Monthly Archives: February 2015

Vegan BBQ Brisket (Seitan)

BBQ always conjures the best memories for me. When I was growing up in Colorado, summertime seemed to last forever and my family had a BBQ at least a couple times a month. It usually turned into a celebration of sorts because the whole family came together and it was a great time. This is […]

Soba Noodle Salad

This salad is the brainchild of my amazing husband. He thought it up ages ago, and we have been eating it at least once a month ever since. The recipe is super fast and easy, and the romaine lettuce adds a unique fresh and crisp element to the texture of the soba (buckwheat) noodles. Buckwheat […]

Easy Slow-Cooker Tortilla Soup

It is finally feeling like winter again in northern Colorado. I was just about to give up hope of ever seeing snow again before next Christmas when suddenly we got blasted with cold. It is perfect soup weather, especially slow-cooker soups. Slow-cooker meals are some of the best as far as comfort food goes. You […]

Classically Vegan French Toast

There are many versions of vegan french toast. I have tried a few (mostly using bananas or applesauce as an egg replacer) but they didn’t quite do the trick. I stepped back, observed the problem, and discovered that the element missing from those recipes was richness. I wanted french toast that has a delectable, crispy […]

PWC’s Healthy Lifestyle Challenge

Originally posted on PETIT WORLD CITIZEN:
Very little in life that is worth having comes easy, would you agree? A great marriage; knowledge or mastery of an art or skill; a happy home; good friendships, raising well-rounded children; and more, all require commitment and sustained efforts over a long period of time. Self-discipine and the practice…

Tofu Salad Sandwiches

Egg salad sandwiches are a classic, and an instant crowd pleaser. But wait, vegans don’t eat eggs so how does this work? Tofu is the main secret ingredient here. A lot of people shy away from tofu but there isn’t a whole lot to be afraid of. The truth is that tofu is relatively tasteless […]

Let Them Eat Steak

One of the first things that most people ask me when they find out I am vegan is “But… don’t you miss steak?” (The second is “Don’t you miss bacon?” but that is another blog post so stay tuned on that one). I tell them the truth, I don’t miss steak. They then look at […]


Hot, creamy mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. The Irish have a very ingenious way of making this dish even better by mixing tender cooked cabbage or kale into the mashed potatoes, resulting in a dish called Colcannon. Traditional colcannon recipes are truly extravagant, featuring heavy cream and lots of butter both mixed into […]

Hearty Beefy Barley Soup

Crock-pot meals can be a real lifesaver. On the days when I think I am going to lose my mind because there is so much going on, it is very comforting to know that just a few minutes of prep in the morning can result in a hot, home-cooked meal ready for dinner with minimal […]

Healthy Fudgey Brownies

I know, healthy brownies is a total contradiction. I love making contradictions work. Not only that, I love making desserts that I don’t feel one bit bad about giving to my two year-old daughter. The other night she had a bowl of Easy Chocolate Pudding for dinner (along with a bowl of mixed veggies and […]