Quinoa-Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Quinoa stuffed poblano chilies #4

Poblano peppers stuffed with quinoa mixture just before going into the oven.

In addition to taste, this gluten-free dish looks amazing when plated and/or brought to the table for serving. The recipe makes two good sized peppers but the recipe can easily be doubled to serve four. I also like to use four small peppers (without doubling the recipe) and serve this as an appetizer. Continue reading

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Grilled Eggplant with a Twist

Grilled Eggplant Chard Yogurt #1

This vegan and gluten-free dish is easy to prepare and does not heat up the house because it is grilled outside! Grilling the chard can be a little tricky but it crisps up nicely and surprisingly enough…it doesn’t fall through the grill! That, my friends, is a twist to be sure. Hope you enjoy. Continue reading

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Three-Cheese Lasagna

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

Three cheeses and three layers. Mangiamo!

I was going to call this recipe “Three-Cheese, Three-Layer Lasagna with Burnt Marinara.” What? you might ask. Let me explain. Continue reading

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Roasted Spicy Vinaigrette

Indian Spice Dressing #3This Indian-inspired recipe is great as a dressing for grain-based salads or as a marinade. It is both vegan and gluten-free. Continue reading

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Tabouli with Tomato, Cabbage, and Mint

Tabouli with Tomato Cabbage Mint copy

This vegan dish is a nice combination of fresh tomatoes, cabbage, and mint on a minimal base of whole grain bulgur. It’s very different from traditional tabouli. It’s also very different from my Sorghum Tabouli and my Millet Tabouli. Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower

75. Roasted Cauliflower

You’ve probably had raw cauliflower or steamed cauliflower . . . but have you ever tried roasted cauliflower? This simple and easy vegan and gluten-free recipe takes no more than 10 minutes prep time. Continue reading

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Open-Face Tomato Sandwiches

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

Grill bread for the perfect end-of-season lunch.

Are you looking for something different to do with all of those tomatoes in your vegetable garden? Want to grill one more time before the end of summer? Look no further. Here’s a fresh way to enjoy garden-fresh tomatoes as adapted from an original recipe in Food and Wine magazine. I love the combination of feta, tomatoes, and chives. If you can’t find or don’t like sunflower sprouts, substitute whatever type you like. Try also a different cheese. I like these equally well with sharp cheddar.  Continue reading

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