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Mystery Bag Part 2

I’m a big proponent of simplicity, and while I thought of combining this with blocks of cheese, or tofu, or adding lots of fancy spices, in the end I simply couldn’t do it, and I wouldn’t add a thing to the final product.  These tomatoes all came from the garden bag, although I can’t remember [...]

Tomato Rosemary Scones

This is yet another recipe from Vegan Brunch, and one that I’ve been wanting to try since I first opened the book cause the picture looks so darn good.  I had to replace the fresh rosemary with dried, and used whole wheat flour instead of regular white, so mine don’t look quite as pretty as [...]

Garlic Scape Pesto

There are certain dishes that are so easy and delicious, I make them multiple times and go to them as a standby when I have company over.  That said, this one in particular usually vanishes so fast I can’t get a picture, and due to its vanishing act, I haven’t been able to blog about [...]

Couscous with Tofu

I wasn’t in the mood to cook much (if at all…has it been hot and humid forever???) so my first thought was couscous.  You really only need to boil water for the couscous itself, and by the time you pour in the grain you can turn off the heat, so in terms of summer foods…it’s [...]

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 [...]

BLT from scratch…and I mean scratch

I discovered a challenge on the world wide interweb several weeks ago, and I’d been excited about it ever since, waiting with baited breath for my tomato plants to ripen so that I could get going, and make my very own BLT completely from scratch.  I must admit that my tempeh was store-bought, because while [...]

Summer Succotash

Sometimes all you want is a cold salad, and what masquerades as a simple salad but sounds so much cooler?  A succotash, of course.  This recipe is perfect for summer, although I must warn you that if you plan on leaving some of this for leftovers, you should omit the olives, because the brine overcomes [...]

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 [...]

Chickpea Spinach Curry

This is a pretty standard curry…Easy enough to make for lunch (as I did) but nothing terribly spectacular. The recipe is from VwaV, I suggest you find it there, increase the salt a bit and limit all the other spices accordingly.  That’s what I did, and the salt turned out just right and all the [...]

Happy New Years

I made some black eyed peas for good luck today… The recipe is simply called “Black Eyed Pea Salad” and came from The Olive and the Caper I always thought black eyed peas being eaten as good luck on New Years was a tradition that started in the south, but according to Wikipedia it’s actually [...]