Sunday, September 21, 2014

Meatless Monday – Martha Style

I found this recipe in the April edition of Martha Stewart’s Living Magazine. It appears there (and on her website) almost exactly as I post it below – the one exception is that I’ve “veganized” it by using vegan parmesan cheese. This recipe had me at “one-pan”….well, and oreccehiette and probably olives too! Doesn’t it just look […]

Lentil & Veggie Soup (Dahl)

January 30, 2014 by  
Filed under In the Kitchen, Lita's Full Blog, Vegan Recipes

I LOVE lentils! There, I’ve said it. It’s true, I seriously could live on them! Yellow, red, green, brown…doesn’t matter, I LOVE them all! And now I have a simple standard recipe I make more than once a week – in my new PRESSURE COOKER! First, the pressure cooker story…. During the day, at work, […]

Roasted Squash and Mushroom Pasta

We all know how much I LOVE roasted vegetables…so, when I heard about this Roasted Squash and Mushroom Pasta recipe in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living Everyday Food pullout, I just had to try it! Oh my goodness, I was NOT disappointed! The sweet roasted flavor of the butternut squash went so well […]

Homestyle Breakfast

Some days, we really keep eating simple around our house…especially breakfast. Having tasty items available from the garden helps a lot, too. One of Pop’s (my hubby) favorite breakfasts are what he calls “Homestyle Breakfasts”. This basically means something hot, fresh, quick and tasty. For this breakfast, I simply added some coconut oil to a […]

Vegan Lasagna (with Tofu)

Happy Meatless Monday! Happy Vegan MoFo 2013! Just happy HAPPY! Today I want to share the vegan lasagna recipe (well, kinda a recipe) that I made last weekend. When I say “kinda” a recipe it’s because most of the time I start with a recipe, but almost always I end up improvising due to a […]

Vegan Vegetable Enchiladas

On an absolute whim, I decided I would make some Vegan Vegetable Enchiladas. I had tortillas, lots of vegetables and time – so what did I have to lose…well, except that I’d never made them before and an enchilada sauce seemed intimidating to me! The sauce was truly the part of the dish that has […]

Nasoya & Veggie Dip

I’m pretty confident that if you’ve been living a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle, you’ve seen Nasoya products where you buy groceries – and you’ve probably eaten their tofu, too. To help me celebrate an “Eggless Easter” this year, the lovely people at Nasoya sent me sample bottles of their vegan Nayonaise spreads. I received both the regular, egg […]

Martha Stewart Meatless Monday #3

Happy Meatless Monday!! Today I’m sharing a 3rd recipe from Martha Stewart’s new cookbook Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes This week’s recipe is: Lentil and Sweet-Potato Stew Lentils are a good choice for making vegetarian stews, since they don’t require presoaking and take much less time to cook than other legumes. […]

Martha Stewart Meatless Monday #2

Happy Meatless Monday!! Today, I’d like to share another recipe from Martha Stewart’s new cookbook Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes Vegetable-Barley Potpies Filled with a hearty mix of mushrooms, barley, and white beans, these potpies are just as satisfying as more traditional chicken versions. Phyllo dough offers a quicker— and […]

Have a Martha Stewart Meatless Monday

Happy Meatless Monday!! So, did you hear Martha Stewart has a new cookbook out?! It’s called Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes Wouldn’t you know, being as amazing as she is, she would put together a book of meatless recipes to encouraging people to try a healthier lifestyle. YAHOO MARTHA!! For […]

FALL is here!

October 12, 2012 by  
Filed under Lita's Full Blog, My Homestead, Vegan Recipes

And just like that it’s FALL! The weather has changed so fast! I’m not complaining mind you as I just love Fall! We’ve already had our first rains – yahoo no more watering the garden for a few months! It’s getting darker earlier and there’s a definite chill in the air. It’s time to pull […]

Meatless Monday – Fall means BAKING

It’s FALL!! Which for me, means it’s time for BAKING!! I’m not sure why, but the cooler weather just makes me feel like baking!! So, to begin this fall baking festival, I decided to bake some simple vegan chocolate chip cookies – with inspiration from “1,000 Vegan Recipes” by Robin Robertson (one of my all-time favorite […]

Meatless Monday – Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

  So, I’ve never tried a raw recipe before. Well, a recipe that is specifically raw that is. I saw this one posted by the Spontaneuous Hausfrau on the Tasty Kitchen site and it just stuck with me. Literally stuck. It just kept popping into my head and I knew I needed to try it. […]

Meatless Monday – Pesto

Vegan Pesto – one word YUM! So very easy to make and so incredibly delicious. Ingredients: 2-3 cups fresh basil leaves 1/2 cup walnuts 3 Tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Pinch of pepper 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon lemon juice vegan parmesan (optional) 1. Toss all ingredients into your food processor… blend […]

Tomatoes Straight out of the Garden

As I was picking these luscious tomatoes from my garden this morning, I pondered all the different things I could do with them. I thought I’d share my ideas: Eat  ‘Em Straight Up – pretty much describes itself – this happens to at least a few of these cuties each time I go out to […]

Simple Summer Dish – Squash & Zucchini

It’s summer and if you’re invited to any sort of dinner/BBQ and asked to bring a tasty “veggie” dish…here’s one that should work out really well for you! I loved making it because basically other than buying the squash and zucchini, I had all the ingredients (and, in fact, I did have 2 zucchinis ready […]

Peach Pastry

I’m not sure about where you live, but finally fresh peaches are ready for us here this summer! Oh, and I LOVE peaches!! I love their smell, I love their texture and I love them in pretty much any form! I noticed I had some puff pastry in my freezer just waiting to be used […]

Breakfast ’round These Here Parts

Just for fun, I thought I’d post some photos of a typical breakfast around our house. I know for some people it’s easy to skip breakfast even if you know that it’s not good for you to do so. I’m not much of a cereal eater and I’m not fond of starting my day with […]

Meatless Monday – Recipe Share

Ok, so I didn’t actually cook anything “new” or “exciting” this past week. But that doesn’t mean I have nothing to share on this Meatless Monday!! I decided to look through my Google Reader and share some of the current vegan recipes from some of my favorite blogs! From Kathy Patalsky over at The Lunchbox […]

Couscous, Black Bean & Corn Salad

Happy Meatless Monday everyone!! I made this couscous salad for a bar-b-que we had with the kids yesterday on Mother’s Day. Our first BBQ of the season! This salad was super easy to make – and easy to improvise with if you’re running short of time and have to use what you have on hand […]

Meatless Monday – Cauliflower on the Brain

Truly, lately I’ve had cauliflower on the brain. This has created somewhat of an obsession with this little-used-in-my-house veggie. Let me tell you how it all started… A couple of weeks ago I came across a recipe for a curried-cashew cauliflower dish. The obsession begins… I haven’t made this recipe yet because I keep forgetting […]

For the Love of BEANS!!

As I looked through the recipes I’ve posted throughout the life of this blog, I am amazed how many of them contain BEANS! Therefore, it goes without saying I LOVE BEANS! Thank goodness for that because I think it would be truly hard for me to be a healthy vegan without them! Beans are like […]

The VEGG – Vegan Egg!!

So, I’ve finally tried “The Vegg” – have you? I’ve heard about it for a couple of weeks now, seen tons of recipes and photos of delicious looking dishes prepared with it, and finally broke down and bought some. The verdict: IT’S FANTASTIC! What is The Vegg? Well, it’s another vegan egg replacer – but […]

Meatless Monday – Mushroom Potpie

Seriously, I think puff pastry is about the best food invention ever! Why do I forget about it so often when it can make the freshest desserts and dishes taste so fancy in a flash. I wonder how hard puff pastry is to make?? hmmm, I’ll have to look at that up. Today, I’m not […]

Meatless Monday – Baked Tomatoes, Squash & Potatoes

I hope you’re ready for a super easy side dish recipe because that is exactly what this one is. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (and more for drizzling) 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 small potatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick 1 medium yellow summer squash, sliced 1/4-inch thick 1 medium Yukon gold potato, sliced 1/4-inch […]

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