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Caramelized Mushroom and Arugula Pizza Bianca

This week, while magazines, newspapers, food bloggers, and Pinterest arm us with Thanksgiving recipes, we’re going afield with homemade pizza, caramelized mushroom arugula pizza bianca!

Who can resist an eatable platter, like a thin crispy whole wheat crust, topped with golden-sautéed mushrooms, fresh goat cheese, crunchy walnuts, garlicky olive oil, and a tangle of peppery arugula?

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 tomatoes, 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

Brothy black beans, gently seasoned, with perfectly poached eggs floating on top of little crostini toasts, 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 few days I’m headed to Michoacan Mexico with girlfriends. My mouth is already watering thinking about the food! It seems like a perfect time to re-share this simple soup inspired by a flavorful brunch dish I had a few years back.
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Chocolate Honey Pie with Cinnamon Graham Crust

Deep rich chocolate, creamy with cashews and hinting of cinnamon, vanilla, and espresso, this dairy free chocolate honey pie with cinnamon graham crust is a new, better than ever, enhanced update of one of my long-time favorites.

Chocolate Honey Pie with Cinnamon Graham Crust | Letty's Kitchen

Today is National Dessert Day! For such an auspicious occasion, to celebrate, here’s a healthful cashew chocolate honey pie.

To make this pie, simply blend soaked raw cashews and water into cashew cream, adding Dutch process cocoa, honey, coconut oil, arrowroot flour, vanilla, cinnamon, and espresso powder. When the mixture is smooth, pour into a saucepan to cook a few minutes, whisking until the mixture thickens.  Pour the hot filling into an easy pre-baked press-in crust made with cinnamon graham crackers, maple syrup, and vegetable oil. Pretty straightforward.

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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

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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