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Cauliflower Pakoras and Onion Relish with Green Beans and Mushrooms

Cauliflower to me is such an enigma.  I always want to buy them (especially when they come in awesome colors like purple) but I never know what to do with it, and even when I find an appropriate recipe, nine times out of ten I’m seriously underwhelmed.  I don’t want to eat it plain, because [...]

Kung Pao Tofu

I’m not entirely sure why a cookbook is necessary to make a stirfry…and that’s what this was.  A GOOD stirfry, sure, but a  stirfry nonetheless.  The oven-baking method for the tofu was pretty good, but that’s the only part of the recipe I’d really save and go back to.  The portion pictured is over rice, [...]

Curried Avocado Soup, Cucumber salad and Asian Green Beans

These recipe all came from the Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant cookbook which I’m quickly falling in love with.  Most of the recipe are under ten ingredients (these three certainly were) and I have yet to make a clunker.  The only cold soup I really turn out often is gazpacho, and that depends heavily on a [...]

Mediterranean Orzo

There’s nothing like an orzo salad, and while I didn’t have the patience to cool this, it was also delicious hot.  So I amend my statement…there’s nothing like an orzo salad that’s just as good hot as it is cold.  Enter last night’s (quick) and easy dinner. The other awesome thing about this orzo was [...]

Pomegranate Greens and Honey Whole Wheat Challah

Friday night dinner was made up of a bunch of grilled vegetables you’ve seen before (I did zucchini, radishes in foil, and corn on the cob) and a slightly more novel side that utilized the POM.  I’d been thinking about adding Pom to greens all week and was on the fence about it, but I’m [...]

Brenner!

Breakfast for dinner is ALWAYS exciting…and somehow seems to be so much more delicious than breakfast in well…the morning.  I had some leftover tempeh bacon from the BLT, so I figured I should make some “sides” for it. The waffle maker hadn’t been out in awhile, so I went back to the banana waffles from [...]

BLT from scratch…and I mean scratch

I discovered a challenge on the world wide interweb several weeks ago, and I’d been excited about it ever since, waiting with baited breath for my tomato plants to ripen so that I could get going, and make my very own BLT completely from scratch.  I must admit that my tempeh was store-bought, because while [...]

Pomegranate Molasses Tofu

The people at Pom Wonderful were kind enough to send me a box of their flagship Pomegranate juice to try out, along with some information about the benefits of said juice.  (Although I must say that being Middle Eastern…I already KNEW pomegranate is awesome for you) and I couldn’t wait to get cooking.  (Although a [...]

Not a Vegan Pose, but…

I don’t have any food to share today, but we did my first ever “fish pose” otherwise known as Matsyana1 in yoga class the other night.  It looks like this: Done correctly, it looks like an amazing lower back stretch.  Done the way I did it…it doesn’t look like much, but I’m getting there.  I [...]

Farner’s Market Millet, V’con Ceasar Salad and a Blondie…sort of

I scored a few cool things at yesterday’s farmer’s market, and they all went into dinner.  I knew I had to return to the V’con Ceasar salad as soon as I saw a head of romaine larger than a regulation basketball, and that’s exactly what I did, picking up an Italian loaf from a local [...]