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Cavatappi and Chestnuts with Creamy Kabocha Sauce and Cranberries

There have been several requests that I post the recipe for my pasta with kabocha squash sauce — so here it is!  The first time I made it, there was no recipe because I put it together quite spontaneously using leftover...[more]


Vegan Holiday Hotline – 2014 Edition

It’s that time of year again!  We all know holiday meals can be stressful, especially for new vegans whose extended families may be accustomed to a turkey on the table. That’s why I’m here to take the stress-work out of the...[more]


Plant Power! Chickpea and Kale Sandwich Spread

Chickpeas and kale are two of my favorite everyday ingredients.  They’re so nutritious and flavorful, but it’s their versatility that gives them extra points.  That’s why the recipe for Chickpea and Kale...[more]


Chili Mac is the Answer

With a chill in the air and darkness coming earlier, comfort food has been calling my name.  Two of my favorite comfort foods are vegan mac and cheese and a nice spicy chili. I made a batch of quick chili on Sunday — the...[more]


The Vegetarian Flavor Bible…and more

Because my day job is writing cookbooks, you’d think I’d want to relax by reading something non-food related, right?  Wrong!  My nightstand usually holds a stack of food magazines and cookbooks, that I read like...[more]


Hearts of Baltimore Crab Cakes – The Lusty Vegan

I’m excited to be the first stop on The Lusty Vegan Blog Tour, not just because it’s such a fun (and well-written) book to read; not even because Jon’s company published it; and certainly not because I need dating advice (!). The...[more]


Savory Pumpkin Bites with Green Chile Aioli

After spending a fun Saturday afternoon at a “pick your own” pumpkin patch, I couldn’t resist doing a pumpkin-related post. Today’s recipe is for Savory Pumpkin Bites with Green Chile Aioli (shown above)...[more]


Chickpea and Kale Wat from Vegan Without Borders

Thanks to all who participated in my spontaneous online poll yesterday in helping me decide which part of the world to visit for today’s recipe from Vegan Without Borders. The majority of votes went to various regions of Africa,...[more]


Mango-Rice Verrines

I love the mango and coconut rice dessert served at Thai restaurants, as I was reminded when I saw an order of it being served at the next table during a recent Thai meal out with friends.  I rarely prepare it at home, either,...[more]


Vegan Without Borders – Today’s the Day!

Today is the day that my new book, Vegan Without Borders, officially hits the shelves and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  I don’t like to play favorites, but this book is forcing me to do so.  For one thing, it’s...[more]


Olive Leaf Pasta and Blueberry Pie

What is it about summer that makes it impossible to get things done?  The days are longer, but they go by lightening quick.  My to-do list continues to grow, yet every minute is packed with “busy-ness.”  Take this...[more]


Birthday Giveaway Winner + Cats!

Many thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday yesterday.  You truly made my day! Thanks also to everyone who entered my cookbook giveaway.  The winner is #26 — because that’s the date of my birthday! ...[more]


Birthday Cookbook Giveaway!

6/27/14 Update:  THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ENTERED! In honor of my birthday today, I’m giving YOU a gift: the gift of 150 easy and delicious recipes in the form of my latest book, More Quick-Fix...[more]


Blueberry-Chocolate Trail Mix Bark

If you’re looking for a great gift for Dad this Father’s Day, how about a homemade treat?  This Blueberry-Chocolate Trail Mix Bark from my book, More Quick-Fix Vegan is super-easy to make and because it’s made...[more]


Memorable Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial weekend was especially memorable this year.  The weather was absolutely perfect and we got to spend time with lots of our favorite people and animal friends!  And, of course, we enjoyed lots of great food, too.  Because...[more]


Cookbook Giveaway Winner + Easy Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Cream

Thanks to everyone who entered my two-book giveaway to win a copy of my new book, MORE Quick-Fix Vegan (a new book in the “quick-fix” series) as well as a copy of Everyday Vegan Eats a terrific new book by Zsu Dever. ...[more]


Everyday Vegan Eats: Recipe + Giveaway!

5/23/14 update:  THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  Thank you to all who entered! I’m super-excited to be part of the blog tour for Everyday Vegan Eats by Zsu Dever, not only because Zsu is a longtime recipe tester of mine and I’m...[more]


Mango Fried-Rice Pudding

This recipe came about when I was in the mood for the mango sticky rice you get at Thai restaurants, but not in the mood to make it from scratch.  I happened to have a couple of ripe mangoes and some cooked basmati rice on hand...[more]


Banh Mi Crostini

It was just a matter of time before I reinterpreted the elements of the classic Vietnamese banh mi sandwich to make these tasty little crostini. l For those of you who are keeping track, so far I have translated the beloved...[more]


Roasted Cauliflower with Caper Berries and Hollandaise

As you probably know if you read my blog or my cookbooks, I’m a fiend for cauliflower — especially ROASTED cauliflower!  It’s like it becomes an entirely different (and even more delicious) vegetable when...[more]


Vegan Without Borders

I am beyond excited to announce my upcoming cookbook, due to hit the shelves in early September.  It’s called Vegan Without Borders and this hardcover full color book is truly a dream come true for me. Anyone who knows my work,...[more]


Chickpeas Nicoise

One of my favorite flavor combos is the one found in a Nicoise Salad:  the melding of creamy potatoes, fresh green beans, sweet tomatoes, and piquant olives hits all the right flavor notes.  And while the salad itself, served on...[more]


Three-Bean Pantry Chili

It’s been great to hear from so many of you who have been loving the recipes in my newest book, More Quick-Fix Vegan.  One of the new features in this book that has been getting lots of attention is the chapter of “Pantry...[more]


Avocado Mousse with Raspberries

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, look no further than this Avocado Mousse from my new book, More Quick Fix Vegan.  It doesn’t get easier (or quicker) than this...[more]


Banh Mi Inspired Noodles from More Quick-Fix Vegan

  With my next book, More Quick-Fix Vegan, due to hit the shelves on March 4th, I thought it would be fun to post a recipe from it, but I couldn’t decide among three of my favorites.  So my Facebook friends came to the...[more]


Spicy Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce

It’s National Peanut Butter Day!  To celebrate I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes from my cookbook, Nut Butter Universe.  It’s the stir-fry with spicy peanut sauce that I love to make often, usually varying...[more]


Vegan Planet Giveaway Winners

Many thanks to everyone who joined my “Vegan Planet Party” and entered the giveaway to win Vegan Planet aprons and a copy of the book.   I loved reading all of your comments — it’s such a great way to...[more]


Vegan Planet Countdown + Giveaway!

1/14/14 Update: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.  Thank you to all who entered and congratulation to the winners! In less than a week, the new revised edition of Vegan Planet will become available and I couldn’t be more...[more]


Happy New Year!

Much like the past year, the holidays just flew by and suddenly, here we are in 2014.  I made my own particular riff on Hoppin’ John yesterday (I combine the collards with the black-eyed peas and rice for a delicious...[more]


Vegan Planet Apron Giveaway

I’m very excited about the 10th Anniversary of my bestselling cookbook, Vegan Planet.  And even more excited about the publication of the new Revised Edition, coming out in just a few weeks. To celebrate, my publisher,...[more]


Nut Butter Universe Giveaway Winners!

It’s time to announce the two winners of the Cookbook Giveaway for two signed copies of Nut Butter Universe.  First, a huge thank you to everyone who entered.  If you didn’t win, I hope you will put Nut Butter...[more]


Spinach Walnut Crostini and Cookbook Giveaway!

— THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED — Thank you to everyone who entered! Tis the season….for a Cookbook Giveaway!  Just in time for the holidays, I’m giving away two signed copies of Nut Butter Universe.  Even...[more]


30 Days of Vegan Cooking and Blog Tour Update

[ Gratuitous Gary Snow Globe photo]   I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I can’t believe we’re already well into the first week of December — probably because November was such a busy month.   I...[more]


Smoky Maple Black Beans and Kale

This is the final day of 30 Days of Vegan Cooking featuring recipes from my upcoming book: the Revised Edition of Vegan Planet.  I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek into the new book with some all new recipes as well as updates...[more]


To-Fu Yung

  If you’re in the mood for something completely different after yesterday’s Thanksgiving feast, how about some To-fu Yung?  It’s delicious and easy to make.  The recipe is from the Revised Edition of Vegan...[more]


Autumn Roasted Vegetables

Happy Thanksgiving!  Today’s recipe would make a great side dish on your Thanksgiving Table: Autumn Roasted Vegetables. Roasting vegetables deepens their flavor and brings out their natural sweetness. In this recipe, I...[more]


Brandy Apple Pie

  In my house, apple is the new pumpkin — at least where Thanksgiving pie is concerned.  Ever since we discovered the wonderful local Stayman apples here in the Shenandoah Valley, Jon has requested apple pie instead of...[more]


Saffron Couscous Cake with Seasonal Vegetables

  The actual title of today’s recipe is Saffron Couscous Cake with Spring Vegetable Saute, but this cold weather has inspired me to mention an alternative so that you don’t have to wait until Spring to try it.  Quite...[more]


Spinach Frittata

  We’re coming into the home stretch of the 30 Days of Vegan Cooking.  Today, the featured recipe is Spinach Frittata. It makes a great brunch or light supper. Spinach Frittata from Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson...[more]


Tiramisu Cheesecake

30 Days of Vegan Recipes continues today with dessert!  Specifically, a Tiramisu Cheesecake that has everything you love about tiramisu combined with a great cheescake texture. Mascarpone cheese is traditional in tiramisu, but I...[more]


Shredded Vegetable Fritters

Today’s featured recipe  is Shredded Vegetable Fritters.  These fritters are supremely versatile, not just because you can make them using different vegetables, but you can change up the seasonings as well. For example, a...[more]


Scallion Pancakes with Sesame Seeds

Lucky #7 recipe of the day in my 30 Days of Vegan cooking is Scallion Pancakes with Sesame Seeds.  You can make these as two large pancakes and cut them into wedges to serve, or make lots of little pancakes — it’s up...[more]


Curried Cauliflower Pakoras

30 Days of Vegan Cooking continues with Recipe # 6: Curried Cauliflower Pakoras. Much like the tempura of Japan or fritto misto of Italy, these classic batter-dipped fritters of India lend themselves to almost any vegetable. Try...[more]


One-Dish Vegan Blog Tour

Today is the beginning of the One-Dish Vegan Blog Tour!  During the next few weeks I will be “traveling” to various blogs with recipes from my new book, One-Dish Vegan.  The first stop on the tour is Veggie Girl. ...[more]


Three-Onion Appetizer Pie

Recipe #5 of 30 Days of Vegan Cooking is a fresh take on the old-fashioned onion dip made with dehydrated soup mix and gobs of dairy.  My version uses three types of fresh onions combined with vegan cream cheese and mayo.  For...[more]


Lemon-Ginger Tofu

Today’s recipe, Lemon-Ginger Tofu, is an easy way to add flavor to tofu. Just slice it, sauce it, and bake it!  (If your tofu isn’t (extremely) extra-firm (all brands are different) then you may want to take the extra...[more]


Rustic Bread with Kalamata Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Day #3 – 30 Days of Vegan Cooking.  Today’s recipe features kalamata olives and sun-dried tomatoes baked into a loaf of delicious bread.  I like to serve it with a hearty soup or stew — or the roasted vegetable...[more]


Roasted Root Vegetable Chili

Today is Day #2 of 30 Days of Vegan Cooking featuring recipes from the Revised Edition of Vegan Planet.  The featured recipe is Roasted Root Vegetable Chili. Roasted Root Vegetable Chili from Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson...[more]


Penne and Butternut Squash with Kale Pesto

World Vegan Day is especially noteworthy this year because there are now more people adopting a vegan diet and lifestyle than ever before!  And because November is also World Vegan Month, I’m excited to present 30 Days of...[more]


Follow the Nut Butter Universe Blog Tour

Thanks to the great response to my cookbook,  Nut Butter Universe, we’re having a SECOND Blog Tour this week!  So if you missed the first one (or even if you didn’t) there will be lots of opportunities to try sample...[more]

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