Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Jambalaya with airfryer tofu

This was delicious. I seasoned the tofu with salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder, soy sauce and liquid smoke before air frying. Then added to the vegetables diced tomatoes, spices, broth and rice and let it cook for 30 minutes. 


Sunday, March 19, 2023

Soup beans, pickled chow chow and cornbread

 I was intrigued by Appalachian cooking and made soup beans, chow chow and cornbread. I found recipes Here

Because it’s vegan - no ham hock or bacon in the beans. Instead I cooked the pinto beans in the crockpot with sautéed onions, garlic, celery, cumin, coriander, paprika, chili flakes, black pepper, liquid hickory smoke, water, olive oil.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

African Curried Coconut Soup with Chickpeas

Recipe here

The Tropical Vegan Kitchen cookbook is really easy to use and filled with amazing recipes. I made the African Curried Coconut Soup with Chickpeas. It’s warming, delicious and very similar in flavors to Thai coconut soups. I added zucchini, mushrooms, poblano peppers, much more garlic, more curry powder and a tiny bit of sugar to help meld the flavors. I used tomato purée instead of diced. I also didn’t add the rice when it was cooking, instead served it with cooked jasmine rice. Definitely making again.

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Thai red curry


Delicious Thai red curry. This particular brand of curry paste is vegan and tastes really good. Just a bit of heat with lovely flavors. Satisfied my curry craving. 

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Vegan Christmas Crack

 Vegan Christmas crack! It is delicious. I’m definitely making again!

Lay out a sleeve of saltine crackers side by side onto a baking sheet. I used foil but I recommend parchment paper. Put 1/2 c vegan butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar in a saucepan and melt. Let it come to a boil and let it bubble and boil for a couple minutes. Pour mixture on top of crackers and spread. Place baking pan in a 350 F oven for 5 minutes. Take out and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Put it back in the oven for 2 minutes. Take out and spread the chocolate to cover and sprinkle with candy sugars and sprinkles. Let cool to room temp then refrigerate for two hours. Crack into pieces and store in an airtight container. 🎄❤️✨

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Refried bean tostadas


Delicious refried bean tostadas topped with @followyourheart cheese, lettuce, onion, cilantro, vegan thousand island dressing and Chile de arbol salsa (salsa from @theeddiegarza book!). I made the beans with leftover bean soup from yesterday and added onion, garlic, cumin and Mexican oregano. 

Friday, December 16, 2022

15 Bean Soup

15 Bean Soup with @beyondmeat sausage. I followed a slow cooker recipe at @hurstbeans website. The beans were rinsed and added straight to the crockpot with sautéed onion, celery, garlic, water and the vegan ham flavor packet. After cooking on HIGH for 7 hours the beans were suuuuper soft and thick. See 2nd pic. I added a cup of hot broth to make it more soupy. I smashed some kidney beans to make sure they were soft and thoroughly cooked. These beans are most definitely cooked! Can’t wait to enjoy at dinner.