Archive: September 2010

BBQ Eggplant Sandwiches And ABC Vegan Cookies

September 15, 2010

My panini press has been getting a lot of lovin’ lately, like this barbecue grilled eggplant sandwich with grilled onions and spinach on whole wheat vegan bread.  I guess that means my cast iron grill pan is getting a lot of love as well!  I served our barbecue eggplant sandwiches with steamed acorn squash, one…

Raw Vegan Walnut Meat Tacos And Chili Dogs

September 14, 2010

At first I just titled this post raw taco meat, but then I realized that sounded really disturbing.  When I throw the “walnut” in there, most of you know what I’m talking about.  I’ve seen “walnut taco meat” on a few blogs, but had never tried it.  I have to say, since joining the vegan…

Samoas Vegan Cookies Invade My Cookie Jar And Chard Frittata Brunch

September 14, 2010
Samoas Vegan Cookies Invade My Cookie Jar And Chard Frittata Brunch

I know yesterday we covered Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s awesomeness, but her most underrated work is definitely Vegan Brunch.  How do I know that?  Well, I actually purchased the book after she tweeted it was one of her favorites, but her lowest-selling on Amazon.   After making her recipe for Swiss Chard Frittata (page 35), I definitely…

Vegan Chipotle Yams And Zucchini With Quinoa

September 13, 2010
Vegan Chipotle Yams And Zucchini With Quinoa

I created this spicy vegan recipe over the weekend and we absolutely love it!  It’s the perfect “between seasons” dish while we’re in limbo between summer and fall.  The colors of the vegetables are just so vibrant against the quinoa, and we all know how much I love a pretty meal!  The adobo sauce can bring…

Snickerdoodle Vegan Cookies Invade My Cookie Jar

September 12, 2010

Little man and I had a wonderful day today shopping with my dad.  First, we stopped at Costco to pick up some essentials like quinoa, olive oil, agave, and such.  They have quite a few great organic finds and Dad even found organic cotton pajamas for the little guy.  After Costco, we went over to…

Vegan Portobello Mozzarella Sandwich and September Thanksgiving

September 10, 2010

A good portobello sandwich is a beautiful thing, and I just happened to have a few portobellos hanging out in my fridge for yesterday’s lunch.  I started by spritzing my mushrooms with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, sprinkling with sea salt, black pepper, and basil, and roasting at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.  While my…

Your Thoughts Thursday: Doctor’s Orders

September 9, 2010

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say something like, “I wanted to go vegan, but my doctor told me abstaining from meat, eggs, and dairy would kill me.” or, “My friend was vegan, but her doctor told her she had to start eating meat again.”  It’s not a surprising thing to…

Noodle Soup And Vegan Pizza

September 7, 2010
Noodle Soup And Vegan Pizza

I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited to see summer fade into fall.  And it seems like it’s happening so quickly!  This weekend we were visiting my family and I didn’t pack anything even remotely warm.  After a few chilling outings, I ended up at the store purchasing 3 sweatshirts- one men’s, one…

Vegan Utopia Sticky Toffee Pudding

September 6, 2010
Vegan Utopia Sticky Toffee Pudding

We got home too late tonight to prepare much of a dinner.  I just tossed together whole wheat rotini, marinara, and cooked navy beans, all leftover ingredients from previous meals, and topped off with homemade vegan parmesan . So all I really have for you tonight is another vegan dessert recipe from Sweet Utopia, but…

Utopia Vegan Chocolate Cake, Party Food, And Veganomicon Cutlets

September 5, 2010

It isn’t a birthday celebration without cake, and this weekend we celebrated a few family birthdays: my mom’s 44th, her boyfriend’s 46th, and the big 4-0 for my beloved uncle.  My little guy turned 2.5, and I know some of you probably think that isn’t a real birthday… But what I’m getting at is, I…