatoes were there, alongside Fall-ish squash and apples. Strikingly, there was an abundant...

Roast Rainbow Carrots to Pour Over Wild Rice for a Colorful Meal

Roast Rainbow Carrots to Pour Over Wild Rice for a Colorful Meal

I've spent many hours of my life contemplating the phenomenal success of certain foods, and the seeming failure of others to break through. You might think, " well, oh, of course the winner is the most delicious, right?"It may in fact be a delicious food. But I fear...

Celebrate Whole Grains Month with Honeycrisp-Walnut Muffins

Celebrate Whole Grains Month with Honeycrisp-Walnut Muffins

Happy Whole Grains Month! How are you doing so far? Are you eating at least three servings a day of whole grains? I hope it's as easy and delectable for you as it is at my house. Take these Honeycrisp and Walnut Muffins.  Muffins are so easy to eat, for breakfast with...

Make Granola in the Summertime-With the Slow Cooker!

Make Granola in the Summertime-With the Slow Cooker!

Granola is still a great breakfast in Summer Lately, it's hot and sticky, and the last thing I want to do is crank the oven. As much as I'd love to make muffins or a big batch of granola, the thought of all that heat is just too much. So as I was washing up the...

When Peaches Ripen, Make a Peach and Berry Crisp

When Peaches Ripen, Make a Peach and Berry Crisp

Oh July, you have won my heart a hundred times over. Yes, you were steamy in spots, but we managed to romance each other relentlessly. Of course, July includes a trip to Illinois, where I pick up my annual peach harvest. You may not have heard about the epic peaches...

Make Rhubarb the Star on your Blueberry Banana Bread

Make Rhubarb the Star on your Blueberry Banana Bread

Perhaps we love rhubarb because it comes to us in Spring. After a long, hard winter, the insistent stalks of this hardy plant just burst from the ground like unfurling flags, heralding the coming summer. I'll take it. The "Pie Plant" The "pie plant" is the gift that...

The Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan Cookbook

The Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan Cookbook

( A winner has been chosen in the giveaway, but you can still make this recipe!) It's gonna be jazzy! If you haven't seen the popular and long-running "Jazzy Vegetarian" on PBS, you might not know that there's a jazz-singing vegan in the kitchen, and she's got her own...

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...