Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

These are Mexican-inspired squash but the possibilities are endless! Such as, Italian: soy “beef” crumbles, Tofutti ricotta, tomato sauce, any veggies (kale, spinach, mushrooms, onion) Well, I’m kind of stuck on Mexican or Tex-Mex, but imagine all the ingredient options: soy “beef” crumbles, corn, peppers (red, green, poblano, jalapeño!), mushrooms, black beans, onion, tomatoes… So,…

BBQ Tempeh with Creamy Grits (adapted from Bryant Terry)

Bryant Terry has an awesome recipe for tempeh with creamy grits—the only problem is that all-told the recipe must take 3-4 hours to make, not even counting soaking cashews overnight. So, in this post, I offer the lazy-cook (aka, me), super-speed-up version, without stealing any of the secrets from the original, which you absolutely must…

Fall Seasonal Menu

A gluten-free vegan feast doesn’t have to be difficult! These were all fairly low-maintenance recipes (lots of oven roasting) – Lentil mushroom walnut mini loaves (served with not homemade Trader Joe’s jalapeño cranberry sauce) * Recipe linked; I buy cranberry sauce instead of making to save time. I also use pre-cooked Trader Joe’s lentils (sold…

Stuffed Pattypan Squash

It’s been a long time since my last post, but here’s a fun summertime doozy that I hope you like. Takes a little more prep time than my recipes typically would but it’s pretty fun! I received some scalloped yellow items in my Boston Organics box as a surprise, but it didn’t take too much…

Black-eyed Peas & Collard Greens

Down to the basics for this gluten-free/vegan version of a soul food classic. This meal is the definition of Cheap GF Vegan: Buy a can of black-eyed peas ($1 or less) Buy a bunch of collards at the store or a farmers’ market ($3 or less) Saute together in one pan…DONE! Use a little olive…

Potato Pancakes

The time has passed for making latkes this year, but these are delicious all year round! Amounts of ingredients depend on how many pancakes you want at the end. I would recommend using at least 4 potatoes, with a 4 potato to 1 small onion ratio (unless you like more of an onion flavor) Wash…

San-J Sauce

I’ve already given my recommendation for San-J Sauces, the only Asian cuisine sauces I’ve found that are dedicatedly gluten free. I finally stocked up my favorite flavors so my new pantry is a very happy place. These are incredibly flavorful, and I recommend even if you don’t have to be gluten free. Easiest dinner ever:…

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash…I have heard about you for so long and now I have finally experienced the joy! As you can learn online, there are a million ways to cook (bake, roast, etc.) the squash, but since this is “Cheap and Easy,” I include the fastest means below: Cut the squash in half lengthwise (see above)….

Veggie Galaxy – Cambridge, MA

Veggie Galaxy, a vegan/vegetarian diner & bakery in Cambridge, MA has just introduced a gluten-free menu! They’ve had gluten-free bread from the beginning, but now have even more GF/vegan options: – their GF bread is vegan – their vegan house cheese is now GF, plus they serve Daiya – they’ve made GF versions of seitan…

Organics Box – Day 5

Veggies: 1 lbs Yams 1 lbs Carrots (MA) 1 head Green Leaf Lettuce (MA) .75 lbs Leeks 1 lbs Scarlett Turnips (MA) .75 lbs Baby Bok Choy (3 bunches) Fruit: 1 Anjou Pears (WA) 1 lbs Bananas (Ecuador or Peru) 1 Granny Smith Apples (WA) 2 Plums (CA or WA) 1 Valencia Oranges (CA) The menu yielded: Sauteed Baby Bok Choy: Separate…

Organics Box – Day 4

Veggies: 1 lbs Blue Potatoes (MA) (they look royal purple! can’t wait to see how they taste & look on the inside) 1 lbs Rainbow or Orange Carrots (MA) (see above–SO cool) 1 lbs Red Beets (MA) 1 bunch Red Kale (MA) 1 head Romaine Lettuce (MA) 1 lbs Yellow Onions (MA) Fruit: 1 lbs Bananas (Ecuador or Peru) 1 Bosc Pears (WA) 1 Gala Apples…

Organics Box – Day 3

Veggies: 1 lbs Beets (MA) 1 lbs Delicata Squash (Quebec) 1 bunch Kale (MA) 0.5 lbs Onions (MA or NY) 1 lbs Potatoes (MA) 1 head Romaine Lettuce (MA) Fruit: 1 Anjou Pears (WA) 1 lbs Bananas (Ecuador or Peru) 3 Black Plums (CA) 1 Gala Apples (WA) 3 Kiwis (New Zealand) 1 Valencia Oranges (CA) The menu yielded: Roasted Delicata Squash: Simple! Cut the squash down…