Main Course

Vegan Tom Kha Soup (Thai Coconut with Tofu and Mushrooms)

March 2, 2015

I love Tom Kha soup and try to order it so often, but so many times, I get shot down because its made with chicken or shrimp!  Whats up with this?  Well, here’s a recipe that is totally vegan and just as yummy…to suit everyone else who isn’t into the whole dead animal thing.  Plus, its super easy, so all you folks out there that don’t really like to cook – this one is for you.  Dazzle your neighbors.  Enjoy.

Vegan Sloppy “Janes”

March 2, 2015
Serves 2 Large servings

This recipe was passed over by a friend of mine who is vegetarian, but this is a great vegan recipe!  Especially for chilly nights when you want something warm and filling.  And kids love it, too!

Vegan Vegetable Tempura

March 2, 2015

Tempura batter is really easy to make, but make sure you eat the tempura as soon as you make it, otherwise its not hardly as good as it should be!  Also, make sure you cut your veggies nice and thin so that they cook thoroughly and evenly with the batter.

Hearty Vegan Cabbage and Potato Soup

March 1, 2015

Here’s a little something to warm the mind, body, and soul.  I can remember as a child when my grandparents, who lived in Germany for many years, would make cabbage soup in the winter and it was absolutely delicious.   I’ve been looking for a good vegan recipe for this winter classic, and I think I’ve found one that works wonders.  Top with a little vegan cream and vegan parmesean if you want to add a little extra umph to the recipe.  Deeeeelish!

Vegan Eggplant Timbales with “Cheese”

March 1, 2015

I rarely cook with eggplant.  I’ll admit, I think its pretty bland and I almost never have a use for it, unless I’m making ratatouille.  However, here is a recipe that showcases eggplant, and, the best part is, you can make it ahead of time and all it needs is a little pop in and out of the oven right before it gets served.   So, go buy yourself one of those weird veggies that Mrs. Conehead doesn’t like and prove her WRONG.

For the salad:  I like to serve these timbales over a spinach salad, lightly dressed with a vinaigrette and lightly toasted pine nuts, but you can use your imagination and do what you like!

Vegan Roasted Veggie Casserole

March 1, 2015

I miss the days of casseroles.  In my family, we used to eat them almost every night.  Nowadays it seems I only get to eat casserole if someone dies.  Just kidding – we all know that nobody makes vegan funeral casseroles vegan.

Enough of death talk – here is something delicious to make you feel alive and happy!  Roasted veggie casserole, woohoo!

Chickless Chicken Salad

March 1, 2015

Ain’t nothin better than a chicken salad sandwich.  I love mayo and that was one of the hardest things for me to give up when I became vegan, but no excuses, right?  Well, I’ve come up with a recipe for chicken salad that is pretty damn good and I think you’ll love it.  Here you go: