Category Archive for 'review'


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 […]

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 […]

Teese me, go ahead and please me

Monday, June 30th, 2008

While I was in Peru, all I read about on people’s food blogs was the magical teese.  And what a tease it was, because there is very little access to vegan cheese outside of Lima.  Luckily, the local dairy cheese was NOT to our liking (unsalted chewy curds), so I was able to banish my […]

Laughing Dog Brewery: Seriously Good

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Dog Bowl of Treats with Taster Tray I had the opportunity to drink some great beer while visiting the small craft brewery, Laughing Dog, in Sandpoint, Idaho. Sandpoint is a fun town and is close to Schweitzer Mountain (great snow sports) and it’s on Lake Pend Oreille. Proximity to fresh water and mountains is my […]

More VWAV Meals

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

The only book I carried with me while traveling was Vegan with a Vengeance. I love this cookbook so much. I cooked a few recipes while visiting parents and they were relatively quick and easy to make and full of flavor. I tried the Banana Pudding Brownies again. They flopped in Peru but there were […]

My Fasting Report & Coconut Pancakes

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Here’s a brief rundown on the fast I just did, because it differed than my other fasts in a few specific ways. This time, we preceded the fast with 5 days of raw food, which has been talked about before. I think eating raw detoxed us significantly because we didn’t lose that much weight during […]