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Meatless Monday – Eggplant Casserole

A few weeks ago, my wonderful friend (and second mom) Nancy sent me this DELISH recipe!! I just had to share it..you may even have most of the ingredients in your kitchen now – and it’s super easy to add or modify with what you do have! I’m calling it “Eggplant Casserole”, but it could […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Lazy Stuffed Peppers

Almost exactly a year ago I posted a similar recipe on stuffed peppers. So, you’re probably asking why am I posting again? The answer is probably because I haven’t made them since then, and I just got reacquainted with how very easy they can be to make – especially if you have a local Trader […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Almond Oat Walnut Scones

So, you know those super yummy Maple Oat Nut scones that Starbucks sells? Yes, the ones that are NOT vegan?!? Well, since moving into this vegan life, these scones are something I’ve been missing….A LOT! I’ll even admit that within the last couple of years, I have had one now and then – I plead […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Black Bean Soup a la Libby

Ready for super easy, super tasty recipe? This one is from my daughter Libby who joined the vegetarian world a few months ago. A delicious, filling soup for the winter months. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil 1/2 yellow onion chopped 3 cloves minced garlic 2 cans black beans 1 can refried beans 1 […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Minestrone Soup

Happy 2012 and welcome to my first Meatless Monday post of the year! I can’t think of a better way to start this year than with a warm, healthy, hearty bowl of soup! This recipe is from my Esalen cookbook – I love it and hope you do too! Ingredients: 1/2 pound uncooked small white […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Vegan Pizza

Happy Thanksgiving week! The week of good food (and probable over-eating) is here! Enjoy & Celebrate! Before we get there though, and before your hours of following recipes, creating divine dishes and “wow”ing your company begin, you may want to have a “low-key” Meatless Monday. So, I declare this Meatless Monday – Vegan Pizza Night! […] Read more…

Holiday Recipe Blog Hop

Can you believe it’s the holiday season already??? Are you at a loss for a special dish to prepare to “WOW” your family with this year? I’ve seen a ton of delicious healthy, raw, vegetarian and vegan Thanksgiving recipes posted lately and figured it’s time to do another BLOG HOP Please share your blog and […] Read more…

Meatless Mondays – Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes

Yes, I love “pumpkin” everything!! Especially at this time of year. So, of course, I made a vegan pumpkin treat – CUPCAKES! Because, who doesn’t love cupcakes?? (If you don’t, then let us prepare in intervention). This recipe makes 12 delicious fluffy cupcakes. Ingredients & Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Beans, Beans & more Beans

I’ll admit it…I’m all about the beans lately. Bean soup, bean stew, beans, beans, beans! They’re just so easy to make and also so very tasty to eat!! And  I’ve been making them in some form pretty much every weekend in my crockpot. Here’s what I’ve been up too – easy, yummy, aaahhh. I found […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Zucchini Muffins

I’ve picked exactly 2 zucchinis from my garden this year. Yes, that’s them in the photo above. Given the cooler weather we’ve had this summer, it’s not surprising, but it is disappointing. Instead of getting too down about it, I decided zucchini muffins were in order – vegan ones at that. Here’s how I made […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Vegan “Meat” Loaf

I was looking for a recipe to use this package of TVP (textured vegetable protein) I’ve had sitting in my cupboard. What is TVP? Well, the ingredient list says “defatted soy flour”. It kinda looks like small cut up croutons though. The label also describes it as “a highly nutritious soy product” and says it […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – White Bean Patties

This recipe is inspired by Whole Living magazine. I read it, I craved it, then I made it! Ingredients: 1 – 19 oz can white beans 1/2 shallot, finely diced 1 small carrot, finely grated 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal 1 tsp chopped fresh sage Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Banana Pudding Bars

I have been dying to make these! I saw them in the VegNews Recipe Club and between the photos and descriptions, my mouth just watered. It turns out the recipe was created by Hannah Kaminsky of the Bittersweet Blog – one of my FAVORITE vegan recipe sites!! Here’s the recipe and in italics I share […] Read more…

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 – 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 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…

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