Qabuli Palao (Afghan, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Qabuli Palao with Sabzi

I haven’t posted much lately. I’ve had a slow recovery from hand surgery on March 30, which has limited my computer time. Basically I had to chose between computer and kitchen–guess which one won! Much of my time in the kitchen has been focused on completion of my Professional Plant-Based Chef certification program at rouxbe.com. Toward … Read more

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Stuffed Portobello mushrooms (vegan)

Stuffed portobello mushrooms have been my favorite holiday meal for years. I’ve made them with wheat bread stuffing and cornbread stuffing, with and without nuts, and with and without tofu. I’ve topped them with mushroom sauce and red pepper sauce and gravy and vegan cheese. This year, with little time to cook and tiny kitchen … Read more

Grandma’s Cherried Cranberries

Cherried cranberries as part of our Thanksgiving feast

This coming week we celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S. Though I have lived in Guatemala for the past five Thanksgivings, I still celebrate by making a feast for my family and guests. Though vegan menus are somewhat different from the Thanksgiving meals of my childhood, one dish remains constant: Grandma’s Cherried Cranberries. When I was young, … Read more