Category Archives: Vegetarian

Purple Cauliflower, Lentil and Quinoa Salad Recipe

On grief, in springtime.

I learned a lot this week. I learned what it’s like to say goodbye to the last member of a whole generation. That itView full post »

Grilled Cheese with Sauerkraut Recipe

A Hot Mess: Grilled Cheese with Sauerkraut and Dijon

Of course I knew it wasn’t a good idea to search “hot mess” on Urban Dictionary. MaybeView full post »

Vegetarian Nut Loaf Recipe

Nut Loaf. Trust Me.

Yesterday evening at 5:23 we were slipping pungent, silky pieces of Taleggio onto a few crackers for a snack andView full post »

Colcannon Cheddar Skillet Cakes Recipe

Colcannon Cheddar Skillet Cakes

I was going to try to pass off this recipe as the perfect day-after meal for St. Patrick’s Day, to use up allView full post »

Vegetarian Muffuletta Recipe

Vegetarian Muffuletta and tips for a successful Mardi Gratzer Celebration

Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. Day of festivity, masquerade, debauchery. Last-ditch, all-out effort at fun until Easter.View full post »

Zucchini and Chickpea Curry Recipe

Considered Comfort: Zucchini and Chickpea Curry

Toto, we’re not in London anymore. And I’m not just talking about this blizzard. Lots of people haveView full post »

Books in Brief: The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations by Kim O’Donnel

Maybe it’s just me, but no matter how comfortable I get with meatlessness in everyday life, a special kind ofView full post »

1 Pot of Quinoa, 5 Dinners on Food52

This week I’m over at Food52 with ideas about how to turn one pot of quinoa into five whole dinners. It’sView full post »

Vegetarian Main Dish for Thanksgiving: Chanterelle and Gruyere Bread Pudding

A savory, indulgent, and festive vegetarian main dish that’s perfect for the holidays.View full post »

Spinach, Fava Bean and Quinoa Cakes

This is one of those happy stories about necessity, motherhood, and invention. Don’t you love those stories? LastView full post »

Holy Split! (+ A Brand New Look for Umami Girl, and Last Week’s Contest Winners)

Well, hello there. Welcome to Umami Girl’s new digs! I’ve been hard at work giving this space a renovationView full post »

From the Archives: Brown Rice and French Lentil Salad

From the archives for the quickly dwindling World Vegan Month, a brown rice and French lentil salad and a little TMIView full post »

From the Archives: 5 Principles of Homemade Vegetable Stock

From the archives for World Vegan Month, key tips for making good vegetable stock at home. (Hint: don’t forgetView full post »

The Best Vegetarian Gravy

Umami Girl’s favorite recipe for truly savory, practically meaty vegetarian gravy. Or make it vegan.View full post »

From the Archives: Go Stuff a Squash, Why Don’t You?

From the archives for both Thanksgiving and World Vegan Month (take that, uni-tasking!), hop on over to Serious EatsView full post »

Spiced Tomato Soup with Red Lentils

In all the time I’ve been sharing little pieces of my world with you, I don’t think I’ve everView full post »

Having been to Paris

Real talk about our trip to Paris, and a recipe for Potage Parmentier, a rustic French vegetable soup.View full post »

From the Archives: Alotta Falafel

From the archives for World Vegan Month: Let’s face it. Without falafel, the world would suck. Get the recipeView full post »

From the Archives: Farro with Broccoli

From the archives, farro with broccoli and shiitakes makes an outstanding vegetarian main dish on Thanksgiving. JustView full post »

Black Bean Tacos

There are two types of people in this world: those who lead with their best material, and those who save the best forView full post »

A Typical Family Dinner

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what I feed my family for dinner on a mostly plants diet. So I took aView full post »

From the Archives: Layla’s Lentil Soup

From the archives, it’s another of Umami Girl’s most-popular posts that just happens to be vegan. My friendView full post »

Pickled Red Onions

There’s alchemy in the combination of onions and vinegar. These bright, gently perfumed pickled onions lendView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Seriously Delicious ‘Green’ Smoothies

In the crisper this week, two recipes for “green” smoothies made with fresh whole fruits and plenty ofView full post »

That’s Bloody Brilliant: Borough Market

Umami Girl takes a touristy, expensive, and yet quite wonderful trip to London’s Borough Market.View full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Dumpling Squash, Spinach, and Quinoa with Cilantro-Lime Dressing

In the crisper this week, a homey mid-autumn meal that doesn’t like to be pinned down. Call it a salad or aView full post »

Ottolenghi. Need I say more?

A short and glowing review of both Yotam Ottolenghi’s new vegetarian cookbook Plenty and his flagship LondonView full post »

I’m not drinking the Kool-Aid.

The bacon here in the U.K. makes me want to cry a little bit. Not a full-on heaving type of cry, but definitely atView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Zucchini and Pesto Pizza

This week in the crisper, a pizza that was clearly devised in the mind of a Jersey girl but (and now I can vouch forView full post »

Why we went

Recipe for a savory vegetarian Roasted Eggplant and Brown Rice Salad. Omit the cheese to make it vegan.View full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Garlic Scape and Lemon Thyme Tart

My undying love for garlic scape pesto means that I rarely consider eating garlic scapes any other way. But I thinkView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Ratatouille in Buckwheat Crepes

In the crisper this week, a healthy and delicious vegetarian brunch dish that won’t send your guests careeningView full post »

Alotta Falafel

I used to think of falafel as one of those salacious street foods that you don’t bring home to your family. ButView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Go Stuff a Squash, Why Don’t You

In the crisper this Thanksgiving week, let me begin by saying this: If you’re a squash, you’d better startView full post »

Vegetarian on Thanksgiving? Now hear this.

Vegetarian recipe (easily made vegan) for Warm Farro with Shiitakes and Broccoli.View full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Chiles ‘Resemblos’

Where chiles rellenos are concerned, nothing beats the real thing. But if you’d rather spend a lovely springView full post »