Back in the kitchen…

If you’re looking to enjoy more meat-free meals, but really, really love meat, you need to know about Soy Curls.  Butler’s Soy Curls are a dehydrated soy product that can mimic beef or chicken in your dishes.  This week I used them to make Mongolian “Beef” and it turned out amazing.  Because I’m doing both a gluten free and…

Hello, Dal…

Austin, Texas is a city that knows how to do BBQ right.  Frankly, despite my commitment toward a completely meat-free diet, I recognize the human condition and allow myself transgressions on the path toward dietary enlightment.  In other words, I succumbed to the siren call of some delicious brisket and enjoyed it thoroughly.  Frankly, meat just…

Cooking up a storm…

With Nelson away (Go Badgers!), I’ve a lot more free time, which I’ve devoted to expanding my vegan dishes repertoire.   First, to use up an abundance of tomatoes before they went south, I adapted the French Laundry’s recipe for Gazpacho.  Unfortunately, I didn’t take a photo of this beautiful soup.  I was a little…

Beans, Corn, & Greens Soup

I only post recipes that turn out to be in the range of very good to awesome.  This one rates an AWESOME and is from the Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers cookbook, appropriately subtitled: fresh ideas for the weeknight table.   This is a great recipe to have on hand because it can be whipped together quickly…

Macaroni & Tomato Sauce with “Sausage”

1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped olive oil cooking spray 1 packaged Gimme Lean brand “Sausage” 1 lb elbow macaroni, cooked al dente 1 jar tomato sauce (cook’s choice) chopped flat leaf parsley nutritional yeast, seasoned rice vinegar, tabasco sauce (optional seasonings) Spray pan with olive oil and cook onions & garlic until…