Black Bean Empanadas

by angelika on March 8, 2014


Empanadas are one of my favorite meals to make on a leisurely weekend afternoon. You can stuff them with just about anything, and they are usually a crowd pleaser. These are stuffed with black beans, butternut squash and chevre. They have a nice sweet and savory flavor baked into a flaky pastry crust. They taste […]


Baja Tempeh Tacos

by angelika on June 22, 2013

Baja Tempeh Tacos

For Father’s Day Stephen requested Baja Tempeh Tacos from Veganomicon. It is an old favortie recipe of ours, but it had been a long time since we made them. As a matter of fact, I am slightly shocked I have never blogged these before. I think they are the best tacos that ever were. Seriously, the […]

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Maple Roasted Pumpkin with Brussels Sprouts

by angelika on October 15, 2012

Fall is in the air, it’s turned cold here and as if to mark the occasion the first Brussels sprouts appeared at the market sitting beautifully right next to the pumpkin display.  I am embarrassed to admit, that my kids didn’t think you could eat pumpkin. At least that is what they told me. I was wondering where […]

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Celery Root and Baby Broccoli Soup

by angelika on October 12, 2012

Celery soup- I know, it sounds weird. When I told Stephen what was for dinner he might have cocked his head askew. You see, he does not like celery. Me? I love celery. I really do. That said, this soup is made primarily from celery root, which has a very mild flavor. I am a HUGE fan […]

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Black Bean Sliders

by angelika on July 28, 2012

Build a Rainbow Burgers is what we called these at Poppy’s birthday party. Adorable little toddler size black bean sliders, with a rainbow of condiments to top them with. It’s actually not easy coming up with blue foods, and I am not sure that anyone actually used the blue cheese we set out, but at least I […]


Rainbow Potato Salad

by angelika on July 21, 2012

This rainbow potato salad was a dish at our extravaganza. I found these bagged potatoes at Whole Foods that were filled with pearl sized potatoes in purple, red and yellow. Each potato a single bite, ridiculously adorable. The combination of arugula and kalamatta olives is one of my favorites. Spicy and fresh with salty and rich. Amazing texture. […]

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Broccoli Cheddar Pot Pie

by angelika on December 3, 2011

We took a turn for Thanksgiving this year. Instead of making our traditional Root Vegetable Pot Pie, I decided to try something completely new. I wanted to make a broccoli cheddar pot pie, but with a twist. The cheddar sauce in this pot pie is complied of both sharp, and smoked cheddar. This gives the whole pot […]


Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts

by angelika on November 9, 2011

I think Brussels Sprouts get a bad rap. They are incredibly delicious, provided you prepare them well. They are also part of the cruciferous vegetable family, which are loaded with anti-cancer compounds. My personal favorite way to eat Brussels sprouts is to roast them, I find that they get a really nutty flavor. In this […]


I got a little heat last holiday season for posting my favorite Thanksgiving recipes after the holiday. This year I am making an effort to post my favorites before the big day, for those of you who like to plan. My Butternut Squash soup is a little different from your average squash soup in a […]


Autumn Rolls

by angelika on November 2, 2011

The weather turned, but not much in these parts. We have colored leaves and chilly nights, but some warmer daytime weather. I had a bit of a split personality moment. On the one hand, I yearned for the warm and creamy flavors of roasted squash, on the other hand I wanted a light grab and […]


Broccoli and Gorgonzola Pot Pie

by angelika on October 8, 2011

Rich and fabulous is the name of the game with this puff pasty pot pie. Golden and flaky puff pasty envelops a creamy gorgonzola based broccoli pie, with a hint of tarragon and mustard. Love at first bite was more like it. This pot pie was the centerpiece of a birthday celebration. It’s so rich […]

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Fava Bean Burgers

by angelika on August 31, 2011

I don’t normally have the best luck when attempting veggie burgers from scratch. I have issues with them falling apart. When I saw this recipe for fava bean burgers in Ottolenghi’s cookbook Plenty I knew I had to try them, past bad luck be damned.  I love fava beans, they are so buttery and rich. I’ve […]


French Lentil Galettes

by angelika on August 28, 2011

Another success story in my journey through Plenty by Ottolenghi! Lentils are a staple in our house. We eat them in salads and mixed with grains, but I’ve never dressed them up this fancy with a charriot of puff pastry. These galettes would make the perfect dinner party centerpiece. They are beyond delicious, creamy and […]


Caramelized Onion and Tomato Jam Flatbread

by angelika on August 10, 2011

I was watching my weekend cooking shows and came across this recipe for Caramelized Onion and Tomato Jam. I just had to try it out! It’s a bit of a labor of love, the whole process took me about an hour. The end result is nothing short of spectacular. It is so sweet and savory, […]


You know those days, a night before your weekly trip to pick up your CSA or go to the market, when you look at your fridge and think- I need to get rid of some of this stuff fast. Maybe you didn’t get to the produce as quickly as you intended, or your week was […]