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Hoecake Florentine

Hoecakes Florentine There are 4 components of this hybrid version of vegan eggs Benedict and eggs Florentine: Hollandaise sauce (can be made ahead and refrigerated) Kale Florentine (can be made ahead and refrigerated) Baked tofu (can be made ahead and... Continue Reading →

Autumn Succotash

Autumn Succotash 2 diced, roasted yams, seasoned with sage & olive oil 1 bag frozen shelled edamame 1 bag frozen corn, (roasted fresh corn is better if you can swing it) 3 cups chopped kale 1 batch dijon maple dressing... Continue Reading →

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Gingerkale, in case you want to pretend your ginger-ale is actually healthy ;-)

Gingerkale 1 can chilled spritzer 2 ounces ginger syrup (get a recipe for ginger simple syrup in my kale martini post) 1 ounce kale juice Pour the spritzer first then stir in the ginger syrup. Last, add the kale juice.

Curry Kale Balls

Curry Kale Balls 1) Pulse the following in a food processor until evenly ground but stop before it gets gummy: 1 t. curry powder, Madras style, hot 1 cup pistachios, shelled, I prefer roasted and salted zest from 1 lemon... Continue Reading →

Quick ‘n easy BBQ kale chips

Quickie BBQ Kale Chips Curly kale, washed and torn into chunks, no big stems. Curly kale is the better choice due to its perky nature and the ability of its curls to hold the sauce. Your favorite BBQ sauce, I... Continue Reading →

Green Meanie Martini

Making a Green Meanie Martini Make the ginger syrup and kale juice ahead of time and refrigerate until needed. 1 ounce ginger syrup (recipe below) 1 ounce kale/apple juice (how to do this in a blender below) 2 ounces limoncello... Continue Reading →

Smokey Kale Hummus

Smokey Kale Hummus 1 clove garlic (more if you have a stalker) 1 can chickpeas, liquid reserved juice from one lime 1/2 of one chipotle pepper in adobo sauce 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons tomato... Continue Reading →

Snarky BBQ Tater Tot Pizza!

It doesn't get much better than this. Except maybe for those Tater Tot Nachos I posted a few days ago. Yeah, those are good too ;-} This tater tot pizza is my contribution to the recent tater tot pizza craze... Continue Reading →

Tater Tot Nachos, yeah baby!

Need a last minute nacho platter for the big game? Something to impress the guys? Something to hoard and not share with anyone? This is perhaps my favorite use of tater tots so far! Yeah, I think this tops the... Continue Reading →

100% Whole Wheat Bread Using The Blendtec! Yeah Baby!

Ok, game over. Blendtec = magic! Yep, I really think so. As everyone within tweeting range already knows, I've been on a quest for a great, VEGAN, 100% whole wheat, no-knead bread recipe! Well, I think I've found it. About... Continue Reading →

EZ cashew alfredo pasta-a work in progress

Ok, folks. This is too early to post but I'm searching for ideas. Below is what I did and I just felt it was a little sweet for an alfredo. Test recipe: EZ cashew alfredo 3-4 cloves garlic 2 heaping cups... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo 2011: Fettuccine Afraido! A perfect kid dish!

We're huddled in the house with the lights off because there are toooooo many trick or treaters! And they're BIG! So I thought I'd make one more of Allison Rivers Samson's VeganizeIt! dishes from VegNews magazine. Luckily the kitchen is... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo 2011: Ghoulish Sheperd’s Pie

Ok, so I'm on a ghost roll. I love Halloween and just couldn't come up with any other ideas for the mashed potatoes on Allison Rivers Samson's Shepherd Pie recipe printed in her award-winning VeganizeIt! column in VegNews magazine. Of... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo 2011: Creepy Halloween Martinis

When I was  initially toying with the idea of Halloween martinis, it seemed overwhelming. There were too many various combination of ingredients possible and where would I find the time to test them all? Unlike trying various ingredients in food,... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo 2011: Spooky French Onion Soup!

EZ Comfort Food for Tired Wenches This recipe is by Allison Rivers Samson and printed in her award-winning VeganizeIt! column in VegNews magazine. Because this recipe is still currently in print—in fact, it's from the Sept/Oct issue—I can't reprint the... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo 2011: Italian Frittata, Healthy and OMG Yummy!

EZ Comfort Food for Tired Wenches Two quick announcements before we get to  Allison Rivers Samson's frittata recipe: Allison won the 2011 Veggie Award for Favorite Column in VegNews magazine! Yep, voters really dig her VeganzeIt! recipe column and if you... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo 2011: NOT your hippy aunt’s vegan meatloaf ;-P

EZ Comfort Food for Tired Wenches Remember those souless lentil loaves from the 70's pretending to be healthy meatloaves? No? Well, let me describe one for you: brown, pasty, tasted like cardboard, squishy, gross and h-e-a-v-e-y. Yeah, that one lentil... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo 2011: EZ Tuna (free) Salad Sandwiches

EZ Comfort Food for Tired Wenches For Vegan MoFo 2011, I am focusing a large part of my posts on Allison Rivers Samson's recipes she developed for her VeganizeIt! column in VegNews magazine. Her recipes are wonderful vegan versions of... Continue Reading →

Baked Eggplant Ziti with Spinach

Remember baked ziti from those super cheapo fast Italian food places? Well, now that we finally have meltable and gooey vegan mozzarella that works (Daiya®), a vegan version of this classic is now possible and it won't suck. And it's... Continue Reading →

Dashboard chocolate chip cookies! The ultimate eco cookie.

When the summer heatwave rolls through Chicago, all most of us can think about is staying indoors with the AC cranked up. This year has been no exception. The heat index on Wednesday of this week was expected to reach... Continue Reading →

Meatless Monday on July 4th this year!

I love an excuse to have DH fire up the ol' grill. Yeah, he's in charge of the fire around here. That grill freaks me out because it's so old. So, what do vegans eat on July 4th? Here's my... Continue Reading →

Can’t get rid of that queen of invasive weeds: garlic mustard? Eat ’em!

Garlic mustard is one of the most invasive weeds tormenting our parks and yards, able to take down an entire maple forest. What to do? Eat it! Yes, there are many recipes available if you want to use eat your... Continue Reading →

Vegan Twigs and Leaves Casserole Recipe

This is in the oven right now and it–is–smelling–YUMMY! It will be ready just in time for dinner in 6 hours. Why 6 hours? Well, that's because it takes about 6 hours to slow cook the twigs since they're rather... Continue Reading →

Finally, SnarkyVegan’s Pistachio Pesto

Yes, you may have seen pistachio pesto elsewhere but I contend that this stuff is highly personalizable. That said, make sure you use GREAT pistachios with good flavor. I use salted roasted pistachios and then only add salt at the... Continue Reading →

Curry Tater Tot Casserole

Why not? I mean really? That said, it wasn't as good as I'd hoped but it works in a pinch. I need to work on the ingredients a bit and cut way back on the salt. Snarky's Curry Tater Tot... Continue Reading →

First experiment with mostly whole wheat, no-knead bread.

For anyone who's been following my desperate Tweets about bread making, you know by now that my past failures were due to insanely old (spec. 10-year-old) flour in the kitchen cupboard. So before you try this recipe, go buy new... Continue Reading →

Recipe: Avocado and Veggie Relish

I dare say anything can be made awesome with avocados! It's really hard to go wrong with something like this little relish and you can use it with chips, on a burger, burrito, or as a side dressing. It's not... Continue Reading →

Testing Isa’s Fronch Toast with Black Salt

Lots of talk these days about that eggy-tasting/smelling salt, black salt, a.k.a., kala namak. This stuff is supposed to be like magic, transforming tofu into smelly scrambled eggs right? Well, I was wondering what would happen if I put it... Continue Reading →

A vegan is coming! A vegan is coming! Holiday Field Roast, Roasted Veggies with EZ Gravy for omnivores in need of a quick solution.

OMG you've got a vegan coming to Christmas dinner. What the hell are you gonna serve? Let's assume that in the spirit of the holidays, you want to make sure the vegan feels welcome. You do right? Ok, so go... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo: Quick list of caramel recipes found on Vegan MoFo

I know there are more caramel recipes on 2010's Vegan MoFo, I just can't find them at the moment. If you know of any, please leave a link in the comments and I'll add to the list. Thanks! Earl Grey... Continue Reading →

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