Soy-free Vegan Mayo

Today's post is a bit technical - my apologies! Vegan mayonnaise that is also top-8-allergen-free is not easy to find in most grocery stores, but is super-easy to make at home - thanks to aquafaba 🙂 Enjoy your vegan BLTs or some ZLTs with it, dip your oven potatoes in it, or surprise a non-vegan friend with egg-free, soy-free,… Continue reading Soy-free Vegan Mayo

Concentric Okra Risotto

Okra used to be one of my least favorite vegetables. I find it has a brash, metallic taste, and the decidedly slimy texture, which neither cooking or frying will eliminate, is also not generally endearing. But when prepared with just the right combination of spices and other foods, I love it! To counter the in-your-face… Continue reading Concentric Okra Risotto

Sunshine Rice with Snow Peas and Mushrooms

Spring is in the air around southern Michigan: the geese are back from the south, snowdrops are blooming, and all the trees are covered in buds ready to open with warmer temperatures. And the sunshine is amazing! Warm, bright, and happy 🙂 So here's a dish to go with the time of year. Sun-infused rice,… Continue reading Sunshine Rice with Snow Peas and Mushrooms

Sweet Sunday: Allergen-Free Chocolate Lime Ice Cream

One thing you give up pretty quickly with multiple food allergies is ice cream. You can find dairy free and egg free versions, but we invariably see soy, coconut, almonds or something else on the label that makes the treat unsuitable for our house. Luckily, pretty early on in our allergy-"career" another mom let me… Continue reading Sweet Sunday: Allergen-Free Chocolate Lime Ice Cream

Three Sisters with Orca Beans

A few days ago I discovered some very beautiful beans at our local coop - Orca Beans. They are black and white like Orcas and shine like little jumping fish when rinsed 🙂 Very cute, and full of imagination starters for kids! Enter another discovery from the grocery store - orangetti squash - and we… Continue reading Three Sisters with Orca Beans

Rice Cake ZLT

We were in a bit of a rush last night for dinner as the outdoors were too lovely to cut biking with the neighbors short. So I quickly assembled a vegan, gluten-free variation of the classic BLT sandwich - replace the bread with rice cakes and the bacon with grilled zucchini, and put our leftover… Continue reading Rice Cake ZLT

Stuffed Winter Polenta

Good morning from SE Michigan's winter wonderland! Snow is covering everything with a white layer this morning and our trip to preschool was awesome 🙂 Yesterday afternoon we were holed up with just short forays outside to snowshovel, and we used the time to cook up some wintry deliciousness. Robust red kale, mellow chickpeas, and… Continue reading Stuffed Winter Polenta