Hawnuh Lee

vegan red lentil soup with sweet potato and parsnip

Red lentil soup with parsnip + sweet potato

We’re making use of what we have available in our plant-based pantries. Lentils are one of my favorite vegan staples–they come in handy for soups, stews, salads, bowls, just to name a few and don’t require pre-soaking!

Salty Sweet Squash Seed Granola

Salty Sweet Squash Seed Granola

An awesome, unexpected flavor combo you might not want to share. Totally vegan, this granola is a great way to start the morning or to snack on throughout the day.

butternut squash gnocchi

Roasted Winter Squash Gnocchi with Shallot + Sage Oil

This roasted Winter Squash Gnocchi with Shallot + Sage Oil is 100% vegan, uses just a few ingredients (most of which you probably have on hand) and can be made gluten-free in a pinch! This is going to be your go-to dinner party recipe from here on out.

limey cabbage cilantro slaw

Limey Cabbage Cilantro Slaw

An herbaceous, vibrant side dish you can pair with just about any savory meal or enjoy on its own! A bright, winter highlight with an awesome acidic kick.

Bruised Banana Oatmeal

Bruised Banana Oatmeal

A warm, vegan breakfast bowl of oatmeal filled with toasted nuts, seeds, and any overripe bananas you have around. Naturally sweet and delicious this might just become your go-to morning meal.

cinnamon apple spelt cake

Cinnamon Apple Spelt Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream

A tasty vegan dessert full of seasonal apples, almond butter, and whole grain spelt. Refined sugar free and topped with easy to make coconut whipped cream. A cake that’s delicious for after dinner and appropriate for breakfast!

vegan cashew cheese sauce

Creamy Cashew Vegan Cheese Sauce

A delicious, super simple vegan cheese sauce you can whip up in under 5 minutes. Great for topping off pasta, veggies bowls, or as a dip!

sunflower seed butter

Cinnamon Maple Sunflower Seed Butter

A simple vegan, nut-free spread using toasted sunflower seeds, cinnamon, and maple syrup that’s absolutely delicious! Not to mention refined sugar free and package / plastic free! A plant-based, low waste treat you can feel good eating everyday.

hemp milk and hemp seeds

Package Free 5 Minute Hemp Milk

Plant-based, vegan hemp milk that’s package-free, plastic-free, and ready in 5 minutes! Best part, there’s not straining required!

ginger tahini squash broccoli bowl

Ginger Tahini Roasted Squash + Broccoli Bowl

A delicious cold weather roasted veggie bowl with seasonal squash, broccoli, and greens tossed in a ginger, tahini, and lemon dressing.

finex cast iron skillet bread

Cast Iron Skillet Bread

Simple, delicious homemade bread that’s package free and plastic free! You can put your cast iron to work!

roasted persimmon and butternut squash curried soup

Roasted Persimmon + Butternut Squash Curried Soup

A delicious, unexpected Thanksgiving soup using fuyu persimmons and butternut squash. A great dish to warm up with as the weather gets chilly!

buddha bowl with mix of winter vegetables, brown rice, and black beans

Use-It-Up Roasted Buddha Bowl

You can really get creative with the vegetables you use here, which is why this is…

broccoli stalk and toasted hazelnuts

Roasted Broccoli Stalk with Toasted Hazelnuts + Lemon

Save your broccoli stalks for this well-balanced dish, accented with toasted hazelnuts, a shallot dressing, and lemon.

close up of DIY granola bars with almond milk

The Best Package-Free Granola Bars

Sustainable snack food is critical when thinking about a closed loop kitchen. Before taking a mindful…

cabbage + sweet potato lentil soup with kale, mushrooms, and onions and bread from the side

Cabbage + Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Lentils are one of the best soup legumes as they don’t require pre-soaking. If you’re like…

Parsnip and Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake with Toasted Hazelnuts + Dates in pan

Parsnip and Meyer Lemon Loaf Cake with Toasted Hazelnuts + Dates

A lovely breakfast loaf cake featuring earthy parsnips, bright meyer lemons, toasted hazelnuts, and dates. A zero-waste recipe you might not be able to share!

Nocino + Oat Milk Winter Cocktail with Preserved Cherries

Nocino is a local spirit from Portland’s own Stone Barn Brandyworks. This was my first introduction to…

non traditional vegan potato leek soup

Vegan Leek Greens + Potato Soup

This recipe results in a lovely shade of green. Most potato and leek soup is white,…

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Tastiest Toasted Squash Seeds

Easy, tasty toasted squash seeds that you can get wild flavoring! Perfect for snack, topping, and closing the squash loop.

finished Thanksgiving salad overhead with all ingredients mixed together

Cauliflower and Winter Squash Salad

You can use whatever winter squash you have on hand. I used delicata squash from a…

Beet Stem Spread

Beet to Stem Spread

A good tip when preparing any part of the beet (root, stem, or greens) is to…

bruised apples illustration

Apple Scrap Vinegar

I’ve read recipes of other fruit scraps turning out great results, like pineapple, but we haven’t…

finished fruit leather rolls

Favorite Fruit Leather

At the Farmer’s Market, $5 lighter and 30 pounds heavier, I left with a box of…