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Ratatouille

So I was watching the movie on the Disney Channel this weekend (not like I haven’t seen it 4 times, but it’s always fun) and I had the same thought I always do when I watch it…I want to make ratatouille!  I’ve never actually done it before, but this time I was motivated enough to [...]

Seitan Lo Mein

Since I don’t use msg in my cooking (although I had a roommate at one point who did…she left a shaker of the stuff out on the counter at all times) the Chinese food I made never tastes exactly like takeout, but it gets pretty darn close.  I’ve done lo mein before (it’s a favorite [...]

Sausage, Pepper and Onion Pasta

Sausage, peppers and onions is pretty much a match made in heaven, and it was just what I wanted the other night for dinner…I simple wasn’t feeling the bun.  So what to do?  Why replace one carb with another of course, and sausage with onions and peppers over pasta it was.  While I often make [...]

Collard Greens aka Southern Comfort

The collard greens used here are another treasure from Michelle’s garden, and even though I’m in no way southern, (just a foodie wannabe) it’s fun to pretend and whip out my personal collard greens recipe from time to time.  You obviously won’t find any ham hocks here, just as a note. Ingredients Approx 1 pound [...]

Drunken Noodles

I’m fairly convinced the Thai are pulling the wool over our eyes, because why on earth would they call a dish drunken noodles and not put any alcohol on them?  Anyway, I’ve been wanting to make said dish forever (mostly because I enjoy the name) and was highly motivated the other day when I saw [...]

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 [...]

Winner, winner tempeh dinner!

This was sooooo good.  Like I ‘just can’t stop thinking about it and imagining the next time’ good.  Not thoughts I have often about tempeh, but oh MAN did this recipe do it for me.  I wish I could say I’d come up with this, but the stroke of genius goes elsewhere this time.  I [...]

Tofu Curry with Peach Chutney

We’re calling this meal Indian Fusion since I didn’t actually reference any recipes, and I’m pretty sure anything that I create by grabbing “this and that” can’t be any closer to traditional Indian food than fusion.  It was delicious though, so fusion or not, I’ll call it a success.  There were a couple peaches heading [...]

Sundried Tomato-Asparagus Quiche

Oooooh YUM.  Sometimes I feel like I need to draw a family tree for recipes by the time they make their way to me.  This one actually started it’s life in VwaV, a book that I OWN, but somehow missed it in.  As far as I can make out, this version went from VwaV—>Pink Stripes–>Yeah, [...]

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 [...]