Archive | Holiday Recipes

General Tso’s Tofu with Steamed Broccoli and 5-Spice Brown Rice

When I was a kid, I refused to eat Chinese food. My parents would go to The Green Dragon Chinese Restaurant in the Bronx and they had to bring along food for me to eat. Dad would get fried rice, Mom would get vegetable chow mein and the only thing I would eat was the […]

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Spinach, Artichoke and Mozzarella Tofu Frittata

Frittatas are one of those dishes that I veganized without ever having eaten in my pre-vegan days. But I wanted to make something light for dinner and as much as I love tofu scrambles, I just wanted to change it up a bit. This is incredibly easy to make. Putting it together takes 5 to […]

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Struffoli Fried "Honey" Balls – Regular and Gluten-Free

This could be proof the world is going to end – I’m posting 2 dessert recipes in a row!! Something is definitely up with the universe. But it’s Christmastime and I’ve been thinking about this treat that my mother always made for the holidays.  Struffoli are little fried dough balls that are topped with honey […]

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My Favorite Things: Holiday Gift Suggestions & a Giveaway!!!

There are only a couple of weeks left to get your Christmas gift shopping done and if you celebrate Hanukkah, well…it’s already half over. So it’s time for The “V” Word’s Holiday Gift Suggestions and a special Holiday Giveaway! This year I have compiled a list of my favorite things (like Oprah but sorry, no cars). I can […]

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Fast & Festive Apple Sauce with Cinnamon and Cloves

I just posted 9 different recipes for latkes and 5 recipes for dipping sauces and creams. But where’s the apple sauce, my favorite condiment for latkes? Latkes with no apple sauce???? NOOOOOO!!! Relax. Here is a fast (we’re talking 20 minutes max) and festive apple sauce. It’s rich, sweet from the apples and a little […]

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Lotsa Latkes Part II: Global Mash-Ups

Yesterday I posted 4 recipes for vegetable-filled latkes: traditional potato latkes, potato-zucchini latkes, zucchini-carrot latkes and Brussels sprouts latkes. Today I am going global, mashing up the customary potato latkes with some of my favorite ethnic flavors. It’s really fun to shake things up and try new things. I made 5 different styles of flavor-filled […]

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Lotsa Latkes Part I: Potatoes, Zucchini, Carrots and Brussels Sprouts

Every year I make dozens and dozens of latkes for Chanukah. I make the basic potato latkes and also potatoes mixed with zucchini like my mother did. But this year I felt like being creative and trying new things. I ended up going a bit crazy and made 7 additional kinds of latkes! Potatoes are […]

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4th of July Freedom Menu (and a new recipe)!

On the 4th of July as we celebrate Independence Day of the United States, we should of course remember all those who are not free, humans and non-humans alike. And we should set an example for how easy and essential it is to liberate oneself from a lifestyle filled with cruelty so that one day all […]

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Papa’s Borscht with Beet Greens Salad

Yesterday was the 29th anniversary of my grandfather’s death. My grandfather died weeks after I turned 17, right before I graduated high school and just months before he would have become a great-grandfather. He had been ill for a while, battling Parkinsons Disease and cancer. His last years were bad and not what I want […]

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Spicy Balsamic Tofu Veggie Kabobs

Confession: I have never been to a Memorial Day Weekend barbeque in my life. But not going to an outdoor event doesn’t mean you can’t make delicious grilled food indoors. This is a very simple recipe for a fresh, healthy and colorful meal. You can mix and match whatever veggies are your favorites. This makes […]

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Tempeh "Fish" Tacos, Zesty Lime Corn and Other Ideas for Cinco de Mayo

It’s almost Cinco de Mayo. What will you be serving with your margaritas? Here are my suggestions and some new recipes. There is no better meal than brunch. Breakfast and lunch all mixed together. No food is right or wrong. I love it. Start the day with my Mexican Sunday Brunch feast (even if it’s […]

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Chocolate-Covered Matzoh

Now that the Passover seders are over, we turn our thoughts to other poignant questions about life, freedom, peace and…what to do the rest of our matzoh (and which way are we really supposed to spell it: with or without the “h”.) Sure, we can eat Fried Matzo and Matzo Brei all week. We can enjoy […]

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7 Delicious Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Next week is St. Patrick’s Day. It’s time for shamrocks, leprauchans, and rainbows leading to pots of gold. It’s also a time for delicious food so I thought I’d look through my list of recipes that are already on the blog and see what would be appropriate for St. Patrick’s Day. I may not have […]

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