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 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…

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…

Stuffed Chicken Breast

I’ve always loved ornate foods. Give me an intricately-braided bread or a triple-layered cheesecake any day (seriously, please do). One dish I’ve always particularly admired is stuffed chicken breast. I never had the drive to make it, thinking it was just too much work. Well, handy dandy Pinterest got me interested in trying it. Without…

Let the Good Times Roll: Gumbo

Mardi Gras may have come and gone, but Cajun food still remains! When people talk to me about Cajun cuisine, two things always come up: boiled seafood and gumbo. Gumbo is the ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ food for Cajuns. Whenever we had extra meat of any kind lying around, gumbo was on the menu. Leftovers…

Pizza with Pizzazz: Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I love pizza. I can eat it any time, any day. Unfortunately, traditional pizza is loaded with calories and carbs–things I tend to get too much of during a regular day. You can imagine my joy, then, when I discovered this recipe for cauliflower pizza crust. Doubled, it makes the same size of crust I…