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That’s Nacho Parfait

That’s Nacho Parfait

This introduction will be short and sweet because I just returned from another weekend away. So, pull up a chair and meet the papa and baby nacho parfaits. Papa Bear I’m not so happy with its looks, but hubs said it was delicious. Layers include black beans, cheddar-style Daiya cheese (vegan), plum tomato, avocado, crushed tortilla chips, more beans, … Continue reading

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

  Any meal is more nourishing when eaten with a friend. Yesterday I met one of my newest and finest outside Cornell University’s Human Ecology Building, where, along with the stunning architecture, we took in a beautiful view of the trees lining Beebe Lake. And we ate. And we talked. I barely noticed how delicious … Continue reading

Tofu, Cuke, and Carrot Salad Over Wild Rice

Tofu, Cuke, and Carrot Salad Over Wild Rice

This vegan, gluten-free lunch parfait is both delicious and surprisingly satisfying. At the top, carrot and cucumber sticks over slices of marinated, baked tofu give it a little Asian spark. (For baked tofu, I never stray from Millenium Restaurant’s basic recipe in The Artful Vegan cookbook.) In the middle, organic field greens add nice color … Continue reading

Strawberries, Cheddar, and Cukes

Strawberries, Cheddar, and Cukes

Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Like peanut butter and jelly and baby elephants. Such is the case with this sweet-and-savory light lunchtime parfait. Chopped cucumber. Cheddar cheese cubes. Strawberries. In this case, regional, organic strawberries from Central New York. A drizzle of blackberry balsamic vinegar puts the whole thing over the edge. Serve … Continue reading