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Barney Colored Brussels

Ever since I discovered how good oven-baked Brussels are, that’s the only way I’d been making them, and so I decided it might be time to try them out on the stove-top again.  I ended up with a serious green and purple color scheme going on here, which is why I’m calling them “Barney Colored [...]

Adventures in Appetite for Reduction

I’ve been hearing all these great things about the Arabian Lentil and Rice Soup from Appetite for Reduction.   I also thought it would go really well with the sweet potato drop biscuits from the same book.  I replaced the lentils in the soup with fava beans (because I just can’t bring myself to want anything [...]

Lots of Beans and some Cheese Sauce covered Potatoes

Since it’s winter, I’m pretty sure that the only thing I’m allowed to make any more is stew….in some variety.  Even if it’s not exactly meant to be a stew, that seems to be what everything ends up as lately, and with all the cold and snow, I can’t say I’m complaining…although we got something [...]

Black Bean Soup and Orange Mojo Tofu

Guess What?  Viva La Vegan strikes again!  This time I gave the black bean soup and Orange Mojo Tofu a try and was absolutely in love with both.  I’ll admit I cheated and used canned beans for the soup, but other than that I followed all the directions, and was quite pleased with the result.  [...]

Pomegranite Tofu, Black Bean Burgers and Cretan Stew

The Black Bean burger from V’con is an old favorite of mine that I hadn’t done in awhile, and when I was poking around in the pantry the other day and saw a few cans of black beans, I knew what I had to do.  My favorite part of these is actually how well they [...]

This is why I don’t cook out of Vegetarian Planet…the Post.

Vegetarian Planet is a great looking cookbook with a lot of great looking recipes…that’s why I bought it way back when.  However, the more recipes I’ve made from it, the more I’ve discovered that on the whole they are bland and unimaginative, and a lot just plain don’t work the way they’re supposed to….case in [...]

Mexican Black Bean Salad

We did Mexican tonight, which I didn’t really bother taking pictures of, since frankly, you’ve all seen a taco before, been there, done that.  I made the tortillas from scratch as I sometimes do, using the recipe found here, obviously using vegetable shortening in my rendition.  There was also some pre-packaged lemon-pepper tempeh that I [...]

Black Bean Un-Koftas, Crumbled Potatoes with Edamame, and Red Cooked Daikon

This was a very ethnic meal, which I’m sometimes thrilled with, and other times they can be a flop. This one was good. Flipping through Brand Name Chinese, I saw a recipe for lamb koftas, which are meatballs with an almond stuffed inside, covered with a thick yogurt based gravy. Commence mission veganize: I came [...]

Guy Fieri’s Veggie Burger

There are a few reasons I love Guy Fieri so much. One is his personality…he’s just plain cool, and he brings some much needed life to the food network morning line up. The other big reason? While he’s not Veggie, his sister IS a long time vegetarian, and he’s very good with supplying Vegetarian entrees [...]

Mango-Quinoa Salad and Portabella Burgers

It’s been really hot and humid the last couple days…so we lugged the grill back out onto the porch (according to building rules we don’t have one, so SHHH!) and made it a little hotter. Earlier in the day, I’d marinated a couple portabella caps in a mixture of balsamic vinegar, olive oil,cooking sherry, and [...]