Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The best tacos ever and peanut butter rice krispie bars

Bomb black bean and broiled mushroom tacos and peanut butter chocolate rice krispie bars. Everything on the taco except the avocado was purchased from the 99 cents store. They were soooo gooood! 👍🏼 In case you’re wondering, I made a marinade for the mushrooms: 2 TB coconut aminos, 2 TB soy sauce, 1 TB balsamic vinegar, 1/2 lemon, olive oil, 3 cloves minced garlic, pepper. Pour over mushrooms on a baking sheet and broil for ten minutes. I used 3 cartons of mushrooms. The beans were just heated with sautéed onions (did not drain them) and added New Mexico chili powder, garlic powder and cumin. I also mashed the beans after they cooked. What made these tacos amazing was the chopped onions, cilantro and radish plus the avocado, lime juice and mixture of two hot sauces: Tapatio and Cholula.

These are peanut butter chocolate rice bars from the latest issue of Vegan Food & Living. It’s so easy, just mix 1/8 C each peanut butter and agave, 1 1/2 TB refined coconut oil,  1 TB flaxseeds and heat in the microwave until liquid, then pour over 2 cups rice cereal and 1/4 c chocolate chips. Stir together until well mixed and pat into a baking pan, refrigerate for 30 min. Then pour over some melted chocolate (about 1/4 c chocolate chips melted in microwave), sprinkle sea salt and chill for ten minutes.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Greens Mac n Cheese

I made the greens Mac n cheese from Jamie Oliver’s book VEG. I used Violife Parmesan and mature cheddar. Came out sooo tasty!

I also roasted some mushrooms and tomatoes seasoned with garlic, thyme and soy sauce.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Jamie Oliver burgers and cookies!

If you want something healthier than a Beyond or Impossible burger, these roasted black bean burgers from Jamie Oliver’s book VEG are so yum. Topped with zingy salsa and ketchup mayo. 🤤 The black bean mixture has onion, mushroom, breadcrumbs and coriander.


Amazing cookies from Kathy Patalsky’s Healthy Happy Vegan, aka “The Cookies” between me and hubby.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Soup, Burger and Ice Cream

Linda McCartney’s Tuscan cabbage soup. 

Don Lee Farms burger.


Basking Robbins one non-dairy flavor. It’s chocolate with chocolate chunks. 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Stew, pizza and mug cake.

This lentil and barley stew cooked in the crockpot overnight for about 12 hours. Recipe is further down.

Homemade pizza with Daiya.

Chocolate Covered Katie mug cake.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Vegan Richa Black Pepper Mac n Cheese

I made the black pepper Mac from Richa’s book Everyday Kitchen cookbook. I didn’t have cashews so I used almonds instead and I also added white miso. I cut back on the black pepper so my two year old can have some.

This was very creamy and tasty. Thumbs up. My toddler said he didn’t like it but he’s still learning!