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What Vegans Eat – Day 14

Well, we started this blog two weeks ago and I have to say I have been overwhelmed with the positive responses we’ve been getting! Thank you. Let’s keep going, shall we? In the morning I made a big pot of cooked millet to use for several different meals, the first being this breakfast. I find…

Winter Salsa, Version II

When fresh chili peppers are not available because it’s snowing and we just have to have homemade hot salsa to mix with our homemade vegan mozzarella to make homemade vegan Baked Queso, this is what we do. If you are in an area of the world where fresh peppers are available year round then seed…

Roasted Garlic

Roasted garlic is the perfect kitchen staple to have on hand for adding to soups, sauces, dressings or as a substitute for butter on bread. Try blending a few cloves with two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar for one of the best oil free salad dressings you’ll ever eat. Vampires won’t even be able to resist.…

What Vegans Eat – Day 13

Breakfast: I confess – I love oatmeal. It’s creamy and comforting and never boring. At least not the way we make it. With the kitchen stocked with essentials (and my essentials are probably different than most), oatmeal is chocked with tasty surprises. This morning’s all organic oatmeal was cooked with sunflower seeds, apricots, coconut flakes…

Polenta with Roasted Garlic and Basil

Polenta is a versatile grain. It’s great savory or sweet. You can flavor it so many ways. This is a favorite with garlic and basil. 1 cup organic polenta (not the quick cooking kind) 3 cups water 6 cloves roasted garlic 1 Tablespoon dried basil salt to taste In a saucepan on medium heat, stir…

What Vegans Eat – Day 12

We eat when we are hungry. What a concept! Sometimes we have a lavish breakfast, sometimes none at all. This was a no breakfast day, just some Genmaicha green tea. Instead of eating I cooked up a storm. I like to prepare food to eat during the rest of the week. We had a lot…

Potato Leek Soup, Vichyssoise

This is a comforting soup with layers of delicious flavor. 3 medium organic leeks 3 pounds organic Yukon Gold potatoes (or other potato), cleaned, peeled if not organic, chopped in small chunks 1 large organic turnip, cleaned, peeled, chopped in small chunks 2 celery stalks, cleaned, chopped in small pieces 8 cups water 2 cups…

What Vegans Eat – Day 11

Yesterday was exceptionally cold here in New York. I had learned the day before that an uncle had died and Gary and I were off to the funeral the next day, this cold day, with temperatures in the single digits.   Breakfast: We were not feeling very hungry and breakfast consisted of sliced oranges and…

What Vegans Eat – Day 10

Breakfast: We like waffles and we have them at least once a week. We have a bunch of different waffle recipes on this website and lately I’ve been making the Buckwheat Waffles. They are simple to make and I love the nutty buckwheat flavor. Gary likes his waffles with syrup. He makes his own, warming…

What Vegans Eat – Day 9

Breakfast: You are not still eating cereal out of a cardboard box, are you? As the artist Tom Lieber said when I interviewed him on my IT’S ALL ABOUT FOOD SHOW,   “How uninvolved do you want to be with your life?”   Why grab for a box, even the “healthy” “natural” ones, when you…

Sautéed Greens

Sautéed Greens go well with just about every meal. 2 bunches organic rainbow Swiss chard, red chard, green chard, spinach, kale, collards or other greens 1 large onion (chopped) 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional) salt and pepper to taste Wash and cut the long stems from the greens and reserve for…

What Vegans Eat – Day 8

Breakfast: This was a major food event. We had our guests, Beth and her son Buddy, from Costa Rica and it was Buddy’s 19th birthday. Since it was Pancake Day we had to have Pancakes topped with fruit compote. And Home Fries. And a French Scramble. We had it all.   Our guests went off…

Lasagna Al Forno

Our plant-based version of this baked pasta classic is luxurious. 1 package Lasagna noodles 1 recipe Cashew Cream Béchamel (about 2 cups) 3 cups Marinara Sauce or Spicy Marinara Sauce 1 recipe You’ll Be Buffaloed By This Vegan Mozzarella (thinly sliced) 1/2 cup of chopped parsley 1/4 nutritional yeast (optional)   The Noodles: Follow the…

You’ll Be Buffaloed By This Vegan Mozzarella

“Growing up in a second generation Italian-American family there was a great deal of attention given to cheese. Every meal was centered around some variety or another; whether it was the Parmesan or Romano on the pasta, soup and vegetables at dinner or the Cheddar, Swiss, Provolone, and/or Jack on the sandwiches at lunch. And…

French Scramble

This is the best tofu scramble you will ever eat. For the full effect shave some truffles over it and you’ll think you are in Paris. 1 block of firm tofu 1/4 cup cashew cream 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 Tablespoons minced onion 1/4 teaspoon turmeric pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper 1 Tablespoon…

What Vegans Eat – Day 7

We were expecting guests, my friend Beth and her younger son Buddy. It’s Buddy’s birthday and when I asked him what kind of cake he wanted he asked to make an apple pie. I wanted to make it before they arrived and got started on it before breakfast. I always have a little extra dough…

Deep Dish Apple Pie, gluten-free

Everyone loves apple pie. This recipe is easy, with a few simple ingredients. Make it with our easy-to-roll Gluten-Free Pie Crust. 7 to 8 organic apples 1/4 – 1/2 cup sugar (evaporated cane juice) 1/4 cup water 2 Tablespoons potato or corn starch Gluten-Free Pie Crust Dough for 2 crusts Preheat oven to 350oF Core…

Vegan Pho

Phở is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of broth, linguine-shaped rice noodles, a few herbs, and meat. We love the vegan versions, with tofu, tempeh or veggie meats. We used to call it Faux Pho, pronouncing “Pho” like “fo” as in the word “go”. Then we learned it is pronouced more like “fah” or “fuh”…

What Vegans Eat – Day 6

This was a simple eating day after the holiday feasting.   Breakfast: We eat a lot of oatmeal and it’s never the same. This Oatmeal was cooked with pears and dried apricots and topped with leftover Fruit Compote. It was served with sliced oranges and black currant tea   Daily Green Juice: Kale, collards, celery,…

What Vegans Eat – Day 5

It was Valentine’s Day yesterday, or Vegantine’s Day as we like to call it. What do vegans who like to cook eat on Vegantine’s Day?   Breakfast: For breakfast, I made pancakes. We have a lot of pancake recipes here on the site, and now we have a new one, a pancake recipe for Vegantine’s…