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.

April 15, 2014

Vegan Minnestrone

I adapted this from Betty Goes Vegan based on some taste preferences and what I had around. Though this recipe is for a slow cooker, and it can be made on the stove easily as well, it might be quicker that way as well.

April 3, 2014

Curry Coconut Quinoa Soup

I adapted this from "Betty Goes Vegan" ; which frequent readers of my blog will know has become my favorite vegan cookbook over the last few months. I happened to have the ingredients for most of this recipe in the house, but I think you could adapt this with different veggies, different grains, etc.

March 26, 2014

Garlicky Spicy Tofu

Anne has been trying to beat bronchitis and a sinus infection. She's been craving spicy food and garlic, so this was my answer to that!

March 17, 2014

Vegan Apple Crisp

When having people over for dinner, this makes a really nice and fast dessert that you can make while the dishes are being cleaned at the end of the meal! This recipe is adapted from one I found on BettyCrocker.com. Using a mandolin on the apples gets you a nice thin apple slice that cooks up nice and fast. My version is gluten free, but you can use regular wheat flour as well.

March 4, 2014

Persian Turnip Soup

As it turns out, the title of this soup doesn't sound too appealing. It's probably the word "turnip." Anne is suffering from chest and sinus congestion and someone recently suggested to her that she should have some turnip soup. I set out to find a recipe and we loved this hearty variation.

I had a hard time finding the turnip greens which are the most vitamin and antioxidant part of the vegetable, so I just stuck with spinach. I hope to be able to find those greens this summer at a farmer's market. (I checked Safeway, Giant, and Whole Foods—no dice.)