Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Zucchini/Chicken Parm

I was in the mood for vegan chicken parm and ended up making this dish. The recipe was adapted from the "fried chicken" in the Vegetarian Starter Kit (PETA staffers have compiled their favorite recipes in this kit). I made a few changes to the original recipe by using 1/2 cup oil (shallow pan-fry) instead of 3 and 1/2. I also added fresh parsley, thyme, and used unsweetened ricemilk instead of water. This turned out to be a great winter meal. Yum!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thanksgiving Recap



From bottom center (clockwise): Tofurky roast with mushroom gravy, sauteed swiss chard, homemade vegan stuffing, roasted corn, brussel sprouts with shiitake mushrooms, baked sweet potatoes and in the middle mashed potatoes with gravy.

Cook Fest!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A nice quiet birthday...

Although the weather was miserable, I had a pleasant day. Off to one of my favorite restaurants (Soy and Sake) and then Lula's for dessert:)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mugshots CoffeeHouse and Cafe

I was excited to make a trip back to Philadelphia to visit family and friends. One of my friends recently moved to the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. After walking around the neighborhood, we stopped by Mugshots CoffeeHouse and Cafe. They serve sandwiches, salads, smoothies, desserts, and of course coffee. Many of their selections are vegan:) I had an acai Smoothie (yum!) and an everything bagel. The bagel was perfectly toasted, filled with tofu cream cheese, and had fresh sliced tomatoes. Both the smoothie and the bagel sandwich together cost only $5.50. What a steal!

2106 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA.
(267) 514-7145

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Raw Cashew Hummus Wrap

For lunch today, I made a wrap with raw cashew hummus, beets, carrots, cucumber, sprouts, and mixed greens. Simple, fresh, and delicious!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Linguini with Market Fresh Vegetables

After my visit to Portland, I came back inspired to cook. After restocking my refridgerator with market fresh ingredients, I decided to make some pasta. I made linguini with broccoli, peas, tomatoes, and vegan chicken. Very simple and very tasty. To flavor the pasta, I used extra virgin olive oil, nutritional yeast, fresh garlic, salt, black pepper, and a little vegan margarine. Buon Appetito!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

That's all folks!

Well, I guess that sums up my trip to Portland, Oregon. Below are some items I brought back, most of which I bought at Food Fight! On the right, you will find earrings and an Indian spice blend from the Saturday Market.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Portland Vacation: The Food, Part 3

Van Hanh Vegetarian Restaurant

Bun Rieu-Vietnamese Tomato Rice Noodle Soup
Tofu with Broccoli and Lemongrass served with Brown Rice

Blossoming Lotus-Pearl

Cashew Hummus Wrap
Soy Curls
Green Salad

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Portland Vacation: The Food, Part 2

SweetPea Vegan Bakery

Bacun Scallion and Veggie Cream Cheese
Chipotle and Bacun Scallion Cream Cheese
BBQ Seitan Sandwich
Vegan Creme Filled Chocolate Doughnut

Laurel Thirst Public House

The Breakfast Spread
Vegan French Toast
Tofu Scramble Burrito with homefries

Hungry Tiger Too

Portland Tofu Scramble with Biscuits and Gravy, served with a housemade "Cheese" sauce
Vegan Taco

Portabello Vegan Trattoria

Arugula Salad with Fresh Figs and Pecans
Gauo Cheese with Figs and Green apples
Vegan Gnocchi with Pesto and Zucchini

Jasmine Thai Restaurant

Summer Rolls with Tofu and Peanut Sauce
Massaman Curry with Tofu and Curry Vegetables with Rice Noodles

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Portland Vacation: The Food, Part 1

Mexican Corn Cake-corn, roasted peppers, salsa, guacamole and vegan sour cream

Denver Scramble-homemade seitan, peppers, onions and mushrooms