Holy cow, guys, this is the real deal! The movie theater nachos of your youth? This is it, right here, and it was lovingly imagined by Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken. As you can see, Astrid is eating it all up, and loving every bite! What’s more, it’s gooey and stretchy, which delivers an authentic experience with none of the dairy.
Some wintry mornings are so cold and frosty, you just want to wake up to a warm breakfast. That’s when I put my slow cooker to work! Slow cooked oatmeal is supremely creamy and flavorful, and a perfect incentive to get out of bed, even when the air is frigid. Continue reading
Undeterred by my previous attempt a meatball experiments, I decided to continue, learn from my mistakes, and try something else. Today, I am taking my mad tempeh skills and trying my hand at tempeh tacos.
I didn’t have a recipe I went off of, which is something that might come back and bite me in the end, but I did take my experience from the tempeh balls I made last week to improve my results for this week. This is what I did… Continue reading
No, it’s not the prettiest picture you’ll see on this blog, but it documents my very first foray into making edible tempeh at home. For my first attempt, I decided to use the Hearty Vegan’s recipe for Asian Tempeh Balls. If you are interested in reproducing this recipe yourself, you may find it here.
They look nice, don’t they? In fact, that was one of the first comments my husband had (my kids wouldn’t touch it, though). The sauce was fantastic too. Now, let’s get into the heart of the matter: the tempeh…
I’ve had a love hate relationship with tempeh for many years now. Everytime I go out and order it, I absolutely love it. Everytime I try and make it at home, I’ve been met with abysmal results, to say the least. I know there are some things I’m probably not doing correctly and handling this ingredient, but I am determined to try and make tempeh a part of my usual cooking ingredients.
I’ve done some reading, and I see places where I may have gone wrong, Continue reading
I love Japanese curry, but most of the mixes in the store aren’t vegetarian, let alone kosher. This recipe is a from scratch version that’s every bit as flavorful, and can be made ahead of time (make the “flavor cubes” ahead of time and store them in your fridge).
This is a pretty soupy stew, meaning that the ratio of liquid to solids is pretty high. That’s so if you eat it with noodles, it can be eaten as a soup. However, if you prefer a heartier stew, simply make half the recipe and keep the veggies and proteins the same.
These cold, North Eastern nights call for something hot and hearty to warm you up. Chowders are great for this, but the most prolific variety of chowder out here is clam, which is a no-no in this kitchen! My very tasty alternative is corn chowder made with potatoes and lots of super sweet corn! The corn of which I’m speaking, I get frozen from Trader Joe’s. However, if there isn’t one near you, don’t worry; any good, sweet corn will do. Bonus points if you cut it straight off the ear!
When it’s cold outside, or when I’m feeling a bit under the weather (today, that’s all of the above!), I make myself a pot of rasam, a spicy Indian tomato soup with lentils. It’s a perfect sick person soup, because, unlike chicken soup, it takes minimal effort and much less time. I realize that some of these ingredients are a little exotic for those living in the US, so please don’t hesitate to message me with any questions regarding availability or preparation…
If I had a dime for every look of disgust and horror I’ve gotten from drinking this smoothie over the years, I’d be a rich lady! The green tinge to the smoothie comes from fresh kale leaves which I blend very meticulously in my Vitamix blender. I have even, on occasion, substituted spinach.
Don’t fret, though, I was once in your shoes. The thought of putting green veggies into a smoothie made me a little queasy. How you sure you though, that there is nothing to fear with this one. It’s actually really good. Sometimes, I even drink it in lieu of coffee. Sometimes. And if that weren’t enough endorsement, all four of my picky eaters absolutely love drinking this.