Archive: April 2010

Vegan Carrot Miso Soup And Roasted Broccoli

April 10, 2010

Yesterday afternoon I organized my refrigerator, checking for produce that needed to be used first, and planning to make a meal around those ingredients.  I pulled out a head of broccoli, a celery stalk,  and a few large carrots.  I also had a container of leftover brown rice and another of leftover lentils.  And so…

Vegan Cinnamon Raisin Oat Groats

April 10, 2010

I’m rather new to groats, but I really enjoy the flavor, chewiness and texture of them.  I also love the diversity of how they can be used for savory dishes as well as sweet, making them work for any meal.  After soaking the groats all day, I decided to prepare them for this morning’s vegan…

The Vita-Mix Arrival And Vegan Peach Sorbet

April 9, 2010

It’s HERE!  The Vita-Mix actually arrived last night (meaning Amazon got it to me in A DAY!), and I was so excited that I didn’t know what to do with it for right away.  I put it in it’s place on the counter between my bad knives (I need new ones, but hey, with a…

My First Falafel And Vegan Tahini Sauce

April 9, 2010

Not only was last night my first time making falafel, but also my first time eating falafel!  What can I say? I grew up in an area where Taco Bell is ethnic food.  Reading all about the deliciousness on your blogs, I always wanted to try falafel, but just never looked into making it.  Last…

Your Thoughts Thursday: Veganism To You

April 8, 2010

It often feels like the vegan community, or maybe just the online community, is one big “How vegan art thou?” competition.  Some people eat this, some people eat that. Some people dislike those people for eating that.  Some follow in diet only, forgoing checking their clothing or home goods labels completely.  Some maintain a vegan…

Vegan Burgers And Baked Fries

April 8, 2010

After my strange day yesterday, I went with the simplicity of vegan burgers and fries for dinner.  I received a Fantastic Foods vegetarian/vegan burger mix in my Easter basket from Mom so I wanted to try them, and wow are they quick and easy to make!  After just adding boiling water, letting set, and forming…

A Strange Day

April 7, 2010

When I woke up this morning, my plans were to get in a quick workout, shower, and prepare my son’s breakfast for when he got up, but as I was pulling on my t-shirt there was a bright flash of light accompanied by a giant BANG!  And out went the power.  I looked out the…

Vegan Lentil Collard Green Wraps

April 6, 2010

As I mentioned earlier, I had big plans to make vegan lettuce wraps tonight.  Last week I picked up giant collard green leaves and since I didn’t want them to go bad, I used them to wrap up our dinner goodies.  Most people steam their greens to create a wrap that is easier to work…

Vegan BBQ Almonds and The Salad Monster

April 6, 2010

When I was young, you could have never convinced me I’d miss my hometown.  I thought I couldn’t wait to get out of there! Last night we came back to our current town, after spending the weekend in my hometown, and the three hour drive is always a little tearful.  I usually tell myself that…

A Family Vegan Easter Feast

April 4, 2010

It feels like it has been such a long day.  Today we cooked a big meal at my mom’s with plenty of vegan dishes to go around.  I think I’ll just post pictures of all of the vegan deliciousness since I’m really tired from all of the food and fun.  The dishes I made were…