Archive: August 2010

Vegan Peach Crumble, Sloppy Jonis, And Aztec Hot Chocolate

August 21, 2010
Vegan Peach Crumble, Sloppy Jonis, And Aztec Hot Chocolate

The other night, I was asking around for a great vegan peach cobbler recipe, but came up empty handed.  I decided to make a quick little vegan peach crumble of my own design while I waited around for a perfect tried-and-true cobbler recipe to come along.  I skipped coating my fresh peaches in sugar, because…

Your Thoughts Thursday: Gender

August 19, 2010

Last week, my friend gave me a great idea for a YTT.  She told me when she and her ex-husband got a divorce people kept asking her, “Do you think he’ll stay vegan now that you’re divorced?!”  She found this insulting not only because they weren’t crediting veganism to his own personal beliefs and choices,…

Speed Vegan Miso Mashed Potatoes, Fried Jalapeños, And Braised Tofu

August 18, 2010

Last night, I was definitely running late for a class I’m taking through a local university, and all I could get out for dinner was a cucumber salad and miso mashed potatoes, two recipes from Speed Vegan.  The funny thing is, I actually opted to use the time I didn’t have to eat, to take…

Speed Vegan Linguine With Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce And Balsamic Mushrooms

August 17, 2010

Tonight’s dinner was seriously out of this world amazing.  I once again cracked open Speed Vegan to make Linguine with Sun-dried Tomato Sauce.  To accompany the vegan pasta I decided on the Balsamic Mushrooms, partly because they sounded delicious and partly because I had mushrooms. The flavors of olive oil, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes all…

The Versatile Blogger Award And Vegan Funnel Cake

August 16, 2010

Yes, vegan funnel cakes!  Saturday night I made a test recipe from Hearty Vegan for funnel cakes!  I haven’t had one of these since Disney World, and let’s just say that was a long time ago.  You won’t believe it, but in a mere 10 minutes we went from being funnel cakeless to chowing down…

Vegan Speed Leek And Cauliflower Soup And Nutty Chocolate Balls

August 15, 2010

Before I get to that Speed Vegan recipe I’ve been promising you, I want to wish my mom a very Happy 44th Birthday!! Don’t freak out on me for posting your age, Mom.  You’re still young and beautiful! I have have to admit, I was a little excited to open Speed Vegan this morning.  I can have a…

Tofuevos Rancheros And Deep Dish Vegan Pizza

August 14, 2010
Tofuevos Rancheros And Deep Dish Vegan Pizza

Since it’s Saturday I’ll be brief, but I do have a few yummy photos to share.  For brunch today, I made tofuevos rancheros from the upcoming Hearty Vegan.  This is a dish I’ve seen on a lot of vegan menus, and in fact, Chris ordered a dish of the same title from Handlebar in Chicago….

Chris’s Vegan Sandwich And Chicken-Fried Seitan Steaks With White Gravy

August 13, 2010
Chris’s Vegan Sandwich And Chicken-Fried Seitan Steaks With White Gravy

If you’ve picked up anything about me from my blog, it’s probably that I love leftovers and hate letting food go to waste.  After a week of making recipes, my husband joked I should take the leftovers of everything I’d made the past couple days and turn it into a vegan sandwich for him.  And…

Mountain Girl Vegan Soaps

August 12, 2010

I’ve absolutely always loved handmade soaps.  There’s just something special about buying handmade rather than that same ol’ store-bought bar every time.  With handmade, you can buy soap that’s more than just a means to get clean; it’s art!  Each batch is unique and sometimes you can even help the soaper create new scent combinations…

Your Thoughts Thursday: Serving Non-Vegan Guests

August 12, 2010

Ever since vegetarian Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, non-meat eaters serving their guests flesh has been a hot topic.  Many people, vegans included, have been claiming it’s rude to serve vegan food to your non-vegan guests, and the polite thing to do is slap down that steak for which they were really hoping.  The argument on the…