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AppleSauce Oat-Bran Muffins

Yet another muffin of the week…this one being the Apple Sauce Oat Bran muffins from V’con. I used Organic Apple-Raspberry sauce instead of plain old Apple, and for the suggested dried fruit, I decided to venture a bit out of the box and chop up some dates. GREAT IDEA. The dates were sweet and delicious, [...]

REALLY GROSS Pasta Salad and Portabella Burgers

I knew as I was making this that it would be gross. The ingredients were just plain weird, but I kept at it anyway, pulling things out of the fridge and combining them, more out of sheer boredom than anything else. I was right, this was gross, and I won’t even bother sharing what I [...]

Portabella Salad with Spicy Mustard Dressing

I went back to V’con tonight, because when I’m having a tough day (and tough is an understatement for my last couple days) and need something comforting…V’con it is. I’m not even necessarily saying the food is comfort food (although much of it is) but the book is comforting to me. The pages are folded [...]

Cornmeal-Masala Rousted Brussel Sprouts with Spiced Yogurt Sauce over Chickpea Basmati Rice

This one isn’t a looker, but boy was it filling and delicious. This was a combination of three V’con recipes (count em!) and not one steered me wrong. I did fail on my secondary mission of getting my other half to like brussel sprouts, although I won a small victory as he DID enjoy the [...]

Sticky BBQ Wingz and Cheater Baked Beans

In addition to a nice, healthy, salad. (not pictured) last night’s meal was a sugar-ridden cacophony of kid-friendly, dentist-hating food. We started things off with Vegan Dad’s BBQ Buffalo Wingz…which are absolutely AMAZING. I’d been wanting to try these off his blog forever, and with the book in my pantry, I had absolutely no excuse [...]

Creamy Tomato Soup and Panko Stuffed Mushrooms

Tonight’s V’con menu was much more successful, which I was excited about, since I’m still on a “try the few recipes you’ve never made in V’con” kick. The first thing I tried out was the panko stuffed mushrooms, which I’d been eying for awhile since everything “mushroom” is a big kick around here. I’d made [...]

Sphagetti Squash Mexican Fiesta with Avocado Salsa Fresca

…or something like that. There’s not a whole lot I can say about this….It was a a V’con recipe…I didn’t like it. Okay, that’s not totally true…I loved the fruit salsa component…the whole Mexican bean stuff underneath was nasty….or at least that’s my opinion on the matter. Selah.

Orange Seitan

Orange Beef is another popular Chinese dish that I remember from my childhood…and since I was making some seitan for a sweet and sour dish coming later this weekend, I decided to double the recipe and make some orange seitan over rice as well. I used the simple seitan recipe from V’con as usual, and [...]

Banana Waffles

After wanting one for about 3 years…I finally bought my own waffle maker. It’s actually a waffle iron/panini press/grill in one with exchangeable plates. I got it on black friday for 10 bucks. I took the new toy for a test drive with the banana walnut waffles from V’con, minus the walnuts. These were waffley [...]

Penne a la Vodka

I got all my ingredients out on the counter tonight, and proceeded to make the penne a la vodka from V’con. Just as I’d begun simmering the sauce, my other half walked into the kitchen and saw the handle on the counter…six shots later, dinner was ready. While this certainly wasn’t bad, it was missing [...]