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Roasted Cauliflower & Dates Couscous Salad with Creamy Tahini

This Roasted Cauliflower & Dates Couscous Salad with Creamy Tahini is a great vegetarian side dish or easy lunch for any season. Well well well - what do we have here? Is this a new recipe post? A post about more than just my new book and busy busy life? Wow - just like the old days! ; ) But first, I'm going to talk about my busy life and book because that[...]

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Roasted Broccoli and Cheddar with Crispy Quinoa

This Roasted Broccoli and Cheddar with Crispy Quinoa recipe is a vegetarian twist a classic with homemade cheese sauce and protein rich crispy quinoa. I have such a love / hate relationship with spring. On one hand, it brings more light in the morning and evening, beautiful budding flowers, warmer weather, and delicious rhubarb. On the other, it brings my annua[...]

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Roasted Grape Crostini with Chevré and Rosemary + Scenes From Fox Island

This Roasted Grape Crostini with Chevré and Rosemary recipe is the perfect accompaniment to your next cheeseboard or appetizer table. This post was made in collaboration with and sponsored by the generous folks at La Brea Bakery but all opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible. I've had a lot of 'pinch me' mome[...]

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Tapenade Tarte Soleil with Pine Nut Marscapone

This elegant looking Tapenade Tarte Soleil with Pine Nut Marscapone recipe can actually be whipped up in under an hour and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your holiday feast or cocktail party! Please note that this post was sponsored by Alessi Foods. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible. A Tarte Soleil what with[...]

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Ginger Sesame Tofu & Winter Vegetable Stir-Fry

This Ginger Sesame Tofu & Winter Vegetable Stir-Fry is the perfect quick and easy veggie packed weeknight meal for two! This post was made in collaboration with and sponsored by the generous folks at Taylor Farms but all opinions expressed are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make VV possible. How is it already November? Is it just me or i[...]

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Roasted Miniature Eggplant with Tahini Yogurt and Plum Salsa

This Roasted Miniature Eggplant with Tahini Yogurt and Plum Salsa is the perfect vegetable side dish for any weeknight meal. I'm at that point of summer where my mind keeps wandering to fall - the smell of crisp leaves on the ground, piling sweaters over flannel just to enjoy a cup of coffee on the porch, wandering the apple orchards on a cool afternoon, and[...]

Summer Salads For A Crowd
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Tomato & Cherry Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

This Tomato & Cherry Kale Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette recipe is light but filling and ideal for a quick late summer starter or side. Okay - it's the middle of August and the summer has been flying by! It's about time for a check-in, yeah? Here is what I've been up to lately: I've been keeping super busy with interviews and event promotions for Veget[...]

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Fruit & Yogurt Granola Tarts + Vegetarian Heartland is out TODAY!

Fruit & Yogurt Granola Tarts recipe from Vegetarian Heartland Cookbook + an all vegetarian picnic spread worthy of any lazy afternoon! I just f'king can't believe it. There are not enough words in the world to describe what I'm feeling today. Today is the day that Vegetarian Heartland, my first cookbook, is finally out in the world! I still remember April 1[...]

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Vegetarian Summer Pasta Salad with Dill Vinaigrette

This easy vegetarian Summer Pasta Salad with Dill Vinaigrette is the perfect accompaniment to your summer grill outs. Serve it Nicoise Salad style or toss everything together for a more traditional serving option. Today I've partnered with Alessi Foods to bring you (what I hope to be) your new favorite summer salad recipe! With Memorial Day weekend on the hor[...]

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Purple Corn Veggie Fritters

This Purple Corn Veggie Fritters recipe is so easy to make for weeknight dinner and can be altered to fit whatever ingredients you may already have on hand. Checking in today before I start a rather exciting day. Today my copies of Vegetarian Heartland are supposed to come in the mail and I am beyond excited / gitty / reaalllllly nervous. I've day dreamed abo[...]

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Vegan Waldorf Wheatberry Salad

This Vegan Waldorf Wheatberry Salad is the perfect simple recipe for a filling lunch or side at dinner. #Tastelikebetter I originally planned to call this recipe 'Healthy-ish Vegan Wheatberry Waldorf-Inspired Salad' but dashes just don't work in hyperlinks and that title is wayyyy too long so I went with 'Vegan Wheatberry Waldorf Salad' even though this is[...]

Homemade Hummus Recipes
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White Bean Buffalo Hummus

This spicy Buffalo White Bean Hummus is the perfect protein-packed afternoon snack or spread for any meal. Using white beans to create a creamy hummus is the secret to being able to cut back on oil in this recipe. I'm pretty excited to be back into the routine of meal prepping on Sundays. Lately, I've been making a big batch of vegetable broth, two loaves[...]

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Vegetarian Quinoa Taco Meat Tostadas

This Vegetarian Quinoa Taco Meat Tostadas recipe is a quick and simple meat-free weeknight main entree. The quinoa taco meat is a healthy substitute for crumbled beef and a must-try for any vegetarian! I so wish I could take credit for inventing the amazing thing that is quinoa taco meat. It's smokey, slightly spicy, a complete protein, and even looks like ta[...]

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Side Dish: Rainbow Carrots and Chard

This recipe for Rainbow Carrots and Chard is a stunningly colorful side dish perfect for the holidays or your next gathering. Colorful carrots and chard stems are blanched and then tossed in a light lemon vinaigrette for a healthy and simple recipe. This post is part five of a six part series on Hosting a Vegetarian Thanksgiving. Please visit post one for the ful[...]

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Vegetarian Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe: Pumpkin Sage Drop Biscuits

These Pumpkin Sage Drop Biscuits are a quick and easy Thanksgiving dish that can be on the table in less than 25 minutes. They also are perfect to serve with fall soups and stews. This post is part four of a six part series on Hosting a Vegetarian Thanksgiving. Please visit post one for the full menu and tips a hosting your own meat-free holiday. And we ar[...]

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Thanksgiving Menu: Fromage Fort & Whiskey + Maple Syrup Sours

Below I am sharing recipes for Fromage Fort and Whiskey + Maple Syrup Sour from Julia Turshen's cookbook, Small Victories. This Fromage Fort is the perfect appetizer because it lets you use up all the leftover cheese and wine you have from the rest of the Thanksgiving recipes you are making (plus it's cheese and wine - how could it even get any better than that?). A[...]

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Smoky Pumpkin & Black Sesame Seed Hummus

This Smoky Pumpkin & Black Sesame Seed Hummus is the perfect fall appetizer or an easy dinner with a side of chopped veggies and chips. This orange and black dip is also festive and perfect for Halloween parties! I don't mean to have you ruin your impression of me but I kind of hate Halloween. There. I said it. I'm pretty sure I've felt this way ever sinc[...]

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Cherry Mint Polenta Bruschetta

This Cherry Mint Polenta Bruschetta is the perfect appetizer or starter to feed a crowd. The tart cherries and salty feta works perfectly on top of the savory polenta rounds. Good ol' Father's Day. I've been fortunate enough to always have a wonderful father in my life. We've haven't always agreed on everything and it's taken him a long time to come around to[...]

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Garden Harvest Vegetable Bread Loaf

This Garden Harvest Vegetable Bread is the perfect recipe for sandwiches, thick toast, or to eat fresh by the slice while still warm out of the oven. This yeasted bread is packed with carrots, zucchini, olives, smoky paprika, and oregano to create a loaded savory homemade bread. I have this "thing" (lets call it that as some people would label it as a problem[...]

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Mini Pimento Mac & Cheese Bites

Creamy and cheesy bite size Mini Pimento Mac & Cheese Bites! I've got some freaking amazing Mini Pimento Mac & Cheese Bites for you all today! But what's the special occasion, you ask? Well today I am so beyond excited to be a part of Sarah from Snixy Kitchen's virtual baby shower! Over thirty of us bloggers have come together to celebrate her #cheesebaby[...]

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I’m Writing A Cookbook + Cherry Chocolate Granola Bars

I've got some big news for the new year: I'm writing a cookbook! It's so crazy to type that out! Not only am I writing a cookbook but it's being published by one of my favorite publishers, Chronicle Books (they put out the amazing Tartine series and Handmade Baking, just to name a few)! It's a total dream come true and I've spent the last year going through a wh[...]

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Vegetarian Meal Plan: Indian Summer Edition

Hey friends! I am starting a new feature today that will be either weekly or bi-weekly (not looking to make any promises because I'm a heart breaker and often times get scattered and don't follow through on weekly tasks). The feature was sparked by that pesky question I still get asked often, "What do you eat as a vegetarian?", despite having 4+ years of vegeta[...]

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Whipped Cocoa Mascarpone & Fruit Crostinis

Okay, so I'm sorry for all the dessert posts lately (not really) but the fruit at my market this year has just been too amazing looking to pass up. Perhaps I'm still recovering from the winter drought of frozen blueberries and more...frozen blueberries but I just can't help myself when I pass all the bright and vibrant colors in the produce aisle. Wyatt and[...]