Pear Apple Crisp

Pear Apple Crisp

Apple crisp is a tasty dessert. I started making it the other day and realized I had too many pears and not enough apples, so I modified the recipe slightly to include them. The result was tasty!

Kale Chips

Kale Chips

I’ve read about kale chips several times now, and I saw the rave reviews they have gotten. They seemed like a tasty way to get more kale into my mouth.

Cashew Alfredo Sauce

Cashew Alfredo Sauce

My wife loves Alfredo sauce, so when I discovered how delicious and versatile cashew cream could be I knew what I had to do. This sauce has all of the flavor of a dairy based Alfredo, but with 75% less saturated fat. The texture of this sauce is smooth, thick, and it clings to the noodles well. Did I mention it is also really tasty?

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Our local co-op makes delicious cookies with cranberries, nuts, and oatmeal. At a $1.39 each it was getting to be an expensive habit, so I tried my hand at making them myself.

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

This soup is thick and hearty thanks to a secret ingredient -- cashew cream. The carrot and ginger flavors are both prominent. The Italian parsley is a beautiful compliment to the soup both in color and flavor. So very tasty!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Delicious fresh pumpkin pie in a glass – smoothie style. Yum! All of the delicious spices and flavors of pie in less than ten minutes. Who needs the crust? This smoothie is tasty!

Cashew Cream

Cashew Cream

Cashew cream is an amazing thing. It is thick and flavorful and can be used in so many recipes. I believe it originally came from the raw food movement, and is a better replacement to dairy cream. No cholesterol and less fat with a rich flavor.

Pan “Fried” Tempeh

Pan "Fried" Tempeh

If you haven’t tried tempeh yet, you really should. It is tasty and nutritious. One our favorite kinds is Lightlife Organic Garden Veggie Tempeh. One of these days we’ll get adventurous and make our own, but for now we’ll keep buying it at the co-op.

Strawberry Lime Sorbet

Strawberry Lime Sorbet

This sorbet tastes as amazing as it looks. It is also quick and easy to make – only three ingredients! This is my new favorite sorbet made with the vita-mix. Thanks to the generous amounts of strawberries, the texture is thick and smooth. The lime’s tanginess works well with the tart/sweetness from the strawberries. We opted not to add sweetener. If you like it sweet, add a few tablespoons of agave.

Cheese Enchilada

Cheese Enchilada

I opened the fridge looking for dinner options. The package of daiya cheese called out to me, so I grabbed it and the package of tortillas. Enchiladas came to mind.

Review: Sweet & Spicy Carrot Bisque

Spicy Carrot Soup

I found out about this recipe over on Vegalicious. The recipe won Best Soup in Vegetarian Times’ 2011 Chef Challenge.

Chocolate Ganache Torte

Chocolate Ganache Torte

I found this recipe on foodgawker. It is seriously some of the best chocolate I have ever had. I was skeptical when I read the description, but I went and bought the ingredients anyways.

Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries

Do you like chili? How about fries? Put them together and toss on some cheese. Wow! Very tasty and easy to make. This is one of my favorites.

Roasted Veggies

Roasted Veggies

I love roasting veggies. It is an easy way to get something really tasty without a lot of effort. It is also a great way to use a lot of veggies before they start to go bad.

Kale and Carrots on Ramen Noodles

Kale and Carrots on Pan Fried Noodles

I was inspired to make this after reading this post. She talked about making ramen fancy. My favorite ramen is when they pan fry it to crispiness.

Kabsa - Arabian Peninsula Rice Dish

Kabsa

Kabsa or Kabseh is a rice dish similar to biryani. It is commonly regarded as the national dish in Saudi Arabia and very popular in the other Persian Gulf states such as Bahrain and Kuwait. This is my interpretation of Kabsa for the “Cook Around the Globe” challenge – Arabian Peninsula. Be adventurous and try this recipe!