Archive: April 2010

Vegan Enchilada -Nomicon

April 19, 2010

Wow, that was my worst cookbook blog post title spin off yet!  Today was one of those days that just got away.  Do you know what I mean?  I usually blog in the morning or afternoon as well as the evening on weekdays and somehow my day never had an appropriate stopping point to sit…

Vegan Yum Yum Pancakes, Moe’s, And No Impact Man

April 18, 2010

Yesterday morning we started off the day with Saturday perfection, vegan pancakes!  I made the “Weekend Pancakes Made Easy” recipe (page 32) from Vegan Yum Yum rather than my normal go-to memorized recipe.  They were a little thinner than I’m used to making, which I expected since it’s stated in the recipe it makes a…

Vegan Garnet Soup

April 16, 2010

Friday lunches are most always some play with leftovers and the last of the week’s produce to make way for the new stuff.  Today, I had a little leftover red quinoa that I was sick of moving around the fridge; I tore up a little kale, steamed it, and tossed it on top of the…

Kombucha And Vegan Pasta Night

April 15, 2010

Today was a little hectic, hence the simple meal.  It was going really well until my two year old got his hands on my netbook and stomped on it while I was doing the slow motion cinematic, “Noooooo”.  Apparently he wanted it to open all the way flat, like a book.  So it does now. …

Your Thoughts Thursday: Pre-Vegan Possessions

April 15, 2010

Most of us weren’t born vegan.  In fact, many of us didn’t even find vegan until 15, 20, 35, (50?) years into our lives.  And if there’s one thing that comes with that many years of life, it’s stuff.  Things.  Most people in our society don’t even think about their “stuff” being vegan or nonvegan,…

Crimson Velveteen Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World

April 14, 2010

Last night, I made my first batch of cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World.  It was a tough decision, but I decided to start with the Crimson Velveteen Cupcakes (page 55) because while I’ve had a few bad ones, I love a good red velvet cupcake. They turned out a beautiful chocolaty red…

Obsessed With Roasted Vegetables

April 13, 2010

You’d think since it’s getting hotter outside, cranking my oven up to 400 and some degrees would be the last think on my mind.  I’ve never claimed to make sense.  Anyway, I’ve been completely obsessed with roasted veggies lately.  Broccoli, roots, green beans, if I can roast it I will.  Tonight, I sliced and roasted…

Pink Vegan Cole Slaw

April 13, 2010

Alright, the slaw itself is actually purple, but since it turns the dressing a lovely shade of pink, I decided to go with that.  This vegan slaw is really fresh and tasty, and even though slaws tend to be better if left to hang out in the fridge overnight, this one is still really tasty…

Roasted Eggplant And Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Pizza

April 12, 2010

Last night, I mentioned that I had a jar full of extra raw alfredo sauce and while I originally imagined using it for something average like pasta, my husband wanting to order cheeseless vegan pizza gave me a better idea.  First, I made the same beloved dough recipe I always use, rubbing the crust with…

Vegan Asparagus Alfredo With Red Quinoa

April 11, 2010

Along with getting a nice amount of time in the sunshine today, I had lots of good food!  For lunch I revived one of my summertime favorites, the avocado tomato sandwich.  This delicious sandwich is simply a thick tomato slice and half an avocado on a toasted and vegan-buttered flat bread bun.  I also made…