Food

Plant-based food recipes.

Homemade Red Pepper Flakes

Warning. This recipe is dangerous. You’ll want to wear a mask, glasses, and gloves (or wash your hands afterward). Truthfully, I’m not sure I’ll ever do it again. Despite the mask, I was still coughing from the hot pepper dust. Still, it’s nice to know you can grow and make…

Cha Cha Chai

This is one of my most popular teas. It takes a little more work than most of them because you will have some toasting and grinding to do. But the aroma from the toasted spices will fill your kitchen with unbelievable fragrance (who needs incense?). The recipe is below, but…

Nettle Mint tea

Fresh Herbal Tea

It’s that time of year when the world is waking up from sleepy winter and the plants are poking their heads out of their soil beds. Including nettle! Now is the best time to harvest it, when it is young. You can even make pesto with it! I consider nettle…

potato chips

Potato (and Other Veggie) Chips

Tonight I made potato chips. Lots and lots of them. Like, the whole bag of potatoes. Here’s a tip. A whole bag of potatoes makes way more chips than you can eat in a couple of days. If you do this yourself, you may want to bring it down a…

Presto, it’s Pesto!

The recipe I use for pesto is from The Moosewood Cookbook. Here’s my copy of that cookbook. Can you tell it’s well-used? Here is the recipe, with notes on substitutions to make it vegan. It says it makes enough for six servings, but I think it makes more than that.…

granola

Granola

I’ve been a muesli fan until recently, really, because granola is usually too sugary for me.  But at the same time, muesli could use a good toasting. Enter homemade granola, where you can control the ingredients! I had a granola recipe from a friend. It had lots of ingredients that…

Fruited Oatmeal

I’m not sure where I got this recipe—so I apologize in advance for the plagiarism—but I wanted to share it because regular oatmeal is so blah for me, now. This is my favorite cold-weather breakfast! And it makes enough for at least 3 breakfasts (3-4 cups). FRUITED OATMEAL 1 3/4…

Breakfast Fruit Bowl

The basics Choose your combination of fruit.Add some nuts and/or seeds.Add some cinnamon (nutmeg words, too) Other add-ins/ons: Unsweetened coconutDried fruitUnsweetened yogurtGranola or muesli Sample Recipes Apple Strudel 1 applea handful of raisinschopped walnutsa dash of cinnamon Tropical Treat 1 orange1 kiwi1 datechopped pecansunsweetened dried coconutground flax seeds Banana Bowl…

Vegan Hot Chocolate

This recipe is my version of a recipe given to me by a woman named Julie Loveless. Julie was a vegan chef. She had a way with food and I learned from her, including adding a pinch of cayenne to recipes to bring out flavors. Which, now that I’m an…