Category Archive for 'Vegan'

Aduki Acorn Soup

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

V’Con Soup of Awesomeness I have been on a soup kick lately and have been trying some new recipes out of cookbooks. The most exciting soup I made in December was hands-down the Aduki Acorn squash soup with shiitake mushrooms. It was a party on my palate! I loved the combination of Asian flavors and […]

Beers to enjoy in the new year

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Currently pleasing my palate I’d like to officially welcome the new year and bring these 2 beers into 2009 with me. Having a father-in-law who enjoys brewing and all things beer related, I have been privileged this holiday season to try many new kinds of beer. My current two favorites are pictured and I’d like […]

Vegan Cookie Exchange Party

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Who’s ready for a sugar crash? I was invited to a vegan cookie exchange party recently and it was wonderful. The basic concept is that everyone shows up with a plate of cookies and you hang out and eat a bunch then go home with a variety pack to snack on for the rest of […]

Easy, breezy Fried Rice

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Fried Rice with Maitake, Peas and baked tofu Fried rice is my go-to meal if I’ve got a leftover rice.  It’s so easy and quick and if you always have a stash of peas in your freezer, you are halfway there.  I like this dish because it’s quick and really versatile.  Plus, who doesn’t like […]

Chikn Salad Sandwich with Buckwheat Sprouts

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

I notice that I don’t eat very many sandwiches as an adult.  Maybe because my mom isn’t handing them to me in a paper sack to take to school.  They are the ideal lazy food: bread and filling.  I don’ t even need to cut crusts or cut it in half to enjoy it.  So […]

Tempting Tempeh, eh?

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Tempeh with Berry BBQ, Quinoa and Broccoli I love tempeh.  I’ve loved it from the beginning with it’s mushroomy earthy taste and my intimate moments learning how to cultivate the bacteria and make it from scratch.  I love that it’s fermented and a source of B12.  I usually just saute it up and add it […]

Maitake Mania

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Atop a bread bowled soup I haven’t foraged maitake (ram’s head/sheep’s head/hen of the woods) (Grifola Frondosa) yet, but it would be a good find.  The genus, Grifola, refers to the griffin a lion body/eagle headed creature, making this mushroom the king of the land and air.  They are traditionally a symbol of God and […]

Cream of Chanterelle Soup

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Cream of Chanterelles I may be at the end of the mofo challenge, but I hope I’m not at the end of chanterelle season. I’ve been welcoming fall by making a lot of soup lately. I found a chanterelle soup recipe online by the mycological society and have been wanting to give it a try. […]

Brunch at Bob’s Red Mill

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Bob’s Red Mill I think Bob’s brand has gotten big enough that I now see it in the larger chain grocery stores. I would think it is available in small towns by now. I’m excited to report that I live near the mill. I made it there for brunch recently with friends and basked in […]

Fudgy Brownies

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Looks like fudge in the center I have 3 posts left to fill my quota for Vegan MoFo. This has been a busy month for me in many regards, but I’ve been trucking along in the blog posts. It’s been hard to blog this often, but it’s been good for me to stop procrastinating and […]