Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Made pizza for lunch today. Rustic* no-yeast crust, tomato sauce, Follow Your Heart "cheese", sliced mushrooms and Wild Mushroom flavour Field Roast slices. The Field Roast stuff is really good and (obviously) vegan.

It was delicious and I have more for tomorrow's lunch.

*"Rustic" as in I didn't feel like rolling it out properly so it wasn't even round.

Monday, October 29, 2007


No, not talking about scorching food... just pimping Heather's awesome artwork at her etsy shop. She's vegan and awesome, so go buy some of her stuff!

What are you waiting for? http://scorch.etsy.com

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Lentil Soup and Rapini

Rapini with Cannellini Beans & Tomatoes

Lentil soup with tiny pasta (recipe from Vegan Italiano) and some rapini with cannellini beans and tomatoes on the side.

And bonus pics: Smuckers!



Friday, October 26, 2007

Spaghettini and Salad

Big Salad

Spaghettini tossed with olive oil, garlic, diced red peppers and lots of hot chili flakes. It's not fancy or pretty but this is my favourite pasta dish of all time. Unfortunately the boy doesn't really like red peppers so... he had something else for dinner (TVP loaf and mashed potato leftovers from the day before -- no photos of that).

"Big Salad" with cubes of herbed tofu, tomatoes, cucumbers and romaine lettuce and balsamic vinagrette.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Moo Shu Tofu

Moo Shu tofu with red peppers, onions, shiitake mushrooms in a (store bought) tortilla. Store bought vegan egg rolls on the right (they sucked).

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Gemelli with "Bolognese" Sauce

Gemelli with homemade "bolognese" sauce. Sauce made with TVP, onions, mushrooms, green peppers, plum tomatoes adn canned crushed tomatoes. Garlic bread on the side.

Still working on my white balance settings... it's getting better!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Seitan "Cutlets"

Seitan cutlets and rice pilaf. Recipe for the seitan from Bryanna Clark Grogan's Vegan Feast newsletter. It was delicious! I also used her recipe for veggie broth powder (also in the newsletter) and I think I'm going to use that instead of bouillon cubes from now on.

The recipe uses quite a bit of firm tofu in the "wet" mix and I think it makes a HUGE difference in texture. It wasn't squeeky or rubbery or too stiff. The texture was perfect. It was a bit involved since you have to bake the seitan in the oven and then cool and then cook again (I grilled it) but it was well worth the effort.

(OT: I still need to work on the white balance settings on my camera... artificial lighting just looks crappy and I hate using flash)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Chunky TVP Stew, Okra & Biscuits

Fried Okra and Biscuits

This was a total comfort food meal for both of us. This was last night's dinner but we had it for lunch today too so here are the pics. New camera too (Rebel XTi)! I've been pretty busy and I'm still learning all the functions on it but I'm pretty happy with it so far. It's been about 3 years since I used an SLR so I need to refresh my camera knowledge again since this is a dSLR.

On to the food! Chunky TVP stew with potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onions, green pepper and hungarian hot wax peppers in a tomato base. I think Mindy would like this... Mindy are you reading? :)

Half the okra was breaded in a batter and the other half was batter and then panko. I like the ones with panko better. Homemade "buttermilk" biscuits on the side. This is only like the 4th time I've ever made biscuits and I'm getting better and better at it each time. I never made biscuits before moving here. Biscuits aren't really a big thing where I'm from originally (downtown Toronto). I do love them though. Next time I make them I'm going to have "sausage" and white gravy with them.

And a bonus pic from last week... SHADOW who is truly the best dog in the world. No really, he is!


Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Gnocchi in a tomato "cream" sauce with mushrooms (portobello and oyster), parsley, sage and thyme. Roasted asparagus and dinner rolls on the side.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Tempeh Wingz

Yes, I finally updated. I didn't bother to put everything in the actual dates of the dinners but anyway, enjoy!

For the latest entry, these are delicious tempeh "wingz" with mashed potatoes and corn. Recipe for the "wingz" from Don't Eat Off the Sidewalk. Go buy her zine!

Faux Fish

Faux fish from the asian market with mashed potatoes & chives and corn. We had some in the freezer. Great for quick meals. Just defrost and grill or fry.


Fusilli tossed with sundried tomatoes, garlic, cannellini beans and olive oil.

TVP Loaf with Potatoes & Green Beans

TVP loaf with roasted potatoes and green beans. The awesome recipe for the TVP loaf is from the book Cozy Inside. Go buy her book!

Fettucine Alfredo

Yummy vegan alfredo. A regular request from the boy. His other favourites are lasagna and tempeh sandwiches.

On the side is bruschetta with tomatoes and fresh basil from our garden.

"Big Salad"

I love making big salads though I can never finish them. Those cubes are herbed tofu. If you've never had extra firm tofu in salad, try it! I've been doing this for years and it adds a nice texture to your salad.

Faux BLT & Potato Patties

Faux BLT sandwiches with mashed potato patties.
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