Archive: August 2010

Oh, The Trees I Ate: August 2010

August 31, 2010

I wanted to end the month with a photo collection of my favorite eats from the month.  In the future, I’ll probably just include my favorites in the newsletter, so be sure to sign up if you so desire to fondly reflect on all the best vegan food I ate.  If you want to read…

The 4 Ingredient Vegan White Bean Nacho Dip

August 30, 2010

It’s been a long day!  The husband ate too many fried hush puppies (test recipe) and went to bed on a stomach full of greasy food.  Let’s just say he woke up ill in the middle of the night and no one got much sleep.  The hush puppies were really good though; it was just…

The 4 Ingredient Vegan Mediterranean Penne, Roasted Green Beans, And Bliss Balls

August 29, 2010

As you may have guessed, The 4 Ingredient Vegan is filled with vegan recipes that can be made with just four ingredients.  The only exceptions to the rule are water, salt, pepper, and oil or margarine, which don’t count towards the four ingredients, and the occasional optional or suggested ingredient.  These recipes sometimes utilize canned, premade,…

Vegan Twice-Baked Spaghetti, Cupcakes, Cocktail Weenies, And Spinakopizza

August 29, 2010
Vegan Twice-Baked Spaghetti, Cupcakes, Cocktail Weenies, And Spinakopizza

I took advantage of the weekend to make a few test recipes from Hearty Vegan, so since I can’t share recipes due to the binding contracts of cross-my-heart and pinky swear, let’s just call this an inspirational post.  You know, inspiring you to get in the kitchen.  Hey, at least I tried to put a…

Vegan Mini Polenta Pizzas, Udon, And Fresh Fig Bars

August 27, 2010
Vegan Mini Polenta Pizzas, Udon, And Fresh Fig Bars

I was planning on blogging about all of this last night after I put my little man to bed, but it’s all a blur.  I definitely don’t remember falling asleep, but next thing I knew I was waking up, grabbing for a clock.  Eleven o’clock?!  Dang it!  It was too late to gather enough brain…

Your Thoughts Thursday: Help New Vegans

August 26, 2010

Most of us weren’t raised vegan.  For the majority, there was a definite transition period from “mainstream” to vegan.  During this time, a lot of us relied solely on pre-made packaged vegan products, trying them all to find the good, the bad, and the inedible.  We discovered vegan shampoos, household products, clothing, and that our…

Moroccan-Inspired Lentil Soup And Three-Grain Bread On The Cheap

August 24, 2010
Moroccan-Inspired Lentil Soup And Three-Grain Bread On The Cheap

I should call this post my ode to the slow-cooker, because how wonderful is it to prepare dinner in the morning and have no more to prepare in the evening than getting out bowls and spoons?!  We had a lot planned tonight, so knowing we were guaranteed a meal without a mad-dash through the kitchen,…

Vegan Comfort Loaf With Mushroom Gravy On The Cheap

August 23, 2010

Tonight’s post will be short because I’ve got my mind on curling up with a book, but I just had to share my cozy dinner.  I can’t remember the last time food actually made me feel warm and fuzzy, but Vegan on the Cheap‘s Comfort Loaf (page 154) did just that.  And as if the…

Vegan Pasta, Southwestern Shepherd’s Pie, And No-Bake Cookies On The Cheap

August 22, 2010
Vegan Pasta, Southwestern Shepherd’s Pie, And No-Bake Cookies On The Cheap

As you may remember, I was very excited to get started when I purchased Vegan on the Cheap.  But after coming up short on ingredients a few times, it got pushed aside and spent a few weeks buried in my cookbook collection.  When I pulled it from the pile last night, I decided I was…

Homemade Vegan Lemon Ice Cream And When Corn Isn’t Vegan

August 21, 2010
Homemade Vegan Lemon Ice Cream And When Corn Isn’t Vegan

I was putting an ice cream maker on my list of kitchen appliances I need, and I use the word need loosely here, when I suddenly remembered something.  Didn’t we get some sort of ice cream maker attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer for our wedding?!  Sure enough, after a little digging, I pulled out…