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Sweet Potato Asparagus Tart with Asparagus Pesto

It’s been awhile since I entered the SOS (Sweet or Savory) challenge over at Diet, Dessert, and Dogs, but when I saw this month’s ingredient, I couldn’t resist.  Asparagus is just plain awesome, and I knew the hardest part would be doing something different and creative with it, because I’ve done lots of fancy things [...]

Tofu with Applesauce…or Chutney

I’ve seen a trend that emerges whenever I look for apple recipes…without fail, I seem to end up on pork.  With the whole Kosher thing, followed by the Vegetarian thing almost seven years ago, I haven’t had, well…ANY occasion to eat pork, and to be honest I’ve never had the desire.  I DO however want [...]

Spaghetti and “Meatballs”

There’s just nothing like spaghetti and meatballs…there are other things which are good….but none of them are spaghetti and meatballs, and that’s just what we had for dinner the other night.  Normally I go with balls made completely from scratch (take that as you may) but this time around I went with a shortcut in [...]

Mo Meatloaf Mo Money

I’m always up for a new “meat”loaf recipe, even though I’ve got a couple that I like at this point, and now I need to add a third.  The original recipe came from melbedggood, but I changed a whole bunch of the ingredients, so while you should definitely go check out the original, I’ve posted [...]

Italian Feast Lasagna

To a lot of people, lasagna means layers of meat between sauce and cheese.  To me, it’s never meant that, even long before I was a veggie, I was always kosher, and so meat and cheese doesn’t fly.  Since I use no meat and very little cheese these days, I figured it was high time [...]

Swedish Meatballs

This is another one that gets chalked up to Joni over at Just the Food, and man is it good.  I’ve never actually had the Ikea Swedish meatballs, since I’m a straight up lygonberry jam fan, but I imagine they’d taste a lot like this dish…you know, if they were veggie, and awesome. I did [...]

Persian Pilaf and Lemon-Cashew Tofu

I made Persian Pilaf in honor of those in Iran who were outspoken about their beliefs and jailed for it…so they can’t enjoy such dishes.  This was probably the most time consuming rice dish I’ve ever made start to finish, and that even included risottos.  Unlike a risotto, a lot of the time with this [...]

Fettucini Alfreda and Butternut-Pumpkin Seed Rice Paper Rolls

This was actually two separate meals, but in the interest of er…space, I’m posting them together.  Last night’s dinner was the Fettuccine Alfreda recipe from VwaV: The pasta is topped liberally with Bac-uns, pretty much my favorite food EVER.  I’m also not sure exactly what makes this sauce remotely related to an alfredo, but I [...]

Spaghetti N’ Franks

Sometimes you just need some good ole comfort food, and coming off a 24 hour stomach virus, that’s definitely what I needed.  I made this a bit healthier than my childhood version with smart dogs, whole wheat pasta, and baby spinach in the sauce, but it still did the trick. Ingredients 1 pkg whole wheat [...]

Vegan Dad’s Mac N Cheese

I’m not doing too well with eating right now.  I’m going through a really tough time emotionally, and when I’m unhappy, I don’t eat.  Everyone keeps telling me I should have comfort food, so I whipped up some of Vegan Dad’s Creamy Mac N Cheese. (from the cookbook) Those little green things are peas (I’ve [...]