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Wraps, Kasha Vernishkas, and Vietnamese Noodle Salad

In times like these, I’m really happy I own Appetite for Reduction, even though I know a few weeks ago I said I didn’t believe in diet food.  Oh well, what can you say, I’m wishy washy.   Just call me John Kerry.  (That said I like the guy, I’m still bummed he lost) I [...]

Chipotle, Corn and Black bean Stew

I hadn’t pulled Vegan with a Vengeance down in awhile, and I decided it was time to give something new a shot…preferably something for which I already had all the called-for ingredients.  Enter the Chipotle, Corn, and Black Bean Stew.  (page 60)  I didn’t actually have chipotles so I should probably change the name…I used [...]

Pesto Vegetable Pizza

There’s nothing quite like a pizza with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes on it…those are my favorite toppings at a Western Massachusetts Pizza place of choice, and it’s even better when I can top my own, and add lots of other goodies as well.  Corn on pizza is something you see a lot of in Israel [...]

Potato Salad, Spaghetti Squash, Vanilla Carrots, Lingonberry-Turkey Sandwiches, Quick Kimchee, Sausage/Sundried Tomato Pasta and Steak and Cheese

So I’m fairly certain this is a my longest title ever, and it’s all because I’ve simply been too busy to blog.  Life has been piling up and there are a lot of exciting things going on, and while I’ve still been cooking and eating, I just haven’t been able to post on a daily [...]

Tofu Calabrese

This is another idea I got from my girl Rachael Ray….she was making Chicken Calabrese on her show last week and it looked so darn good (minus the chicken and bacon) that I had to give it a try with tofu…and so I did.  I thought this was ok, and since it was one of [...]

Indian Loaf and Spinach

I had been craving Indian flavors, and although the recipe I was looking at called for a quinoa loaf with absolutely nothing Indian about it, I felt I could take it in an India direction, and that’s exactly what I did…although it’s pretty darn spicy, so I wouldn’t recommend eating without a healthy dollop of [...]

Cucumber-Tomato Salad, Pot Roast Seitan, Cornbread, and Green Bean Pepper Salad

With the exception of the quick salad I whipped up, all of these recipes came from the Passionate Vegetarian, a cookbook that is seriously undervalued in my kitchen, considering how much it has to offer.  I wasn’t a huge fan of the green beans, which ended up tasting very “mustardy” but I did like the [...]

First Meal Back: Asparagus with Tomato Relish

Well for better or worse..I’m back from the amazing program in California.  I was pretty concerned about having someone else cook for me an entire month, but I needn’t have worried…Miguel (the head cook there) is AMAZING and makes more than enough food options at every meal to please everyone.  I did miss complex carbs [...]

What I ate for Cinco De Mayo

First off, have you entered the giveaway yet?  Even if you don’t want to make creme brulee, who doesn’t want a culinary torch?  Trust me…that thing is just plain fun…think Veggie French Onion Soup…Scroll down two entries and leave a comment for your chance! Now back to Cinco De Mayo, where I skipped the Margaritas [...]

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, [...]