Vegan Potstickers/Gyoza/Mandu Dumplings: #214 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Many cultures have a filled dumpling kind of food: samosas, empanadas, pierogies, ravioli, mochi, blueberry buns… Maybe we’re on a quest to try them all! In Japan and Korea these marvels are savory and can be filled with veggies like cabbage and mushrooms. They’re fun to cook, steamed on one side and fried on theContinue reading “Vegan Potstickers/Gyoza/Mandu Dumplings: #214 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Megan’s Graduation Pasta: #213 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Megan graduated from middle school this month – congrats to all the graduates everywhere who had the quarantine graduation experience! Her special request to celebrate at home was this pasta dish – a medley of pasta, garlicky tomato sauce, beans, chick peas, pepperoni, peas, basil, and plant-based parmesan. So delicious – I’m glad she requestedContinue reading “Megan’s Graduation Pasta: #213 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Canadian Hodgepodge Stew: #210 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Hodgepodge is a bit like taking whatever vegetables you have left from your garden and tossing them into a big, nourishing stew. I learned about it from the East Coast of Canada, but no doubt there are similar recipes wherever people grow food. It’s very rewarding to turn leftover things into delicious things! This isContinue reading “Canadian Hodgepodge Stew: #210 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Balsamic Maple Glazed Tempeh: #201 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Tempeh is a wonderful, meat-like patty that takes on whatever flavor marinade you give it. Popular in Indonesia, it’s made of fermented soybeans and is high in both protein and probiotics. This recipe is a slow marinating, slow cooking feast, with balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, garlic, soy sauce, and olive oil blending to delight theContinue reading “Balsamic Maple Glazed Tempeh: #201 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Lemony Chicken with Homemade Pita and Tzatziki Salad: #198 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

June means summer is almost here, and the weather is good enough to fire up the barbecue. How about a tangy lemon garlic marinade and a bright cucumber mint salad to go with your freshly baked pita bread? Sounds good to me! You’re all invited for dinner. 🙂 This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments toContinue reading “Lemony Chicken with Homemade Pita and Tzatziki Salad: #198 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Summer Ratatouille: #190 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

We’ve watched the Pixar movie Ratatouille at least a dozen times, but have never worked up the courage to actually make the film’s signature dish. Finally, after 190 of these food experiments, Megan and I decided to give it a go. The hardest part is all the slicing of the vegetables. Other than that, it’sContinue reading “Summer Ratatouille: #190 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Savory Bean Stew with Dumplings: #188 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

We’ve made this recipe twice already, with the lovely combination of dill, rosemary, and sage warming our tummies. As a bonus, leftovers the next day are just as good as the real thing. Many thanks to the Post-Punk Kitchen for inspiration. This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family andContinue reading “Savory Bean Stew with Dumplings: #188 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Baked Olive Mushroom Lentil Burgers: #186 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

What happens when you mix mushrooms, lentils, kalamata olives, and some delicious spices? A nourishing and delicious veggie burger, much like our hearty meatless burgers and experimental garbanzo burgers. This recipe comes from the legendary post-punk kitchen. Check it out! This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefullyContinue reading “Baked Olive Mushroom Lentil Burgers: #186 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Lentil Miso Gravy with Seitan, Broccoli, and Quinoa: #185 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

When transitioning to a plant-based diet, it can be helpful to have some meat-like meals to soften the change. This recipe tastes like a rich beef stew, thanks to a hearty lentil miso gravy and some chopped up Field Roast plant-based meat. We enjoyed it for a comforting dinner with baby broccoli over quinoa. ThanksContinue reading “Lentil Miso Gravy with Seitan, Broccoli, and Quinoa: #185 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”

Vegan Malai Kofta with Zucchini and Garbanzos: #184 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

Malai kofta is a classic Indian comfort food – think of tender dumplings in a creamy sauce. This recipe is a plant-based delight that blends cashews, coconut milk, and spices to create a rich sauce without all that dairy in it. The dumplings have garbanzo beans, almonds, and zucchini in them, and we added someContinue reading “Vegan Malai Kofta with Zucchini and Garbanzos: #184 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments”