Archive for the ‘Vegan’ Category

The end of the summer produce season is here, and that means that we sometimes get a lot of whatever is left in the fields in our CSA box. These items are not always the easiest to cook with and thus inspire new pickling projects, sauces and other creative uses. Here I took red jalapeños — […]


This soup is creamy without having dairy because of the smooth quality of blended, roasted cauliflower. The leeks add a savory element while the roasted cauliflower adds complexity. Finishing the soup with walnut oil brings out the nuttiness of the dish. Roasted Cauliflower Soup Ingredients: 2 heads cauliflower, cleaned and chopped 4 leeks, cleaned and […]


  I wanted to develop a cocktail with the jalapeño syrup I just created. Mixing a little spice with the sweetness of mango and the earthy flavor of tequila sounded like a potential hit. I added in some lime juice and triple sec for balance, and realized I basically have a margarita! This recipe makes two […]


I have been experimenting with soda syrups recently, and I wanted to try out a jalapeño based syrup. Jalapeños have a great level of spice and a bright, vegetal flavor. The combination of the jalapeño flavor and the sweet syrup creates a refreshing drink when mixed with soda water. Enjoy with spicy food or on […]


vegan borscht

23Feb14

I love borscht! I love beets. I love carrots and celery. I love soup. Borscht was made for me! It is a healthy, filling soup that satisfies. The version I developed here is a kind of hybrid between a traditional borscht and a sweet-and-sour cabbage soup. I crave the tang of the vinegar and the […]


vegan bolognese

09Feb14

I have been making a version of this hearty spaghetti sauce for years. The classic combination of celery, carrot and onion (mirepoix) adds a robustness to the flavor of the sauce that might otherwise be missing without meat or cheese. I chop the celery, carrot and onion using the bruniose technique of dicing the vegetables into […]


To counter the more traditional granola recipe I just published, here is an edgier, more experimental version. For this recipe, I was inspired by a trip to one of the world’s most amazing grocery stores, Rainbow Grocery. I am thankful every time I shop there that I get the pleasure of spending money at this […]