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Five Ingredient, Ten Minute Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of my favorite foods. It’s easy, flavorful, and healthy, yet rich enough to stick to your bones. When I’m really feeling like pulling out all the stops, I make a delicious restaurant-style version that involves homemade seitan “pork,” scrambled silken tofu, and a long list of special ingredients. The other day,…

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(A belated post about….) The Sunshine Award

Hi guys! First off, my apologies for being MIA for the past couple of weeks. Life got crazy, but I’m back and ready to write. I’ve missed you all! First order of business, the Sunshine Award… What’s now probably a couple weeks ago, Ani over at the terrific health and fitness blog Miles for Thought…

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Recipe: Cauliflower Etouffée with Vegan Andouille

I have no idea where the craving came from, but for weeks, I’ve been hankering for a rich, spicy bowl of etouffée. If you’ve never heard of it before, etouffée is a Cajun/Creole dish from New Orleans that traditionally consists of seafood (usually crawfish) “smothered” in a rich, spicy gravy thickened with a butter-based roux. So,…

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Mexican-style Veggies with Cheesy Grits (Vegan)

My husband T and I were traveling this week and came home to a virtually empty fridge.  I originally had the brilliant idea of making vegan Chiles Rellenos  with poblanos we’d bought weeks ago and never got around to using, but I was dismayed to find that the peppers were rotten in a few areas. Too exhausted to go shopping,…

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Vegan Foodies Have Just as Much Fun

When I first committed myself to a plant-based diet, I immediately felt a sense of peace and relief that my food choices finally jibed with my personal beliefs and ethics, not to mention my digestive system. At the same time, I worried that I’d be losing a part of myself. Since beginning to eat meat after…