Spinach Lentil Patties with Lemon Cashew Sauce

These days, I am really into spinach. I often find myself reaching for this wonderful green when I am making new recipes. It has an awesome taste and texture when sautéd with shallots. And adding cashew cream and nutritional yeast enriches the taste right away. It always needs some spices though. ...

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Pea Mint Dip with Vegan Parmesan

This pea mint amuse bouche (or call it dip) reminds me of the first restaurant I worked as a chef. I made this recipe quite often there. It was a wine restaurant with a nice bistro menu that was ever changing. Every weekend, we came up with an entirely new dinner menu. Every weekend! It was ...

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Half Cooked Salad with Cumin Roasted Garbanzo Beans

I love salads and I love hot dishes. What's to keep me from enjoying them together? Fresh baby spinach leaves and a nice ripe avocado tossed together with cumin roasted garbanzo beans and vegetables hit several notes in my definition of a satisfying meal. As much as I love fresh, raw foods, I can't ...

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Cashew Cream of Broccoli Soup

This may be the best cream based soup I ever tasted. The cashew cream packs a lot of heat in the soup and it elevates the wonderful flavors of the broccoli and the black pepper. I am continuing to be amazed by cashew cream, every single time. Without further ado, here is the recipe: ...

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Mung Bean Noodle Stir Fry with Saffron Cashew Cream

I am often torn between the familiarity and the warmth of the Mediterranean cuisine and the playful textures and ingredients of the Asian cuisine. Not always though. Sometimes things come together in a way to have the best of both worlds. Like in this mung bean noodle stir fry. ...

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Raw Vegan Lemon Cheesecake

Vegan world continues to pleasantly surprise me. I used raw cashew fillings in so many other dessert and by now, I should be used to it. But this dessert managed to blew my mind yet again. The simplicity of it aside, it tasted wonderful. ...

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Mung Bean Noodle Stir Fry

Mung beans are truly amazingly versatile, nutritious and most of all, tasty! I find the their noodles to have a very playful texture and appearance. That translucent look begs for a noodle stir fry. ...

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Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Why there would ever be a vegan shepherd is beyond me but he could have his pie without meat. This dish just makes sense though. Cover a nice warming sauté with mashed potatoes, bake it and bliss is sort of guaranteed to follow. ...

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Carob Cake

If you are not Mediterranean, you may not have grown up gnawing on the sweet carob pods. But lately it has been getting popular. And for good reason. ...

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