Friday, November 28, 2014

Vegan Jelly! (or Jello!)


A childhood favorite revisited. I have always liked Jell-o with Cool Whip. Now that I'm vegan, I have to find animal-free products. Found this brand of strawberry jelly from Samosa House in Culver City which has a small market that sells international goods.


Yay!


Easy instructions.


Delicious topped with Coco Whip!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Vegan Thanksgiving no. 8!

Happy Thanksgiving. Peace and Love!!! And Happy Eating!


Tofurky roast.


Sliced.


Roasted sweet potatoes and carrots.


Mustard green beans from The Complete Vegan Cookbook.


Candied sweet potatoes and apples from Vegan Soul Kitchen.


Roasted brussels sprouts and red onions from River Cottage Veg.


The herb stuffing I made every year is from The Vegan Family Cookbook. It's so easy and always delicious!


Pumpkin pie! Bryanna's recipe that I have used for the past 8 years!



My husband's german chocolate birthday cake. Happy Bday Mr. Mouse!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mushroom & Sausage Stroganoff with Mashed Potatoes.


This recipe is ridiculously good! I used the "Seitan Portobello Stroganoff" recipe from Vegan With A Vengeance. I used two 8oz. cartons of cremini mushrooms and replaced the seitan with 2 sliced Field Roast smoked apple sausages. The amount of sauce it makes is wonderful! You can use it on top of mash and also on wide noodles which I plan to do tomorrow because it looks like we have quite a lot of leftover sauce.


Fresh russets make the best fluffy mashed potatoes whipped with almond milk and Earth Balance margarine.


View #1. Beautiful stuff. You can see how rich and red it is from the wine and mushrooms.


The Field Roast worked very well and held up in the sauce. I love Field Roast.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Grilled Portobello Sandwich, Pesto Pasta Salad, Scones


Grilled portobello, red pepper, red onions on toasted whole grain bread with Vegenaise, arugula pesto and fresh arugula. Amazing sandwich.


Served with arugula pesto pasta salad.


Arugula and spinach pesto mixed with Vegenaise made a great pasta salad dressing.


Cranberry and raisin scones.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Giant Vegan Sandwich and Date Cake.


Giant vegan sandwich with Tofurky slices, Tofutti and Follow Your Heart vegan cheeses, vegenaise, mustard, italian dressing, Maldon salt, freshly cracked black pepper, red and yellow peppers, cucumbers, red onions, olives, pepperoncini and romaine on a large french loaf.


My favorite date cake.


Recipe here. Substitute almond milk for the cow's milk.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Moroccan Lentil Stew & Bisquick Apple Cake


I love lentils, especially in a warm and comforting stew like this Moroccan lentil stew with eggplant and a variety of vegetables flavored with spices: cumin, curry powder, ras el hanout and cayenne.


I got this recipe from sexy Vegan Mama.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Mushroom "Risoniotto"


From River Cottage Veg (Love this book!), this is the mushroom "risoniotto" which is a delicious mushroom sauce tossed with orzo pasta. I tweaked it a bit by added onion, zucchini and using red wine instead of white. Also switched out the cream for almond milk. Delicous! Recipe to be found here.