Archive: September 2010

Road’s End Organics Vegan Mac & Chreese

September 22, 2010

You’re probably thinking, “Keri, what are you doing with a box of mac and chreese?  Homemade is so much better!”  And you’d be correct, but since I’ve started babysitting for another toddler during the day, I’m missing that extra hand I used to have for making lunches.  I try to keep things made in advance,…

Chicago Diner Vegan Seitan Pot Pie

September 21, 2010

I couldn’t even tell you the last time I ate pot pie.  It was definitely before college.  It isn’t that I don’t like pot pie, I love it, but making it myself seemed too time-consuming, and those freezer section pot pies are just caloric death traps.  When you check the back of the box you’re…

Lick It Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Vegan Ice Cream

September 21, 2010
Lick It Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Vegan Ice Cream

While I don’t know how anyone could not love pumpkin ice cream, I wanted to give you another option for starting your own personal vegan ice cream buffet.  This chocolate chip cookie dough vegan ice cream recipe (page 14) is another from Lick It, and I just can’t say enough great things about this vegan ice…

Chicago Diner Vegan Cream Of Broccoli Soup And Cornbread Muffins

September 20, 2010
Chicago Diner Vegan Cream Of Broccoli Soup And Cornbread Muffins

When I ate at The Chicago Diner for the first time, I was so excited about their vegan food I wanted all things The Chicago Diner: the t-shirts, the packaged treats, the cookbook.  I didn’t end up getting any of those things because it was our first stop in the city and we thought we’d…

Yummy Earth Organic Vegan Lollipops And Fun New Extracts

September 20, 2010

This weekend Whole Foods was having a big birthday party with music, cake, and wine tasting.  Bummed they didn’t have any vegan cake, we made a stop in the treats isle to check out their new goodies.  A big bag of Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops caught my eye, having  just recently read about them on…

Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream

September 19, 2010

The first official day of fall may be a few days away, but I would hate to leave you unprepared!  You may have noticed I’m a bit of an autumn enthusiast, and growing up, one of my many favorite things about the season was the local ice cream shop’s homemade pumpkin ice cream.  My mom…

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Quinoa Casserole

September 17, 2010

A casserole can be a beautiful thing.  You take what’s in the refrigerator or pantry, get a little creative, and end up with a full meal baked into a single dish.  Plus, casserole leftovers are always the best!  Once all those flavors get a chance to combine, it’s perfection.  This vegan casserole has a little of…

Melissa And Doug Vegan-Friendly Crayons

September 17, 2010

My little man loves to draw and color, but we abstain from buying crayons because they simply aren’t vegan.  Most crayons contain not only beeswax, but also tallow (animal fat).  I really wanted to find him a set of vegan crayons, so I started doing a little research.  They turned out easier to find than…

Your Thoughts Thursday: The Social Vegan

September 16, 2010

Humans tend to be social creatures and our social activities almost alway include food.  We plan entire gatherings around food, create new holidays dedicated to edibles, and turn our existing holidays into food-and-treat-centered events. No matter the problem, there’s a food cure for it: chicken soup for a cold, cookies for homesickness, a gallon of…

Vegan Pasta With Truffled Roasted Fennel

September 15, 2010
Vegan Pasta With Truffled Roasted Fennel

This pasta has a lot of vegetables and color, but I think the real stars here are the white truffle oil, sliced fennel bulb, and black pepper.  Fennel bulb can have a strong flavor and liquorice scent, but when it’s roasted it becomes much milder and less overpowering.  My whole little family loves this pasta…