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…

My Newest Addiction: Carrot Fries

As I mentioned last week, I’m not a big fan of raw vegetables. I don’t know why I can’t train myself to find them amazingly delicious, but I just can’t. I like them warm and tender and–barring celery and broccoli–I just don’t like them any other way. Lately, my go-to method of cooking vegetables is…

Cabbage as a [Partial] Ground Beef Substitute

Two weeks ago, my husband found cabbage heads for 10 cents each at the grocery store. He bought the biggest cabbage he could find and brought it home, saying, “What can you do with this?” The only two dishes that came to mind were coleslaw and spring rolls. I made two large batches of each……