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Vegan Lasagna

Yes, lasagna.  I don’t make it nearly enough.  And it’s so good–that is, if you make it like this: To me lasagna is all about fresh pasta.  Those wide noodles with the curly edges just don’t do it for me.  … Continue reading

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Many vegans have discovered the tasty whipped cream in a can made by Soyatoo.  It’s pretty good on desserts, although it loses its fluff quickly.  I recently picked up a little box of whippable cream by the same company, and … Continue reading

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Baked Potato and Roasted Tomato Soup

We made an especially satisfying dinner last night. It started with the under-appreciated baked potato.  Just a nicely sized russet potato rubbed with some oil and salt and placed directly in the oven at 400 for about 45 minutes.  Take … Continue reading

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Vegan Croissants/Pain au Chocolat

What better to do on a lazy Sunday than spend all day on a baking project?  I was inspired by Ariel’s gift of tubes of almond paste.  I’ve made croissants before, and I like to vary them a bit by … Continue reading

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Roasted Asparagus

If you want a bit of a change from steamed, boiled, or sauteed vegetables, don’t forget your oven!  Last night I roasted up some fresh looking (and cheap) Asparagus that I bought at Uwajimaya.  I simply tossed the trimmed spears … Continue reading

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Nutritional Yeast

By request… if there are any other topics you want me to cover, send me a message! Nutritional yeast is one of those foods that you can probably find in any young, vegan household.  I don’t really know why it … Continue reading

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All about tofu

It’s impossible to avoid jokes about tofu when living as a vegetarian/vegan in this country.  The word is even used pejoratively, implying falseness or weakness.  Why all the hostility?  Tofu is soft, mild, and white.  What could be more unoffensive? Like … Continue reading

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Perfect Vegan Pancakes

I shouldn’t really say perfect, because pancakes can be so many things to so many people.  I do think these were particularly good, though. I never use a recipe for pancakes–I just mix up whatever looks tasty that morning.  In … Continue reading

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Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

On three day weekends like these, I tend to take my cooking a little more seriously, and take the time to actually make things that sound good.  After that pasta, I needed something sweet, and a chunk of chocolate just … Continue reading

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Pasta – a little different

Most cooks know that pasta should be cooked al dente and only lighly dressed with sauce.   This is the traditional Italian way of appreciating the pasta itself.  There is another tradition in Italy, though, that is quite satisfying when you’re … Continue reading

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