Uncle Chris’ Sweet and Creamy Corn Chowder


I can’t resist sweet corn this time of year. It calls out to me from the store, basically saying, “It’s summer! It’s summer!” So right now I’m making lots of dishes that highlight this gem of the Midwest. My Uncle … Continue reading

Gluten-Free Pasta with Basil-Cilantro Pesto and Artichokes


This is one of my go-to pastas. I just got back from a trip to Spain (tapa-inspired recipes coming!) and needed something fast and yummy to satisfy my craving for home-cooking after eating out for two weeks. It’s from my … Continue reading

Chocolate Ganache Pie

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Okay, I totally get the draw to SoCal. My dad surfed everyday before and after school in Redondo Beach while my mom rode her horse around the hilly trails of Ojai. Then they moved to Seattle where I was born … Continue reading

Lentil Cauliflower Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomatoes


It’s summer! Okay, it’s definitely not summer in Chicago yet, but some flowers are starting to bloom and the birds are starting to chirp again. So I’m living optimistically for the moment and thinking about grilling, pasta salad, corn on … Continue reading

Raise Your Glasses! Green Smoothie, Green Juice and Raw Cacao Banana Smoothie

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These are not only guilt-free drinks, packed with the healthiest of healthy super foods, but they are simple and delicious to boot! All you need is a blender for the smoothies and a juicer for the green juice. If you … Continue reading

The Best Damn BBQ Po’ Boy (that happens to be vegan)

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We love, love, love to take road trips through the South. Nowhere else in the country do you find so much flavor, and I’m not necessarily talking about the food. So to bring a little Southern style cooking to our … Continue reading

Mediterranean Stuffed Mushrooms in Puff Pastry with Balsamic Reduction Sauce

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A staple of the vegan diet is the versatile, “meaty” mushroom. Mushrooms are packed with Vitamin D, which is so important for bone, muscle, nerve and emotional health. The sun gives us Vitamin D too, but for those of us … Continue reading