Thursday, September 14, 2017

Baked cheesy pasta

I made baked cheesy pasta shells today. I used jarred marinara added to sautéed onion, peppers and mushrooms to bulk it up. I also made a vegan bechamel which is basically:

3 tablespoons margarine
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 1/2 cup soymilk
1/2 tsp salt
Pinch of nutmeg
Black pepper

Melt margarine over med heat. Whisk in flour and nutritional yeast. Slowly add soymilk little by little and stir constantly until thickened. Add salt, nutmeg and black pepper.

So then I layered cooked pasta, bechamel, vegan cheese, red sauce two times in a baking dish.  Top layer with more cheese and bake 30 - 35 minutes 375 degree F oven.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Vegan cheeeeez pizza!

Just cheez (daiya and trader joes mozzarella) and some garlic. Super good!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hummus and Veggie Sandwich

This was so good!!!


Mary McCartney's mushrooms and tomatoes. Love this.

A pan of baked beans.

On toast.

A cuppa.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Roasted vegetable sandwich.

Quick roasted veggies on a baguette with sun dried tomato mayo.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

I can buy vegan cake from the shop!

My friend gifted my family with this beautiful cake that she got from Whole Foods! I'm always sad when I see cakes at the supermarket that are never vegan. I'm glad I have this option now. It is so decadent! 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Smoky Tofu Bean Burger.

It was nice to cook for myself today. I used to make these a lot several years ago. If you search my blog you'll find the recipe.

Inside the burger mix: tofu, kidney beans, onion, garlic, bell peppers, cilantro, oats (ran out of bread crumbs), flour, herbs, spices, soy sauce, liquid smoke, salt and pepper.

Patty melt!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Vegan Toll House Cookies.

These are really good!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Lasagna soup.

I loosely followed a recipe for this that I found online (don't know which one!) but used kidney beans instead of beef and made cashew ricotta in place of the ricotta. I cooked the noodles directly into the soup which made me have to add a lot more water. 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Vegan pizza at Lenzini's 2 For 1!

So awesome, a local pizzeria offers vegan cheese (I'm pretty sure it's Daiya) on their pies! Husband bought me the veggie pie today and it was so good!

Bonus pic of Hank at 6 months!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fresh Pita Organic Express, Culver City

I've been to this cafe twice and both times I ordered the falafel sandwich. It is delicious!!!

Here are my pics.

With a side of large fries.

The first time they put delicious chunks of grilled eggplant in with the falafel, along with pickles, salad and tomato and tahini sauce. Omg so yummy!

The second time, the eggplant chunks were missing but it was still good.

If you are sitting outside on the terrace enjoying your meal, you can see Boulevard Music across the street. I bought my Martin D-28 there and like to attend concerts there. Last night we saw Laurence Juber! Fantastic guitarist formerly of Paul McCartney & Wings.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Burrito truck love.

There's a food truck a few blocks from my house that makes a great vegi burrito with the best salsa!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Salad, cake and pizza.

A big salad that I made the other day. Wish I had avocado!

Yummy Devils food cake. This is Duncan Hines. Mix one box of cake mix and one can of pumpkin purée. Bake for 30 minutes.

Pizza from Mama's Pizza, a local favorite. Got mine with no cheese and lots of garlic!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Banana muffins

I used a banana cake recipe and cut the sugar to 1/2 cup and added 1tb blackstrap molasses. Worked out fine!
Revised recipe 

1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar 
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup soymilk 
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla 
1 TB blackstrap molasses 
2 ripe mashed bananas 

Mix all ingredients together and spoon into paper muffin liners. Bake 350f for about 30 minutes.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Spicy chocolate cake!

Look what I made! It's spicy because cinnamon and cayenne.

Mental Soup.

Actually green lentils!

Friday, July 21, 2017

My old standby: quinoa black bean enchilada casserole!

Haven't made this in a long time because the price of quinoa went up a few years ago. It came down a bit so I bought some to make this. Insides: quinoa, black beans. Soyrizo, peppers and spinach and Follow Your Heart mozzarella.