vegan

Phoney Baloney’s

Phoney Baloney’s

I have to say, that we are very lucky in Orange County to have so many excellent vegan options. We've got Native Foods, Veggie Grill, FreeSoulCaffe, Wheel of Life, Seabirds Truck, and now our own little sandwich shop called Phoney Baloney's. Even the name is fun. It...

Apple Crisp Muffins

Apple Crisp Muffins

Apple crisp is one of may favorite desserts. I love the sweet, spiced apples paired with a crunchy topping. I found a  low-fat, low-calorie muffin that brought these flavors together in a healthy little package. The Happy Herbivore (Lindsay Nixon) has two cookbooks...

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

Most years, we have a Cinco de Mayo potluck at work. It's a good excuse to bring in some tasty dishes and blow off a little steam. This is the first year that I've been vegan, so I knew that a vegan friendly entree option would likely be up to me. I still haven't...

Slow Baked Tofu

Slow Baked Tofu

Over the past 6 months, I've been experimenting with different ways to infuse flavor into tofu. I actually like tofu, even plain. However, I love how it acts like a sponge and soaks up whatever you marinate it in. My latest method, I like to call "slow baked" because...

More chocoloate chip cookies!

More chocoloate chip cookies!

Since going vegan, I've had to rethink my approach to chocolate chip cookies. My favorite recipes all included butter and eggs. I have a few traditional favorites. One is from a 1970's copy of Better Homes & Gardens cookbook, that has been my go-to recipe for...

Real Food Daily

Real Food Daily

We have been longing to go the LA County Museum of Art lately. There is a women's surrealist show called "In Wonderland" that looks intriguing. It features many originals from Frida Kahlo, one of my favorite artists, which is a big plus. My husband suggested finding a...

Espresso Fudge Brownies

Espresso Fudge Brownies

I was given some Callebaut cocoa powder from a fellow baker recently. I've been trying to find new ways to try out this treat. I made some chocolate raspberry brownies that were wonderful and some chocolate cupcakes that were not. Wow, those cupcakes have to go down...

Vegan Mac N Cheeze

Vegan Mac N Cheeze

I was a very picky eater as a kid. It wasn't until I became a vegetarian at 22 that I had to broaden the types of food I would try. The funny thing is that I liked almost everything I tried. I was the only one limiting myself. Who knew? One of my favorite dishes,...

Dilly Stew with Rosemary Dumplings

Dilly Stew with Rosemary Dumplings

I saw this recipe for Dilly Stew with Rosemary Dumplings on the Post Punk Kitchen blog and knew I had to try it. I've been wanting to try a veganized version of chicken and dumplings and this looked too delicious to pass up. I followed the recipe pretty closely. The...