November 15, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite, if not my very favorite holiday. ​ Thanksgiving 2014 will be the third Thanksgiving cataloged on VegInDC. As I said last year, I think people who cook love this holiday because it allows you to meld tradition alongside adaptation. For me, that adaptation means turning a meal that is linked with turkey into a compassionate (and mostly gluten free) gathering. 

November 14, 2014

Butternut Squash Soup

I helped my mother at her synagogue's annual craft fair last year. We worked in Cafe Shalom feeding the hungry artists and patrons of the fair. In addition to the chili, sandwiches, and salads we had a delicious butternut squash soup. My mom sent me the recipe to tweak for Thanksgiving.

October 28, 2014

Sriracha Peanuty Stir Fry

Anne loves the spicy Sriracha sauce, so I found a recipe that incorporated it with some peanut butter. The results were delicious and she loved it! You can use the commonly found Huy Fong brand, but we prefer the Sky Valley sauce.

October 8, 2014

Vegan (and sort of gluten free) Meatballs


​First of all, apologies for my long summer absence. Expect more recipes soon!

I adapted this recipe from a couple of ones that I found through various blogs and cookbooks. Because I can't use wheat breadcrumbs, I have added some other forms of binder here to told these together (the wheat in the mixture forms gluten to make them stick, so GF breadcrumbs don't act the same way).​ I noticed that the smaller crumbles, like Gardein or Boca work better than Beyond Meat cumbles which are a tad larger, but any will do.

July 31, 2014

Summer Fruit Cobbler

Easy and delicious, you will find that this cobbler won't last long enough to need to be put away.

June 30, 2014

Peach Blueberry Crumble

Our neighbors dropped off some fresh farm peaches the other day and so I decided to make a peach pie. I didn't have a gluten free frozen crust on hand, so I decided to make a crumble instead and throw in some blueberries. Enjoy this warm with a scoop of vegan soy ice cream.

May 8, 2014

Kite Hill Artisinal Vegan Cheese

Whole Foods recently contacted me to see if I wanted to sample some new vegan cheese they are offering. Never one to turn down free samples, I agreed. We stopped by our local store to pick up some Kite Hill Artisnal nut cheeses. 

Cheese is an interesting vegan predicament. I think many would be vegans are unable to give up cheese and that it remains as the sole non-vegan food item in their diet. Recent advances in faux cheese, like Daiya have made this easier. Daiya, for the most part, is great for many applications that require melting. They also make blocks of cheese that are pretty good to enjoy with crackers.