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

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

Baby Zucchinis with Corn on the Cob on Butternut Squash

We have had enough snow for this winter over here! We were snowshoveling several times a day for the past few days and got hopelessly stuck with our car just feet from the driveway - yay for amazing neighbors who came running to help dig us out and push our not-4WD for half an hour… Continue reading Baby Zucchinis with Corn on the Cob on Butternut Squash

New Zealand Blue with Shredded Daikon and Peas

During our last visit to Slow Farms in the fall Ilian picked out a few pumpkins, and the exciting New Zealand Blue was one of them. Farmer Peter told us how he asked an Australian customer how he'd call this pumpkin, and the answer was: "In Australia, it's a pumpkin." It's a lot less common here… Continue reading New Zealand Blue with Shredded Daikon and Peas