Creamy Mushroom Spinach Orzo

Pierre Van ZylMain Dishes, mushrooms, one pot, orzo, Quick & Easy, quick and easy, Recipes, Soy-free, spinach, Vegan


This creamy mushroom spinach orzo is a fast, one-pot recipe for busy nights! It’s plant-based and features cashew cream in place of dairy. Spinach and mushrooms add texture and nutrition to the recipe. I made this creamy mushroom spinach orzo a couple of weekends ago, and I fell in love with the recipe right away. It was a welcome reprieve from my cooking slump! The recipe is greatly inspired by Sheela Prakash’s one-pot mushroom and spinach orzo for The Kitchn. Prakash is an…

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Balsamic Grilled Vegetable Burgers

Pierre Van Zylburgers, eggplant, Gluten-free, grilling, Main Dishes, Meals, mushrooms, peppers, Recipes, Soy-free, summer, Tree Nut Free, Vegan


As a New Yorker who doesn’t have outdoor space of her own, I don’t have a regular grill. But I do have a grill pan, and these summer months are when I use it the most. These balsamic grilled vegetable burgers are my new favorite way to put it—and all of my summer produce—to good use. As you can see, these vegetable burgers are really just that: burgers made with veggies. I love homemade bean and grain patties, like my quinoa artichoke burgers…

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Warm Lentil, Tomato & Mushroom Salad

Pierre Van ZylGluten-free, lentils, Main Dishes, mushrooms, Quick & Easy, quick and easy, Recipes, salad, Salads, Sides, simple, Soy-free, summer, tomatoes, Tree Nut Free, Vegan


Tomatoes were my favorite food as a child, and my attachment to them has never really gone away. I look forward to them being in season all year long, and I celebrate their appearance more than any other summer produce. Unlike many vegetables, for which I’ll have a strong preparation preference (broccoli steamed; cauliflower roasted;…

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Vegan Barley Asparagus Mushroom Risotto

Pierre Van Zylasparagus, barley, easy, grains, Main Dishes, mushrooms, Recipes, risotto, Soy-free, spring, Tree Nut Free, Vegan, weeknights


Normally when I’m wrapping up a semester, cooking is the only thing I want to do. My home cooking routine invariably goes into autopilot during finals: I rely on a tried-and-true handful of simple recipes to get me through. As soon as my coursework is wrapped up, I dive back into cooking with creativity and…

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Adaptogens 101 + a Warming Mushroom Elixir Recipe

Pierre Van Zyladaptogens, antioxidant, blender, Health + Nutrition, healthy eating, Interview, love, mushrooms, Recipes, refined sugar free, stress relief, superfood, Superfoods, top tips, wind down


So amongst the turmeric, moringa and various other superfoods, adaptogens have made their way into the spotlight this year (hey we picked it). Bragging rights aside, adaptogens have some pretty cool benefits and also make an amazing hot chocolate (if you haven’t had reishi and cacao powder together yet then get on it). So we asked…