Crunchy Tofu Salad

You don’t have to sauté or marinade tofu to enjoy it. Whenever you find yourself short on time or just don’t want to cook, this is a super easy and delicious way to add healthy protein to a green salad. This is my favorite cold Crunchy Tofu Salad recipe, provided by special request. If youContinue reading “Crunchy Tofu Salad”

Basic Vegan Sour Cream

Making vegan sour cream from silken tofu is more of an idea than a recipe; different iterations are readily available online. This is mine. But first, the back story: While “veganizing” my favorite marble cake recipe requiring sour cream, I realized that I had no vegan sour cream on hand. I don’t like to buyContinue reading “Basic Vegan Sour Cream”

Basil Cloning for Late Bloomers

With cloning, you don’t have to be an avid gardener to have your own fresh basil at any time of the year. Even if you don’t have space for a container garden, it should be possible to grow your own basil plant from a sprig taken from basil you bring home from the store.

Training for Life

As we move forward, we realize that the things that have worked before either may not be appropriate or may not be enough at every stage of life. Following graduation from the University of Michigan Law School I moved to Chicago and jogged along Lake Michigan, dreaming of training for a Marathon. I had noContinue reading “Training for Life”

Papaya Salad with Tofu

This is a Thai-Style salad that I have adapted from the amazing Thai Vegetarian Cooking (1991) by Vatharin Shumichitr. I can’t claim that it is truly Thai; I did not follow the recipe exactly, both because of the ingredients that I had on hand, and our preferences. It was still delicious!

Gluten Free (GF) Passover Granola with Quinoa Flakes

Substituting Quinoa flakes (available from organic / health food stores) for rolled oats makes for a delightful granola with no more work and great taste. Another Passover miracle?

Vegan Chocolate Matzah Bark

There are many versions of Passover (Matzah) Chocolate Bark. This variation is both vegan and a bit healthier at the margin. Still this is essentially candy for dessert. Shakespeare wrote that “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Whatever you call yours, it should taste as sweet!