Category Archives: Dairy free recipes

Asparagus Leek Soup

A soup so veggie flavorful that it just needs salt and pepper. Leeks and asparagus both have so much flavor on their own that you pretty much don’t need anything else in this soup. Sauté leeks in olive oil, add the asparagus, salt and pepper and broth. Cook until tender.  Blend for a creamy soup or keep it chunky for a soup that is light, healthy and delicious. Continue reading Asparagus Leek Soup

Asian Inspired Valentine’s Vegetarian Menu. 2019

Happy Friday everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day yesterday 💕❤️!  Ours was spent at home with the twins. My eldest was at her company’s sales conference in Half Moon Bay so it was just the four of us.  It was a rainy, stormy V Day here in the Bay Area. I was so happy to be at home and not going out for dinner. Usually I have my act together for Valentine’s Day with a menu all prepared so that when the kids and Hitesh come home they have a special menu waiting and ready. But this time I was in a culinary slump 😞.  My mind was blank and I just couldn’t come up with a cool menu for this special day.  Thankfully my twins came to the rescue!!  Since they were home this week for Ski week holiday break, they stepped up to make our family’s Valentine’s Day dinner.  What better Valentine’s present can a Mom ask for? A home cooked meal made with love by her kids 🤗😍. Continue reading Asian Inspired Valentine’s Vegetarian Menu. 2019

Oven Baked Tomato Bisque

Tangy and delicious, thick and creamy, quick and easy, this tomato soup takes just minutes to cook. I made this tomato bisque for a lunch with two of my dear friends last week and since we were getting together for a little Valentine’s Day celebration I wanted to make a soup that was red in color and tomato soup is what we all think of for a red soup. But I was in a time crunch that morning and it’s winter and fresh tomatoes are just not that flavorful in the winter, so I took a chance and made tomato soup with two jars of oven baked tomatoes. Folks, this had to be the quickest tomato soup I have ever made! It was ready in just 15 minutes! Because it is thicker than the usual tomato soup I’m calling it tomato bisque. Continue reading Oven Baked Tomato Bisque

Super Greens Salad with Beets and Radish

Looking for a red and pink salad for Valentine’s Day?  Gorgeous dark colored beets and pretty pink radish look so good together in a tossed green salad and taste wonderful too. This salad is sweet from the beets that release such a lovely sugary taste, then add fesh lemony vinaigrette and you get that unique sweet and sour tang in this beautiful salad. Continue reading Super Greens Salad with Beets and Radish

Butternut Squash Soup with Lemongrass and Coconut Milk

I had half a tube of lemongrass paste leftover from when I made some tofu pockets and not really knowing what else to use this herb for, decided to make an Asian-inspired butternut squash soup. What makes this soup taste so good is a whole bunch of fresh herbs like mint and cilantro along with coconut milk which transforms the soup into a light and creamy Thai-inspired squash soup. Continue reading Butternut Squash Soup with Lemongrass and Coconut Milk

Lemon Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

I’ve been making this lemony sweet mustard vinaigrette a lot lately especially as fresh lemons are in abundance in our area right now. The combination of fresh lemon juice and honey is always a winner for a fresh tasting salad dressing, but add a little mustard and you get a vinegary spiciness that adds another layer of flavor that is delicious. Continue reading Lemon Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Apples and Blueberries Lemony Greens Salad

Apples, blueberries and scallions tossed with greens and a lemon honey mustard vinaigrette; simple, refreshing and delicious this salad is. I really like how delicious apples and blueberries taste with a lemony vinaigrette which adds a nice burst of citrus freshness. This really is a wonderful salad to have with a veggie omelet or a sandwich. Continue reading Apples and Blueberries Lemony Greens Salad

French Onion Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Think French onion soup but more creamy with a cauliflower twist, that’s what this soup tastes like – a caramelized creamy French onion soup. Caramelized onions and roasted cauliflower make this soup taste sweet, then blend the caulflower into a creamy consistency and you have a delicious creamy style French onion soup made without beef broth and it’s vegetarian! This soup looks like it has load of cream, but in actuality this is a dairy free recipe. Give it a try! Continue reading French Onion Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Eggplant Penne with Fresh Basil

Roasted eggplant pasta with fresh basil – what’s more to add?  Sometimes I find it’s simple ingredients cooked very simply that taste the best. This pasta dish is one of those very simple recipes. It has just eggplant and basil with olive oil and a hint of garlic. Quick, easy and delicious. Give this recipe a try with tender Japanese eggplants and fresh basil 🌿. Continue reading Roasted Eggplant Penne with Fresh Basil