Category Food for Fun Occasions

Chocolate Chip Pecan Waffles with Peanut Butter Mousse {whole grain spelt waffles)

Belgian waffles, what breakfast is more decadent? I love dense, rich waffles and sour cream is just the ticket to get the right texture and flavor. I have been making waffles with sour cream since long before I became vegan. It was a very pleasant surprise to find out that I could still make my […]

Peanut Butter Fudge Swirl Cheesecake {gluten free, vegan}

One of the most common questions I get is “Where do you get your protein?”. Generally I rattle off the usual vegan protein list (tofu, quinoa, nuts, seeds, legumes, whole grains, leafy greens, you know… the places where all those muscle-y animals like cows and gorillas get their proteins. To be specific, plants). Just to […]

“These can’t be Vegan!” Hamburger Patties

Veggie burgers are a food item that can be filled with promise, and sometimes (often) end in tears of disappointment. They are rather like a doomed love affair. Most of the vegan burgers I have tried looked delicious on the package, but did not quite make the cut. With the exception of Field Roast’s new […]

Udon Noodle Salad

I am a very enthusiastic fan of Asian-inspired cold noodle salads. They are a great way to experiment with different types of noodles and an opportunity to play around with new combinations of flavors. This salad features whole grain udon noodles, a tangy sesame vinaigrette, and several crisp fresh vegetables including bok choy, red bell […]

Dark Chocolate Fudge Filled Brownie Cookies

This recipe started out as a challenge from my husband. For a welder/construction worker it can be very difficult to find healthy foods near job sites. In addition, there is the constant temptation of junky snack foods at convenience stores, etc. To help him out, I often ask him what junk foods he finds himself […]

Creamy, Dreamy Pistachio Pie

I started working on veganizing this layered pudding dessert years ago. The original recipe was a very un-vegan creation starring a shortbread pecan crust, cream cheese and whipped topping, Jell-O instant pistachio pudding and more whipped topping piled on top. My family always used to eat it on St. Patrick’s Day, and it has been […]

Brunch Blossoms

I was inspired to make these beauties when I was shopping several weeks ago. I was waiting in line to checkout, and as I was frantically looking around to see if there was a shorter line (toddler monster was in fine form as she attempted to climb out of the cart, pull off her shoes […]

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 […]

Hot Wings, Vegan Style

I am not a huge sports fan. That said, I love any opportunity to make and eat good food. I’ve been known to get very excited about the opening ceremony for the Olympics because it gives me an excuse to research and try out cuisine from whatever country is hosting. The Super Bowl is an […]