Blue Plate Special #65: Seared Tofu with Spicy Citrus Salad and Slow Roasted Red Onions

It has been a long time (3 years?!) since I posted what I like to call a Blue Plate Special – a plate of goodness that usually includes a protein like tofu, tempeh or beans, and two or three sides. I have made so many over the years and they are on full repeat in […]

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Blue Plate Special #64: Kid-Approved Honee Tempeh with Steamed Broccoli & Carrot Slaw with Dill & Capers

This summer I built two raised beds on the side of my driveway and created a little food garden. I am loving growing food – kale, parsley, chives, radishes, basil, cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, and carrots. These big, colorful, glorious very carrot-y carrots!ย I am definitely hoarding them and using them up slowly.

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Blue Plate Special #63: Baked Chipotle-Honee Tofu over Cabbage Slaw with Pan-Roasted Corn

I literally can’t eat chipotles in adobo fast enough. I love this stuff – smoky, sweet, tangy, and a little spicy. Remember how I made my own? Now I am trying to figure out a million ways to eat it. How about this combo? ย Chipotles + Bee Free Honee (or maple syrup or agave) = […]

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Blue Plate Special #62: Marinated Tempeh over Parsnip Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Broccolini & Vine Tomatoes

I’m loving all of the beautiful tomatoes I am seeing in the markets. But sadly, my husband doesn’t like tomatoes (what?!?) but I do. So when I make a dish like this, which I think is better with a velvety roasted tomato on top, I make mine with and his without. You can do whatever […]

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Blue Plate Special #61: Baked Mustard Tofu with Sweet Potatoes & Kale

Recently, my friend’s husband sent her a recipe to try (some kind of mustard tofu with sweet potatoes and kale) but sadly it was a fail. We talked about what went wrong and to me it was an issue of what cooking methods were suggested for the individual elements. So, I created this recipe for […]

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