Entries by Madeleine Wirth

Chocolate Strawberry Pie

Strawberries and chocolate are a deliciously perfect combination. The elegant red and black colors invite a rich and deep sweetness you can taste before the first bite. Valentine’s Day is a wonderful occasion to enjoy strawberries and chocolate. This simple pie incorporates 5 ingredients for full chocolatey goodness. With only a few ingredients, you can […]

Spiced Carrot Dip

This recipe is a delicious way to transform carrots into a flavorful dip. These ingredients incorporate sweetness from natural apricot preserves and depth from rich herbs and spices. I love this recipe because the flavors are so full, ranging from sweet to savory. Spiced Carrot dip is a great dip for your next super bowl […]

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Serves 6 As winter approaches, hot meals are more and more appetizing. Lentil Shepherd’s Pie is a delicious, hot meal that will warm you up on a cold day. Lentils are a great source of iron, fiber, and protein. The meaty texture of the lentils makes this home-style favorite a hearty and healthy meal. Instead […]

Spiced Sugar Cookies (Vegan)

As the holiday season approaches, it is important to make time for baking. Gingerbread cookies, chocolate truffles, peppermint candies, and spiced sweet breads are desserts that warm our hearts as we enjoy this special time of the year with the ones we love. I absolutely love this sweet treat of a recipe: spiced sugar cookies […]

Cauliflower Alfredo

Looking for an impressive date-night recipe or a nutritious kid-friendly dinner idea? This Alfredo sauce may be just what you’re looking for. Using fresh cauliflower, this Alfredo sauce is nutritious and delicious while carrying half the calories and fat. Unlike other recipes that use whole milk and butter, this rich Alfredo sauce is made with […]

Vegan Chocolate Pie

This recipe features a vegan chocolate pie! How exactly is a vegan pie possible, you may wonder? Are butter and eggs necessary? In this no-bake pie, they are not. Sugar, chocolate, and tofu hold up the thick creamy texture. Silken tofu is used in many vegan-based recipes such as creamy soups, dips, cakes, and muffins. […]

Roasted Romanesco

Imagine a lime-green head of broccoli with mesmerizing spiral florets. The odd-looking vegetable you are thinking of is called Romanesco! This exotic vegetable belongs to the same cruciferous vegetable family as broccoli and cauliflower. Nevertheless, when I spotted it in the produce section of Friendly City, I could not stop staring at it. The vegetable […]

Butternut Squash Fries

Autumn is a beautiful time of year, and cooking inspiration in the fall absolutely finds itself deriving from pumpkins, gourds, and squashes. I love this recipe because it is an easy way to cook up a butternut squash. Maybe you were planning on making butternut squash soup, but never got around to doing it? Well, […]

Vegan Mac and “Cheese”

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It’s a popular saying, and many people feel this way about the idea of vegan “cheese”. Cheese is perfect the way it is, right? Why should we cook up a substitute for cheese? How could a vegan cheese substitute ever compare to the real thing? Well, don’t get […]

Cannellini Beans with Lemony Kale

Both kale and cannellini beans are highly nutrient dense foods. This dish is high in fiber, healthy fats, protein, and micronutrients that will fill your body with energy. I particularly appreciate how well the kale and cannellini beans absorb flavor. Red pepper flakes, garlic, and the reliable salt-and-pepper combo work flavorful wonders in this recipe. […]