Archive: September 2010

Your Thoughts Thursday: Vegan Inspirations

September 30, 2010

There isn’t a plethora of “well-known” vegan role-models for people to look up to, and maybe that’s why we get so excited when someone famous goes “almost vegan”, but it nearly always turns out to be a disappointment when they give it up two weeks later, “confessing” the vegan diet nearly killed them.  And celebrity…

Chicago Diner Vegan Cutlets

September 29, 2010

Save a fish; fry a tofu!  Okay, that was corny… but do it anyway.  The Chicago Diner Cookbook calls these “Diner Cutlets” (page 101), but they actually reminded me of something you’d see at a fish fry or maybe on a bun with tartar sauce.  Actually, this cookbook also has a recipe for tartar sauce,…

The Big Vegan Salad

September 29, 2010

I don’t know if you watched Seinfeld, I was just a kid myself when they were actually airing new episodes, but they had this running joke about “the big salad”.  If it was “the big salad”, it totally counted as a meal.  I really have no idea what was in their pretend salad, but I’m…

Vegan Pasta And Not-Meat-Balls

September 28, 2010

I’ve used these Trader Joe’s vegan meatless balls once before, and again I dug them out of my freezer for a quick vegan pasta meal.  They aren’t my favorite meatless product, the flavor is very soy-ish, but I wasn’t about to let them go to waste either. I cooked whole wheat penne, and let the…

Vegan Brownies Invade My Cookie Jar

September 28, 2010

This “use up what is already in the pantry” week has already been tough.  As a self-proclaimed grocery shopping enthusiast, I can take on a Whole Foods with the fervor of most women set loose in a shoe shop.  My inner food nerd (okay, maybe it’s not so inner) is very excited about my impending meal planning,…

Making Teese Vegan Pizza With A Friend

September 27, 2010

I finally got around to trying the “new” Teese!  This past weekend, I traded a little vegan pizza-making lesson for a photography lesson with my friend, Jameson (you may remember him from his famous Vegan Taco Soup Recipe).  I highly recommend trading free knowledge with your friends; it’s like playing school, but grown up and…

Pumpkin Vegan Cookies Invade My Cookie Jar

September 27, 2010

I hope you didn’t think I was kidding about the “all-things pumpkin” stuff.  It’s fall and I’m obsessed, but I’m excited to see many of you are also going pumpkin-crazy!  To keep with the trend, I made a batch of Sell Your Soul Pumpkin Cookies (page 51) from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar.  Because…

Vegan Chili Cheese Fries And Farro With Butternut Squash

September 24, 2010
Vegan Chili Cheese Fries And Farro With Butternut Squash

To me, chili cheese fries should be a “need I say more” sort of thing, but maybe you didn’t have a “cheese fries” stage in your younger years like I did.  Actually, these fries are drizzled with two different vegan cheese recipes: the first, a yellow cheese sauce recipe from Post Punk Kitchen, and the…

Vegan Salt And Pepper Pumpkin Seeds

September 24, 2010

Since it’s officially fall, I’m now allowed to post all things pumpkin without further explanation!  When I sawed open my pumpkin for Lick It’s Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream, I also cleaned the seeds and roasted them for one of my favorite fall snacks- pumpkin seeds!  Like popcorn, it can be a lot of fun to play with…

Your Thoughts Thursday: Vegan For All

September 23, 2010

I know a lot of you, like me, aren’t vegan for your health.  And I know a lot of you do eat a vegan diet because of the health benefits.  Intentions aside, most of us are thriving and can’t imagine life any other way.  We hear so many success stories of people turning their health around…