Saturday, October 31, 2009

Crispy Tofu with Orange Dipping Sauce

I am not much of a fan of plain ol' tofu.  I like tofu disguised as other food! That has all changed now that I experienced this yummy dish.  I could eat this many times a week.  The recipe is from my new The Kind Life book.  Good thing about it----you can change it up and use any type of dipping sauce.

Friday, October 30, 2009

YUM! Peanut Butter Cups

One of Sam's favorite treats over the years has been Reeses Peanut Butter Cups.  That is a no-no now and boy was I happy to run across this recipe in my new The Kind Life book!  They came out very rich with flavor.  I didn't have any crushed nuts so they look a little plain but next time I will dress them up with some sliced almonds.

Jerk Tempeh and Shroom

Wow, two nights in a row we have had the pleasure of making a Vegan Dad recipe!  Last night it was Ethiopian Stew and tonight we had Grilled Jerk Tempeh and Portobello Mushrooms with just a few modifications because we didn't have exactly everything to make said recipe.  For instance, no peach and no roasted peppers.  But all in all, it came out great and tasted verrrrry good.  Love Jerk spice.  We have been using if for years and years.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ethiopian Stew

Thanks to Vegan Dad and his awesome Ethiopian Stew, we had full bellies and warm bodies last night.  It was so cold and windy, we thought it a good time to make our first stew of the season.  And a good choice it was.  This stew ROCKS.  It has yummy lentils and lots of veggies, so healthy!!
We will be putting this in our winter rotation for many years to come.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Veggie grill

Nothing like some grilled veggies and faux bbq beef skewers!We had bok choy, asparagus, tomatoes, yellow squash, onions, and red bellpepper. I tossed with olive oil and some seasonings, added some red and white beans then grilled to perfection.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hmmmm, pizza!

For the most part we make pizza once a week.  I love making it because you can be as creative as you want and it is quick, easy, and tasty!   I usually just wing it and end up with different toppings each time.  Tonight I threw on pesto, then added some cannellini beans (white kidney), artichoke hearts, sauted bellpeppers (green and red) and onions, then topped it off with crumbled silken tofu (which has the consistency of feta).  A little salt, pepper and garlic and we are good to go.  I threw together a quick romaine salad with italian dressing to go along with the pizza.

Banana Pancake Monday!

Every Monday, I make Spice Banana Pancakes from my "Vegan Planet" cookbook.  Monday's have never been the same! I make a large batch and freeze them for little snacks throughout the work week.  It is a very simple recipe with just a few ingredients:  bananas, almond milk, whole wheat flour, and some spices.  Add some faux vegan bacon, organic pure maple syrup and you have yourself a decadent breakfast.

First post! Mac-N-Cheese

Mac-N-Cheese from  VegNews.  They touted it as being "the best mac-n-cheese on the planet. Period." and guess what Sam said after his first bite?  "Best mac and cheese, ever."  I found the recipe to be simple and it was great to toss the pasta and sauce, throw it in the oven, and not have to think about it for the next 30 minutes.  We both ate two bowls (unheard of for me!) and took it to work the next day for lunch.  My honey had a co-worker try it and she could not believe there wasn't "real" cheese involved.
We will definitely be having this again and often. It is a great fall/winter comfort food.  I think I could also get away with using it as my main "potluck" dish and if I didn't tell people it was vegan (a simple mention of  that word and no one will try it), it will be a hit.  However, I would never not be honest about the dish being vegan. So chances are, not many people (non-vegans) will try it.  To that I say:  "your loss" :)