Simple, Oil-Free Sweet Potato Prep It’s a shame that for so long, I only cooked with sweet potatoes in the fall. Why?! Maybe it’s because I’ve always associated them with Thanksgiving and cinnamon, or because I’d never tried them with coconut curry sauce. Regardless, now that I can find organic sweet potatoes in bulk at … [Read more…]
Stir Fry Teriyaki Noodles These teriyaki noodles have become almost a weekly staple in our kitchen lately. I couldn’t help it. These thick, cooked udon noodles were on sale at Costco recently and they happened to be vegan… no way I could pass them up! Naturally, I stocked up on several packs of discounted noodles… … [Read more…]
This easy Minestrone Soup is perfect for chilly winter nights. Not that anyone from the rest of the country would believe that we have those in San Diego, but that doesn’t make this soup any less spoon-worthy! Err… in the literal sense. The idea for this recipe was percolating in my mind during today’s grocery … [Read more…]
Say hello to spicy, satisfying, vegan buffalo chicken wraps! (no chickens or buffalos were harmed in the making of these wraps) Confession: I was never much of a fan of buffalo wings in my pre-vegan days. Partly because they were greasy, partly because they gave me heartburn, but mostly because there were more bones, tendons, and fat … [Read more…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]
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.