Archive: February 2010

Roasted Root Veggies With Vegan Grain Sausage

February 20, 2010

Today we paid a visit to Whole Foods.  I look forward to our little grocery trips more than anything because my son, almost 2, has so much fun pointing out the fruits and veggies he knows and deciding what he should call the ones for which he doesn’t have a word (Lemon was grouped into…

30 Day Sugar Challenge

February 20, 2010

When Andria of Veg Is Sexy tweeted about her plans to  do a 30 day sugar cleanse, inviting others to join, I immediately felt a twinge of guilt.  I have gotten into far too much sugar lately. Becoming a part of this fabulous online vegan community has inspired me to create and try new products…

Vegan Jalapeño Tofu Scramble

February 19, 2010

For me, this scramble makes for the perfect vegan breakfast, but I’m also a big fan of “breakfast” meals for lunch or dinner too! (Oh yeah and breakfast!)  I made this tasty dish because I had a package of soft tofu that I needed to use and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. …

Vegan Sweet and Salty Glazed Sweet Potato Fries

February 18, 2010

I first became obsessed with sweet potato fries when I was 17.  My dad took me to NYC as my high school graduation present, and we spent most of our trip looking for and eating awesome food.  I can’t even tell you the name of the restaurant, but it was in NYC I had my…

Vegan Steamed Veggie And Adzuki Bean Quinoa

February 18, 2010

I love making up big pots of things like this not only because they make awesome leftovers, but because they’re simple enough to add this or that and completely change the dish to something new the next day.  For example, last night I ate this as a simply and fresh vegan quinoa dish with just…

Loving Cafe Vegan Take-Out

February 17, 2010

Alright, I definitely had to make this two posts since we spanned it over two meals and a snack (First – Loving Cafe)!  The food was sent home in brown recycled cardboard boxes and still really good warmed up the next day.  The spring rolls we bought to take back to my mom’s weren’t as…

Loving Cafe Vegan Restaurant

February 17, 2010

This past weekend, we were in Northern Indiana visiting my family.  My friend (Hi Jameson!) had recommended that if we were ever in the Fort Wayne area to check out Loving Cafe for some tasty vegan cuisine.  Exciting at the prospect of visiting an all vegan restaurant, we drove an extra hour and a half…

Vegan Cheesecake Bars

February 17, 2010

Last night I had a major craving for vegan cheesecake, but I pushed the idea aside because I knew I didn’t have the ingredients for a graham cracker crust, or a ready-made one on hand.  After mentally searching the pantry for sweet-treat ideas, it was like a light bulb moment;  make cheesecake bars with a…

Steamed Veggies For All!

February 16, 2010

I was reading a post by The Domestic Vegan a couple of weeks ago about her favorite kitchen gadgets and immediately needed a silicone steamer basket ( I also need a Vitamix, but that’s not happening right now!).  I toyed with ordering one online, but being bad at pulling the online-buying trigger I didn’t end…

Vegan Red Bean And Rice Soft Tacos

February 16, 2010

The other night I made these vegan red bean and rice soft tacos and not only were they delicious, but fresh and colorful as well.  I often cook up a big pot of brown rice for the week so that it’s ready to go for dishes such as this.  I used the slow cooker to…