>> Saturday, April 27, 2013
Pots/Pans used: none!
This dish is so simple, you won't believe it! I recently made it for a picnic potluck party I threw in my backyard. Everyone brought outstanding vegan dishes that I wish I could have shared with all of you. Regardless, I thought I would at least share one of the dishes I made... Plus, it's a refreshing treat for the hot summer months to come!
All you have to do is chop up one watermelon, squeeze a few limes over top, and sprinkle fresh mint and a drizzle of agave. Seriously, that's it! Just toss it up, and serve!
>> Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I stopped in Gaston's tavern for "LeFou's Brew" (Frozen apple juice with a hint of toasted marshmallow flavor, topped with passion fruit-mango foam). WHATTT!? It was good AND cute.
Walked around a bit... Saw some magical topiary...
And get ready to freak out.... THEY HAVE VEGAN ICE CREAM AT THE MAGIC KINGDOM~! There's an ice cream parlor at the end of main street that carries Toffuti and Rice Dream. It's even listed on the main menu, so don't feel shy about asking for it!
We also went to Epcot and Hollywood Studios on this trip. I feel Epcot is a little easier to find food at, because they have the world showcase. You can usually find (or modify) some vegan fare in Mexico or Japan. In Hollywood Studios we ate at Mama Melrose's Italian Restaurant which serves a really good vegetarian minestrone.
AHHHHH!! look at me get sniffed by this giant puppy dawg nose!
As it turns out, most places that serve these waffles carry a gluten/egg/dairy-free batter upon request. Just ask the chef! They were seriously awesome... Even better than the regular waffles according to my mom.
Disney is the best and I love it. K Bye!
>> Friday, March 8, 2013
For those of you that have yet to try Daiya's Jalapeno Garlic Havarti... What are you doing with your lives??? It's seriously so, so great. It's the first vegan cheese that I enjoy unmelted (aside from Dr-Cow's). Not to mention, my mom agreed that it tasted like real cheese! So there.
Anyways, I saw this recipe here and decided to try it out. It's a little crazy how awesome this is. BUT the oyster mushrooms and havarti are vital to the success, so don't even bother messing around with substitutes!
I just sauteed some mushrooms (that I grew mahself!) with a little olive oil, s&p, and then topped it on a toast with melty cheese. Sprinkle some fresh or dried basil, and you'll have one of the easiest best damn things you will ever eat. You're welcome!
>> Friday, February 8, 2013
Most of you probably make green smoothies all the time, but here's one I made that was particularly successful!
(Sorry guys, I didn't bother with measuring)
Combine a couple handfuls of fresh spinach, a few leaves of basil, blueberries, frozen bananas, soy milk, and the juice of one grapefruit in a blender and....
>> Sunday, February 3, 2013
Alicia Silverstone recently posted a recipe for a macro bowl on The Kind Life, and it looked so good that I decided to post my own!
When I'm not trying out fun recipes for the blog, I'm usually making some variation on this dish most nights for dinner. This time, I piled my bowl high with brown rice, kale chips, tofu (sauteed with some tamari), and sliced pickled radishes. Then, I drizzled some extra tamari and sriracha over top.
Simple but daYUM! What's your go-to meal??
>> Monday, January 28, 2013
>> Friday, December 14, 2012
Pots/Pans Used: 4ish
1 1/2 cups wheat gluten
1/4 cup soy sauce
1- 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth or water
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp black pepper, crushed red pepper
1 tsp thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, rubbed sage, dried minced onion, oregano
8 cups vegetable broth
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tblsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp sea salt
2 bay leaves
potatoes, carrots, etc.
This may not be my most beautiful dish ever, but it's freakin' delicious so whatever. I was so impressed after trying my friend Jess' homemade Thanksgiving seitan loaf, that I went right home and made a batch for myself. It's a bit of a process, but well worth it nonetheless. Plus, you will impress people!
1. Mix roast's dry ingredients
2. Mix roast's wet ingredients
3. Mix wet into dry. Don't overwork it. Just lightly mix until the ingredients combine.
4. Take "dough" and knead it on a clean surface for about 30 seconds. Shape it into a loaf-like shape.
5. Throw all your broth ingredients into a large stock pot. Turn up to medium/high heat.
6. Let it simmer covered for 45 minutes to an hour.
7. (Brace yourself before you peek. It's going to look really scary, but that's okay!) Take the loaf from the pot and quarter it. Then, sear the pieces on a hot skillet in a few tablespoons of melted Earth Balance for some added color and flava.
8. Once the pieces are nicely browned, set then aside to made the gravy. Add some of the broth that you boiled the seitan in into the skillet. Add a bit of flour to thicken it. Whisk until gravy consistency.
9. Slice up your seitan, pour the gravy overtop, and serve with a side of your stewed veggies! Freak out!
>> Sunday, November 25, 2012
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I am belatedly posting the package I got for October's Vegan Food Swap. For those that aren't familiar, you sign up here and get paired up with someone. You send them a box of vegan treats, they send you a box of vegan treats... it's fun!
My box came from Melissa Fitton of the Loves To Eat Vegan! blog