Green Bean and Carrot Soup (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

This is a very basic vegan soup. If you have a lot of green beans, you can freeze them and make this soup in a flash whenever you feel like eating soup. The sweetness of onion and carrots enhances the flavor. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 1 […]

Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Adzuki Jelly Dessert (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Macrobiotic)

I took advantage of the natural sweetness of sweet potatoes and pumpkin (kabocha squash) and minimized the amount of sugar in this dessert. It’s packed with fiber and protein. I don’t know if there are any healthy desserts, but I can say that this is one of the healthier options! If you cannot find kabocha […]

Chunky Vegetable Lentil Soup

My favorite local vegetarian restaurant has a lentil soup on their regular menu. I ordered some for takeout the other day.  It was so delicious and satisfying but was a bit pricy for a bowl. This soup that I came up with today is very similar to what I ordered from the restaurant, but you […]

Broccoli, Chickpea and Root Vegetable Soup

Colored leaves are falling down and morning frost is observed. It’s definitely a soup season now! Today I used a celeriac (celery root) as one of the ingredients for this soup. Celeriac is rich sources of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamin K which is required for blood coagulation and bone generation. If you cannot get a […]

Cauliflower and Pesto Salad

My husband’s friend gave us a bag full of fresh basil the other day and I made a large quantity of pesto, so I am trying to come up with a series of recipes using pesto this week. This is a salad using raw cauliflower. Please feel free to use different ingredients for mixing in […]

Pesto Hummus

I received some fresh basil in our bi-weekly organic vegetable delivery box, so I quickly came up with this recipe. I must say I am very happy with the taste. When you have some extra fresh basil and love hummus, please try it. I don’t think you will find this flavor in commercial hummus products. […]

Szechuan Green Beans and Tofu

I felt like I needed some protein and some spiciness today, so I created this simple Chinese dish for my supper. You can also make it without tofu or use other protein, such as chicken, beef or shrimp. Ingredients: 1/2 block tofu (7.5 oz or 200 g) (I used organic sprouted tofu) 12  oz (350 […]

Adzuki Bean Brownies (Gluten-Free, Vegan and Macrobiotic)

We see a lot of black bean brownie recipes on the Internet and they are very popular especially among health and fitness conscious people. One day, I thought if we can use black beans to make healthy brownies, I should be able to use adzuki beans as well. This is what I came up with. […]

Vegan Chili

This is what I made when I found various dry beans in small quantities in my pantry and decided to use them up. If you use dry beans, you need to soak them overnight.  Cooking takes about 60 – 90 minutes. If you have a pressure cooker, you can save a lot of time. The […]