Baked Falafel

Posted on Sep 11th, 2009

I was a teenage mall-rat. Now that’s out of the way, I can admit that the first time I had falafel was at the mall. Not only that, but I mispronounced it when I ordered. The woman behind the counter was cool; she just…

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Black Bean Burgers

Posted on Jul 1st, 2010

 These burgers are sturdy enough to go right on the grill grate. They were inspired by the Chickpea Cutlets in Veganomicon. I just substituted black beans for the chickpeas, and replaced the spices and flavorings with…

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Black Bean-Portobello Burgers with gluten free option

Posted on Feb 1st, 2012

Is anyone else familiar with the SOS column in the LA Times food section? I just discovered it. Every week, people write in with recipe requests from restaurants and the newspaper does their best to get the restaurant to…

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Chick’n Avodado Sandwich (a.k.a. this sandwich does not exist)

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2009

I have a buddy who claims that this sandwich cannot exist, because it’s made from meatless chicken. Since chicken is meat, and this chicken isn’t, it can’t exist. That’s all there is to it.     It…

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Curried Tofu Salad

Posted on Apr 30th, 2010

When I started this blog, I wanted to be a resource for other cooks, of course, but I also wanted to be able to store my own recipes, and other's recipes that I make often, all in one place for myself. Even if it's a recipe…

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Grilled Eggplant Muffuletta

Posted on Apr 1st, 2012

I've been eating portobello muffulettas at a deli nearby and dreaming of making my own for a while. The classic New Orleans muffuletta is made on a one pound round loaf of bread, and includes ham, salami, provolone, and an…

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Grilled Seitan Gyros with Vegan Tzatziki and Homemade Pitas

Posted on May 20th, 2013

  I've been holding out on y'all. I've been making these for years, long before I had this blog, but I haven't posted them yet. I'm glad I waited, though, because I only started making the tofu tzatziki  and homemade…

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Lentil-Mushroom Sliders with homemade buns

Posted on Jun 19th, 2011

This post and the two following are all about great food for summer get-togethers. I love tiny food and I've been wanting to make sliders since I first became aware of the trend a few years ago.  These would be a good…

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Mushroom and Sausage Sloppies

Posted on Jan 14th, 2010

This sandwich came about when I was trying to use up some bits of things I had in the refrigerator and freezer. It turned out to be one of our all-time favorite sandwiches. For sausage, you can use homemade ones, like these…

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Mushroom-lentil Burgers with Indian Spices

Posted on Apr 17th, 2010

I love the way recipes evolve over the years. Once upon a time, I ate a veggie loaf sandwich at a restaurant and wanted to recreate the veggie loaf at home. You can see my effort here. Then, I tasted vegetable biryani, and…

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Peach and Red Bell Pepper Panini

Posted on Aug 10th, 2012

Oh yes I did. I put peaches in a sandwich. This was inspired by one of my favorite cheap wines, a Sauvignon Blanc whose flavor has a hint of both peaches and red bell pepper. The sandwich is a bit sweet of course, but…

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Pretzels and Pretzel Dogs

Posted on Nov 11th, 2010

We were in the airport a month ago, wandering around because our flight was delayed, and I noticed the pretzel cart had pretzel dogs. They looked really good, but alas, they weren't veggie dogs. When I came home, I put…

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Roasted Cauliflower-Millet Burgers

Posted on May 15th, 2014

My husband Jim is the best recipe taste tester. There are very few foods he doesn't like and he's willing to try just about anything I've cooked. But if I have a really odd culinary experiment in mind, I wait until he's out…

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Sausage-Spiced Eggplant Hoagies with Peppers and Onions

Posted on Jul 24th, 2013

  I mentioned in the Italian Sausage Spice Mix post that the seasonings were terrific with eggplant.These hoagies are a great way to enjoy the eggplant. Eggplant prepared this way is also delicious on pizza.This is a…

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Simple Eggplant Sandwich

Posted on Sep 7th, 2010

This eggplant sandwich is perfect when you're serving a soup or salad that is more than a side dish, but not quite a main on its own, so that you need something to round out the meal that's more than just bread. You don't…

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Soy and Cola-Braised Jackfruit Sandwiches

Posted on Dec 28th, 2011

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!  I had a great Christmas, but I have just about had my fill of rich holiday food. It's time for something different. A few weeks ago, I cut a recipe for Soy and…

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Tempeh Sloppy Joes

Posted on Dec 1st, 2010

  Tempeh, made from fermented soybeans and other grains, is very healthy, but it's a bit of an acquired taste. This recipe, adapted from Entertaining for a Veggie Planet by Didi Emmons, is a great way to learn to love it.…

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Tempeh-Lentil Sloppy Joes from the Slow Cooker

Posted on Feb 6th, 2015

Heya! I've missed you! Yep, you! I've missed blogging, I've missed reading blogs, and I've missed all my readers, even if there are probably only twelve of you at this point. This past year was a year of ups and downs. In…

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Tofu Po’boys

Posted on Jun 30th, 2011

A couple of times a year, I stock up on veggie "fish", either at the Asian market, or at a vegan Chinese restaurant that has a cooler from which the proprietors sell various meat substitutes for the diners to take home with…

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