Pomegranate + Grapefruit Salad

On Christmas morning, I paired our heavy breakfast of cinnamon rolls, tofu scramble, rosemary potatoes + vegan biscuits with a simple, stripped down fruit salad. I have to say, after so many holiday cookies, I needed the light fruit with this meal. I made this as a palette cleanser for our dinner party + couldn't help myself with reusing the recipe. Lately, it just sits in our fridge as a big...

Vegan Sugar Cookies

Last weekend, my friends and I were all joking that if any vegan recipe has brought us to tears, it’s vegan sugar cookies. Recreating non-dairy sugar cookies is a feat, to say the least. Last week I was busy testing recipes + perfecting the art of making arroz junto with my eyes closed – mantra of this week: recipe forthcoming. On Thursday night, I tried to make a fresh batch of vegan sugar...

Dinner Parties + Seitan w/ Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Almost every night, I get home before Kevin. I'm used to traveling four stops on the orange line to copley square and back. I'm not used to this apartment, yet - or the way I feel coming home to quiet. This year has been filled with noise. It seems that every year there is a new song - a new way my heart learns more about itself. I am not going to pretend that I know the reasons why the...

Holiday Gift Guide for the New England Foodie

I’m bad at planning for the holidays. I usually wake up the week of Christmas to find I haven’t done of my shopping or meal planning. This year, I am getting ahead, or at least trying. The Christmas tree and stockings are all hung up in our apartment. There is fudge cooling in the refrigerator and I’m finishing up the final touches on Saturday’s menu. It’s a dinner party. The kind with...

Vegan Quesadillas w/ Sweet Potato & Kale

 Lead with your heart. Lead with the part of you that loves quiet.  Lead with the part of you that isn’t afraid. I leave Boston for a few minutes every time I make fresh tortillas. In middle school, we learned how to make them from scratch, in a skillet, with butter – the right way. Every time I smell fresh tortillas I think fall. I first learned to make them outside underneath the sky in...

Chipotle Salsa Recipe

I'm a salsa snob. It's hard to admit it, but it's true. Living in New England after California is hard on the salsa front. I prefer to make it at home. It's fairly easy to throw together a few ingredients and you can be inspired by what is in your cabinet. A month ago, I picked up some chipotle peppers with big dreams and few plans. I found them as we were whipping up an early dinner the other...