Archive for March, 2011

3/31 Pop Tarts for Foodies

Yesterday I wanted to try out a new dessert recipe from the Engine 2 book.  It was for blueberry cobbler. Sounds great to me. I love baked fruit. So, I realize that I don’t have enough blueberries, but I can fill in with strawberries. I don’t have whole wheat pastry flour, but I do have [...]

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3/30 A Visual Feast-Black Bean Paradise Stack

One of my most fave flavor profiles is Mexican. I love the sweet and the savory and the heat of Mexican/tex mex/fresh mex/Mayan inspired edibles. I shared the Black Bean Burgers with you a few weeks ago. They were an enormous hit in this house and we have enjoyed them over and over since the [...]

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3/29 A Lasagna Labor of Love

I realize this is kind of a blasphemous statement for many, but I have never been a great fan of pasta. With cheese, without it, didn’t really matter. It was okay, but it had never been a go to or even a go between until I met Sandy. You can taste her deep and consuming [...]

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3/28 Day 28 on the Engine 2 Diet

Today is the 28th day of our 28 day Engine 2 Diet. The Engine 2 is an all plant based, no oil, low sodium and low sugar lifestyle change that has been shown to unleash your inner god/goddess while arresting, reversing and removing heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol. It has also been shown to [...]

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3/26 Butter Up

I found this article about assorted nut butters on VegNews.com written by Alexandra Chang and wanted to share. It is chock full of fun recipes for new creations using your fave nut butters. It’s easy to catch a vegan eating spoonfuls of some sort of nut butter for breakfast (don’t judge!)—it’s tasty and full of nutrients [...]

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3/25 Portobello and Bell Pepper Burritos w/ Cilantro Sour Cream

Last night we had the most exciting burritos. They were jam packed with sauteed shrooms, peppers, hand crafted guacamole, hot peppers, cilantro, tomatoes, fresh salsa and cilantro sour cream. I am not even kidding. Snapping the photo before the burrito flung open like a door on a clown car took agility and a strong sandwich [...]

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3/24 Boutique Fruit

I have worked at Trader Joe’s (an inexpensive gourmet food store) since November. In that time, I have been introduced to many fruits and vegetables that I have never seen before. One of the most recent ones is Baby Kiwi. I had never heard of these little gems until a week ago. Since then I [...]

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3/23 Hemp-fest Breakfast Loved It

Yesterday we tried a new breakfast edible and loved it so much I wanted to share. They are Breakfast Patties from the Sunshine Burger Company. These breakfast burgers are all organic patties crafted from beans, rice and seeds. They are nutritionally packed flavor bombs that are easy to make (just heat it up) and are [...]

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3/22 Tofu Steaks with Portobellos and Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

Becoming vegan has encouraged very strange things to happen to my taste buds. Foods that I have both feared and loathed since birth are now  regulars on the shopping list. I have never enjoyed tofu larger than a crumble or in a smoothie and now I am scarfing it down fresh, baked as fish sticks, sauteed [...]

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3/21 Happy Meatless Monday-Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

Happy Meatless Monday. Who needs eggs, oil or dairy products of any kind to make a stunning dessert? Not us. Here is the most amazing dessert to whip up and share with your most beloved. It is compassionate,  oil free and joy full. I love to make and consume desserts. This is really a new [...]

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