Saturday, July 30, 2011

Menu for delivery Tuesday, 8/2 including a snapshot of beautiful, local veggies just waiting to become your dinner!

Hello and happy weekend!

I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful sunshine!

Today, I visited the farmer's market and picked up some gorgeous heirloom variety eggplants and tomatoes, in addition to a bunch of other beautiful ingredients! Here's a quick snapshot of just some of the bounty:

And here is our beautiful menu for delivery on Tuesday!

Please email me at to place an order for delivery within greater Boston. Thanks!



Chilled Watermelon Ginger Soup $7


Baba Ghanouj! The traditional middle eastern dip made from roasted eggplant, tahini, parsley, and lemon. Served with slices of Roasted Potato! $10

Bento Box Special! Carrot and Pepper Kinpira Sandwiched in a Rice Patty "Bun." With a side of a seaweed, cucumber, and sesame salad. $10

Gumbo With Brown Rice. Every time I go to the farmer's market lately, the okra tempts me, with its lovely, vivid green and its wacky shape. Gumbo is so richly flavored and delicious! Here it is! $10

Pasta Salad: Brown Rice Corkscrews with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Fresh Tomatoes, Basil, Olives, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, and toasted Cashews over Lovely Greens! I'm making myself hungry just thinking about it! $10

Raw Carrot-Ginger Pate, rolled up in Nori sheets with Baby Spinach. $10


Tapioca Pudding! Our vegan version is made with almond milk and cashew creme, plenty of rich vanilla, and a sprinkling of fragrant nutmeg! $7

Blueberry Muffins! The blueberries at the farmer's markets have been so plump and ripe: absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to share them with you! $9 half dozen, $16 dozen


Please place orders by midnight, Sunday night for delivery on Tuesday, August 2. August! Already! And don't forget to let me know if you have any allergies or sensitivities! As always, everything is made of real, natural ingredients. As much as possible is local and/or organic. And of course, it's all vegan, and free of gluten, soy, and peanut.


Looking forward to seeing you all again soon!

Love and Okra!

Chef Mary

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Lovely menu for Friday, July 29!

Hello and happy Tuesday!

I have to tell you, I have never stuffed so many tomatoes in all my life as I did last night and this morning! This afternoon, I was able to get some more of those stunning Cherokee Purples like we had in the gazpacho last Tuesday. So the first several orders of dirty rice for Friday will be in these beautiful and richly flavored heirloom tomatoes!

Also, a note about the dragon fruit salad: the shell of the dragon fruit is a purely decorative garnish. Enjoy the colorful fruits, nuts, and veggies - but I don't recommend actually eating the pink shell of the dragon fruit.

And now here it is! The menu for Friday, July 29! Please order by Wednesday night/Thursday morning. Thank you so much! I look forward to seeing you all soon!

Much love,
Chef Mary



Chilled Cucumber-Dill Soup! So refreshing! $7


Raw Sprouted Sunflower Seed Hummus with Carrots and Celery to Dip (or just carrots, if you prefer!) $9

Mushroom Pizza! Sauteed Crimini Mushrooms, Red Sauce, and Cultured Cashew Mozzarella adorn a delicious Gluten Free Crust.. $10

Exotic Salad of Dragon Fruit, Goji Berries, Oranges, and Pine Nuts with Avocado over mixed Greens. Dragon fruit is so beautiful, and so rich in
antioxidants! $11

Dirty Rice: Brown basmati rice cooked with fresh veggie broth, colorful peppers, and homemade rice-oat crumbles. Stuffed into Ripe Tomatoes! $10

Potato Pancakes with Vegan Tzatziki Sauce! Tzatziki is a Greek sauce, made with cucumbers, garlic, herbs, and traditionally, with dairy yogurt. Ours gets its creaminess from cultured cashew creme instead! $10


Chocomole! The most amazing raw vegan chocolate mousse around. With a dollop of Agave Vanilla Cashew Creme. $8

Zucchini Walnut Muffins! The zucchini are a beautiful heirloom variety this week! Yum! $9 half dozen, $16 dozen


Please let me know if you have any allergies or sensitivities! I do not use wheat or other gluten-containing grains. I do not use peanuts or soy. I do not use dairy, egg, or any other animal products. I DO use natural nuts, seeds, fruits, veggies, and non-gluten whole grains. Most ingredients are either certified organic or grown using low-impact methods. If you have a question about an ingredient, please ask!


Thank you!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Today's batch of gazpacho will be quite a different color from the last one. Why? The tomatoes are different! Instead of mostly Cherokee Purples, today we have mostly these big yellow and red ones. I forgot to ask what they were called. Maybe they're Germans?

And check out how purple those peppers are! They're in both the gazpacho and the Thai forbidden rice salad.

I did learn what the skinny, mildly spicy peppers are called. They're Hungarian Wax Peppers.

Yum! Enjoy looking today, and EATING tomorrow!

Love, Mary

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Heirloom Tomatoes!

Yesterday, I picked up some lovely veggies (well, technically they're all savory fruits) at the farmers' market! Folks, I am not the greatest photographer, and I don't have the best lighting. But I just wanted to show you how gorgeous these lovely ingredients are!

I got some bell peppers and some mildly spicy peppers (I think they're banana peppers, but I have to double check,) as well as cucumbers and tomatoes! The tomatoes are an heirloom variety called Cherokee Purple.

Some of the cukes and tomatoes are destined for the Greek Quinoa Salad. Some of the peppers will be in the Thai Forbidden Rice Salad. Most of everything else will be in the Gazpacho! (But some will end up right in my tummy.)


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lovely vegan menu for Tuesday, 7/19 and Friday, 7/22

Hello hello!

The weather has calmed down a bit, just in time for a gorgeous weekend! Hooray!

I have a wonderful menu for you this coming week. I am really looking
forward to it!

Please place orders by midnight Sunday night for delivery on Tuesday, July 19.

Thank you so much, and I look forward to cooking for you soon!

Love and Gazpacho,
Chef Mary



The queen of summer soups: Gazpacho! The lovely heirloom tomatoes,
cucumbers, and peppers are from our friends at Stillman Family Farms!


Rainbow Pizza! With Red Sauce, Pineapple, Spinach, Purple Onion, and
Cashew Mozzarella. Eat your colors! Yum! $10

Raw Sprouted Sunflower Seed Hummus. With carrots and celery, of course! $9

Greek Quinoa Salad with Cucumber, Tomato, and Kalamata Olives in a
Lemon-Parsley Dressing! Over crisp Romaine. $10

Thai Forbidden Rice Salad with Crunchy Peppers and Cashews over Tender
Greens. Did you know that this special black rice used to be reserved
for the Emperor alone? Thank goodness we can all enjoy it now! $11

Spinach Lasagna! A white lasagna, made with almond bechamel sauce.
Noodles are gluten free brown rice, naturally! $11


Chocolate Hazelnut Spread! YUM! A half cup of mostly-raw, totally
vegan, chocolatey gorgeousness. Served with a lovely cream scone to
spread it on, baked with coconut milk and a blend of GF flours. You
may have quite a bit left after you've devoured your scone - what else
will you spread it on? $8

Morning Glory Muffins! These muffins have it all: Pineapple, Coconut,
Apple, Raisins, Walnuts, Carrots, a little Spice, and lots and lots of
Love! $9 half dozen, $16 dozen


As always, most ingredients are certified organic. Many are local, too!

I avoid common allergens wheat, gluten, peanut, and soy. Because
everything is vegan, it is also free of common allergens milk, egg,
and shellfish. I DO use a lot of nuts and seeds, and gluten free whole
grains. If you have any kind of allergy or sensitivity, please let me
know! Many dishes can be made nut-free pretty easily.

I do appreciate it when you return the containers and jars. It helps
us reduce waste, and it helps keep costs reasonable too!


Thank you so much!

Much Love,
Chef Mary

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Beautiful Vegan Menu for delivery on Tuesday, July 12

Good morning!

It is going to be another beautiful day, I can feel it!

Here it is! The menu for Tuesday, July 12! It's a good one.

I know some of you only read the menus from work so I will accept orders through Monday morning, but the sooner the better! Please order my emailing

If you would like to see the menus as SOON as they are ready, you can email me and I will add you to the list! Sometimes I don't manage to get it up to the blog right away...

Thank you all so much, and enjoy what remains of the weekend!

Much love,

Chef Mary
Delivering to Boston, Cambridge, and surroundings



Cauliflower and Potato. Great hot or cold! $6


What could be more summery than Potato Salad? Delicious Golden Potatoes with Herbs and Veggies in a Light Vinaigrette, over Tender Greens. $9

Green hummus! A delicious departure from the original, with Broccoli, Zucchini, and a hint of cumin all blended right in. With crunchy veggies to dip. $9

Herbed Amaranth with Lightly Steamed Broccoli and Pecans $10

Roasted Eggplant Pizza! With Herbs, Garlic, and Love. $10

Collard Burrito Wraps: Raw Walnut Pate, rolled up in Collard Greens. With Fresh Pineapple Salsa! $11


Cherry Crisp! It's Cherry Season! Hooray! $7

Banana Buckwheat Chocolate Chip Muffins $9 half dozen, $16 dozen


As always, most ingredients are certified organic. I try to use local ingredients whenever I can.

Everything I make for you is vegan, healthy, and delicious! Because it is all vegan, it is naturally free of common allergens fish, shellfish, eggs, and dairy. I never use wheat or other gluten ingredients. When I use oats, they are always certified GF. I also never use soy or peanuts. I DO use nuts and seeds in some recipes, but can leave them out of most if you prefer. If you have any kind of allergy or sensitivity, please let me know!

Please return the reusable jars and containers when you are done with them. It helps reduce waste, and helps to keep prices reasonable.

Thank you so much! I look forward to seeing you soon!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Rather Crafty GF Vegan Menu for Wednesday, July 6

Happy Fourth of July Weekend Everyone! And Happy Birthday, USA!

This coming week, we will have some delicious treats! Please remember, the delivery schedule is slightly changed due to travel plans. I will deliver Wednesday, July 6 and Friday, July 8.

Please place orders by Monday, July 4 for delivery on Wednesday. Thank you so much!

Have a fantastic and safe weekend!

Much love,

Chef Mary



Mushroom Noodle Soup! Sauteed Crimini Mushrooms and Tinkyada GF Organic Brown Rice Pasta, in a rich Shiitake Mushroom Broth $6


Hummus! Raw Sprouted Sunflower Seed Hummus with Crunchy Carrots and Celery to Dip $9

Pizza Puttanesca with Olives, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Garlic, Capers, and my Homemade Vegan Mozzarella! $10

Quinoa with Creamy Cheesy Sauce (cashew based) and Greens du Jour $10

Seaweed Salad with Brown Rice and Sesame $9

Millet-Veggie Cakes! Served with a side of Lemon-Parsley-Walnut Pesto. $10


Plantain Corn Muffins $9 half dozen, $16 dozen

Granola Balls! So yummy - kind of breakfasty, kind of snacky, all delicious. Made with Certified Gluten Free Oats, Dried Fruit, Toasted Nuts and Seeds. $5


Please let me know if you have any allergies or sensitivities! I do not use wheat, barley, or rye; when I use oats they are certified GF. I do not use peanuts or soy, or any animal ingredients. I DO use tree nuts and seeds in some recipes.


Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Please place orders by emailing me at