Autumn Succotash

Autumn Succotash 2 diced, roasted yams, seasoned with sage & olive oil 1 bag frozen shelled edamame 1 bag frozen corn, (roasted fresh corn is better if you can swing it) 3 cups chopped kale 1 batch dijon maple dressing... Continue Reading →

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Halloween Planter Ideas

One trip to the dollar store and it's very easy to add scary to your indoor and outdoor gardening. So, yes, I keep a box of plastic Halloween body parts in the basement. You never know when you'll need a... Continue Reading →

Chicago Institution, Eli’s Cheesecake, Launches Vegan Cheesecakes!

I'm in heaven! The last time I had a really good cheesecake was before 2004, before I was vegan. Sure, I've tried a few at various restaurants and you know what? They really didn't cut it for me. But that's... Continue Reading →

Book Review & Giveaway of Kiss My Aster: A Graphic Guide to Creating a Fantastic Yard Totally Tailored to You

Amanda Thomsen (aka Kiss My Aster on Twitter and Facebook) is what I’d call a punk landscaper and garden designer if we’re using the broader meaning of punk. The punk ideology is really about doing it yourself and doing it... Continue Reading →

Hoecake Florentine

Hoecakes Florentine There are 4 components of this hybrid version of vegan eggs Benedict and eggs Florentine: Hollandaise sauce (can be made ahead and refrigerated) Kale Florentine (can be made ahead and refrigerated) Baked tofu (can be made ahead and... Continue Reading →

Gingerkale, in case you want to pretend your ginger-ale is actually healthy ;-)

Gingerkale 1 can chilled spritzer 2 ounces ginger syrup (get a recipe for ginger simple syrup in my kale martini post) 1 ounce kale juice Pour the spritzer first then stir in the ginger syrup. Last, add the kale juice.

Curry Kale Balls

Curry Kale Balls 1) Pulse the following in a food processor until evenly ground but stop before it gets gummy: 1 t. curry powder, Madras style, hot 1 cup pistachios, shelled, I prefer roasted and salted zest from 1 lemon... Continue Reading →

Quick ‘n easy BBQ kale chips

Quickie BBQ Kale Chips Curly kale, washed and torn into chunks, no big stems. Curly kale is the better choice due to its perky nature and the ability of its curls to hold the sauce. Your favorite BBQ sauce, I... Continue Reading →

Green Meanie Martini

Making a Green Meanie Martini Make the ginger syrup and kale juice ahead of time and refrigerate until needed. 1 ounce ginger syrup (recipe below) 1 ounce kale/apple juice (how to do this in a blender below) 2 ounces limoncello... Continue Reading →

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