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Month: July 2017

Grilled Tofu & Caramelized Leek Sandwich

Grilled Tofu & Caramelized Leek Sandwich

Now I know that many people have a negative connotation with tofu, especially many of my own family and friends from Montana.  It reminds me a little of my own view of olives a few years back.  My first experience with olives was on my […]

Fresh Summer Panzanella

Fresh Summer Panzanella

Sometimes you just need to use things up.  Plain and simple.  That happens quite frequently as a vegetarian.  We always have lots of vegetables in our fridge and sometimes we have to be creative so food doesn’t go to waste.  This time though, it wasn’t […]

Lavender Ice Cream with Grilled Peaches

Lavender Ice Cream with Grilled Peaches

It doesn’t happen often, but once in a while Alissa and I get a weekday off together. This typically happens in the summer and lucky for us it was a Monday so the Union Square Farmers Market was open.  We decided to make the trip. […]

Vegan Squash Blossom Galettes

Vegan Squash Blossom Galettes

I have always dreamed of visiting Paris.  I’m sure almost every single person has the same dream… but growing up in Eastern Montana with two teacher parents didn’t provide the opportunity for a lot of travel outside of the U.S.  We did travel often in […]

Vegan Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Vegan Stuffed Squash Blossoms

A few years back I remember learning you could also eat the blossoms of a squash. We were so intrigued!  I remember being excited when I was visiting my friend in Minnesota when I saw the blossoms on her zucchini plant in her garden.  She […]

White Bean Hummus

White Bean Hummus

We eat a lot of hummus at our house.  We love it.  It’s quick, easy, and healthy.  We routinely dip fresh cut veggies in it or pair it with pita as a quick appetizer.  Often when we are making dinner and need something to snack […]

Italian Caponata Sandwich

Italian Caponata Sandwich

We first came across these amazing Italian sandwiches at a fabulous bakery called Paneantico.  It is only about a ½ mile from our apartment in Bay Ridge Brooklyn and before we were on a tight budget, we would stop by here from time to time […]

Southwest Quinoa Zucchini Boats

Southwest Quinoa Zucchini Boats

This dish has been a go-to of ours for a while now. There is just something about a dish that can be prepared ahead, that makes it taste better. We often will make this on a Saturday or Sunday, knowing we will not cook it […]

Grilled Eggplant Napoleon

Grilled Eggplant Napoleon

We first had these at an amazing restaurant in our neighborhood. However, Eggplant Napoleon is traditionally deep fried.  We wanted to create a healthier version.  All we can say is that these are out of sight.  Have you ever made something and thought to yourself […]

Grilled Portobello Caprese Salads

Grilled Portobello Caprese Salads

Since starting this blog we have gotten a few suggestions from friends and relatives of possible recipes we should try. This is one of them (thanks Terri!). We did change it up a little though. The spicy pesto we had on hand and the tangy […]