Monday, September 30, 2019

Stuffed poblano peppers

I made these delicious stuffed poblano peppers today with gardein crumbles, tomatoes, onion and spinach, garlic and cilantro. I seasoned the filling with cumin, smoked paprika, taco seasoning, onion salt and black pepper.

Served with refried black beans, fresh salsa and perfect potato wedges. 

I use the recipe from the Viet Vegan blog. They come out perfect every time.

The recipe is below. After broiling the peppers and then filling them, you only need to top with cheese and bake at 375 F until cheese melts, maybe 15 minutes.

Filling Recipe:

2 poblano peppers, washed and patted dry, then cut in half lengthwise and seeded.
1/2 cup chopped red onion
2 cloves garlic minced
1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes (I used grape tomatoes)
1/2 bag Gardein crumbles
Big handful of baby spinach, chopped
Handful of cilantro, chopped
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp smoked paprika 
1/2 tsp onion salt
Sea salt and Black pepper to taste

Set broiler on high and place the peppers skin side up on a baking tray. Place under the broiler for several minutes until the skin starts to blister and blacken slightly. Remove from oven and set aside to make filling.

Sauté onions on medium heat, garlic in olive oil until softened. Add Gardein crumbles and cook until browned. Add tomatoes and cook down for several minutes. Add cumin, paprika, onion salt. Continue to cook then add spinach and cilantro and keep stirring until wilted. Season with salt and pepper.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Gracias Madre in West Hollywood

My hubby took me out last night for an early birthday dinner. Dinner was excellent even though I had to roll out of there. I was so full! We went to Gracias Madre, a fully vegan restaurant in West Hollywood. We had in this order: guacamole and chips, Caesar salad, jackfruit carnitas tacos, Chile relleno, coffee and peach cobbler. Everything was delicious and I’m so happy I tried this place out.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Mac n Cheese.

I made all this in the morning for lunch. I made the Mornay sauce from 1,000 Vegans but doubled the cashews, kept the amounts of nutritional yeast, lemon, turmeric etc the same and added garlic powder, onion salt, pepper and a bit of tomato paste and miso paste. So good! The mushrooms were broiled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and garlic. 

Yesterday we went to Hollywood for the 50th Anniversary Of Abbey Road celebrations. It was so much fun. They gave out adorable mini cupcakes. I don’t think they were vegan. 

H loved them!
We stopped at OG Wingz on Hollywood Blvd. This is the freaking delicious Impossible Burger. They add fried cauliflower and grilled onions. It was amazing! Highly recommended.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Cupcakes and pilaf.

Chocolate cupcakes recipe from Hot For Food and pink frosting requested by my son.

Brown rice and lentil pilaf from 1000 Vegan Recipes. It was very good but didn’t cook up right. It was so mushy!

Baking with grandpa.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Fandom Tea and French Onion Soup

French onion soup from Alicia Simpson’s book Vegan Comfort Foods. Really easy recipe. I added a tsp of marmite and some miso to the broth. I used Trader joes Vegan mozzarella to the toast.

Got these awesome teas from Adagio Teas. They have fandom blends which I had to try!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Guacammus Sandwich

Another fab recipe from Madeleine Olivia blog. A cross between guacamole and hummus.

The key for me is to add 2 lemons juiced instead of one. I also add Trader Joe’s onion salt. Crisp lettuce is a must! Arugula would be good too. Also try not to overprocess the ingredients. You want the chickpeas to have some texture.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Korma and Pumpkin Bread

A chickpea and veg korma I made the other day. It’s a Happy Pear recipe. 

Look at this beautiful pumpkin bread! I subbed 2 ener-g egg replacers for the eggs in this Trader Joe’s mix.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Tofu egg salad sandwich and cookies!

These are chocolate banana cookies they are so yummy. They are a cakey cookie with lots of chocolate flavor! I subbed maple syrup for the brown rice syrup.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Impossible Burger at Island’s!

So happy that Island’s Restaurants has jumped on board the plant based burger train. I have been waiting for this for years. As much as I loved my No Blame veggie tacos (no cheese), I’ve been wanting a nice vegan burger. This one was delicious. I asked for it without cheese or aioli.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Bob’s Big Boy, Geeky Teas and Big Brownie.

Went to Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank to try their vegan burger!

It was huge! Also very delicious.

H got pancakes.