Posts Tagged ‘Vegan’
Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
Today marks mine and Mike’s 8th wedding anniversary, which seems completely crazy to me. (Crazy that eight years have passed, not that we’ve stuck together that long. Although, maybe it is a little crazy since we were so young when we got married…who says kids can’t make good choices? Lol.) Anyway, people have been congratulating us all over the place for passing the “seven year itch”, so I’ll take our 8th anniversary as a really good omen.
I don’t like PDAs (which includes PDAs on the blog!) so not to worry, I won’t get all mushy here. But I will tell you a little something about our honeymoon… (more…)
Friday, March 29th, 2013
If you’re a coffee drinker and you like creamer in your coffee, and maybe you’re looking for something a little healthier that your taste buds won’t know is healthier, you will love this.
Developing this recipe took some patience, probably more than you’d guess because the end result is so simple.
Because I wanted to keep my creamer vegan, I decided to use coconut milk instead of heavy cream for a rich texture and taste. The biggest issue was to come up with a creamer that didn’t leave your cup of hot coffee with a thin film of coconut oil on top (no one wants that). (more…)
Monday, March 25th, 2013
A while ago I bought a bulk-sized package of creamed coconut on Amazon. I was actually looking for coconut cream but I couldn’t find it; not realizing that several coconut products (creamed coconut, coconut cream, and cream of coconut) were named in a lawyer-like fashion with their meaning hinging on an ever-so-slight difference in word ordering, I bought a six-pack.
How different could creamed coconut really be from coconut cream?, I asked myself. I was about to find out.
Let’s just say, perhaps the only thing they have in common is that they’re made from coconut. (more…)
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
This is one of those recipes that you might look at and think Hmmm…now what am I going to do with that?!
Surprisingly, it has so many uses beyond its obvious use as a substitute for regular (store-bought) sweetened, condensed milk. (more…)
Friday, March 15th, 2013
I’ve never had a real Shamrock Shake, and by “real” I mean one from McDonald’s. Even though my shake is a knock-off, I’m guessing it has more real ingredients than the McDonald’s version…
A lover of all things mint, I decided to re-do the Shamrock Shake into a breakfast-worthy meal that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, or any day you want a sweet but healthy start. (more…)
Thursday, January 17th, 2013
One of the monthly cooking groups I’m in, the 5 Star Makeover group, has had a bit of a makeover itself and is now the Creative Cooking Crew of 24 talented bloggers, hosted by Laz of Lazaro Cooks and Joan of Foodalogue. Group member Trix from Tasty Trix chose the theme for our first month: “Choose one of your favorite rich, heavy, fatty animal-protein-based meals and give it a healthy VEGAN spin.” It’s a theme I was pretty happy with, as I’m no stranger to developing vegan recipes (Refried Lentils, Spinach & Bulgur Wheat Stuffed Red Peppers, and Pumpkin Chickpea Curry have been a few favorites in my house). Thinking it would be fun and easy, I was pleased with this theme.
But when it came time to actually choose something to make it was a bit harder than I expected. (more…)
Thursday, November 15th, 2012
There’s something about me you need to know.
I can’t do dry cake. Or gummy cake. Or bland cake.
I’d rather eat celery sticks.
Even if I’m dying for a chocolate fix.
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Have you tried chia seeds? I first had them sprinkled on a salad a couple years ago…they are delicious with a subtle nutty flavor, and they pair well with so many things. (They’re a great addition to smoothies, oatmeal, and muffins!) For the past year or so, I’ve been seeing chia seed pudding all over the place and I decided it was finally time to try it for myself. (more…)
Monday, June 4th, 2012
One of our favorite summer meals is tandoori chicken cooked on a charcoal grill. Using a charcoal grill takes quite a bit more work than a gas grill, but the smoky flavor is completely worth it. (Plus, Mike is in charge of the grilling so it doesn’t matter to me…and he enjoys it. :) ) (more…)