A pasta sauce recipe for lazy people… woohoo! Why bother making an “easy pasta sauce” recipe when opening a jar of pre-made sauce is even easier? Well, there’s certainly no shame in using jarred pasta sauce. Believe me, I’ve been there – tired and hungry at home, with not much more than some dry pasta … [Read more…]
Oh, the decadence… chocolate swirl banana cheesecake, entirely vegan! The first vegan pie I ever made was on “Pi day” of last year (3.14.15). It was a no-bake key lime pie recipe by Minimalist Baker – which my dad loved. It reminded him of eating key lime pie as a child (my mom, on the other … [Read more…]
This Sweet and Spicy Tofu Stir-Fry is my new favorite thing to eat on rice! Like any good stir-fry, this one is loaded with lots of fresh veggies, studded with crispy golden tofu, and doused in a savory-sweet sauce with a hint of garlic and just the right amount of heat. Ever since discovering Sriracha … [Read more…]
Spicy Vegan Fried Rice… for the brave and adventurous! This dish was inspired by the “Guru Fried Rice” dish at Loving Hut – one of our local vegan restaurants (they have locations all over the world!). Their version – with brown rice, crispy tofu bits, peas, and carrots – is characterized by a fragrant curry … [Read more…]
For your sweetie or for yourself, make these Chocolate Date Hearts this Valentine’s Day! Like many great culinary inventions, this one came about by accident. A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting at home watching a movie, when I felt like eating something sweet. Brownies would have been ideal, but they would have taken too … [Read more…]
Eating pizza doesn’t have to be a greasy, guilt-inducing affair. This brightly-flavored Spinach Ricotta Flatbread Pizza will satisfy your cravings and is easy to make at home! But first, a short story… Yesterday, I met the sweetest, gentlest, most unexpected friend. When I walked around the back of the house to take out the trash, I … [Read more…]
Switching it up with an easy breakfast recipe… Chia Banana Oatmeal! Well folks, it’s that season. Even in San Diego. Mr. VP got slammed with a nasty cold last weekend – though he did recover in about 48 hours, which is amazing considering how many tissues he went through. My mom got hit with the … [Read more…]
I’m baaack… Okay, so maybe no one else noticed, but I didn’t post last weekend, because I was sick. Seems my body rebelled against going back to work after three weeks off on winter break (in fact, I had to call out from work… after only three days back). But, with food, liquids, and sleep … [Read more…]
After days of non-stop (but much-needed) rain in San Diego, yesterday it finally cleared up long enough for me to venture out of the house and buy some groceries. Before heading out, I checked the fridge and found that I still had some leftover cranberry sauce. No, not from Thanksgiving… c’mon now. I had made a … [Read more…]
This recipe makes 2 lasagnas – perfect for entertaining hungry guests! You could also freeze the 2nd lasagna for later, or cut the recipe in half for just 1 lasagna.
The Mozzarella Cream Sauce, if using, should be prepared a day ahead to let the cultures do their thing and develop a tangy flavor. The Tofu Ricotta and Veggie Bolognese Sauce can also be prepared the day before so that you will be mostly ready to assemble the lasagnas and bake the day you will be serving them.