Author Archives: Adrienne Asher // Blackberry Season

Broccoli-Potato Soup

It’s early June in the Pacific Northwest, which means there are days that feel a lot like autumn: rainy, cool, and calling for a soup for supper. So I peered in the refrigerator, looking for inspiration, and found two heads of rather elderly broccoli—ah ha! Broccoli soup! Just the thing.

Broccoli-Potato Soup

2 pounds broccoli with stems
1 medium onion, … Read more

Summer Polenta

This is my interpretation of a recipe by Ami Ann Mackey, moderator of the Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Challenge on Facebook. It made an excellent light meal this warm weather night! It has wonderfully fresh flavors and you can spice it up or keep it mellow, depending on your preference.

Summer Polenta
Yield: 10 slices

1 tube pre-made polenta, sliced … Read more

Grilled Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

In summer—or as soon as we can get outside without being rained upon—we make portobello burgers or simply add grilled marinated portobellos to a meal featuring other grilled veggies, like asparagus, zucchini, potatoes, red bell peppers, corn on the corn…you name it!

Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

2 portobello mushrooms

If making portobello burgers—>
—2 whole wheat hamburger buns
—1 red onion, … Read more

Meatless Loaf

“Eatloaf”, vegan meatloaf, or whatever you like to call these savory loaves, they really make a meal special. This recipe is based on Rip Esselstyn’s Engine 2 “Grandpa’s Eatloaf”. If you haven’t checked out his recipe books, now’s the time—they’re vegan, low fat, low sodium, and totally delicious.
Meatless Loaf
Makes 2 loaves
1 onion, diced
1 red bell … Read more

Vegan Pesto Pasta

This is a fast, easy, tasty, creamy, vegan dish. I make it for filling lunches and quickie dinners.

Pesto Pasta
2 portions

8 ounces whole wheat fettuccine or rigatoni noodles
PESTO
2 cups fresh basil
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted (optional, increases fat)
4-6 large garlic cloves, minced
1 avocado
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon Read more