• Kumato Tomato Healthy Oil-Free Gazpacho Soup

    This healthy, oil-free gazpacho soup recipe uses fresh heirloom Kumato tomatoes. Enjoy this light, summer dish for an easy, quick plant-based meal.

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  • Farro Italian Vegetable Soup

      Medium |  Servings: 6  |  Ready In: 45  minutes |  Yield: 10 cups Hearty Farro is a healthy whole grain that provides chewy texture and nutty flavor in this fat-free, vegan soup. This Italian recipe is based on a Mario Batali original. Full of seasonal winter vegetables, this makes a comforting, satisfying meal to

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  • Farro Butternut Squash Salad

      Medium |  Servings: 6  |  Ready In: 25  minutes |  Yield: 6 cups Farro is an heirloom grain, a member of the wheat family that is organically grown in Italy.  It pairs with roasted butternut squash, toasted pumpkin seeds, and golden raisins in this hearty Fall-inspired vegan salad. Ingredients 1/4 cup pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds)

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  • Za’atar Spiced Rainbow Carrots

        Easy |  Servings: 6  |  Ready In: 30 minutes |  Yield: 1 pound carrots Gorgeous rainbow carrots are roasted oil-free and tossed with Middle Eastern Za’atar spices in this delicious, easy, and international recipe.  This fat-free side dish pairs well with Baked Falafel Cakes and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. Ingredients 1 pound rainbow

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  • Moon and Stars Watermelon Calypso Bean Salad

        Easy |  Servings: 6  |  Ready In: 10 minutes |  Yield: 6-7 cups Watermelon and beans?  Yes! Moon and Stars Watermelon is named for its “celestial” rind, with a design that looks like a star-filled night.  Heirloom Calypso beans add even more beautiful color.  The sweet flavor and crisp texture of the melon balance

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  • Vegan Mushroom Pea Italian “Farro-tto”

    Medium |  Servings: 4  |  Ready In: 45  minutes |  Yield: About 7-8 cups Farro is an heirloom grain, a member of the wheat family that is organically grown in Italy.   Simmered slowly, using the risotto method, it has a hearty, nutty flavor that pairs well with mushrooms and sweet green peas in this

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  • My Responsibilities as a Chef Part Two: Respecting Nutrition, Environment, Budget

    In my first post about My Responsibilities as a Chef Part One, I talked about the history of the culinary arts.  My training in culinary school gave me the foundation to respect the history of this art.  I learned to make everything delicious.  I learned to waste nothing and to respect season and location.  This

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  • Chia Berry Almond Parfait

    Easy  |  Servings: 2  |  Ready In: 15 minutes  |  Yield: 2 Parfaits Chia seeds thicken into a pudding, making creating the base for this healthy parfait. Layers of fresh berries and toasted almonds offer natural sweetness and crunchy texture. Make a vegan recipe of this on the weekend for quick and easy dairy-free breakfasts all week.

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