Culinary Art

My Favorite Recipes

For the past 20 years I have been using a computer program called “Cook’n” to manage the hundreds of recipes I’ve gathered over the years. Previously they were all on scraps of paper and notecards and hidden away in a few dozen favorite cookbooks. Organizing all my favorite recipes was a real help in the kitchen, especially since I have a computer there to access it all with a simple click of the keys. I highly recommend this program to everyone.

Mark and I switched to a “whole food, plant based” vegan diet in 2011, and that gave me the impetus to expand my cooking skills to learn how to eat healthy and tasty foods on a daily basis. I thought it would be fun to share a few of the best recipes I have found or made up myself. Where possible I have included photos and of course, the recipes. Also, I’ve included a “Comment” section if you have a favorite recipe to share with me. Here’s to eating healthy and staying healthy!

Dips and Appetizers

White Bean Dip with Rosemary and Lemon
New Hummus
Dena’s Guacamole

Dressings and Sauces

Carolyn’s Tofu Mayonnaise
Yumm Bowl Sauce
Cashew Sour Cream
Best Vegan Aioli Sauce


Carolyn’s Tabouli Salad
Broccoli Madness
Barley Salad with Fresh Mint


Carolyn’s Tofu Egg Salad
Chickpea Tuno Salad
Nottingham Sandwich Spread

Crock Pot Dishes

Carolyn’s Chili
Mark’s Navy Bean Soup
Moroccan Lentil Soup

Vegan Main Dishes

Baked Tempeh Stroganoff in Mushroom Cream Sauce
Lentil Oat Loaf
Curried Lentil, Squash, and Apple Stew
Stir Fry Snow Peas with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Rice and Beans

Gallo Pinto
Parslied Brown Rice Pilaf


Mark’s Cracked Wheat Bread
Millet Cornbread
Foccacio Bread
Roasted Chickpea Croutons
Vegan Blueberry Flax Muffins


Black Bean Brownies
Carolyn’s Berry Crisp
Sweet Potato Pudding
Yummy Banana Oat Bars
Strawberry Vanilla Chia Pudding

Please share your favorite recipes with me