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Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

When faced with leftover white rice, there really is only one thing to do….make it into fried rice!  And in this case thai-style fried rice, since I finally have a thai basil plant that’s doing well and there was an open can of crushed pineapple in the fridge.  It isn’t very traditional, since I don’t [...]

The post-computer disaster food round-up

First I went to Pittsburgh for a few days where I wasn’t cooking, so there was no food.  Then my computer started doing wacky things…bad wacky.  It got worse and worse until it hit rock-bottom, became completely useless, and I had to wipe everything out and reinstall the operating system.  So that’s my story and [...]

Ginger Beef and a Sweepstakes Winner!

Since I had (and still have) all that “beef” seitan from Cinco De Mayo, I figured it would be a good time to try a classic dish like ginger “beef” that I wouldn’t normally make, and it did come out pretty well.  I used this ginger beef recipe replacing the beef with thinly sliced squares [...]

Breaded Veggie “Casserole” and Chorizo con Papas

Sauteing things on the stove top is definitely the quickest way to cook, and lately I’ve been doing a lot of that, but the other night I was in the mood to oven bake SOMETHING, and came up with this recipe on the fly.  I was actually thinking loosely of the chickpea-broccoli casserole from VWAV, [...]

Fried Rice style Couscous

We all crave Chinese food sometimes (and if you say those little cardboard cartons full of grease and carbs don’t call out to you on occasion, you are either a stronger person than me….or lying.  So there.  That craving hit the other night, but I was of the belief that I could satisfy it without [...]

Matzoh Ball – Tomato Succotash

This is a recipe I lifted and tweaked from Susan V. over at FatFree Vegan, since it was already completely Passover friendly, and like pretty much everything else on earth, I figured it could only get better with matzoh balls.  (The only Passover food I legitimately enjoy).  I switched out pretty much all the veggies [...]

Curry Tofu and Mushroom Stoup and Toori

This “stoup” make actually be my favorite Rachael Ray recipe that I’ve made…but I shouldn’t say that, because I seem to remember really enjoying some at some point.  Instead we’ll just say that it’s my favorite for this week. I did make a few changes as well, so who knows, perhaps the original isn’t even [...]

BLT Pasta and Veggie Pot Pie

I’ve been watching a lot of Food Network lately, and apparently this is where it gets me….Veggie-versions of Rachael Ray and Chef Anne Burrell recipes.  The BLT pasta recipe was actually veggie to begin with, which I find pretty ridiculous, because frankly I would’ve put bacon in it if it was something I ate, and [...]

Tempura Fried Seitan and Maple Baked Carrots

So you know when you start out intending to do one thing, and you run into one issue, followed by another…and end up with something completely different from what you had intended, but probably better anyway?  That’s basically what happened here, with what was supposed to be beer battered Seitan (think the same consistency as [...]

Warm Butternut Squash over Spinach Salad

Who says a salad can’t be warm and satisfying?  Me.  All the time…except right now, because this one totally was, and I’d make it on any cold blustery winter night.  Or a cold lunchtime… I started out by roasting half an acorn squash in the oven.  Stick a pat of Earth Balance in the middle [...]