Spiced Quinoa, Roasted Vegetable and Avocado Timbales

One of my absolute favorite restaurants, Andina in Portland Oregon, is a wonderful place to sample delicious ethnic cuisine.  This cool Peruvian restaurant is very vegetarian-friendly – there’s even a vegetarian/vegan menu to choose from.  It’s hard to decide on a favorite dish there, but several stand out in my mind, particularly the lime-scented quinoa salad with avocado, cotija […]


Easy Guacamole

Avocados are a staple for many vegan foodies.  Why?  It’s considered one of the more “perfect” foods – it contains all 18 essential amino acids to form a complete protein, it provides beneficial fats (and boosts levels of HDL, the good cholesterol), and it has lots of phytonutrients like beta-carotene.  And what makes it even […]