Tag Archives : Balsamic


Roasted Balsamic Mushrooms and Tomatoes 2

Hen of the woods, bears head tooth, giant puffballs and the shaggy mane. They aren’t names of characters in a children’s book – they’re names of edible mushrooms! Ever wondered how in the world people identify edible wild mushrooms? Most of the store-bought mushrooms we eat today are grown on farms in sterilized environments – […]

Mushroom Gills

What is a Pattypan Squash? I’ll tell you all about it and share a delicious recipe – Grilled Pattypan Squash Stuffed with Bacon Tempeh, Quinoa, Daiya (Vegan Cheese) and Onions

Pattypan squash is what is known as a summer squash – all parts of it are edible, including the skin and seeds. There are TONS of benefits from eating this delicious squash. It’s full of vitamin C and A and specific antioxidants that are wonderful protection for macular degeneration and cataracts. It is great for regulating […]


Wine Down Wednesday with Garlic Balsamic Mushroom Pasta & Wine Pairing 3

Welcome to Wine Down Wednesday where I will feature some lovely wine pairings with a vegan dish – in this post, Garlic Balsamic Mushroom Pasta. This all came about a few weeks ago when my friend Gregg and fellow yogi (who also happens, lucky for me, to be the VP – Director of Sales for Broadbent […]

Mushroom Stroganoff

Island Teriyaki Salad with Fresh Spinach, Tomato and Balsamic-Mustard-Maple Dressing 1

Just a few veggie photos from today’s CSA first.  Too gorgeous not to share. My simple salad recipe.  Press and marinate the tofu a day or so ahead and have it ready in your fridge when you’re pressed for time. I once heard a critique of Rachel Ray that she simply re-edits her recipes rather than creating […]


Crunchy Kale Fattoush

I do believe I have discovered the dressing secret of my favorite salad at Mandaloun Mediterranean.  It is tart, tangy, sweet perfection and I think I figured it out by accident.  On a whim, while at the St Augustine Farmers Market I decided I would make a version of the fattoush salad with the organic […]


Peanut Butter, Barley, Apple, Raisin Salad. 2

I don’t know about you, but I loathe unloading the dishwasher.  It was so horrible that until recently would actually hand wash the dishes in the sink rather than unload the dishwasher.  Why the avoidance?  Because I had about 300 different plastic containers shoved in the “plastic container cabinet” with mismatched lids, brands and sizes.  It took about […]


Creamy Sweet Onion Balsamic Dressing 7

If you could come back in a second life as a vegetable what would you be? For some reason this was a question that my dad and I would discuss on a fairly regular basis. Now that I’m actually writing this I’m wondering if we are of sound mind. Regardless, at first he said garlic, […]