Vegan Tuna Salad

Quick and Easy Vegan Tuna Salad

Every now and then, I feel like having a tuna salad or a tuna melt. But how could I make a tuna melt without tuna? Very easily, actually.  And I never have to worry about bones, mercury poisoning, innocent dolphins being caught and killed as collateral damage from the large nets that are used to capture […]

Vegan Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Vegan Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich

Why would a vegan, ever care to create a vegan Philly cheese steak sandwich? Even though I have had my fair share of food containing animal parts and by-products while growing up in France, I must confess that I have never tasted a steak sandwich during my carnivorous years in the US. For some reason, it didn’t appeal […]

French Mushroom Tart

French Mushroom Tart

  One of the great advantage of living in the Northwest is the availability of wild mushrooms almost all year around! I had some friends over and wanted to feature them in a classy way. So I adapted an old classic French tart made with mostly caramelized onions and incorporated the mushrooms. The result was […]

Homemade vegan dog treats

Yummy Vegan Dog Treats

I have bought dog cookies and treats for years until I tried making my own and since, I never went back to the store version. I know what’s in them, I can vary the recipe depending on what I have on hand. Our 3 furry kids love peanut butter!  I usually make a big batch […]

Thumbs Up for The UK!

  You win some, you lose some… This seems to be Monsanto‘s new motto !  They sure have been in the news a lot lately! While Whole Foods and others have surrendered to the GMO king in the US, the Daily Mail, a British newspaper reported that the UK and Europe succeeded in no less […]

THUMB DOWN FOR WHOLE FOODS

The largest retailer of ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ foods in the US just gave up fighting against GE crops (a.k.a Genetically Modified organisms or GMO). Now, why would a giant like Whole Foods, the champion of all things natural and healthy would do such a thing? Well, they say, because 2/3 of the products they sell contain […]

Vegan beet soup

Vegan Borscht – Beet Soup

I woke up early this morning to discover my garden covered by a thick blanket of snow. Every little branch had a layer, every item was covered perfectly. It was a scene straight out of a Japanese garden in the winter. Breathtaking! For some reason, all I could think about was making a nice borscht, […]

Homemade Fried Rice

Quick Vegetable Fried Rice

Vegetable fried rice is a great go to dish when you don’t have a lot of time to prepare. It can be made in less than 15mn! If you ever have some leftover one day old rice and a few vegetables in the fridge, you have all you need for a delicious all-in-one vegetable fried […]

Homemade slippery Elm cough syrup

HOMEMADE SLIPPERY ELM COUGH SYRUP

This is flu season and if you ever feel the beginning of a cold or of a sore throat, reach for this easy to make healing syrup. I always have readily available for the family,  just in case! I don’t know about you but the stuff I find in drugstores not only tastes nasty and usually […]

Make Being Vegan Your New Year’s Resolution!

So we have all made our share our New Year’s resolutions that we thought at the time we could keep but turned out to fizzle over time. Exercise more, stop smoking, volunteer, eat better, watch less tv read more etc. While all are all worthy of our efforts, they mostly benefit us and a handful of […]

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