Grilled Polenta and Vegetables

Grilled Polenta and Vegetables.  This tasty dish can be ready in less than thirty minutes.  Flavorful, healthy and easy, this will be a family favorite.  Fresh asparagus, sliced leeks and mushrooms and grilled with seasoned polenta and topped with marinara sauce, makes for a delicious, nutritious meal or snack. Don’t have those vegetables on hand?  Feel free to substitute whatever is in your fridge because the grilled polenta is completely versatile and will taste great with any vegetables.  Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Sesame Ginger Tofu Kabobs

Sesame Ginger Tofu Kabobs.  It is spring now, and before long, it will be grillin’ time.  To get a start on summer, I created a sesame ginger marinade that is amazingly flavorful and delicious.  Starting with tofu, and adding fresh seasonal vegetables and fruit, this marinade transforms them from ordinary to delectable.  You have the option of preparing your tofu and vegetables as kabobs on skewers and grilling them, or if you are short on time, you can stirfry on the stovetop.  Either way, you will not be disappointed and this dish will definitely be a favorite this summer.  Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Grilled Pineapple Slaw

Grilled Pineapple Slaw.  It is spring time now, and it wont be long before we are diving into those summer barbeques.  There is no food that goes better with summer barbeque than slaw, and slaw has many flavors and variations.  This is a sweet slaw, using grilled pineapple, purple cabbage and a cilantro lime dressing.  The carmelization of the maple syrup on the pineapple on the grill is yummy.  So many delicious flavors in this combination.  This dish is  the perfect for a side dish for any main course that you are serving.  Vegan, gluten free, dairy free.

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Grilled Macrobiotic Bowl

Grilled Macrobiotic Bowl.  We love fresh produce and everything green here.  There are many restaurants in LA that specialize in raw, vegan and vegetarian organic food.  I frequent those restaurants whenever I can, and it is always an (expensive) dream meal.  One of my favorite dishes is a macrobiotic bowl which features grains, fermented food, and sea vegetables. Today, I created a homemade version of the macrobiotic bowl so that I can enjoy it whenever I have the craving.  Now, you can enjoy one too.

What is macrobiotic, and why do I want to eat that way?  Generally speaking a macrobiotic diet involves eating primarily a plant based diet and combination of nutrients to obtain a yin-yang energy balance in the body.  I love these bowls, and definitely feel better after I eat one.  This bowl adds to the deliciousness of a macrobiotic bowl by grilling the ingredients and then topping with Garlic Cashew Creme.  This dish is vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Grilled Butternut Sage Pasta

Grilled Butternut Sage Pasta.  As I mentioned in my previous posts, I am on a grilling kick.  I think that everything is better, cooked on the grill.  It isn’t summer yet, but my grill cooks indoors and outdoors, so I don’t have to wait if I get inspired to make something.  This grilled butternut sage pasta was an inspiration.  With only 8 ingredients, I tossed the vegetables on the grill, cooked the pasta, and made the pasta sauce with part of the grilled vegetables.  So easy, so flavorful and done in thirty minutes, and vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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