Belated Post: Thanksgiving Day Pancakes

When I want pancakes, there's only ONE recipe I trust! Really, just one. Page 31 of Isa Moskowitz's Vegan with a Vengeance. You've really got to get this book. It's my most dog-eared, written-in, stained, bookmarked book. See? So anyway,... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo: Pastrami Reuben with Special Sauce

First let me address your immediate question: pastrami? Yes, pastrami. Evidently there are reubenites who prefer pastrami to corned beef. Who knew? Until Google, I certainly did not. Anyway, I was lucky enough this summer to score the last package... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo: Gooey yellow cake with chocolate frosting and melty doodads.

Behold! The gooey-est, yummiest, chocolaty-est yellow cake ever! I don't know about you but I LOVE that classic yellow cake with chocolate frosting! If the yellow cake has that old-fashioned caramel flavor, all the better. I will sniff this stuff... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo: Quick Make-Your-Own Muesli

Have you seen the latest prices for fancy muesli these days?! Holy granola batman! Needless to say, I thought there's a better way and that it really wouldn't be that difficult. Here's a photo of my homemade—and I use that... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo: EZ & Quick Chik’n & Dumplings

In my quest to find quick and easy vegan dinners to make in a short amount of time, I've revised my grandma's chicken and dumplings that she made when I was a young'n. Here are the changes I made: replace... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo: Super-EZ Spinach Dal Pizzas

NOTE: There's been some debate about whether or not Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls are actually vegan. Last time I checked they ARE vegan, not healthy but are vegan nonetheless. This week's been a bit packed with work so I haven't... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo: Fluffy Gingerbread Scones with Juicy Bits

Oh man! THESE are the best scones ever! Especially if you like gingerbread but sometimes find it too heavy and strong. Amazingly yummy, fragrant, fluffy, and the gold raisins are just the right touch. And very tender, fall-apart kinda tender.... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo: Beer Biscuits with Daiya® Cheddar Cheese

This is the easiest thing in the world, short of opening a banana of course! But a little background first: I suck at making biscuits. I can't emphasize this enough! In fact, my biscuits can be used a weapons. They... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo: Tater Tot Casserole with Daiya® Vegan Cheese

I was DESPERATE tonight for something salty and trashy from my childhood. Yes, tater tot casserole. REALLY trashy and full of everything bad for you. And who the hell said Vegan MoFo had to be healthy anyway? Pffttt!! BUT of... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo: Mac ‘n Teese® Cheese Casserole

[Note: unfortunately Teese® creamy cheddar is no longer available. To my knowledge, no other brand of vegan cheese has a creamy style. Please comment if  you know of an alternative.] Most of the time I just make macaroni all in... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo: Cranberry Apple Crisp with Maple Syrup

OMG this was wonderful! Best apple crisp EVER and a CONTEST too! DH asked for apple crisp for his birthday and I finally created one where I measured everything. Yes, after 20 years of eyeballing apple crisps, I can finally... Continue Reading →

Thai Basil Succotash with Roasted Red Peppers

Sorry folks, no photo for this one. I took it to a potluck and was running late but trust me, everyone loved it. Even DH ate some and he's not that fond of succotash. 2 bags of frozen shelled soy... Continue Reading →

Share a recipe idea and win a coupon for ice cream!

I have in my grubby little paws (and they are grubby with all the Spring gardening this month), 2 coupons for free pints of Coconut Bliss Ice Cream!! Yes, you can be rolling in cold cold bliss made lovingly by... Continue Reading →

Accidental Oat Milk or ‘How to screw up a perfectly good flour sack towel.’

I was starving and desperately craving pancakes yesterday and had no soy milk handy. Rather than lug out the soy milk machine, I decided to try using the blender to whip up some oat milk. Of course, I didn't have... Continue Reading →

Sweet Pistachio Salad Dressing

I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting salad dressings and came up with this one from ingredients I had on hand. I can't believe there aren't more pistachio dressings out there. I was also shooting for a slightly... Continue Reading →

Fermented Vegan Odiferous Cheese and a Raw Bento Lunch

For those who think I've already gone too far with"this vegan thing", HA, I'm now trying to go raw vegan! Yep, and it's opened up a whole new world of vegan recipes and ingredients I never knew existed. The coolest... Continue Reading →

Smooth Results of Oster® Fusion Blender

This is just a quickie photo to show how well the Oster® Fusion blender makes green smoothies. Now granted, I've never used a Blendtec® or VitaMix® so I have nothing to compare this to, but for 60 bucks, I'm a... Continue Reading →

Vegan Black-Eyed Peas and Sausage

[Originally written December 2008] This Christmas, I was hankerin' for some serious southern cooking. Maybe it's my way of remembering mom, this being our first Christmas without her. Not that I visited as often as I should, I was a... Continue Reading →

Black Rice Pudding

This is sooo yummy. Excellent comfort food and you could easily substitute white rice for the black that I've used here. Just to clarify, I did not use the black wild rice that's long and skinny. I picked up a... Continue Reading →

Kale is the bestest green ever!

Yeah, I'm seriously late to the game and just tried kale this week for the very first time. It wasn't anything like I expected. From all the web chatter, I expected something bitter and tough but it wasn't like that... Continue Reading →

Teese® cheddar cheese, round 2.

I've now bought 3 logs of Teese cheddar and have gone through two of them. The first was used for quicky mac 'n teese, you read about this in round 1. The second was completely used for grilled teese sandwiches... Continue Reading →

Teese® cheddar cheese, round 1.

Well, I finally picked up a tube of the newly released Teese® cheddar cheese. My first goal was to see how easy and quick it would be to make something akin to the old Kraft mac 'n cheese box crap... Continue Reading →

Quick Bento Lunch with Black Bean Dip

Ok, this is a quickie, no garnishes and poor photography. Would really benefit from a spring onion or chive garnish on the dip itself. Made the black bean dip really fast this morning. Contents: Black bean dip, recipe below Green... Continue Reading →

Egg Replacement Options

If you don't know about Beth's My Vegetarian Recipes Blog, you should head over there right now and learn all about replacing eggs in your recipes. Key to veganizing many baked goods, this list is indispensable!! Bookmark it folks! And... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Recap With Recipes

Well, it's time I get off my butt and post photos and recipes from last week's Thanksgiving dinner. Even though DH is starting to get more finicky with age, I still managed to include some savory dishes. We basically holed... Continue Reading →

VeganMoFo: Carrot Slaw No. 2: Exceedingly Simple With Chickpeas

If you're looking for a carrot slaw that also packs protein, here you go: Carrot Slaw No. 2 2 c. shredded carrots 1 c. drained chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans) 1/4 c. vegan mayo 1 t. celery seeds salt and pepper... Continue Reading →

VeganMoFo: Isa’s Mean Cookie!

This is not my own recipe but gosh darn it, I had to use up those carrots (see previous post). I was craving cookies and went to my old faithful and seriously dog-eared cookbook, Vegan with a Vengeance. Isa has... Continue Reading →

VeganMoFo: My favorite fats.

I was just thinking about all the fat we consume as a society and how unhealthy it is. Then it occurred to me that I don't think I could live without some of them. And now that I know cholesterol... Continue Reading →

VeganMoFo: Carrot Slaw No. 1: Mediterranean Style

What to do with 10 lbs. of carrots? Make slaw of course! It was hard to pass up a deal on a 10 pound bag of carrots at my local Caputos' grocery so now I'm saddled with trying out different... Continue Reading →

VeganMoFo: Quinoa Onigiri Appetizers

I bet you never thought you'd see those three words together! Let me say up front that this is not home made but I think you’ll be happy with the easy and quick concept. This would be a great last-minute... Continue Reading →

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