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Recipe Request: Mom’s Classic Tofu Salad

December 12th, 2014|Categories: 30 Minute Vegan Meal, Appetizers, Sandwich, Tofu|

Alright, I confess !!  My Mom's never made Tofu Salad.  But, if you are from the Midwest, you are going to love today's salad recipe! Often called the "Eggless" Egg Salad, minced tofu is dressed [...]

Curried Coconut Chick’n & Rice Casserole

December 8th, 2014|Categories: Asian, Casseroles, Curry, Gardein|

Savory, sweet & spicy this exotic comfort food will have your taste buds singing and your belly happy!   With crispy basmati rice as a topper, it's the opposite of how most curry dishes are made, [...]

Ringing in the Season w/ Linguini & Seafood Sauce

December 1st, 2014|Categories: 30 Minute Vegan Meal, Italian, Pasta, Quick Fix Mondays, sea vegetables|

With Thanksgiving behind us, it was time to decorate for Christmas! December is a deeply spiritual time for many of us, and  I wasn't going into it without a clean slate:  Time to clear out [...]

Repurposing Thanksgiving Leftovers: Mandrin Cranberry Chick’n Lettuce Wraps

November 30th, 2014|Categories: 30 Minute Vegan Meal, Appetizers, Asian, Gardein, Quick Fix Mondays|

My favorite part about Thanksgiving?  Leftovers!  Using Gardein's Mandrin Crispy Chick'n, I was able to quickly re-purpose my leftovers into something fresh, flavorful & low in calories! A bowl of Grandmother's White Beans made a [...]

Penzey’s Squash & Sausage Bundle

November 26th, 2014|Categories: Field Roast, Quick Fix Mondays, Veggie Protein - Meat Substitutes, Winter Squash|

After a very long day of Thanksgiving grocery shopping & provisioning yesterday, this seasonal quick-fix meal was just what the doctor ordered! The recipe was featured in Penzey's Spices September Back to School Issue of [...]

Top 10 Ways to say “No Thank You” to the Meat at the Holiday Carving Station

November 25th, 2014|Categories: Food for Thought|

I remember the first time I came home for the holidays, after I had become vegetarian back in 1987.  My family knew of my decision, yet when we sat down for the holiday feast, my [...]

Perfect Game Day Treat – Hearts of Palm “Mozzarella” Sticks! Plus my Tried & True Coating

November 24th, 2014|Categories: Appetizers|

If you've been craving one of my favorite appetizer of old, mozzarella sticks, it's time to break out the Fry Daddy!   I've been dying to try this recipe, using hearts of palm as the filling, [...]

Hand Crafted Gin & Tonics w/ Cinchona Bark – A Unique Gift Idea for your Favorite Foodie!

November 23rd, 2014|Categories: Beverages|

One of my biggest achievements in 2014 has been helping my boyfriend Spencer kick his "Rum & Diet Coke" habit.   As the evidence against consuming aspartame continues to mount, and my harping grew louder and [...]

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