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Summer Salad Recipe – Delicious, Healthy & Vegan

Summer is definitely HERE!! I know because we just got through a week-long heat wave here in Northern California. Needless to say, cooking in the heat is NOT fun! So, it’s time for a summer salad recipe. I’ve begun this summer trend of having a healthy chilled salad ready and available for snacking at anytime. […] Read more…

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Apple Vegan Cake

It’s Meatless Monday and Vegan Recipe Day!! Can you believe it? Probably not, because I haven’t shared a recipe here on this blog in a long, long while. Honestly, I don’t think I’ve made anything from a recipe in a while. I just make the good ol’ stand-bys week after week. Which is not bad […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

Are You Ready for some VEGAN Football?!

Wow, it’s that time of year again!! Superbowl Party Time!   Are you ready? We were really excited at the prospect of the 49ers being in the game. I must admit though, that since they didn’t make it, I think we’ll enjoy a more stress-free game. (plus routing for the Patriots is kinda in my […] Read more…

Loving the Loving Hut

I’m not often out and about without a good plan for eating healthy meals, but a few weeks ago, I was up in San Francisco for an event with a friend of mine, and we found ourselves looking for a quick bite to eat before the evening began. She suggested the local mall’s food court. […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Snickerdoodles

Warning: this is not a healthy food post! Yes, the cookies are vegan, but no, they are not a “whole food” without added sugar! I tried so very hard to make them be, but my magic was unsuccessful. They are, however, super yummy, and, I fear, by the time this post is up on my […] Read more…

Banana Coconut Cream Pie

Not that there’s ever a bad time, but this week I figured I needed to make a “Springy/Summery” dessert. Summer is trying to get here…but it’s just happening a bit too slow for me. Maybe this will move it along a bit. The recipe comes from VegNews May/June 2011 (my favorite magazine). It was created […] Read more…

Spinach, Mushroom & White Bean Strudel

This marks my first time using phyllo dough!! I may be a geek, but this was seriously exciting to me. Somehow, I’ve always had “fear” of using it. I thought it was just too fragile to work with for someone as clumsy as I can be at times. The verdict is…it’s super easy to use. […] Read more…

Vegan (Brownie) Sundae

For anyone who thinks it’s “No Fun” being vegan, here are a few steps we take around this household to have some: Step 1 – Bake the fudge vegan brownies from the mix you purchased a few weeks ago. Step 2 – Top with your favorite non-dairy frozen delight. (Optional – heat up the brownie […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Vegan Baking Mixes

I’ll admit I’m not big on “mixes” for baking. I know, I know it makes baking much easier and quicker – but do you really want the baking process to go that quickly? I love time in the kitchen so rushing, for me, is never a priority. I’ll also admit that searching, trying and buying […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – The Joy of Being Vegan

Ok, ok, so I didn’t cook anything new this week to share a recipe for. I hope you understand – I was gone most of the week and, though, I did cook this past week, I simply remade some of my favorites. If you’re really looking for a new recipe to try this week, you’ll […] Read more…

Thai Cabbage Salad

Just in time for the warmer weather, this salad is sure to please. I think I could eat servings for 4-6 people all myself…truly. Simple to make – more fun to eat. The key to great cabbage salad is in the shredding. Remove the stem part first. Shred the cabbage as thin as possible – […] Read more…

Green Tea & Miso Glazed Tofu

I made this for the first time when my friend Anne came over for dinner. As I was making it I thought, “wow, what if this doesn’t turn out very good – what else will I serve?” But the verdict was an overwhelming Super easy and incredibly tasty and healthy – you won’t regret trying […] Read more…

Meatless Mondays – Linguine Casserole

My friend Kathy asked me for a vegan casserole recipe that she could make for “Teacher Appreciation Day” at my Grandson’s school (here niece also goes there and she volunteers there and she knows one of the teachers is vegan). Here’s the recipe I gave her with some added ingredients (in green) I would use […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Black Bean & Corn Soup

I think finally my taste buds are returning!!  maybe it was the cold/flu, maybe it was the antibiotics, but wow, food has just not tasted very good lately! I’m ready to eat and enjoy food again and, this recipe just sounded DELISH! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium red onion, chopped 1 medium yellow […] Read more…

Meatless Monday Review

  While working on re-capping our Hawaiian vacation for you, I realized that it’s been a while since I’ve done a re-cap on vegan food alternatives that I use and love. Since it’s “Meatless Monday”, I thought I’d post one today and also link back to some older posts I’ve done. While I do know […] Read more…

Meatless Mondays – Vegan Chili

I found this recipe on the C’est La Vegan site (one of my all-time favorite Vegan Recipe sites)..and let me tell you, this is now one of my FAVORITES DISHES! It will be a staple meal in our house!! Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. oil 6 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup chopped white onion 1 lb. defrosted […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Vegan Artichoke Dip

I made this for the first time on New Years Eve – and brought it to a friend’s house. I’m so glad it turned out tasty because it would’ve been embarrassing if it had not been. In fact, I was excited to see that all the vegan snacks I brought that night were devoured quickly…even […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Vegetable Soup over Rice or Noodles

I’m in soup mode again. I apologize…I think. Considering my daughters and grandsons just devoured bowls of it, I think I should re-consider an apology. Truth is, I actually love having soup left-overs to take to work for lunch during the week, so I was super motivated to make another batch. Since we had the […] Read more…

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