Friday, May 17, 2019

Roasted Asparagus With Lemon Ginger Sauce (The Vegan 8)

Hi everyone! The new recipe I tried this week – roasted asparagus with lemon ginger sauce from The Vegan 8 – was simple but so delicious, and I’ll definitely make it again! I substituted ground ginger for fresh, and minced garlic for the garlic cloves, and then just whisked the sauce ingredients together instead of using the food processor. To serve with the roasted asparagus, I also made some roasted potatoes and Gardein fishless filets. Everything together made for a great dinner! 

(At first I just used the sauce on the asparagus, but then I decided to add it to everything because it was so good!)

Here’s Leela hanging out in her cat tent… 

Peace. :)

Friday, May 10, 2019

Meaty-Cheesy Pizza (Veganize It!)

Hi everyone! The new recipe I tried this week was the meaty-cheesy pizza from Veganize It! by Robin Robertson. 

It was super simple since I opted to use store-bought ingredients, but someday when I feel up to the task, I’ll try making the cookbook’s individual recipes for pizza dough, pepperoni, tomato sauce, crumbles, and cheese! Regardless, it still turned out delicious, and I’ll definitely make it again! 

Here’s Daisy taking a selfie… 

Peace. :)

Friday, May 3, 2019

Soy Curl Bacon (Protest Kitchen)

Hi everyone! Yesterday I made the soy curl bacon from Protest Kitchen. It was another simple recipe and it turned out really good; the smoked paprika was a nice touch. It was great in a BLT, and I’m sure I’ll make it again sometime soon, especially since I found a local-ish place that carries Butler soy curls: Firefly Cafe and Outpost in Boyertown, PA. 

Here’s Cringer being a cutie… 

And for a bonus kitty pic, here’s Rogue being a little creeper and taking a sniff of my BLT! 

Peace. :)

Friday, April 26, 2019

Easter 2019

Hi everyone! Another Easter hosted, and lots of great food was had! I always forget to photograph the snacks, but we started off with Miyoko’s cheese and crackers, as well as a vegan cheese dip for tortilla chips from Zach’s mom. For dinner, I kept my dishes the same as last year since they seemed to work well.   

Vegetable soup.

Potatoes with onions and dill, crescent roll, pineapple stuffing (a new dish from my mom), green beans (also from my mom), asparagus stir fry, corn & mac (from my sister), and Tofurky ham!

Dessert was crumb cake (from my mom) and a variety of little cupcakes (from Zach’s mom). There were also vegan sour jelly beans, but again, I forgot to get a picture, haha!

Bonus food: My new favorite pasta bowl – Light 'n Fluffy macaroni dumpling noodles, asparagus, Tofurky kielbasa, and ¼ tsp of Krakow Nights seasoning from Penzeys Spices. 

Cute little Rogue... 

Peace. :)

Friday, April 19, 2019

Parsnip Fries (Best of Vegan)

Hi everyone! I had grabbed some parsnips while grocery shopping but didn’t have a plan for what to make with them, so I looked up parsnip fries and found this recipe from Best of Vegan. I used canola oil instead of coconut oil and just guessed with amounts since there weren’t measurements for the ingredients. Super simple and delicious! 

Served with, you guessed it, mixed vegetables and a Boca chik’n patty – lol!

Here’s cute Leela! 

Peace. :)

Friday, April 12, 2019

Maple Mustard Roasted Potatoes (Lisa’s Project: Vegan)

Hi everyone! This week I tried the maple mustard roasted potatoes from Lisa’s Project: Vegan. They were good, though I think next time I’ll try using less lemon juice and more mustard. 

Here’s Daisy, in the middle of the very serious business of making biscuits… 

Peace. :)

Friday, April 5, 2019

Mexican Rice (Vegan Mexican Food)

Hi everyone! The new recipe I tried this week was the Mexican rice from Protest Kitchen, but as noted in the recipe intro, it’s originally from Vegan Mexican Food; you can find the recipe here. It turned out great, even though I was skeptical of the instructions not to stir, haha! (My only change was leave out the salt since the vegetable broth I used was already plenty salty.) Of course, I hadn’t planned anything else to have with it, so I just kept it simple and added a Boca chik’n patty and some mixed vegetables; whenever I make the rice again, I’ll have to try some more recipes from Vegan Mexican Food! 

Bonus food: I found an everything bagel seasoning mix and used it on avocado toast; thanks for the suggestion, Sarah

Here’s a close-up of cuddly Cringer… 

Peace. :)

Friday, March 29, 2019

Sunflower Seed Alfredo (My cat loves Daiya!)

Hi everyone! This week I tried the sunflower seed alfredo from My cat loves Daiya! Since my blender gave up before everything was fully blended (time for a new blender lol!), the sauce was not as creamy as it could have been, but it was still good. I used it in a few different variations of fettuccine alfredo – plain; with veggies and a “garlic bread” half of a bagel; and with veggies and a chopped-up spicy Boca chik’n patty (my favorite).

Here’s Rogue being a cute cuddler… 

And here’s a pencil sketch I did of her… 

Peace. :)

Friday, March 22, 2019

Avocado Toast with Tofu Scramble and Tater Tots

Hi everyone! I made a nice brunch-y lunch today; it was my first time having avocado toast, so I kept it simple with just a little salt and pepper, and it was delicious! What are your favorite toppings for avocado toast? 

Leela sleeps in silly positions sometimes… 

Peace. :)

Friday, March 15, 2019

Faux Parm (Protest Kitchen)

Hi everyone! Yet another Protest Kitchen recipe this week, and the simplest of all of them so far, the faux parm was super delicious! 

I used it as a topping for spaghetti with Tofurky sausage, as well as for crescent rolls. 

Here’s Daisy, soaking up the sunshine… 

It didn’t take long before Cringer plopped down next to her, and right on her tail… 

Peace. :)

Friday, March 8, 2019

Eggless Salad with Black Salt (Protest Kitchen)

Hi everyone! The new recipe I tried this week was again from Protest Kitchen. The eggless salad was super simple to make, and I made slight modifications, using a can of chickpeas (which came to around 1 ¼ cups instead of the 1 cup the recipe called for) and only ¼ cup of vegan mayo. It was delicious, and I’ll definitely make this recipe again!

eggless salad bagel sandwich

leftover eggless salad with leftover broccoli tater tot casserole (broccoli corn casserole with tater tots in place of the creamed corn, plus some soy milk and Daiya cheddar shreds)

Here’s a sleepy Cringer… 

Peace. :)

Friday, March 1, 2019

Five-Spice Baked Tofu (Protest Kitchen)

Hi everyone! For dinner last night, I made the five-spice baked tofu from Protest Kitchen; it was my first time using Chinese five-spice powder, but it certainly won’t be my last! The tofu was good, though quite salty, so next time I will use less soy sauce than is called for in the recipe. 

served over white rice with peas & carrots

Here’s Rogue, resting on the couch (she snuggled in next to Zach)… 

Peace. :)

Friday, February 22, 2019

Three Sisters Soup (Protest Kitchen)

Hi everyone! Last night I tried another recipe from Protest Kitchen – the three sisters soup; it was simple and certainly tasted good, but it was not very filling. Today I added a cup of orzo to the leftovers, which helped improve things! 

Here’s Leela, being her cute little self... 

Peace. :)

Friday, February 15, 2019

Bang Bang Tofu (Connoisseurus Veg)

Hi everyone! After hearing about it on My cat loves Daiya!, I knew I’d have to try the bang bang tofu from Connoisseurus Veg, and I’m so glad I did, because it was awesome! (I baked the tofu for 20 minutes at 425°F instead of frying.) 

with rice and mixed vegetables and some leftover sauce… delicious!

On Saturday, we got to meet Colby, the sweet cat being fostered by Zach’s family; he’s super cute and loves playing with yarn! 

And here’s Daisy, helping me meditate… 

Peace. :)

Friday, February 8, 2019

Creamed Spinach (Protest Kitchen)

Hi everyone! This week I tried my first recipe from a new book/cookbook that my sister got for me: Protest Kitchen by Carol J. Adams and Virginia Messina.

I made the creamed spinach, which was super simple and super delicious (I had it as a dip with bagel chips). I made notes of all the other recipes I want to try, so you can look forward to seeing more Protest Kitchen food here in the future.

Cringer takes her turn at the top of the cat tower; she was a little annoyed that I interrupted her bird-watching to get a pic, haha! 

Peace. :)

Friday, February 1, 2019

Spinach and Feta Pinwheels (Long Island Vegan)

Hi everyone! This week I tried the spinach feta pinwheels, veganized by Long Island Vegan. They were fun to make, though a little melty/messy after baking, but still delicious! I’ll definitely make these again; they were a really fun treat, and the leftovers were great, too! 

Here’s Rogue being a cutie, hanging out at the top of the tall cat tower. She often will skip the lower levels and just climb straight up the “trunk” of the tower like a baby bear would climb a tree, haha! 

Peace. :)

Friday, January 25, 2019

Broccoli Corn Casserole (Long Island Vegan)

Hi everyone! This week I made the broccoli corn casserole from Long Island Vegan; it turned out great, and it’s definitely a recipe I’ll use again! 

I had some for dinner last night with a Boca chik’n patty and a hash brown; delicious! 

Leela says hello! 

Peace. :)

Friday, January 18, 2019

Sweet & Spicy Foods This Week

Hi everyone! Last Saturday, we got to meet Chuck, a very cute pup currently being fostered by my sister and brother-in-law. 

photo by Zach

And then my sister and I made a delicious spicy lunch! 

tortilla chips topped with Morningstar Farms vegan chorizo crumbles, Aldi vegan mozzarella, salsa, and guacamole

My breakfasts this week have been extra sweet as I’ve been making the nutnog overnight oats from Kittens Gone Lentil (minus the pomegranate arils, and heating up the oats for at least a minute in the microwave since I don’t like cold oats). 

I also made the sweet & spicy sauce from My cat loves Daiya! for a bowl of rice, veggies, baked tofu, and avocado. I used sambal oelek when I couldn’t find gochujang paste, and it was still really good! 

Here’s Daisy being her cute little self... 

Peace. :)