Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Super kale salad with tahini maple dressing

So good!

1 bunch kale torn into small pieces
Cut the following into small pieces: Carrots, Red onion, Red bell pepper.
Put all into a big bowl and add 1Tb olive oil and a squeeze or two of lemon juice. Massage kale and veggies with your hands. This will soften the kale leaves. Add Dried cranberries and Toasted nuts (walnuts or pecans are good). Then toss with dressing. Refrigerate an hour or more.

Tahini dressing:
1/3 cup tahini
1/2 lemon, juiced (or more to taste)
2-3 tablespoons water
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp dried dill
pinch of cayenne
fresh chopped chives
salt and pepper
Whisk all ingredients until smooth. Add more water if too thick.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Simmered Meatballs in Pineapple BBQ Sauce

These are Gardein meatballs. They held up very well in sauce. I sautéed them in oil first for about 10 minutes. I set them aside and made the sauce in the same pan: I sautéed onion, then added 1/2 a can of crushed pineapple and about a cup of BBQ sauce and a pinch of crushed pepper flakes. Once it all started simmering, I added the meatballs and simmered for about 15 minutes over medium low heat. 

Came out delicious!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sandwich and Scalloped Potatoes.

Baked tofu and tempeh bacon recipe from You Won't Believe It's Vegan! Cookbook. Made a delicious sandwich!

With Daiya cheddar, crisp lettuce, tomato, Tabasco, a sprinkle of Maldon salt and black pepper. Yummy.

Same cookbook. Creamy, oniony, dilly scalloped potatoes. 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Hoppy Birdy Bowie.

Wish you were still here with us. 

I'm still celebrating with more cookies. These are also from a retro recipe from a great 60's cookie book that I own. I subbed applesauce (4 oz) for the egg. I also left out the nuts.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Secret Ingredient Two Chip Cookies

Got this recipe from a nifty cookbook and veganized it by using ener-g egg replacer for the egg. Didn't spread out very much but I loved the flavor. Mine came out crisp on the outside with a nice chewy and slightly crunchy texture due to the secret ingredient: potato chips!

Not a vegan book at all but fun to look through. I think I'll be able to veganize a few more recipes.

And since it's Bowie's birthday weekend, why not celebrate with cookies? (Maybe not toss them in the air though!) 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Comfort food dinner.

Lazy is what I am today. I wanted something comforting and quick to prepare. 

Grilled Daiya cheese sandwich. 

With a bowl of healthy boxed tomato soup.

Made by Progresso believe it or not. Was ok. A little too smoky for my tastes. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Veggie Lasagna and cake.

Was in the mood for this. Insides have a tofu-bechamel sauce, veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, spinach) and Trader Joes mozzarella.

Lemon olive oil cake with coconut glaze and toasted coconut.