meatless mondays

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 […] Read more…

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. […] Read more…

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 […] Read more…

Meatless Monday – Wholesome Cuisine

Happy Meatless Monday!! I’m ready to share a new product I tried and LOVED with you! Not long ago, I received this box of Sloppy Joe meatless meals mix from Wholesome Cuisine! Honestly, I was amazed at all the fabulous information the box cover touts. I’m so happy companies are finally making some quick meal […] 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 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 – 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 – 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 – 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…

Early Prep for a Meatless Monday

This recipe is amazing!!! It’s from my friend Wendy who’s son turned vegan when he was 15. Because she was such a dedicated (and amazing) mom, she really worked on putting meals on the table every night that her whole family would enjoy. She’s been sharing them with me and, honestly, they ARE amazing. I […] Read more…

More Green, Vegan and Eco ideas for Everyone!

WOW, I’ve been reading about so many new and exciting Green, Vegan and Eco-friendly items lately that it’s just simply about time I do another share page. Before I forget, it’s Monday, so go Meatless!! If you need an idea for dinner tonight, here’s a quick recipe: Mexican Casserole Vegan Ingredients: 1 lb rotini pasta […] Read more…

It’s Monday so go Meatless – Recipe

Here’s a simple, fresh and tasty recipe for you to try on this Meatless Monday. Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce Ingredients: 1/3 cup (organic) extra-virgin olive oil 20 ripe (organic) plum tomatoes (peel them, halve them and remove the seeds) salt and fresh ground pepper to taste pinch of red pepper flakes 1 tbsp unsalted […] Read more…

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