Archive for July, 2008

Homemade Pumpkinseed Milk in a Hurry

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Drink up! We’ve been reducing our soy consumption for a number of reasons, mainly because soy is known to aggravate hypothyroidism and I want our protein to come from a variety of sources. One of the ways I have done this is to replace my soymilk with nut and seed milks. I have detailed Cashew […]


Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Kraut Dog Vital wheat gluten is a wonderful thing. My first encounters with seitan (the wheat meat) were unflavored store-bought varieties over 10 years ago. This little gluten has come a long way from Chinese Buddhists of the past. While in culinary school I wanted to learn how to make it, the traditional way. One […]

What’s been for dinner?

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Yumminess over Sun-dried tomato couscous I’ve had some free time lately and a new pantry to stock. Obviously I have been cooking non-stop and thought I’d share a few meals. This first dish was a what-to-do with leftovers experiment that came out really well. Broccoli rabe, garlic, roasted red peppers and couscous made with turmeric […]

Strawberries: a short but uber-sweet season

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Happiness=this I almost missed strawberry-picking season this year. I am glad I didn’t because the strawberries this year are amazing. Packed full of natural sugars and kissed by the sun, fresh strawberries are incomparable to anything in the store or freezer section. I really believe you haven’t tasted strawberries until you’ve picked one at it’s […]

Homemade Peanut Butter in 5 minutes or less

Monday, July 7th, 2008

I love peanut butter. I have distinct memories of sneaking spoonfuls out of the jar and eating it as slow as possible, to savor every salty, fatty, delicious lick. Sadly, most store peanut butters are full of added sugars, oils and the evil high-fructose corn syrup. For the past few years I have been making […]

Kiwicha POP & Granola

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

With some fresh-picked strawberries Last weekend I went to the booksigning at Herbivore to meet Hannah Kaminsky and buy her book, My Sweet Vegan.  Always on the lookout for new dessert inspiration, she has some fun ideas and neat combos (wasabi chocolate cupcakes?  I’ll let you know).  But today I wanted to try her granola […]

Summer Muffin Lovin’

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

Summertastic! I’ve been enjoying trying all the different kinds of granola at the food co-op but today I wanted muffins!  Based on my tiny pantry selection I had the right ingredients to make VWAV’s corn blueberry muffins but I altered the recipe.  Instead of using soy yogurt I substituted about 1/2 of a banana (mashed) […]

Scratch Nacho Night

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

I first discovered the beauty and simplicity of making nachos in college.  A friend bought corn tortillas to make burritos but he wanted flour tortillas and was very disappointed.  Instead of throwing out the tortillas, I played around and cut them up and baked them in the oven with oil and salt and I had […]