Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Fettuccine Alfredo was my husband’s favorite food long before he went vegan. It’s hard to top the decadent richness of heavy cream combined with the comforting familiarity of parmesan and pasta. The biggest trial with this vegan conversion was finding a base for the sauce that captured the richness of the heavy cream and the…

Vegan Pancakes

Pancakes are one of those foods that should be simple. However, when I tried to make pancakes for the first time after my husband went vegan, I realized that pancakes can be quite complicated–especially without eggs. There are numerous egg replacers, both homemade and store-bought, but I am not a real big fan of any…

Vegan Potato Soup

1 tablespoon peanut oil 1 large onion or leek, chopped coarse 1 large stalk celery or small celery root, chopped coarse 4 sweet peppers or 1/2 bell pepper, chopped coarse (can omit if you’re not a pepper fan) 1 cup water 2 tsp vegetable bouillon or 1 block not chick’n bouillon 1 8.5oz carton coconut milk…

Oven Fried Okra

Oven Fried Okra Serves 4 Takes 15-20 minutes Ingredients 1 12oz package frozen okra 12 ritz crackers 1/2 tsp seasoning salt (I like Tony Cacheries) Instructions Preheat oven to 550 F. Microwave okra for 5 minutes. Stir and microwave another five minutes. Blend the ritz crackers in a food processor. Toss with okra and seasonings….

Curried Quinoa & Chickpea Salad

Curried Quinoa & Chickpea Salad Serves 4 Takes 15-25 minutes Ingredients 1 cup quinoa, dry 1 cup broth 1 10oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies (think Ro*Tel) 1 15.5oz can garbanzo beans, drained 1 tsp curry powder salt/pepper to taste Instructions Place all ingredients into a rice cooker and cook until done. Alternately, cook on…

Simplest Stir Fried Vegetables

Sometimes, I just like things to be simple, quick, and to the point, especially with food.  That’s why when I have a lot of vegetables on hand and I am not sure what to do with them, I default to stir-fried. What’s great about stir-frying is that it doesn’t matter what vegetables you have–all of…