11 October 2021: Mushroom Yogurt Pie with Spinach Crust

Same Cook, Different Book: Mollie Katzen’s Mushroom Yogurt Pie with Spinach Crust Cookbook author, illustrator, cook. Mollie Katzen has been and continues to be a multi-talented culinary force. Whenever I’m looking to try something plant-based and new, her many cookbooks are invaluable. I was recently reminded of this wonderful yogurt and mushroom-based pie found in…

03 Oct. 2021: Dorie Greenspan’s Gingered Turkey Meatball Soup

If a recipe can be adapted for whatever I have on hand, well, that’s a recipe for me! Dorie Greenspan, a terrific food columnist found in the New York Times, a cookbook author and a baker is my hero in this regard. Oftentimes one of her recipes can be adapted in multiple ways which suits…

17 Sep 2021: Hello Old Friend, Moosewood Curried Squash & Mushroom Soup

My Moosewood Cookbook, purchased back in 1977, was one of the first books from which I learned to cook. Over time, its yellowing pages have introduced us to some delightful recipes and, of course, vegetarian cooking. The Moosewood Collective is still going strong and Mollie Katzen, one of the originals links to a 40th Anniversary…

08 Sep 2021: Roasted Tomato & White Bean Stew

It’s not quite Autumn here in New England, but students are back to their school routines, the University is once again alive with students, and the leaves along the Merrimack River have begun to lose that summer green. Even though the temperatures are still in the 80s, it feels like Fall. And so, yesterday I…

03 Sep 2021: Deaf Smith Peasant Bread

Many years ago, maybe 35 at this point, Adrien and I bought a ‘natural’ foods cookbook to accompany our newly-developed interest in eating more non-meat-based meals. The cookbook, probably out of print by now was The Deaf Smith Country Cookbook by Marjorie Winn Ford, Susan Hillyard, and Mary Faulk Koock. The book is in tatters…

24 Aug 2021: Virgin Strawberry Mojito

We have a dry cocktail hour a couple times a week, no particular reason – but I find weight fluctuations after imbibing are driving me crazy (although not enough to be a teetotaler). So after an unfortunate experiment with faked, non-alcoholic gins, I’ve moved to try to find an enjoyable cocktail/mocktail made with real ingredients….

16 Aug 2021: Melon, Cucumber & Cherry Tomato Salad

A heatwave, ripening melons and tomatoes and… the desire for a cooling salad? This was a refreshing recipe from columnist and food author David Tanis published on the New York Times recently. As advertised, it is really simple to put together and fast – just allow some time for marinating. Melon, Cucumber and Cherry Tomato…

10 Aug 2021: Maple Oatmeal Cookies

One flavor combination that I love, love, love is maple and oatmeal. No, we do not indulge in maple-flavored corn syrup – never have and never will. This is for lovers of the real deal in maple – and for this cookie, I used some dark maple syrup that Adrien had used in a batch…

04 Aug 2021: Pinto Bean Sloppy Joes

Sometimes, we just need some old fashioned comfort foods. In this case, a Sloppy Joe was a reminder of school lunches and dinners at home. In my memory, the topping was always made with ground beef, which we don’t really eat any longer, so when I found this bean-based recipe on Simple Fit Vegan, I…

28 July 2021: Cold Tofu Salad with Tomatoes and Peaches

We’re at the start of peach and tomato season here in New England which is, in my opinion, my the most wonderful time of the year! This salad is a wonderfully refreshing salad for the dog days of summer – cool and easy to prepare. Essential to that freshness is the use of fresh mint…