Category Food for Winter

Easy Weeknight Indian Food

I try not to buy a lot of pre-made foods, but two items are the exception: pasta sauce and curry sauce. Although I love the homemade versions of both, keeping the store-bought versions on hand make it more likely that I will actually cook something for dinner, rather than calling the local Thai restaurant. I’ve […]

My Favorite Weeknight Meal

My favorite weeknight meal is dal and samosas.  I know this sounds really complicated, and for a second there, you were probably really impressed with me.  However, I am going to let you in on exactly how easy this is. Step 1: Start Cooking Some Rice Before I do anything else, I put a cup of brown […]

Updated Oatmeal

If you are trying to cut back on animal products, you may find yourself worried about common nutrients available in them, particularly protein, iron, and calcium.  It’s a natural worry – we’re used to relying on animal products for these key nutrients and sometimes finding a replacement seems daunting.  However, there are many ways to […]

Salads

Adding a salad to meals is one of the easiest ways to eat more vegetables, yet we don’t always intuitively know how to make a good salad.  Or, if you’re like me, you may have relied on cheese, croutons, and creamy dressings to flavor your salads.  I’ve been trying to improve my salad making for […]

Tomato Orange Soup

I’ve always loved tomato soup, and for most of my life, couldn’t imagine it without the cream.  However, it’s really easy to make vegan soups feel “creamy,” simply by blending up your ingredients.  The following recipe also contains a secret ingredient to give it a smooth texture – baking soda!  I wish I could say […]

Spaghetti Squash and “Sausage”

Last year, I discovered spaghetti squash, and am so glad it did.  This fall, on a busy and cold night, I created this simple recipe to use a squash that our neighbors had kindly brought over.  I decided to combine the squash with vegan sausage.  Since vegan sausage is typically made from wheat gluten, it […]

Southern Comfort

Last year, I was out gardening in my front yard when a woman rode by on her bike and stopped to admire my collard greens.  “How do you cook them?” she asked. “Oh, I just sauté them in some oil,” I replied. “You don’t use bacon?” she said. “No – no bacon,” I said, then found myself […]

Simple Baked Tofu

Sometimes I want to stir fry or bake a vegetable that I have on hand, or make a vegetable-based soup, but when I do, I just know I won’t have enough food to fill myself up.  Also, I always want to include protein with my meals.  The solution to this problem is simple – bake […]

Mexican Saute

In my last post, I listed some of my favorite healthy and delicious toppings.  Now, I’m posting a recipe that lends itself well to toppings.  Well, it’s not quite a recipe, it’s actually more recipe-ish.  One of my early posts was some basic guidelines for vegan cooking, that people could follow so they weren’t constantly looking up new recipes.  This “sort […]

Comforting Cornbread

Whenever I’m planning a meal that seems like it will be really satisfying, I tell my husband it will be “the ultimate in comfort food.”  It’s become a bit of a joke between us, but I think cornbread really deserves to be in this category. I’ve been making gluten-free vegan cornbread a lot this winter.  I love […]

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