Asparagus Risotto

Posted on Mar 13th, 2010

Tender, thin spears of asparagus are just hitting our stores now. We like to gorge on asparagus all spring when it's at its best. My favorite way to prepare it is steamed with a little bit of garlic and served with a squirt…

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Baked Corn Pudding with Spinach and Green Chilies

Posted on Dec 10th, 2011

This was supposed to be spoon bread. But I forgot to divide by two. You see, spoon bread is typically made by cooking cornmeal in boiling water or scalded milk and blending with eggs to bake up something like a soufflé.…

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Best Ever Pizza Crust from Mario Batali

Posted on Aug 4th, 2010

I've never been entirely happy with the pizza crust I've made at home. So when I saw a recipe in The Houston Chronicle from Mario Batali with a new method for making thin crust pizza, I was intrigued. He forms individual…

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Broccoli Stir Fry with Almond Butter Sauce

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2011

Long ago, I had trouble getting started with Asian cooking. The only way I knew how to season a stir-fry was with lots of soy sauce, which made everything taste too salty. The store-bought sauces made things tastes just like…

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Broccoli Tofurkey Quiche

Posted on Jan 23rd, 2011

The holidays left me with a whole wheat pie crust and some Tofurkey in the freezer, and of course, a couple of new cookbooks on the bookshelf. A few years ago, I tried a vegan quiche recipe from a random website and wasn't…

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Butternut Quinoa Casserole

Posted on Jan 11th, 2012

So, I am working on a series of recipes for Thanksgiving… Yeah, I know. And I'm not even going to pretend to be posting Thanksgiving recipes ten months early; I admit that I'm months late.I didn't actually get the idea…

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Grilled Seitan and Vegetables with Peanut Sauce

Posted on Oct 12th, 2011

It is cool enough here finally to grill outdoors again, yay! I inaugurated the fall grilling season with some seitanmarinated in peanut sauce last weekend. The peanut sauce was from a package, so there is no recipe for the…

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House Favorite: Spanish Frittata with Saffron and Thyme

Posted on Oct 27th, 2009

The internet has been the best thing ever to happen to home cooking. From the first days on dial-up, thousands, maybe millions of us have been out there exchanging recipes, hints and ideas. I love that I can create something…

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Lentil-Wild Rice Pilaf

Posted on Jan 19th, 2012

I feel a little bit guilty for posting this. You see, it's been on the blog twice before in other guises. It's a riff on this veggie loaf, and I also used the veggie loaf recipe as a guide for these lentil mushroom sliders.…

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My Favorite Pizza Sauce

Posted on Aug 26th, 2010

My favorite HVAC company has come and gone, and our house is cool again! Now I can make pizza with my favorite sauce. This is something that I just threw together one night and I've never measured exactly what I put in it.…

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Paella with Soy Chorizo

Posted on May 22nd, 2010

At one time this was a fairly conventional paella recipe. Then I got my hands on it. (Cue evil laugh.)Although it's hardly evil if I'm making recipes healthier and cruelty-free, is it? One recipe at a time, one recipe at a…

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Pear Walnut and Almond Feta Pizza

Posted on Nov 14th, 2010

By now, you probably know that Daiya vegan cheese makes an excellent classic pizza. You might have even made one yourself. But what about those specialty pizzas that better restaurants are so fond of? Well, I've got you…

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Planning Thanksgiving Dinner and Seitan Bourguignon

Posted on Nov 6th, 2009

While I've never really missed Thanksgiving turkey, I do miss all of the dishes made from the leftovers. So, before every Thanksgiving, I make a trip to the Asian market to buy several pounds of mock meats, which I slice and…

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Potato-Avocado Tofu Omelets

Posted on Feb 18th, 2011

Oh, omelets, how I missed you. Oh, eggs, how I haven't. Sorry, egg lovers, I never got into them. According to family lore, I was anti-egg before I could talk. I still liked omelets, though, but only because of the fillings…

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Roasted Cauliflower Tofu Frittata for Pi Day

Posted on Mar 14th, 2011

Happy Pi Day everybody! I meant to make a pie for dessert this weekend, but only had time for dinner. A frittata is a pie, right? If a pizza can be a pie, I declare that a frittata can be too.This is based on my previous…

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Smoky Baked Marinated Tofu

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2013

  I read recipes from all kinds of sources, blogs, magazines, the backs of food packages, you name it. I come across recipes all the time that sound super delicious, except that they have meat. There are plenty of…

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Tofu Pot Pie

Posted on Dec 7th, 2009

Whenever I make gravy I make lots so that I can have this pot pie later. I used to make a home made crust for it, but we all like the puff pastry one better. Tofu Pot Pie 8 ounces tofu, frozen and thawed if you have time,…

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Tofu Ricotta and Spinach Calzones

Posted on Jul 14th, 2011

I am writing a cookbook, y'all! The idea came to me when I came very, very close to writing to a famous vegan cookbook author and asking when she was going to write a sandwich cookbook. I love sandwiches SO MUCH and would…

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Vegan Crab Crepes

Posted on May 2nd, 2012

This is a special occasion dish that I used to make as an omnivore. I veganized it bit by bit over the years,   first by replacing the crab with veggie crab meat, then by making crepes without eggs, and finally by…

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Vegan Jamaican Meat Patties

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2012

I had a hard time getting these patties to the table. It was touch and go there for a while. I started with some leftover cauliflower and walnut burger crumbles left over from Moussaka and this recipe from Emeril that has…

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Vegan Spinach Chick’n Quiche

Posted on Jun 7th, 2013

When I still ate meat, I would sometimes roast a chicken on Sundays, and then save the leftovers in the freezer to make other dishes with. My favorites were enchiladas (of course!), and chicken and veggie quiche. Really, I…

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Veggie Loaf

Posted on Oct 27th, 2010

Veggie loaf is one of those classic dishes that needs to be in everyone's repertoire. This one tastes like Thanksgiving stuffing, thanks to the sage and other herbs. The leftovers make wonderful sandwiches. I especially like…

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Versatile Vegetable Grill

Posted on Jun 13th, 2011

Can you believe it's getting too hot to grill here? The weekend before last when I had planned to make this, it hit 102 F here officially. Unofficially - that is, according to the thermometer in my car - it was 105 F. I had…

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White Pizza on a cast iron pan

Posted on Mar 17th, 2012

The problem with naming a recipe "The Best Ever…" is that a year or two later you'll find one you like even better. So it is with pizza crust. I was in love with Mario Batali's until I got a cast iron pizza pan at…

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