Category Archives: Main Dish

Captured by Cashew Hummus Collard Rolls

Every once in awhile I come across a dish that is so amazingly delicious and incredibly impossible to resist. A meal that encourages taste buds to jump with excitement.   Nourishment that makes your eyes light up, your mouth smile widely, and your stomach hunger for … Continue reading

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Pita Pizza in a Jiffy

One of my all time favorite foods is pizza. I have fond memories of eating pizza with friends at slumber parties in grade school, making quick baby pizzas on English muffins in college,  enjoying a fresh slice of the daily … Continue reading

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Apple Quinoa Salad Recipe….Group X approved

Last weekend I attended our Group Exercise staff meeting/party. This was a delayed holiday gathering for all of the newbies (including me) and the seasoned staff to get together to laugh, get updates on their classes, and support each other … Continue reading

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Wunderbar Essen in Deutschland: Staying vegan on vacation abroad

Recently I traveled to Germany to celebrate the Christmas holiday season with my partner and his family. I found myself enjoying some tasty meals along with plenty of Gluhwein at the festive Christmas markets. What’s not to love about Germany at … Continue reading

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Cooking Ethiopian Delights: Gomen Wat, Atkilt Wot, and Lentils with Red Kulet

I was first introduced to the amazing wonders of Ethiopian food about 5 years ago in Berkeley, CA on the famous Telegraph Avenue. It was always a treat to take friends there for the first time.  The many elements that … Continue reading

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Post-Workout Quinoa Curry

Often after a good, hard workout, I am ready to eat and eat well. Yesterday I was particularly hungry after teaching a Zumba class so I opted for the most complete vegan protein available: QUINOA! Quinoa (“keen-wah”) has all the … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Surprise (Gluten Free and Vegan)

As I was trying to decide what to make for dinner tonight, I had three things in mind: 1) Use only ingredients that I already have;  2) Use my two butternut squash; and 3) Include organic black beans (and maybe a … Continue reading

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Check out ‘cheesy’ polenta with black beans and roasted red peppers

I’m working on adding some of my favorite standard dishes including this one on this “Quick and Tasty” page. These are the every day meals that are easy to create, versatile, and tasty. Many of them are served warm and can … Continue reading

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