Many faces of tofu

The Many Faces of Tofu – My Top 10 List

Back in the late eighties after becoming vegetarian, we quickly discovered many wonderful uses for tofu. We were mostly using plain firm and extra firm tofu that had to be seasoned and transformed into delicious dishes. Some of our favorites were and still are scrambled tofu for a high protein breakfast, marinated, pan-fried, cubed into […]

Eggplant gratin

Easy Polenta Eggplant Gratin

This dish makes the best lunch accompanied by a green salad. It is a healthier version of the popular eggplant parmesan. The eggplants are not fried in oil. They are just quickly seared with very little oil or some water, and just a sprinkle of vegan cheese. The trick is to thinly slice and sprinkle […]

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Green Pasta with Seared Kale Tops

The weather in the Pacific Northwest is pretty mild so hardy greens like kale, chard, brussels sprouts can live through the winter months and gift us with one more harvest right before Spring starts. So what do you do when you have an abundance of kale and tender kale flowers that have over-wintered and are […]

Vegan Wonton Soup

Simplest Vegan Wonton Soup

There is nothing nicer than a clear broth with delicate wontons (a.k.a. Chinese ravioli) floating. Once you discover how easy it is to make them, you will be enjoying them on a regular basis. Wonton filling Traditional wonton filling usually includes a combination of finely minced ginger, garlic, and meat, etc. There is really no […]

Ramen noodle bowl

30 minute Vegan Ramen Bowl with Pickled Vegetables

What do you do when your favorite restaurants are still not open? You learn how to make your favorite dishes at home! Every now and then, we have an inkling for a bowl of ramen soup with vegetables. That’s why we always have some dry ramen noodles in our pantry for a quick soup or […]

Dairy-free Indian rice pudding

Dairy-Free Cardamom Rose Rice Pudding

Before I became a vegan, I used to order an incredibly rich Indian cardamon ice cream called “kulfi” at the end of a meal, to end on a sweet note and to refresh my taste buds from all the spices. I also loved the cardamon rice pudding that is usually served with the lunch buffet […]

Coconut pho soup

Vegan Pho Coconut Soup

What happens when you have a craving for a Pho soup and leftover coconut you have to use because it has been sitting in the fridge for a while? An unphogetable coconut soup! Sorry, I couldn’t resist the pun! I need to apologize to my Vietnamese friends for daring to change this traditional recipe but […]

Leek phyllo torte

Leek and Sweet Potato Phyllo Torte

If you are looking for a special dish that delivers a delicate flaky crust and an explosion of flavors, we have you covered with this torte. I am usually a puff pastry kind of gal but this time I had an inkling for something lighter. That’s where phyllo comes in. Turns out it isn’t only […]

Vegan Beef Bourguignon

Best Vegan Bourguignon

We are supposed to get some snow in the next few days so I thought of making a nice stew! I am not sure why but the idea of making a vegan bourguignon came to mind! Maybe it was because we happened to have Gardein’s beefless tips in the freezer and they are the perfect […]

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Perfect Candied Orange peels

I have always enjoyed savory over sweet food. Growing up I didn’t really crave sweets and there weren’t a lot of sweets laying around the house. My mom made great delicate deserts. This being said I have fond memories of a store in my hometown called Maiffret. They had every possible fruit that had been […]

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