Vegan Shepard’s Pie

January 18th, 2017

Vegan Shepard’s Pie
I created this after watching Patricia Heaton make a Shepard’s pie on her Food Network show, Patricia Heaton Parties. I hadn’t had this comfort food in such a long time, and I turned of the TV drooling, determined to make one I could eat. It’s pretty good, if I do say […]

Super-Delicious Mystery “Cheese” Cake

September 2nd, 2013

Laura Taylor and Karen Bryson teach whole foods cooking classes in Los Angeles, and they have concocted some amazing recipes over the years.  Here is a their “cheese” cake which has pleased every single palate it has crossed.  Gluten-free, soy-free, it is remarkably satisfying and delicious.  YOU MUST TRY IT.  
¾ cup millet, soaked overnight […]

Buckwheat Pilaf

December 14th, 2012

Buckwheat is an incredible grain.  Well, actually it's a grass–not a grain–but who's keeping track? 
Native to cold climates, buckwheat helps our bodies adapt to cold weather, so anyone out there who can see your breath, or needs to shovel your stoop, should consider eating buckwheat every ten days or so.  Also known as "kasha", buckwheat […]

Yams with Roasted Garlic

November 29th, 2012

This is a very sexy recipe, donated by Sarah Loring, a Connecticut MILF and mother of three.  There is something about the sweetness of the yams and the zing of the garlic that makes this dish a winner. 
Approximately 3 lbs garnet yams (or other yam or sweet potatoes)
1 bulb garlic
sea salt
olive oil (optional)
black pepper(optional)
Scrub yams […]

Gobble Gobble

November 19th, 2012

I hate to re-blog, but we ARE getting close to Thanksgiving and it is ESSENTIAL that you are all prepared to make amazing Tofu Turkeys, so I am re-posting the recipe below.
Remember: it is easy. You're basically just stuffing a dome of tofu with delicious stuffing and baking it. No biggie. It's just that the […]

Seitan Stroganoff

November 15th, 2012


My good friend Aaron Steinbach is a private chef who works for the rich and famous in Hollywood these days but I met him as a young whippersnapper eating brown rice and kale.  I asked him to donate this recipe to the book because I couldn’t forget it after eating it seventeen years ago.  It’s […]

In the Spirit of Bipartisan Co-operation

November 8th, 2012

Here is a recipe that blends like our political parties should…
Hopi Blue & Yellow Indian Corn Muffins
This is another lovely recipe from Meredith McCarty.  Great for breakfast or for serving with chili or any other dish that strikes your fancy.  Here are her notes: "The intriguing swirl of marbled color in this cornbread comes […]

Millet Croquettes

October 25th, 2012

These little burgers are a little labor intensive, but worth it.  They are warming, satisfying and the dip sauces make them a treat.  Thanks to Howard Wallen for his help with these.
1 cup millet
3 cups water
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 bunch of scallions (about seven), finely chopped
½ cup carrot, diced
2 teaspoons shoyu
½ cup […]

Arugula Gone Wild

October 18th, 2012

As autumn begins to squeeze us, pungent tastes arrive and give a medicinal kick to the lungs and large intestine.  This recipe is perfect for this time of year…
Arugula Salad with Fennel, Bosc Pears
& White Balsamic Vinaigrette
This is a lovely and elegant recipe by Meredith McCarty.  It is an explosion of tastes; the bitterness […]


October 11th, 2012

This is for all of you who are watching leaves turn and pulling out your sweaters…
This is a favorite of mine and was a big hit with my mother.  It combines the lovely sweetness of onions and winter squash with the gooey-ness of melted mochi.  A great dish for fall and even colder months.
1 tablespoon […]