Stir-Fry Eggplant in Garlic Sauce

The perfect blend of eggplant, red peppers, and shiitake mushrooms with a sweet and spicy glaze combine to make a vegetarian dish the whole family will enjoy over steamed Jasmine rice. For added protein, stir-fry a little tofu with the peppers…. Keep Reading »

Spinach, Roasted Red Pepper, & Feta Quiche

Remember it is really easy to have a few kid friendlier ingredients on hand too – just fill half the quiche shell with those, and half with the grown-up version. Then fill with the egg mixture and bake all at once, so you’re not making… Keep Reading »

Asparagus & Eggplant Filo Roll

The light flaky exterior is perfectly balanced with the creamy savory filling to make this exquisite dish a vegetarian main course, fabulous side dish, or an elegant first course. It is also extremely versatile, so feel free switch it up by trying different vegetable and/or… Keep Reading »

Easy Pumpkin-Pear Soup

A PCA member specifically requested this soup for before Halloween, but it’s perfect for any of the holidays this season, too. Presentation is really fun in a small, scooped out pumpkin. You can even serve with the lid on to keep the heat in, and let… Keep Reading »

Udon Noodles with Tofu & Greens

High in nutrients while full of flavor, this Asian dish is sure to help spruce up your weekly repertoire. Not a tofu fan? Substitute boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size chunks and use chicken stock in place of the vegetable broth, or chunks… Keep Reading »

Mushroom & Tofu Ragu over Spaghetti Squash

I automatically lean towards Asian flavors when working with tofu, so I deliberately started experimenting with more Mediterranean flavors, and came up with this almost meaty ragu. I also happened to have a houseguest who follows a gluten-free diet staying with me when I first… Keep Reading »

Szechwan Carrot Soup

This thick creamy soup bursting with Asian flavors is surprisingly filling, and great all year round, since it can be served hot in winter, and cold in summer. If you are careful not to add too much heat, it is exceptionally kid-friendly yet definitely sophisticated… Keep Reading »

Eggs in Purgatory

The first meal I ever cooked was breakfast in bed for my astonished and somewhat alarmed parents, since I was only four at the time. After observing my mother make scrambled eggs morning after morning, and being allowed to help stir while under her watchful… Keep Reading »


Summer entertaining screams guacamole to me. It’s quick and easy to make, and goes great with a cold beer in the hot sun by the pool…. Keep Reading »

Tricolor Bean Salad

This salad is easy to adapt to your household’s liking. Add or omit what you want, and adjust the seasoning and heat to your liking…. Keep Reading »

Pistachio-Raisin Couscous

Sweet and savory, soft and crunchy, this Moroccan side dish has it all going on, making every taste bud pop with every bite. If you are on a gluten-free diet, the ingredients work equally well with quinoa. Just add chickpeas to round it out into… Keep Reading »

BBQ Baked Tofu

This is actually a really flavorful tofu recipe that even those staunch meat eaters in your household will probably like, but of course you could use the same recipe for barbecue chicken or pork by simply adjusting the cook time accordingly. I suggest doing half… Keep Reading »

Breakfast Smoothie

This is a delicious, nutrient packed way to start the day. Better still, you’ll get spinach down your finicky eaters with them being none the wiser! Keep your favorite frozen fruits on hand, so you can enjoy this all year round…. Keep Reading »