Recipes

Vegetarian Striped Carrot Tart and Carrot Hummus

If you want to impress folks at your holiday shindigs, you can throw this elegant looking carrot tart together in about fifteen minutes. Most of the work is just slicing. It’s equally good as a fancy vegetable side dish or a vegetarian main course. You’re welcome to use your favorite […]

Tacoma Vegetarian Tamale Casserole

Stuff this incredibly forgiving casserole with with whatever leftover fake meat you have in your fridge plus a bunch of canned goods and spices for a cheap, tasty main dish that’ll impress the whole family.

Gluten-Free Las Angeles Spa Meal

My gluten-free host asked for something light but high in fiber, made from local ingredients, and preferably not too hard to recreate. I came up with this spa style chicken and cabbage with a vegan beet and orange side salad.

Vegetarian Cherry Chocolate Holiday Tamales

Where I live in Texas, Tamales are a Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday staple. These make a great contribution to a friendsgiving feast! Not only are they clearly a holiday dish, but they’re also stealthily gluten-free, making them a welcome addition alongside the pies and cakes that celiacs can’t eat. If you’ve never tried dessert tamales before you’re in for a treat! The final texture is a lot like a gluten-free brownie stuffed with delicious cherries.

Home Made Chicken Pot Pie Two Ways

The leftovers from Thomas Jefferson’s Chicken Fricassee are even better when transformed into a home made chicken pot pie. If you don’t happen to have leftovers in the fridge, scroll down for instructions on how to make a cozy Jefferson inspired pot pie from scratch.

Rohnert Park Meat Pie Polooza

I wrapped up identically seasoned elk, goat, bison, veal, and beef in cute little hand pies and made a game of guessing the meat. It’s a fun way introduce people to exotic meats they might not have tried as a filet.