I love to eat salads at restaurants. They are always so much more indulgent than the salads I tend to make at home. After trying blue cheese wedge salad at many restaurants, I couldn’t resist remaking the recipe at home. This salad recipe is made with iceburg lettuce. This is the only time I use iceburg in my kitchen. Other lettuces don’t hold up to my standards for a wedge. The crispness and texture are perfect, and I can indulge in my blue cheese obsession. The only true down side to iceburg lettuce is that it is not nutritious like other leafy greens. Continue reading
Fried rice is such an easy meal to whip on a weeknight, I tend to make this vegan fried rice a lot. Having a few different variations on a classic recipe makes it easy to eat this simple food frequently and not get tired of it. Pineapple Fried Rice is another great variation to a classic. Continue reading
Posted in Asian, Gluten Free, Gluten Free Dishes, Grains, Vegan, Vegetarian Main Dish
Tagged Asian, Cast iron, Garlic, Ginger, Quick and Easy, Rice, Tofu, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole grain
The farmer’s market here is finally over. Finally seams inappropriate because I will miss it so greatly until April rolls around. Saturday mornings in the spring are like Christmas for me. What surprises will there be? What will I not be able to go home without after its first appearance at the market? For this soup, I let the lingering fall produce make my selections. Bok choy was only $1.00! I coudn’t leave it behind, and hence this soup was born.
Posted in Asian, Grains, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian Main Dish
Tagged Asian, Bok Choy, Garlic, Herbs, Mushrooms, Quick and Easy, Tofu, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole grain
This recipe has been ready for the blog for a long time, and it is finally here! Tofu is not much by itself, it’s known for absorbing flavors well. Smoking it adds immense flavors that go well into many types of dishes and turn boring old tofu into something special. Buying smoked tofu from the store is expensive. However, smoking it at home is really easy to do!
I am so excited to share this recipe. Chilaquiles (Chee-la-key-les) is a traditional Mexican dish that is made to use up stale tortillas or tortilla chips. I dislike food waste, therefore I love recipes like this one. Recipes that lend ideas to use up ingredients that you have leftover in your fridge. This recipe is so quick, I almost didn’t get any photos while I was cooking. A great recipe for a busy weeknight!
Posted in Gluten Free, Gluten Free Dishes, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian Main Dish
Tagged Quick and Easy, Salsa, Tofu, Tomatoes, Tortillas, Vegan, Vegetarian
I first came across paella in a cooking magazine. It was a seafood paella and used whole lobsters and shrimp. I didn’t know what the dish was at the time, but I could tell it was very extravagant indeed. I was a poor college student and would never be able to afford such a luxury. However, the dish intrigued me and stayed in the back of my mind for some time.
Posted in Rice Dish, Vegetarian Main Dish, Vegetarian Main Dishes
Tagged Cast iron, Fresh Herbs, Garlic, Peas, Rice, Tofu, Tomatoes, Vegan, Vegetarian
I have been cranking out New Orleans style cuisine like mad recently. Cajun and creole foods are my favorites. Cajun and creole are both cuisine styles that originate from French settlers of Louisiana. I have always thought of them as one in the same, so today i did a little research to discover the difference. Here is a quick breakdown: Continue reading
Posted in Cajun, Gluten Free, Gluten Free Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian Main Dish
Tagged Cajun, Garlic, Rice, Tofu, Tomatoes, Vegan, Vegetarian, Zucchini
Salads are awesome. In any shape or form. Combining simple ingredients with a flavorful sauce or dressing is pure genius. Today’s salad is made with Japanese soba noodles, broccoli, and tofu. It is very simple, then you add the sauce and voila! It’s an awesome salad.
You can swap in your favorite veggie or protein source to customize this salad. I love the texture of a good pan seared tofu bite, with the crunchy broccoli, but you may prefer some chicken with snow peas. Go with the flow, do as your heart desires.