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Sicilian Eggplant Stew

This is the last of Jamie Oliver, I swear. This one is called a “stew” although I really think it’d be best suited served up on a crusty piece of bread. We’re out of bread at the moment though, so I ate it “stew-style” and I must say it was quite good. The eggplant was [...]

Braised Seitan with Brussels, Kale, and Sundried tomatoes

This smelled REALLY good. It looked delicious. The ingredient list was an all-star line-up. I was SURE I’d love it before I’d even begun to make it. It was just ok. It still smelled great on the plate, but the flavors weren’t quite as complex as they seemed. In addition to that, something is giving [...]

Wild Mushroom Ragu

Mario Batali strikes again, and he strikes vegan!!! I was actually supposed to make fresh egg=based pasta dough for this, but I used an eggless boxed variety because I was feeling lazy, so I didn’t have to worry about that. Mario recommended some grated parm on top,but I think it would’ve ruined it, the flavors [...]

Wakame Soba Noodle Soup and a TLT

I was trying to decide how to stick to one ethnicity/food style for dinner tonight….and somehow we ended up having TLTs (tempeh, lettuce, tomato) and a wakame-soba noodle soup. The soup was a recipe from Vegetarian Planet and it was ok. Just ok. I do like the wakame, which I’m used to from the miso [...]

Banana-Orange Oatmeal Pancakes

I love waking up on a sunday morning and having plenty of time to shuffle around in my pjs and come up with something delicious for breakfast, there’s just nothing I find more relaxing. Better yet, my sister and her guy were here this weekend, and unbeknown to the happy omnivores, I fed them Vegan [...]

Linguini with “monkfish”, thyme, and zucchini

I actually got this recipe from The Mario Batali in Italy cookbook (what can I say, I’m having a celebrity chef week) and it worked out quite nicely. I replaced the monkfish with the cruelty free version, also known as tofu in some circles. I treated the tofu just as Mario had suggested, giving it [...]

Pea Soup and Jamaican Jerk Seitan

First off…I have to give credit to Jamie Oliver, he redeemed himself with this one. The only change required to make this soup vegan was replacing the chicken broth with vegetable…or in this case “not chik’n broth”. You can’t see it in the picture, but this is chock full of fresh peas, undoubtedly the best [...]

Kale Alfredo

I’m always trying to think up new ways to serve Kale, since it’s such an amazing vegetable, but can be a bit much cooked up and served alone. This one came to me a couple nights ago when I was having trouble falling asleep, and I was very happy with the result. although it didn’t [...]

Radicchio of Grossness

I love Jamie Oliver…really I do. I met the guy back in college when I was interning at Regis and Kelly, and he was seriously the most down-to-earth person I have EVER crossed paths with…really a big kid whose making it in the food business. I love what he’s all about in terms of food, [...]

Sloppy Joes

I did it. I saved the “veggie burgers” from Vwav, and they were absolutely delicious. I’d been wanting to try out a sloppy joe tvp rendition for awhile now, and although I’ve never even had the original version, when it occurred to me that I could try it with the failed burgers, I was quickly [...]