Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pasta Fagioli

Pasta Fagioli: olive oil, celery, carrot, onions, garlic, vegetable broth, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, kale, navy beans, macaroni, oregano, red chile flakes, pepper.

Served with homemade whole wheat flax bread and roasted cauliflower.

Vegan Gyros

Homemade sesame-semolina flatbread with pan fried homemade seitan seasoned with pepper, oregano, cumin and tamari, tomatoes, baby spinach and cucumbers and topped with vegan yogurt sauce: plain vegan yogurt, lemon juice, minced garlic, dill, salt, pepper. A side of potatoes, onions and green bell peppers, roasted in a mustard-white wine sauce with paprika.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Here is the gado-gado recipe from Vegan Express from Nava Atlas. It's an Indonesian salad with baked tofu, steamed and raw veggies, rice and peanut red curry sauce. Really easy and really satisfying.

Cocoa V

My friend Sandy gave me these great chocolates from Cocoa V months ago when I left my job for grad school. The lollipop has a kitty face because we like our kitties! The chocolate was preposterously good. Support vegan chocolatiers by buying your favorite vegan fancy chocolates.

Also, I miss work friends!

So, what did tofu do to you exactly?

Some people think vegans live on salad and tofu. This is not true. I live on kettle corn, whole wheat toast and juices and Tomas eats a diet of 100% vegan sausages in ketchup.

Sometimes, when we feel bad about this, we eat a salad and call it even.

Tofu was marinated in white wine, garlic, tamari and pepper and pan fried with olive oil. Salad includes baby spinach, carrots, red onion and cucumber and is topped with agave-mustard dressing.

Voting Yes on Proposition "Raw Cake"

Like an outdated lolcat meme, I was skeptical, yet curious. Ultimately, I found this Ani Phyo recipe to be a success!

It's really fast: you blend dates, walnuts, and cocoa to form the cakes, layer them with fresh berries and a frosting made with cocoa, dates, agave and avocado. It works! Of course it does, it's sweet and full of yummy healthy fats! Especially with coconut vegan ice cream.

Fancy Butternut Flatbread

Recipe from Chef Chloe. I used my own semolina-flax pizza dough recipe (will post once I perfect it-- semolina is magic!) and topped with Chloe's recommendations: butternut squash, apples, spinach, garlic-white bean puree and caramelized onions. This is a great recipe, and you should go make it now if you like things that taste good and are healthy and awesome.