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The Ravens’ Eggplant Cannoli

Post by Susan on August 29, 2016

Jeff Stanford graciously gave me permission to reprint this recipe for Eggplant Cannoli from The Ravens Restaurant. You can also find it in their cookbook, “Dining at the Ravens: 150 delicious plant based recipes”. This dish was one of my favorites when I was recently up there for a weekend away with my husband. I…

Simple Vegan Garlic Acocado Bean Dip
Simple Vegan Garlic Acocado Bean Dip

This recipe contains cooked beans. It is part of our transitional (part cooked part raw) collection. I am constantly trying to figure out ways to get more beans in our diet. Why more beans? They are nutritional powerhouses. And because they fit in both the protein and vegetable group, they do double duty! Not only…

Sweet Potato Broccoli Salad with Garlic-Ginger Tahini Sauce
Sweet Potato Broccoli Salad with Garlic-Ginger Tahini Sauce

I was tired. And I didn’t want to cook. But I wanted something super healthy and super healing. Take-out  just never seems to fit that bill. It had to be fast, easy and delicious. We seem to have an over abundance of sweet potatoes around (one should always check before going shopping and buying a…

Simple Savory Wild Rice Sweet Potato Patties
Simple Savory Wild Rice Sweet Potato Patties

We have a winner! Congratulations to Mellissa Y! You won the Pashen Bars! The midwest is hunkering down for a blizzard, the east is digging out from one and here in California, it is cold and rainy. A great time for these delicious, easy savory Sweet Potato Patties! This recipe is part of our cooked…

Super Easy Gluten Free Seed Bread
Super Easy Gluten Free Seed Bread

A couple of years ago, a recipe took the internet by storm. It was a seed bread posted by Sara Britton of “My New Roots“. She called it “The Life-Changing Loaf of Bread”.  It was stunning in it’s simplicity, delicious, and beautiful. Her recipe was inspired by a danish friend’s recipe that “changed her life”….

White Bean and Broccoli Soup (the anatomy of a recipe)
White Bean and Broccoli Soup (the anatomy of a recipe)

I have been focusing a lot more on creating recipes that give a big nutritional pay-off. I am always looking for ways to get more beans and cruciferous veggies in our diet. Beans and cruciferous vegetables are some of the healthiest foods we can put in our bodies and we should be eating them every day. Beans literally…

Easy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Stew (Cooked)
Easy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Stew (Cooked)

Christmas and New Year’s can be such an emotional contradiction. When the holidays start, with Thanksgiving, I am overcome with feelings of warmth and excitement. I love cooking and having family near. I love the twinkling lights, the smell of pine and the excitement of Christmas approaching.     And then it starts. The mad…

Vegan Cheesy Smoky Chipotle Potato Cabbage Soup
Vegan Cheesy Smoky Chipotle Potato Cabbage Soup

I had an interesting experience this morning. I tried a new vegan egg product that some people have been raving about. It’s a little out of my wheel house as I try to stay with real, whole food. Food that hasn’t been processed. I believe that a whole food, plant based diet is the optimal…

Vegan Shiitake Miso Cleansing Soup
Vegan Shiitake Miso Cleansing Soup

I don’t know about you, but I will admit right here and now. I over-indulged at Thanksgiving. If I am to be completely honest, I over-indulged leading up to Thanksgiving as well. Trying and testing recipes for our holiday meal started a week before the actual event. There was a lot of great food and…