Qabuli Palao (Afghan, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Qabuli Palao with Sabzi

I haven’t posted much lately. I’ve had a slow recovery from hand surgery on March 30, which has limited my computer time. Basically I had to chose between computer and kitchen–guess which one won! Much of my time in the kitchen has been focused on completion of my Professional Plant-Based Chef certification program at rouxbe.com. Toward … Read more

Spiralized Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto (vegan, gluten-free)

I got my first spiralizer in 2008. I had just switched to a plant-based diet, and very quickly started eating 85% raw foods. Then, somehow, the spiralizer was pushed to the back of the cupboard and I forgot about it. With my increased focus on nutrient-dense and unprocessed foods, the spiralizer has once again become … Read more

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Stuffed Portobello mushrooms (vegan)

Stuffed portobello mushrooms have been my favorite holiday meal for years. I’ve made them with wheat bread stuffing and cornbread stuffing, with and without nuts, and with and without tofu. I’ve topped them with mushroom sauce and red pepper sauce and gravy and vegan cheese. This year, with little time to cook and tiny kitchen … Read more