Archive | 2011

Mushroom and Walnut Chopped "Liver"

Once again I find myself preparing a vegan version of a dish I never tasted as a non-vegan. That’s right, this Jewish, Yeshivah-schooled girl has never tasted chopped liver. As a kid, my mother did force me to eat liver a couple of times but I hated it and she (thankfully) gave up. While it […]

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BK Supperclub Challenge: No-Bake Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Whipped Cream

Whenever the Bitchin’ Kitchen Supperclub Challenge is a dessert, I cringe. I am not good at making desserts. But I am also not one to shy away from a challenge and this dessert of Nadia G’s was a big one. Since I don’t normally make desserts, I didn’t even have the appropriate equipment. I had […]

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Vegan Gluten-Free, Soy-Free Whipped Creams and Chocolate Mousse

Vegans are the sweetest people. I know this because there has never been so much demand for a recipe as there has been for my gluten-free, soy-free whipped creams and chocolate mousse. My soups and broccoli dishes, even kale, never get this kind of attention. Or maybe it’s because everyone knows that I don’t do […]

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Gluten-Free Lasagna with Hazelnut Ricotta, Cashew Cheese Sauce and Marinara Sauce

It might seem daunting to some people: How can I make a delicious lasagna with no dairy, meat or eggs? Easy! How can I make a delicious vegan lasagna that’s gluten-free? No problem! How can I make a delicious vegan, gluten-free lasagna that’s also soy-free? Simple! No long story here. Tom loves lasagna. I wanted it to make […]

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BK Supperclub Challenge: Puttanesca Panzarottis

This week Bitchin’ Kitchen had their holiday special on TV where Nadia G. prepared “The Feast of the Seven Dishes.” At the end of the episode, they showed Nadia’s Christmas music video, “A Bitchin’ Christmas” which featured several guest stars including Vegan Black Metal Chef. He pops out of a holiday gift box to denounce bacon […]

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Mexican Sunday Brunch

Aaahhh, Sundays! Sundays mean different things to different people. For some it’s a day of rest after a long week of work. For some it means attendance at church to pray and give thanks. For some it means a day to spend quality time with family and friends. Throughout my life, Sunday has always had some […]

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BK Supperclub Challenge: Sartu di Patate

This week the Bitchin’ Kitchen Supperclub Challenge was an old family recipe of Nadia G’s – a potato cake filled with sausage, eggs and 3 kinds of cheese. Making the recipe vegan didn’t seem like a great challenge. Making it healthier – now that was the challenge! Potatoes are potatoes so no substitutions needed there. Instead […]

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BK Supperclub Challenge: Balsamic BBQ Seitan and Tempeh Ribs

This week the Bitchin’ Kitchen Supperclub Challenge was BBQ ribs. I love when the challenge requires me to really veganize the dish beyond just swapping out dairy or eggs. It’s fun to push the limits of my (sometimes limited) imagination and come up with a compassionate version of a meat-centric meal. I decided to make two […]

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Thanksgiving Mix and Match Menu Ideas

Most likely, you have already been planning your Thanksgiving menu for a month but if you’re like me, you may not have yet decided what delicious, compassionate dishes will grace your table this year. Looking back over my recipes, I see so many things I would love to make and attempted to make an organized list. I […]

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gnocchi in Spiced Butter Sauce with Lemon Cashew Cream

There are so many ways to be a Vegan activist and educate people about compassionate food choices. Obviously cooking and sharing recipes is one of my favorite ways to make my Vegan voice heard. A friend of mine, Gary Loewenthal, who is the co-founder of Compassion for Animals and founder of the Worldwide Vegan Bake […]

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