Curried Lentil Hand Pie

Curried Lentil Hand Pies

-+*These Curried Lentil Hand Pies, with their crispy, crackling, golden crust and creamy, meaty, spicy lentil filling, are all about healthy comfort. And if you thought that term was an oxymoron, well, you’d better think again. You know I’m always looking for easy recipes I can make on a weeknight and brown bag to work…

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french onion tart

French Onion Tart, Gluten-Free

-+*It’s the weekend guys, and I don’t know about you but I feel good. Ecstatic, even, although it’s not like I’ve got anything special planned out. But how great is the very thought of two full days crammed with nothing other than endless possibilities of having fun? And here’s one way to have that fun and…

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tikka masala pot pie

Tikka Masala Pot Pie

-+* Elegant yet quirky, my Tikka Masala Pot Pie is perfect eats to warm up your tummy on a frigid Fall evening. And I can’t think of a better dish to inject more fun into Thanksgiving dinner. I love pot pies– what’s not to love about bubbling veggies and a creamy filling encased in crisp, flaky…

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Mango Pie

Mango Pie. Because a Cow Turns Five Only Once

-+*A couple of days ago, Holy Cow! turned five. That seems a long time in the ephemeral world of cyberspace, and I must confess I am not someone who sticks long-term with most “hobby” projects, as Desi will tell you. But this blog has persisted through good times and tough ones, largely because it has…

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pumpkin pie with butternut squash

Pumpkin Pie (With Butternut Squash)

-+*I wasn’t feeling terribly inspired about baking a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving until I chanced upon a recipe in the New York Times that showed how to make one from scratch– without a pumpkin. I have nothing against pumpkins, mind you.I love them in all their rotund glory and they are delicious sweet or savory….

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Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb Pie

-+*It’s not a crime not to eat some rhubarb pie in spring but, honestly, it ought to be. Rhubarb is one of the season’s sweetest gifts. These crisp, tart stalks that look like ruby-red celery start appearing in the farmer’s market in my suburban Washington neighborhood this time of year. They get snapped up in…

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Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie. Red. Delicious.

-+*Because everyone deserves pie for Thanksgiving, I have for you today this gorgeous Strawberry Pie. In our house, the berry is the king. Desi loves blueberries, I love raspberries, and we both adore strawberries. We blitz them into smoothies, add them to our breakfast oatmeal, and brown-bag them to work for a great after-lunch treat….

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Pear and Almond Tart

Pear and Almond Tart

-+*It’s late Thanksgiving morning, those special someones are coming over for dinner, and you’ve been slaving over a delicious vegan meal from the moment you got home yesterday afternoon. Everything looks amazing, but you still want to kick yourself. Because you forgot dessert. Well maybe you’re different, but that often happens to me. I usually…

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Maple Pecan Pie and Vegan Pie in the Sky Cookbook Giveaway

-+*‘Tis the season for gorgeous, luscious, delicious pie and just in time comes a book with every kind there is– deep-dish, tarty, free-form, cobbled. And fruity, creamy, nutty, chocolatey. All of it vegan, of course. Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero, the team that in previous seasons showed us with their fabulous cupcakes and…

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Sweet Potato Quiche with Caramelized Onions

Sweet Potato Quiche

-+*Spring is time to go yard-saleing. It’s one of the reasons I most look forward to this time of year. Much as I hate going to shops, I admit there’s a gorgeously vicarious joy in going into other people’s homes and rummaging through their stuff — even if it’s stuff they’ve decided they don’t want…

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Pumpkin Pie

-+*I went traditional for Thanksgiving this year with a Pumpkin Pie. Of course, it was not all that traditional since it was completely eggless and dairy-free. Plus it tasted blissfully good and it was cruelty-free and it rounded out Thanksgiving at my house quite nicely, thank you. I used tofu as an egg substitute in…

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Apple Tart

Apple Tart

-+*There’s never a better time than Fall to bake an apple tart. It’s cool enough to get the oven going, and the perfectly wistful memory of summer in the rust-yellow leaves on the sidewalks just makes me crave a warm, gooey treat.More, the temperature is just right for the science of pie-making. While it is…

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Peach and Berry Cobbler

-+*This might sound strange to many, but much as I love my veggies, I am not a huge fan of eating fruit. At least by itself. Of course, there are exceptions. I can eat Indian mangoes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and any time in between. As a child, a chocolate-brown fruit, chikoo, which is…

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