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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 →

Restaurant Review: Karyn’s on Green (4 beans out of 5)

When @JLgoesVegan came to Chicago yesterday and asked if anyone wanted to go to dinner at Karyn's on Green, I jumped at the chance. See, I have a hubby who doesn't like to eat out and so I don't really... Continue Reading →

Review of Hannah Kaminsky’s book: Vegan a la Mode, and the strawberry ice cream.

OMG! My life has changed. Yep. I've always wondered if homemade vegan ice cream could really be different than store-bought. There have been recipes on the internet for some time but I never really took them seriously until Hannah wrote... 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 →

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 →

SnarkyXmas list: What to get that vegan gardener on your Christmas list.

[UPDATE: After reading Colleen's excellent post on the relationships between corporations and bloggers, I felt the need to update this post since it is a gift guide that lists products I am recommending. My update is at the end.] Buying... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Ice Cream Review: Is coconut milk ice cream worth $1 more than soy?

Maybe I'm the last to notice but Turtle Mountain now has their fabulous pomegranate chip flavor available in both regular soy and coconut ice creams. I've always been a huge fan of the pomegranate chip soy ice cream but stopped... 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 →

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: 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. 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: (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: 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 →

Vegan MoFo: coming Tuesday, cranberry apple crisp with maple syrup!

Trying to space these out one per day so I can still get my day job done. Tuesday will be the fabulous cranberry apple crisp DH requested for his birthday. Wednesday will be mac 'n cheese casserole. Thursday will either... Continue Reading →

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