Pad Thai (Vegan + Gluten Free)

Serves 4 


1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red chilli pepper, minced
1 inch ginger, grated
2 red or yellow bell peppers
2 large handful snow peas, sliced in half
4 large handfuls bean sprouts
1 package brown rice noodles
Crushed toasted nuts of choice
1 handful cilantro, chopped
1 bunch scallion, chopped or sliced and sauteed
Lime wedges


1 can coconut milk
4 tablespoons tamari
1 tablespoon honey
Juice of 1 lime


Make the Sauce: Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Cook noodles according to package.

Place a few tablespoons of sauce in a large skillet over high heat.  Add onion, garlic, ginger and chili. Cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to brown. Add red pepper and cook until peppers are beginning to brown. Add the rest of the sauce along with the noddles, snow peas and bean sprouts and cook for several more minutes.

Place noodles and veggies in bowls and garnish with scallions, crushed nuts, fresh cilantro and lime wedges.

Socca (Chickpea Flour Flatbread) Pizza with Spring Vegetables


1 cup chickpea flour
1 cup water
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 /4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 lb fresh ricotta cheese
1/2 bunch radishes
1-2 small summer squash
3 spring onions
1/4 lb oyster mushrooms


Preheat oven to 450°.

MAKE THE BATTER: Combine chickpea flour, salt and pepper in a medium sized bowl. Slowly poor in water and whisk until smooth. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil and whisk until combined. Cover bowl and let sit for an hour or longer.

ROAST THE VEGGIES: Halve or quarter the radishes. Slice summer squash thinly. Slice off the tip of the white bulb of the spring onion as well as a few inches of the green end and slice the remainder of the spring onion in half lengthwise. Place veggies on large baking sheet. Toss with a dash of olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast veggies (at 450°), tossing and checking for doneness approximately every 5 minutes. Veggies are ready when they begin to brown in 10 - 15 minutes. 

SAUTE THE MUSHROOMS: Cut or rip mushrooms from stem into small pieces. Heat a small dash of olive oil in a large nonstick pan over medium high heat until pan and oil are hot. Add mushrooms (do not overcrowd) and let sit undisturbed in pan for a minute or two until beginning to brown then toss and continue to cook several minutes longer. Season with salt and pepper, toss and cook for another 30 seconds. Transfer mushrooms to paper towel which will allow them to crisp up a bit. 

BAKE THE FLATBREAD: Heat oven's broiler. Lightly oil a large nonstick or cast iron pan and preheat pan in oven. Remove pan when good and hot and poor in batter swirling until batter covers bottom of pan. Place pan back in oven and cook until beginning to burn around edges and browning in center (approximately 5 minutes, but keep a close eye on it).

ASSEMBLE PIZZA: Top pizza with ricotta cheese, roasted veggies and mushrooms and return to oven to heat for another minute. Slide from pan and cut into pieces.

Blueberry Oatmeal


1/2 cup rolled oats

3/4 cup cold water

1/2 cup almond milk (or cow's milk)

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1 tbsp. chia seeds (optional)

1 tbsp. honey (or desired sweetener)


Place all ingredients in small saucepan and stir to combine. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally.  Turn heat to low and simmer until oatmeal has thickened and most berries have burst open (feel free to pop open stubborn berries with the back of a spoon. The more burst berries, the darker the blue color).

Top oatmeal with desired toppings:

a few tablespoons of almond milk

sliced almonds

fresh berries

chia seeds


peanut butter