Brunch Waffles

My kitchen is on the small side , so I can’t keep a lot of unnecessary, one-use gadgets lying around. This challenge of limited space kept me from making waffles for a long time, until I purchased some lovely silicone waffle molds that were easy to wash and took up less space than a waffle…

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Vegan Creme Brûlée

Some of my all-time favorite foods have copious amounts of egg in them, such as quiche, creme brûlée, and flan. Since developing an allergy to eggs, I have turned to recipes that use various types of egg replacements, and often these recipes are total kitchen fails and end up tasting NOTHING like the original. Lucky…

Heart Healthy French Fries

An unhealthy weakness of mine is the temptation of golden, salty, crispy, oily, wonderful, fast food fries. I could snack on them all day long, if they weren’t so darn bad for me. Luckily, I’m good at recreating things, and French fries are crazy easy to put a healthier spin on, as well as one…

Fruit & Cheese Platter Ideas

I’ve really got a thing for healthy grazing platters, especially since I’m trying to eat better while I attempt to do multiple things at once. A while back, I posted about an easy-to-make veggie platter with figs and melon, and although a vegetable-based platter is nice, this time I wanted refreshing fruit to be the…

Pizza Dough

Like a taco salad, pizza is the kind of thing that you can dress up anyway you want. It is a clean slate onto which you can build a slice of perfection to your own personal taste. It was especially helpful this past ‘Mostly Vegan Monday’, because I had on hand, olives, farmer’s market spinach,…

Taco Salad Basics

It seems like I tend to have small flashes of culinary brilliance on Mostly Vegan Mondays, and today was no exception to that. I am finding more and more, that having a lot of vegetables on hand really saves the day when Monday rolls around. One of our new neighbors gave us a bag of…

Golden Veggie Burgers

This is the perfect recipe to kick-off my Mostly Vegan Mondays campaign. These colorful beauties are called “Golden Veggie Burgers” because they’re made with golden beets and turmeric. They not only look vibrant, they also taste fabulous and really pack a nutritious punch. My inspiration started with this veggie burger recipe from a lovely blog called Cooking…

Encore: Revenge of the “Vedge”

You just can’t keep me away from the cookbook, “Vedge”, by Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby. Everything I make from it is so dang flavorful and unique that I feel like a culinary rock star. In my search for recipes for this cookbook challenge, I found so many great ones, that it was hard to…

Cookbook Challenge: “The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook” Part 2

After such a successful first recipe, I had a hard time picking something that I thought would capture my enthusiasm. It seems funny to me now, that out of everything in this cookbook, I decided to pick a very normal, popular baked item. Somehow, I had envisioned myself trying something more indulgent or out-of-left-field, like…

Cookbook Challenge: “Steam Cuisine” Part 2

Recipe number two from the Steam Cuisine cookbook by Marina Filipelli was one of the most simple, yet easy, dinners I have ever put together. My choice for this was the Tofu with Spring Onions, Ginger and Ponzu Sauce. The sauce for the tofu is what really makes the dish and gives it a light…