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More Adventures from Appetite for Reduction

A bounty of canned beans found its way into my pantry this week, and since they all came in so fast, I apparently felt I had to get them into food just as fast.  I pulled out Appetite for Reduction again to see what it had to offer and pulled out a few recipes that [...]

Ministrone-Chili

So I set out intending to make a minestrone…but  I didn’t really have any fresh vegetables with the exception of spinach and two mushrooms, and I apparently didn’t put enough liquid in….so this turned out closer to a chili…which isn’t bad…and probably put the universe back at equilibrium since the chili I made a couple [...]

Rustic White Beans with Mushrooms and other Thanksgiving-like Delights

I’ve been cooking sides and desserts to bring home to the family Thanksgiving all weekend, and I decided to make a thing or two for myself as well come dinnertime.  I did the rustic white beans with mushrooms from Veganomicon (using canned beans and oyster mushrooms), topping with breadcrumbs and oven-baking for 25 minutes.  I [...]

Tofu Tacos and Beans n’ Rice

There were 4 corn tacos heading towards retirement age in the fridge, and I decided that meant Mexican, which also led to the first time I’ve actually ever made beans n rice.  The tacos were ok, but the rice was AMAZING, so that’s the recipe I’ll share with you. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups jasmine rice [...]

Tomato Asparagus Quiche

I found another V’con recipe I hadn’t tried yet…that being the Quiche.  I must say I was intrigued by a vegan quiche with no egg replacement, no tofu, no fake cheese…no liquids to speak of, and I had something to prove.  A beloved friend (when she heard the ingredients) was convinced it would never hold [...]

Maple-Mustard Glazed Potatoes and String Beans

VwaV…you went off, and you did it again, these are AMAZING. As usual I went ahead and jazzed things up a bit by mincing a hot pepper and adding it to the mix, but the sauce was all Isa. I could’ve eaten the entire casserole dish worth of this by myself, but sadly, I had [...]

Sticky BBQ Wingz and Cheater Baked Beans

In addition to a nice, healthy, salad. (not pictured) last night’s meal was a sugar-ridden cacophony of kid-friendly, dentist-hating food. We started things off with Vegan Dad’s BBQ Buffalo Wingz…which are absolutely AMAZING. I’d been wanting to try these off his blog forever, and with the book in my pantry, I had absolutely no excuse [...]

Sesame Glazed Green Beans

Last night’s meal was a quick mix-up of oven baked fries, leftover chickpea cutlets with gravy, and these sesame glazed green beans from Vegetarian Planet There’s a tree on the plate, which is covered up by the green beans, but I just wanted to clarify that those are branches sticking out from underneath them, not [...]

Happy New Years

I made some black eyed peas for good luck today… The recipe is simply called “Black Eyed Pea Salad” and came from The Olive and the Caper I always thought black eyed peas being eaten as good luck on New Years was a tradition that started in the south, but according to Wikipedia it’s actually [...]

Slow Cooker Chili

Since I saw my first snow of the season last week (it didn’t stick…thankfully) I’ve officially deemed it chili season. I made chili in a pot last year, and kept an eye on it all day long to make sure I didn’t burn my apartment down in the process…this year, I have a slow cooker! [...]