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Viva This Vegetable Roulade!!!

This one is for those who think that making an elegant vegetarian dish is very hard…. I was at a gala recently, a massive one with Hollywood actors and politicians and michelin starred chefs who had 3 appetizers they were preparing, all of which had meat! The dinner option at all ofthese Galas ends up … Continue reading

French Cuisine Sans Meat!!

French Cuisine Sans Meat!!

Really!!! The Telegraph reports that Chef Alain Ducasse, one who has several Michelin stars to his name, has decided to keep meat out of his menu. France may be the land of steak frites and boeuf bourgignon, but the Gallic superchef with myriad Michelin stars to his name has decided to keep “viande” out of … Continue reading

Garlicscapes Caprese!

Garlicscapes Caprese!

What do you do when you have some fabulous vine ripe tomatoes, wonderful vegetarian Mozzarella, and a big bunch of garlicscapes? Those of you who are farmers market groupies like me, probably already know what garlicscapes are. For those of you who don’t here goes — The scapes are the flower stems that garlic plants … Continue reading

Gazpachos Galore!!!

If there has been any one article I have throughly enjoyed testing and writing it was this one for the Washington Post dated July 11 2014 titled 3 Gazpachos, 1 Cool Summer Option. More importantly I am completely excited about the food stylists and the fabulous photos that they came up with. An ice bowl with … Continue reading

Barbecue Like A Vegetarian, Will Ya?!

Barbecue Like A Vegetarian, Will Ya?!

Barbecues Are For Everyone! Photo Credit: freedesignlife.com Even 10 years ago, I would feel embarrassed to go to a barbecue and say that I am a vegetarian. I used to cringe to say this to the host. Not only would I feel uncomfortable, so would the hosts, because they did not know what to serve me, besides … Continue reading

Kale Mango Smoothy, With a Kick

Kale Mango Smoothy, With a Kick

What can I substitute for a lunch plate on a busy and steaming hot summer day? A Kale Mango Smoothy does it for me. I also sometimes serve this up as a Gazpacho in a bowl, with a chickpea salad (recipe coming soon). This is probably one of the easiest smoothies to make. And what … Continue reading

Tricked ‘Em!!! Ha…

Tricked ‘Em!!! Ha…

Lettuce is not the most favorite vegetable in our household. “It is tasteless, insipid, and boring” –  I get this all the time from my husband and my two kids. My son and I love a well dressed salad with lettuce and other vegetables, but this is one green that needs a lot of help. … Continue reading

The Flexi-vegan

The Flexi-vegan

So for my vegan friends, when you find a  great vegetarian recipe like some of those listed on this blog (wink wink) where would you go to find some quick and easy to find vegan substitutes. Many of them are probably even sitting on your pantry shelf. It’s easier than you think to find vegan … Continue reading