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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 →

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 →

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 →

Vegan MoFo: Emergency Breakfast Survival Bento

It's been a long day and I remembered late this evening that I have a 7:00 am meeting tomorrow morning at a restaurant that appears to only serve eggs for breakfast. UGH! What to do? Well, scrounge around the kitchen... 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: Gardein Burgundy Trio Product Review

I picked up this little box on a lark at my local run-of-the-mill grocer partly because I was curious and also because I knew it'd come in handy when I was: in pain with lower back issues tired from a... 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. I choose to believe they are due to an email from Pillsbury reprinted at this link at VegWeb.com. The email is from CSR Jennifer... 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: (Review) Vegan Fast Food Indonesian Peanut Noodle Saute

One of my favorite places for fast vegan food is Noodles & Company. Until today I thought they only had one vegan item on the menu but the cheerful cashier chick handed me this handy card that outlines several vegan... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo: Fabulous Korean Buffet at Notorious Dragonlady Lounge

Most vegans in Chicago now know about Sue's Thursday night vegan buffets at her Dragonlady Lounge, or at least they've heard of them. Having been to the buffet twice on Thursday and once this weekend for the Vegan Chicago Meetup,... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo: Herbs & Produce (tomatoes!) That Grow Well Indoors for Winter Cooking

Part of what makes a vegan diet so great is the use of the freshest ingredients including herbs and veggies. But groceries are one of the most expensive places to buy fresh herbs, especially in winter. And you can be... Continue Reading →

Vegan MoFo: Broccoli shot with iPhone vs. Canon Powershot

No recipe tonight as it failed and I didn't want to post something that I felt was icky. BUT, I've done a comparison of 2 cameras I used to shoot Korean broccoli I ate at Dragonlady Lounge. Sue at Dragonlady... 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

Most of the time I just make macaroni all in one pot by boiling noodles and dumping in a bag of Daiya Cheddar but it's always lacked that creaminess of the kind mom used to make. So, in my quest... Continue Reading →

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