Longan Fruit Salad

Longan, cherries, and cantaloupe with kumquat citrus syrup. It’s summertime, and some of the best fruits are in season. So why not throw them together in a tasty salad? This salad is made with one of my favorite tropical fruits, longans. The fruit is from a tree in the soapberry family of which lychee and […]

Roasted Tomato Soup with White Bean Pistou

Creamy roasted tomato soup with tender white beans and basil pistou. This vegan summer soup is creamy without adding cream and is tasty served warm or chilled. Pistou is a French sauce made by grinding basil, garlic, and olive oil into a paste with a mortar and pestle. I took a slight detour from tradition […]

Smoked Tofu

Smoked firm tofu with an Asian-style spring onion cilantro vinaigrette. This smoked tofu is a great vegan option for your summer BBQ with its fresh cilantro and spring onion sesame vinaigrette! This recipe was created for a BBQ I hosted with one vegan guest. I don’t do a lot of vegan/vegetarian recipes, but this one […]

Ricotta Agnolotti

Ricotta and pecorino filled agnolotti pasta with sundried tomato fondue and arugula pine nut pesto. This tender agnolotti pasta has bright, fresh flavors from the sundried tomatoes and peppery arugula and richness from the double cheese filling. This dish is quite involved with four separate recipes. All of the recipes are simple, with the biggest […]