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Caramelized Mushroom and Arugula Pizza Bianca

Homemade pizza–not easy to resist. When it’s homemade, I can’t stop eating, one slice at a time and it’s gone! This caramelized mushroom arugula pizza bianca with its thin and nutty whole wheat crust is mighty tempting.

Caramelized Mushroom and Arugula Pizza Bianca cut, on wooden pizza peel

Did you notice I didn’t say anything about tomatoes? Right, nary a tomato in sight on this pizza. In pizza talk, when pizza isn’t topped with tomato sauce or, it’s a “white” pizza, in Italian, pizza bianca.

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Golden Polenta with Cannellini Beans and Mushroom Sage Gravy {vegan and gluten-free}

Drizzle cooked corn polenta with olive oil and bake until almost crisp, then top the golden little squares with something really delicious like a creamy vegan mushroom sauce and tender-smooth protein-rich white beans, and you’ve got this golden polenta with cannellini beans and mushroom sage gravy! 

Golden Polenta with Cannellini Beans and Mushroom Sage Gravy | Letty's Kitchen

The veggie gravy features sautéed meaty umami mushrooms, sweet onions, garlic and gently pungent sage.  To that, stir in vegetable broth, creamy sweet sesame tahini and the cannellini beans. Ta-da–you’ve made an aromatic vegan gravy, a savory sauce that’s as delicious with mashed potatoes as it is with polenta! Last Thanksgiving my niece make the mushroom gravy to go with our vegan mashed potatoes.    Continue Reading…

Mexican Black Bean Soup with Poached Egg and Salsa

Gently seasoned brothy black beans with little crostini toasts and a perfectly poached egg floating on top, all  finished with spoonfuls of red tomato salsa–this black bean soup with poached egg is one of the many reasons I adore Mexican cuisine.

Black Bean Soup with Poached Egg and Salsa in a blue pottery bowl

This simple soup is inspired by a flavorful brunch dish I enjoyed a few years back in Mexico City. Next week I’m headed there again with girlfriends. Before we hop on the plane, I’m re-shareing the recipe.
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Vegetarian Rainbow Potato and Bean Tacos

Recently I shared how to cook pinto beans using a pressure cooker or Instant Pot. With all the gorgeous potato varieties at farmer’s markets and in the stores right now, I got to thinking about these potato and bean tacos. Besides, it’s taco Tuesday!

Purple Potato and Bean Tacos  arrange on white plate with condiments on the side

Soft golden corn tortillas, creamy smashed beans and steamed potato chunks. So many tasty possibilities.

Holy culinary crayons!! Today you’re seeing purple potato and pinto bean tacos, because I found the purple spuds at the farmer’s market and wanted to show them off. Whatever your heart desires, taco potatoes can be orange sweet potatoes, Yukon yellows, new reds, or russets–a palette awaits.

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Mock Apple Zucchini Pie with {vegan}

Here’s a surprise! A sweet pie with a cinnamon spiced zucchini pie filling! Baked in an easy whole-wheat press-in crust with a healthy “Dutch apple” crumble topping, this mock apple zucchini pie tastes like, you got it, homemade apple pie!

Zucchini Mock Apple Pie with Oat Almond Crumble | Letty's Kitchen

Just when you think fresh zucchini is over and out for the season, someone gives you a bag of zucchini from their garden, or maybe the one huge zucchini that grew well hidden amongst the foliage. What to do? Make dessert, a healthy mock apple pie using zucchini. I swear, if you didn’t tell them they wouldn’t know.

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