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First Grilling of the Summer

The grills below my apartment officially opened last weekend when I wasn’t around, so I finally made use of them today.  I was scared people would be lining up with the gorgeous Saturday weather, but apparently I was the only one with grilling on my mind, and I didn’t have to share with anyone. I [...]

Purple Tofu and Greens

This recipe was based on that old classic “chicken Marsala” that has it’s place on the menu of every family style Italian restaurant.  I wasn’t going to use chicken, and I didn’t have an Marsala, so I went off on my own riff a bit here.  Instead of the more traditional pasta, I did this [...]

Breakfast Casserole with Love and Best Dishes

Nobody would ever accuse Paula Deen’s food of being vegan…(or figure friendly for that matter) but here I’ve gone and managed to make one of her decidedly un-vegetarian, un-vegan recipes just that.  It’s still not terribly healthy, but then you can’t have it all.  You can check out Paula’s Version here .  This isn’t the [...]

Spring Garlic Hash

This recipe was (very) loosely based on the Leek-Potato Vinaigrette in Sundays at the Moosewood Restaurant . Spring garlic looks a lot like leeks, but smells like Garlic, and is pretty much only available in late spring. (At least that’s the only time I can get it around here) I was craving some potatoes as [...]

Quick Italian Pasta

I AM still alive…the last few days I was being fed by others as my best friend (an awesome vegan!) was getting married and I was in the wedding party.  Today’s dinner was my pretty standard “there’s nothing in the fridge” meal, seeing as we were doing shopping AFTER the meal.  I’ve done this (or [...]

Golden Beet Stirfry

This was the best thing I’ve had all week…although that isn’t saying much.  I still couldn’t finish a full bowl, but that had nothing to do with the dish, which I’m pretty sure was actually darn good, especially for something thrown together in about 15 minutes.  Rachael Ray would be proud of my speediness. I’ve [...]

TV Dinner

So I still have no appetite, and even less desire to cook anything.  I’ve been carrying around a coupon for a free Kashi frozen dinner entree for awhile, and I finally used it, so today for lunch, I choked down the Mayan Harvest Bake. It’s actually not that bad.  The plantain in it is good.  [...]

Vegan Dad’s Mac N Cheese

I’m not doing too well with eating right now.  I’m going through a really tough time emotionally, and when I’m unhappy, I don’t eat.  Everyone keeps telling me I should have comfort food, so I whipped up some of Vegan Dad’s Creamy Mac N Cheese. (from the cookbook) Those little green things are peas (I’ve [...]

Falafel Night

Since tonight was Lag B’omer and the fire wardens around here don’t look kindly on bonfires…I made one of my favorite Middle Eastern snacks for dinner instead.  I can’t believe that I’ve never made my own falafel before, but it may have something to do with it being deep fried.  Whatever….I very rarely fry things, [...]

Asparagus Crepes and Moroccan Apricot Seitan

I went back to Vegan Dad’s cookbook to try the asparagus crepes I’ve been eyeing for awhile.  I used his dinner crepe recipe as well, eliminating the sugar since I simply wasn’t sure why it was included.  The crepes didn’t taste like they were missing anything, so I stand by my decision.  This may be [...]