Meatless Monday Recipes

Meatless Monday – Vegan Shepards Pie

I’m starting to come around out my fever delirium….finally. AND, tonight (Sunday) I just want something super tasty to eat but super easy to make. I”m missed cooking and “food” this week, so being hungry is a good sign I’m sure. I’m opting for Shepard’s Pie. There are many, many ways to go here, but […] 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 Monday – Stuffed Peppers

I had a most serious “SENIOR” moment today! I just now at 7:43 pm realized what happened! This morning, I downloaded the pictures from my camera for this post. As I was downloading, I realized that I haven’t backed up my photos from my computer to my external drive in quite some time. So, I […] 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 – Simple Date Snack

Sometimes the simplest treats are the tastiest. In the effort to keep everything super simple this week, here’s an incredibly easy and healthy snack to make – dates filled with almond butter. My daughter Libby had a plate of these out on the table at Christmas. They are just so simple and so yummy! Ingredients: […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Vegan Pound Cake

Did you see me raving about this recipe on Facebook??? (if not, please join my facebook page – pretty please!) So, I wanted to make myself a “birthday cake”, but I wanted to keep it simple. Dang that there’s not a vegan bakery just around the corner from my house!! Robin Robertson’s book “1,000 Vegan […] 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…

Meatless Monday – Soyaki Vegan Mix

December has already been a super busy month even though barely only 1 week has passed since it began. All last week, Pops and I had fun events to attend every day. Sometimes I wonder how I even find time to fit in going to work! I usually have time at work to get a […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Graham Chocolate Nut Bars

WARNING! This recipe could inspire you to melt chocolate on just about anything you have in the cupboards! Over this past Thanksgiving weekend, I was so very happy to be able to spend some time with my friend Wendy – a fabulous cook who makes incredible vegan dishes (remember the vegan sweet and sour meatballs? […] Read more…

Meatless Mondays – Potato Soup

As you can tell, I’m on a soup kick right now. I chose this one because I had 2 leeks arrive in my Farm Fresh to You box last week and all I could think about was making a soup with potatoes and leeks (those are the kind of secret mysteries that go on in […] Read more…

Meatless Mondays – Crockpot Lentil Soup

What is the difference between a crockpot and a slow-cooker?? Are they two words for the same item? I’m not really sure why this question just popped into my head. I’ve been wanting to use mine for a while now, and since I’m feeling in a soup state of mind lentil soup sounded tasty! Pops […] Read more…

Meatless Mondays – Pasta Bake

This is one of those meals that I just threw together last minute with ingredients I had on hand. I made it for a potluck at a friend’s house on Halloween. Right before I put it in the oven I thought “hey, why don’t I take a photo in case it tastes good and is […] Read more…

Meatless Mondays – Butternut Squash Soup

You know it’s Fall when all you see are pumpkin and squash recipes all over internet. Well, it’s no different here!! I made this soup this weekend, and I must admit that it was a bit too sweet for me until I added some sauteed onions and chunks of potato to it. I left these […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Basic Tomato Sauce

We finally had a bit of summer here in Northern California, and the warmer weather finally got my tomatoes to ripen…albeit all at once! So, I’ve been in a continuous mode of picking tomatoes to make sauce every few days. I still haven’t gotten my act together enough for canning (as in buying the jars, […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Curry Simmer

This “Meatless Monday” nothing there’s complicated happening here…especially since I wrote this post last week the night before we left on vacation. This is the “quickie” meal for you…nothing fancy, but delicious just the same. Sometimes quick and easy are just what is called for in our house. This night, as I was trying to […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Apple, Pear and Cranberry Pie

Fall is approaching – finally the past week’s heat wave has passed. Phew! We made it! When my box from “Farm Fresh to You” came this past Friday, there were beautiful apples and pears inside. Since we’re leaving later this week, on a trip to the Grand Canyon, I wanted to make an effort to […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Japanese Lunch

I’m so very into Japanese food lately. I love the flavors and the textures of the food – and the fact that it can be so very healthy is just a bonus. One of my favorite bloggers, Emily, from The Happy Home Blog posed a question this past week about what you bring for lunch […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Vegan Protein Morning Smoothie

I often get asked how I’m sure I’m getting enough protein as a vegan. I try to be conscious of eating enough legumes, tofu, soy, spinach, etc., to accomplish this, but honestly, I’m not sure some days that I do – is anyone ever sure? One attempt I make is to start the day off […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Summer Corn Salad

I know, I know, it’s practically Fall already – so what’s up with the summer salad? Well, it’s yummy, that’s what’s up. And since it’s been a chilly summer out our way, there are finally some tomatoes to eat and hopefully more to come before it gets colder. This tasty recipe is from the BitterSweet […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Hummus

Happy Labor Day everyone!! And Happy Day 1 of the 21-Day Vegan Kickstart! Today may prove to be a bit of a challenge as it’s a holiday and I’m sure most people have a picnic of BBQ to go to, but don’t get discouraged. It’s all about making choices for your health, so simply do […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Veggie Sushi

Veggie Sushi I love vegetable sushi rolls. A few years ago a friend of mine showed me how to make them. I’ve adjusted the recipe slightly – making it vegan – and here it is: The ingredients: I’ve been able to find most of the unique ingredients in the Asian (international) section of most grocery […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Mac & Cheese

Recently I was asked about a vegan cheese option that is “good” – meaning it melted, baked, and basically acted and tasted like cheese. I’m happy to say I found one called Daiya. I actually first experienced this “cheese” option at Amici’s on their vegan soy pizza (thank you, thank you Amici’s for being a […] Read more…

Meatless Monday Recipe – Chocolate Chip Scones

I try to mix it up with the recipes I post – not always a main dish, side dish, or dessert, etc. I do this because I know there are ton of wonderful food and recipe blogs out there to follow. At this time, I’m not so much a recipe creator as a recipe follower. […] Read more…

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