One Bowl Mix and Bake “Pumpkin” Millet Pudding

November 23, 2015

One of the things I’m most thankful for each Fall is that it’s time to eat orange food. And one of my favorite orange foods since I was a little kid has always been winter squash. If I’m going to eat it for dinner, either stuffed or right out of the skin, two of my […]

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Easy Haunted Shepherd’s Pie (and Very Quick Spelt Foccacia)

October 30, 2015

  Maybe my little ghost made of leftover spaghetti squash looks more like a version of Big Bird than Casper, but this idea was just so darn cute I had to use up my leftovers to create a little Halloween comfort food. I had absolutely nothing to do with dreaming it up; I found it […]

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Kissing the Earth (And No Bake Stuffed Summer Squash)

July 21, 2015

It was late March, the very beginning of Spring, and I had just planted some red russian kale seeds in the one patch of dirt getting direct sunlight at this early angle in front of the studio in the backyard of the house on Van Buren Street. It was unseasonably warm. I had just finished […]

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Golden Vegan Shepherdess Pie

December 18, 2014

  The Winter Solstice is my favorite holiday. There’s so much incipient hope in the turning of our earth back toward the light on the longest night of the year. I also adore that “solstice” literally means “standing still.” As the sun seems to change direction it hangs, seemingly stationary in the sky, for the […]

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Coconut Kissed Pumpkin-Persimmon Pie with Millet Carob Crust

November 20, 2014

  (Or, “My, My, Me Oh My, I Love Pie”) Does anyone remember the John Travolta movie Michael about an angel who behaves most unlike an angel? Nora Ephron wrote the screen play. Pie is very important to the plot of that movie and its off-beat treatment of disillusion and faith. So if you’ve never seen […]

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Red Quinoa-Brown Rice-Lentil Stuffed Squash (Gluten-Free)

November 25, 2013

Once upon a time, there was an unassuming whole food vegan (gluten-free) one-pot meal on my stove nearly every week. Like my Bright Yellow Spit Pea and Rice Pilaf, it had just 5 ingredients (6 if you count the cooking water). When it comes off the flame, it looks like this: After a half hour […]

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Slow Miracle Red Lentil and Delicata Squash Stew

October 28, 2013

I have a confession to make.  Since the opening of the Plein Air art exhibit, I have had a recurring cold. I’ve spent the days during the week before my adventures in southern Idaho, and the days after my return from it before my poetry reading dealing with the return of a virus that doesn’t […]

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Re-Spiralize Yourself

June 12, 2013

I know eating a Whole Foods Plant-Based diet is serious life-saving business, but I can’t pass up an opportunity to play with my food. In fact, I’d say that’s how I’ve succeeded at eating this way for so long. I play with the colors, the textures, the flavors, the smells, as if my food were […]

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Midwinter Soy Free Miso Soup: My New Favorite

January 31, 2013

  Deep in Midwinter, I remember Summers. Among those memories are wonderful visits with a long time dear friend from California, back when our children were younger. The summer Mike was 12, she came to visit with her first born, a beautiful, intelligent two year old, startlingly articulate for her age (but no surprise, since […]

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Everything But the Kitchen Sink Broth

December 5, 2012

If I’m going to make a pot of soup like I described in the previous post, I always like to deepen the flavor a little bit by adding broth instead of water. But packaged broth can be expensive, and have too much sodium for me, or even hidden oils. . Over the years I’ve read […]

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