Vegan MoFo Day 23: Celebrations require effort

In my family, holiday celebration planning primarily consists of menu creation. Beyond working around everyone’s dietary requirements at any given time, we love to try new things, get creative, and sometimes even experiment. Making things from scratch we wouldn’t normally is a must. For example, a few years ago, for Thanksgiving, we made gnocchi, sweet…

Vegan MoFo Day 22: Time of the Season

I’m a farmers’ market junkie, so eating in season is my default, but I did want to stick with my “try new things” MoFo plan and highlight the good stuff we get here in August. Tomatoes are key this time of year. I could’ve made a whole tomato THING, really, but I didn’t. Eggplant is…

Cast-iron stir fry with broccoli and tofu over brown rice

Somehow I think I’ve avoided making this particular Isa Does It recipe – even though it has a bunch of things I really like. Perhaps it was the lack of hoisin sauce of mirin in my pantry? I ended up subbing sherry for the mirin and mixing up a peanut butter-based substitute for the hoisin….

The dinner in progress includes: – French green lentils and farro cooked together with thyme – Cremini mushrooms stuffed with walnut bread crumbs, basil, olive oil, and a little lemon zest – Brussels sprouts with green garlic – Sauteed baby chard and arugula with green garlic and lemon