Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pasha Mezze

Had an incredible birthday dinner at The Pasha Mezze in Ghent in Norfolk, Virginia. I had the Anatolian Plate (quinoa cake, grilled eggplant steak, grilled tomato over black bean jalapeno salsa and sauteed julienne vegetables). Incredible. And the best part, no dishes to clean this morning :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Recent Vegan Pizza

On nights when I am at a loss as to what to cook, a pizza is always an easy solution. Quick stop by local pizza parlor for a ball of dough, pop into the market for some Gimme Lean "sausage", mushrooms, onion - with rest of staples at home, dinner is a matter of putting the ingredients for Joanne Stepaniak's "White Melty Cheez" from The Ultimate Un-Cheese Cookbook, into the blender, saute the "sausage", mushrooms, onion and a little tomato sauce (or tomatoes). I pulse this mixture a few times and then spread onto the dough, pour the "cheese" sauce on top, sprinkle some smoked paprika on top and cook at 425 until done.

No-fu Love Loaf

From Let Them Eat Vegan (recipe here). Served with mashed potatoes and's Impromptu Mushroom Gravy. The gravy made the recipe, honestly. The loaf was good, but would not have been nearly as good without the gravy.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Paul's Creation

Paul demonstrated his complete competency of vegan food prep when he created this snack over the weekend. He started with a multi-grain tortilla, added hummus with pine nuts, tofurkey deli slices with sauteed shitake mushrooms. This odd combination was incredible! This photo does it no justice.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Golden Potato and Tempeh Casserole

Phenomenal! Did not use the vegan parm, instead, I used panko breadcrumbs and french fried onions (leftover from a green bean casserole) on top - here is the recipe - this will definitely become a "regular"!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Lasagna With Roasted Cauliflower Ricotta & Spinach

From Isa Chandra Moskowitz's Appetite For Reduction. Recipe linked here (I left out the olives and subbed soy parmesan). Easy and very good - could use some "kick", maybe some hot sauce added in the sauce....

Friday, April 13, 2012

Walnut-Crusted Tofu with Spinach

From Robin Robertson's Vegan On The Cheap, left out the orange segments. Other than being time consuming, it was delicious! Served with the suggested roasted potatoes...

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

From The Nutritional Yeast Cookbook by Joanne Stepniak, her recipe here:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

White Beans a la King

Adapted from Joann Stepaniak's The Nutritional Yeast Cookbook "Chick-Peas a la King" but subbed Great Northern beans for the Chick-Peas. Quite easy, quite delicious, very filling! Served over rice.