Homemade Vegetarian Baked Beans

A glass baking dish of vegetarian baked beans

Next time you have dried beans in the cupboard and an empty produce drawer, give this recipe a try. I made this batch with a bag of beautiful locally-grown cranberry beans that I had received in my CSA share. Baked beans are typically made with small white beans, such as navy beans, but as always, […]

Mung Bean Sprouts

Canning jar full of sprouted mung beans in a refrigerator

I learned about mung bean sprouts from an old friend who became a natural-food enthusiast in the early seventies. Every time I visited her home, I noticed a jar of sprouts in her dish drainer—so I asked her about them. She explained her simple process, and I’m forever grateful to her. I make them frequently, […]

Simple Bread & Tomato Salad

Bread and tomato salad in a wood bowl

Think of this salad as a tomato sandwich in a bowl. Bread, tomatoes, and oil are the stars, and you can improvise from there.   How To Make a Simple Bread & Tomato Salad Plan for roughly one part toasted bread, one part tomatoes, any optional additions you want, and a vinaigrette. On this late summer […]

Rainbow Swiss Chard & Vegetarian Sausage

Chopped swiss chard with sliced of vegetarian sausage

Rainbow swiss chard is aptly named. It’s a cheerful tri-color variety of swiss chard, and the number of nutrients and vitamins it contains is kind of magical (Vitamins A, C, and K, potassium, magnesium, just to name a few). It also gets more vibrant and colorful when you cook it lightly.   Swiss chard is […]