The vegan alternative: tempeh “tuna” salad

I’ve never really liked the sound of “tuna salad” but I did like to eat it ocassionally.  Gross.  Ground up fish with mayo?  I think tuna and salad should be in 2 very different places.  However, for lack of a btter description, here’s my vegan alternative to the sandwich classic; tempeh salad. * gluten free…

Summer Soups:parsnip-carrot-ginger soup

Now that you’ve eaten those cookies, you’ll want to get back on track with some fresh veggies!  One of my favorite things to do is see what’s in the fridge, toss a bunch of things in a pot and see what happens. This is also a gluten free recipe. Behold! Summer Soups! Inredients: 3-4 parsnips,…

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve been testing out various vegan chocolate chip cookie recipes in search of a vegan version the Classic Tollhouse Recipe. These are a dead ringer and could trick any non-vegan. Just like the classic recipe, these aren’t healthy just because they’re vegan, so save these for a special treat, party or a well deserved sugar…

healthier snacking: crustless apple pie

OK, so this is not an apple pie nor as sweet, but it’s a great healthy snack especially if you bought a bunch of apples with the good intention of eating them every day and now they are getting soft……. Ingredients: 4-6 apples ( any kind) diced into small pieces 1/4 cup water 2 Tbsp…

healthier snacking: oatmeal peanut butter balls

I like a good snack just as much as anyone, but I’d rather not feel guilty about it later and would actually prefer if there were some healthy benefits to my snacking. These little treats can be made with all sorts of variations to make your body and mind agree that snacks are good for…

other favorite vegan blogs

There are so many other food blogs out there, but I refer back to a few that I highly recommend. This one is by far the most beautiful with great food photography. Many of her recipes are a vegan take on traditionally non-vegan dishes. You may wish to make some changes to the recipes that…

simple seitan

Crispy, spicy and super simple. Can be made with frozen veggies all winter and then bring on the fresh veggies all summer! GF variation: use tofu in place of seitan Ingredients: 1 package of seitan, diced into bite sized pieces (homemade recipe coming soon) 2 Tbsp canola oil 1-2 tsp Penzey’s Northwoods Fire spice (or…

sesame rice balls

This is another perfect lunch box food or appetizer/party snack. It’s perfect for using your leftover rice and you can use brown or white rice or better yet, sushi rice. Making vinegared sushi rice ( or other rice) Ingredients 2 cups rice, cooked 3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar 2 1/2 Tbsp sugar or maple syrup…

chickpea cutlets or bites

This recipe is one of my favorites for its quick, easy, “meaty” attributes AND it’s DELICIOUS! I am yet to find a way to make a gluten free and vegan version of this because the recipe calls for actual vital wheat gluten flour. If you have Celiac or wheat allergies and are not vegan, I…