Egg-free

Beet Risotto

This colorful risotto is deceptively simple to prepare, but be warned that if you go with red beets instead of gold, it is a bit messy.

Crispy Peanut Tofu Stir-Fry over Cauliflower Rice

This crispy tofu is baked, not fried, and glazed with an easy sauce that only has five ingredients. If you’ve never tried cauliflower rice, it’s a game-changer - so fast and yummy, and a great way to get more vegetables in your diet! Use gluten-free soy sauce, and this recipe is gluten-free as well as vegan.

Cauliflower Steaks with Cauliflower Puree

This recipe is a complete celebration of cauliflower, with crispy-edged roasted steaks and a creamy, intense puree. For a vegan meal, use unsweetened nut milk instead.

Tangerine Cupcakes

These delicate and golden cupcakes are topped with an elegant, glossy citrus icing.

Tangerine Beef with Glass Noodles

This recipe calls for broccolini, but sliced bell peppers, broccoli, zucchini, or asparagus (when it’s in season) would all be excellent substitutions.

Vanilla-Almond Sandies

This cookie couldn't be any easier to make and are great as is for snacking on and dunking in milk, but are easy to change up as well (dip in chocolate, add lemon extract and poppy seeds, dust in cocoa powder or confectioners' sugar...).

Chia Seed Pancakes

Studded with chia seeds, the wonderful superfood, these pancakes are really easy to whip up. 

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

This is a thick, rich pudding, similar to tapioca, but is so healthy you can eat it for breakfast. Ripe mango adds enough sweetness that you can even skip the agave nectar if you'd like. Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, and antioxidants.

Turmeric Tea

It's great to have a jar of this turmeric-honey mixture in the fridge all winter during cold and flu season. If you feel something coming on, stir a spoonful of it into a cup of hot water, squeeze some lemon in, and add a generous pinch of freshly gournd pepper. Turmeric is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, so it's good for aches and pains too!

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds

Many of us find ourselves a bit short on time during the holidays. Places to go, things to do, people to see. If you find yourself needing to prepare something fancy that takes less than an hour to make, look no further than these yummy, simply addictive, chocolate-covered almonds.

Banana Nut Bread

This banana bread is more a bread than a cake, and is just barely sweet. You can increase the sugar to 1 cup (or even 1 1/4 cup for a very sweet, dessert banana bread). Use very very ripe bananas.

Spicy Ground Pork and Vegetable Stir-fry

This is the kind of simple, savory stir-fry that you’ll want to make over and over. It’s a versatile template for a meal, so you can substitute or add vegetables that you have on hand or are in season. Make a pot of rice, and you have a dinner that will please everyone.

Shrimp with Kale and Shiitakes

Thanks to shiitake mushrooms, soy sauce, white wine, and garlic, this easy dish is intensely flavorful. Try serving over egg or udon noodles, or with steamed rice.

Sweet Potato Kale Grilled Cheese

This sandwich gets everything right:  roasted sweet potato, kale, Havarti cheese, sautéed red onions, and fresh rosemary. This is your go-to cold weather sandwich!

 

Cheese Crisps

Many of us are finding ourselves a bit short on time right now. Places to go, things to do, people to see etc. If you find yourself needing to prepare a dish that looks fancy, but takes less than an hour to make—look no further than this selection of favorites, both sweet and savory!

Pot Roast with Rutabaga and Parsnips

When the weather turns chilly, a recipe like this is great to turn to - the roast cooks for hours in the oven, warming your house and whetting your appetite for dinner.

Mustard and Shallot Roast Chicken

With only a handful of ingredients that you probably already have around, this is so simple, and ready in under an hour and a half.

Sake Steamed Mandarin Fish

Tart satsuma provides the perfect balance to rich white fish. Ginger-scented rice is an excellent way to soak up sake-based steaming broth. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled, too.

Brussels Sprout Salad

When you come across perfectly fresh, bright green Brussels sprouts, shredding them paper thin for a salad is a wonderful treatment. Use a mandoline for very fine, feathery slices. Omit the cheese for an equally pleasing vegan dish.

Quinoa and Fig Salad

This is a hearty salad with an unexpected and satisfying combination of ingredients.

Fresh Fig and Mint Salad

This simple salad is worthy of a dinner party, but is so easy to make, it’s good for a casual weeknight dinner too.

Whole Grain Caramel Apple Hand Pies

These hand pies are a perfect use for the first local apples of the season. You’ll have extra caramel sauce left after making these: nice for spooning over ice cream (or eating out of the jar!).

Seared Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Broccoli

Sautéed spiced pork tenderloin with broccoli, apples, shallots, and bracing apple cider tastes just like fall. Served with a simple green salad and some good bread, it’s the perfect meal for a cool autumn evening.

Onion and Red Pepper Confit

The longer this confit cooks, the better it tastes. Serve over grilled fish, add to pasta sauce, use to fill an omelet, or spread on top of crostini.

Quinoa-Stuffed Eggplant

This is a substantial meal as is, but the filling can easily be modified for more protein by adding ground beef or crumbled tofu.

 

Broccoli and Feta Pasta Sauce

This bright green sauce is creamy and tangy, and stirred into pasta is a delicious alternative to tomato sauce or pesto.

Local Yokel Hashbrowns

Spicy and delicious side to a local omlette and if you have leftovers it reheats nicely to be a compliment to your sandwich for lunch.

Potato Soup

Potato soup is a childhood favorite of mine, and this is the first time I've put tangible measurements to this recipe, so above all else, make this in a way that tastes good to you. 

Cream of Mushroom and Mead Soup

This can be made ahead and reheated. I love that this recipe can be adapted for most any time of year, for just about any kind of mushrooms, herbs or roots available.

Green Tomato Honey Pie

A good friend of mine gave me a green tomato pie recipe a few years ago to deal with a season of tomato blight. I've adapted this surprising and tasty dessert to make it totally local.