Thursday, November 29, 2007

thrown together dinner

throw together dinner

spaghetti squash with balsamic marinated tempeh
tomato cream sauce with mushrooms, artichokes & sun dried tomatoes

Sunday, October 21, 2007

breaded okara

Why I decided to fall back in love with this vegetable right at the same time of it being out of season I will never know. This is breaded with nutritional yeast and assorted spices and baked in the oven. I served bbq sauce with it.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

mushroom stroganoff with baked tofu over spaghetti squash
tofu stroganoff2
with fake beef strips
beef stroganoff2

Cheesy mushroom stroganoff
1 small red onion
12-15 cremini shrooms (3 cups)
soy sauce
2 cups veggie broth
1 2/3 cup nooch
2 Tbs dijon mustard
1 Tbs lemon juice
liquid smoke
black pepper

cook down red onion with as much garlic as you like..I'm italian so i never admit to how much garlic i use. When onions are translucent add mushrooms, a splash of soy sauce and a splash of liquid smoke. Saute mushrroms for about 10 minutes.
In a sauce pan combine veggie broth, nooch, mustard, garlic, a dash of liquid smoke and soy sauce, & salt and pepper to taste. Whisk all the ingredients together and turn to a low simmer, letting the sauce thicken. *
* If you want it to thicken without adding so much nooch you could add less nooch and arrowroot powder or flour.
Pour sauce over mushrooms and fold everything together. Use sauce to top noodles and add baked tofu, fake meat, seitan, or tempeh for protein.

vegan shrimp scampi over noodles
stroganoff n shrimp

Sunday, August 19, 2007

dessert of the summer

grilled pineapple with vanilla soydream and chocolate syrup---granola on top
grilled pineapple

baked tofu wth nooch basil & balsamic sauce

I made a basic nutritional yeast sauce but added balsamic vinegar, fresh basil, and tons of garlic. Served over baked tofu
tofu with basil nooch sauce

Sunday, August 12, 2007

fart party

if anyone else could describe me being flakey better she would be me click on the picture to read in a better size thru flickr
f party

Monday, June 18, 2007

happy hour--

-this food is usually greasy gross & offered at a is the healthy vegan version of the typical slop
onion rings--breaded and baked..but soo good
onion rings

stuffed shrooms with a spicy TVP mixture

the same mixture stuffed into mini breaded peppers

memorial day

here is the memorial day spread which proves how behind I am

tofu fries
tofu fries

spinach, artichoke & sun dried tomato dip
spinach n artichoke dip

veggie tray, dip and crackers
dip n veggies

vegan pigs in a blanket
gballz pig love in a blanket of veganess


my secret homemade bbq sauce
bbq sauce

off the grill
after the grill

breaded eggplant
cheesy potato bake..white trash vegan G-Ballz--thanks!
cheesy potatoes raspberry banana cheescake..thanks Marge
mini cheesecake

the grumpy chef I'm actually not mad and not sure why I look so pissed
happy chef

Thursday, April 12, 2007

tofu lettuce wraps

I wanted something really fresh and light for is what I came up with
lettuce wraps
Raw veggies thrown into the cuisinart included red onions, green onions, garlic, celery, cucumber, baby portabello's, zucchini, broccoli, roasted red pepper, sun dried tomatoes, & a lil lemon juice...all chopped up
topped with tofu I threw in the broiler for about 10 minutes after tossing it in a mix of spices

lettuce wrap with sauce
I served it with a balsamic mustard dressing i whipped up

Monday, April 09, 2007

seitan fajitas

fajitas close upcopy
Here is the fajita filling...seitan, peppers, onion, garlic, cilantro & heat!

full plate ofseitan n fajitas  copy
Here is our meal plated with lettuce, pico de gallo, beans, homemade guacamole & homemade sour cream

Sunday, April 08, 2007

breakfast for dinner...

muffin pan quiches filled with red peppers, mushrooms, and broccoli
mini quiches
Served with tempeh sausage
mini quich with tempeh sausage

taco salad with a view

taco salad with a view
raw mushrooms, lettuce, onions, sprouts and peppers with leftover TVP taco fillings, salsa, and homemade guacamole. Just threw the tortilla over a glass bowl in the oven for about 10 minutes.

spicy tempeh & spaghetti squash

spicy tempeh & spaghetti squash
This meal started with a squash that kept calling my name. Mostly because although they last a long was on it's way out. I marinated the tempeh with balsamic vinegar and italian spices and steamed it. I made a sweet but spicy roasted red pepper and tomato sauce. with portabello mushrooms, eggplant, & sun dried tomato. It turned out really well considering I just made the recipe up as I went along.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

oh panini grill.....I love u so

I love this panini grill my parents got me. I have been using it almost daily. It grills tofu and other veggies to perfection. My newest fascination is tofu fries. It's just tofu cut super skinny then put on the grill for about 5 minutes, They really remind me of french fries but a lot healthier.

here are 2 sandwiches I have recently made

peppers, tofu, red onion, portabello mushrooms & tomato

Breakfast Sandwich---Grilled Tofu "cheese" slices and Tofurky slices

Friday, April 06, 2007

grilled cheese

Grilled cheese with fancy criss cross marks accomponied by sliced pickle and chips

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

mac n cheese

mac n cheese 2
Originally uploaded by anita riot.

cheesy delicious,VEGAN .... enough said

Sunday, March 11, 2007

portabello eggplant sandwich

Basic sunday or lazy day sandwich
whole wheat bread-portabello mushroom-eggplant-basil-red onion-artichokes-sun dried tomato
I got a panini grill so sandwich city is sure to come

Sunday, February 25, 2007

cupcake decorating party

cupcakes n stuff 156

cupcakes n stuff 151
the choices for toppings were--peanut butter buttercream, chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache, vanilla frosting, sprinkles, chocolate shavings,raspberry jam, chopped peanuts, banana slices-- the possibilities were endless--

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

t.v.p. burrito's


It always seems like more work than it is and is always so worth it in the end.
Fresh out of the oven

in strips