Archive: February 2010

Vegan Powdered Sugar

February 12, 2010

This is just a quick post because in my last recipe post I used powdered sugar and a friend asked me if powdered sugar is vegan.  Most bagged powdered sugar from your local grocery store is not actually vegan, as it is made from bone-char sugar.  Many vegans consider things like this a lost battle…

I Eat Vegan Books: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

February 12, 2010

Eating Animals hit my reading list some time ago, but I’ve only recently finished the book.  I think this book may have taken me longer to read than any other of it’s length, not because it’s too long or boring, but simply because there is so much information to digest.   Where I normally would have…

Vegan Lemon Squares

February 12, 2010

Since we had company all week, I haven’t been as adventurous with my recipe creations, sticking to my stand-by favorites such as veggie stew, pasta, pizza, and fried rice.  Instead, I’ve made “fun desserts” to finish off the meals.  I actually have made these vegan lemon squares once before in my preblogging days, but with…

A Vegan With A Bread Machine: Jalapeño Bread

February 9, 2010

I think this one is my new favorite vegan bread! It’s spicy, but not so much so that it’s unenjoyable, and so soft and light.  I made this as a compliment to a pinto bean and veggie stew, but I will definitely be making it up again often for a side to everything from soups…

Amy’s Organic Vegan Teriyaki Burritos

February 9, 2010

Friday night we got to grocery shopping later than usual, so I stopped by the freezer section on the way out of the grocery store to look for something quick that we could all eat once we got home.  I hadn’t ever tried anything frozen from Amy’s Organic, but the teriyaki frozen burritos were vegan…

Vegan Coconut Cookies

February 9, 2010

Okay, so these vegan cookies aren’t exactly (at all) healthy, but since my dad is in town visiting, I thought I’d make some tasty treats.  I found the Choose Your Own Option Cookies recipe on VegWeb.com.  I was actually looking for a coconut cookie recipe when I found it, so I chose to use coconut,…

Earth-Friendly Grocery Bags From ReusableBags.com

February 4, 2010

Since I’ve been toting the same set of paper bags back and forth from Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s for awhile now (and they were starting to look a little shabby), I decided it was time to invest in a reusable cloth set of bags.  So I Googled reusable grocery bags, and the first site…

Vegan Praline Sweet Potato Mash

February 4, 2010

This is great to make as a sweet little dessert-like vegan side dish for any meal, but I also love to make it on a larger scale for holidays and family get-togethers.  It looks so pretty and delicious in a nice serving dish topped off with sparkling brown sugar and toasted pecan halves.  But last…

Earth Vegan Shoes

February 3, 2010

Desperately in need of a new pair of vegan athletic shoes, I’ve been searching the internet for weeks to find the perfect pair at a decent price.  (It takes me forever to buy everything.  I add things to my online cart and then rethink, over and over for days.)  I really wanted to try Earth…

Smoky Vegan Red Beans & Rice

February 3, 2010

Yesterday I wasn’t feeling well so I went to VegWeb early to look for a crock pot recipe so that dinner would just be ready to plate and eat when feeding time rolled around.  I found this recipe for Smoky Vegan Red Beans & Rice and I didn’t have everything, but I happened to have…