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“half” Vegan quiche

I know there’s no such thing as “half vegan”. Either a dish is Vegan or it isn’t…but with quiche I’m taking it slow. We’re talking about a dish that’s normally got three different dairy product, cheese, milk, and eggs. If I make a tofu cake in crust, that could very well be a good dish, [...]

Pasta Italiano..sort of

On our way to Chef’s the other day (A HUGE kitchen supply store where I could liquidate my bank account in minutes if not chaperoned) I noticed a building signed “Connecticut Natural Foods Market” and being well…ME, I was intrigued. As it turned out, the store itself wasn’t terribly exciting, but we did find one [...]

First TRINIDADIAN food ever…

We really did two main courses last night…a pretty hefty Asian soup, and a Trinidadian curry over Moroccan whole wheat couscous. (tastes just like the normal stuff, score huge) The soba noodle and Napa cabbage soup came from Claire’s All-American Vegeterian Cooking, written by Claire Crisculo, the owner of the BEST vegetarian restaurant in New [...]

New favorite snack?

I felt the need to buy a plantain the other day…because they were calling to me while I picked up bananas for my smoothie addiction…and they were cheap. There is of course the small detail that I’ve never bought a plantain in my life, never mind cooked one. But I decided I was up for [...]

Some Asian Flair

I’d been thinking about Thom Kha Gai for awhile…which is interesting, considering I’ve never so much as tasted it. My boyfriend’s mother ordered it when we went out for Thai before his graduation in May though, and it looked and smelled great. (although that version wasn’t veggie) Add to that his statement that it’s one [...]

Apple-Cranberry Sausages

I’ve been excited about giving these a shot ever since I saw them over at Pamela Cooks. I’ve posted the direct link to the recipe on her blog, so that you’re able to easily check it out. As luck would have it, the huge chain-grocery store I do my shopping at…doesn’t carry dried apples. After [...]

Breakfast Scramble

The one rule I have about tofu scrambles is that they must be yellow. Generally I’m not terribly concerned about food colors, since taste is much more important, and what law states that all scrambles MUST be yellow? But I like my breakfast protein yellow, and so yellow it was this morning. I wrapped half [...]

The BEST, most eclectic dinner ever

Forget themes, random is WAY more fun…and tonight’s meal was definitely fun. Fun and DELICIOUS…so really, what more could you ask for? This was a 3 course extravaganza, and it was all ready (start to finish) in under an hour. Pretty sweet huh? Be jealous. The only dish of the three that was the least [...]

Soul Soup in the Summer!!!

Yes…it’s summer, and yes, I realize that’s not “warm the heart” soup season. I’m about 4 months late…either that, or I’m getting ready for next winter several months early. However, yesterday wasn’t overly hot by the time the sun set, and in checking out the pantry, I discovered I had all the ingredients for the [...]

A little Asian Flair

The hot and sour soup recipe from V’con is a favorite in my home, and last time I made as much as would fit in the pot, so that I could put another meal’s worth in the freezer for a later date. Yesterday was that “later date”. The flavor and all the veggies were still [...]