Archive | Holiday Recipes

Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas with Mango-Avocado Salsa

Every time I go to the supermarket, I’m tempted to buy another butternut squash. Then it sits in the kitchen while I debate what to do with it. Another soup? A side dish? Roast it? Mash it? There can never be enough recipes that use butternut squash. So here is another one. I decided to […]

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A Vegan Valentine’s Day Menu

This week is Valentine’s Day and what better way to say “I love you” than with a delicious, home-made, cruelty-free meal? Instead of my usual long list of mix and match menu ideas, this time I’m making a specific menu so you can spend less time reading through recipes and more time coming up with […]

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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: 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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VeganMoFo: "X" is for Xi Hong Shi Chao “Jidan”

The “V” Word continues its celebration of VeganMoFo, the month of Vegan food, with the other 25 letters of the alphabet. “X” is for Xi Hong Shi Chao “Jidan.” Gotcha! I bet you thought it was going to be Xanthan Gum or Xtra Spicy something or other. Ha! Truth be told, I was worried about […]

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VeganMoFo: "S" is for Spicy Pumpkin Penne with Soy Feta and Hazelnuts

The “V” Word continues its celebration of VeganMoFo, the month of Vegan food, with the other 25 letters of the alphabet. “S” is for Spicy Pumpkin Penne with Soy Feta and Hazelnuts. Here is another dish that should be on your Thanksgiving menu especially if you are having dinner with pre-vegans! This will get rid […]

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VeganMoFo: "K" is for Kale, Apple and Parsnip Stuffed Squash

The “V” Word continues to celebrate VeganMoFo, the month of delicious Vegan food, with the other 25 letters of the alphabet. Today “K” is for Kale, Apple and Parsnip Stuffed Squash. Autumn is the most colorful season. The leaves are turning shades of beautiful jewel-tones. These are my favorite colors – the reds, oranges, browns, […]

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VeganMoFo: "D" is for Double-Stuffed Pesto Baked Potatoes

The “V” Word continues the VeganMoFo month of food with the letter “D”. Today the letter “D” is for Double-Stuffed Pesto Baked Potatoes. The basil was dying! I had bought a beautiful green bunch of basil, put it in water, and let the aroma fill the kitchen. Some of it got used but I had […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Fried Matzo/Matzo Brei Edition

It is Passover and there is no better time to think about going Vegan. Well, any time is a good time to think about going Vegan but Passover is all about persecution, slavery and leading those oppressed out of bondage. Yet as people all over the world sit down to retell the story of the […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Colcannon Deconstructed: Cheezy Potato-Okra Corn Cakes with Cabbage and Collards Edition

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and I supposed that meant I should cook something green. But I eat green food every single day so I decided to celebrate by trying a green food I’ve never eaten before. Okra. I had never tried okra although I’ve wanted to. But it looks strange and I had no idea what […]

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Extreme Vegan Makeover: Vegetable Lo Mein Edition

Lately I’ve had a lot of cravings for Chinese food. I miss going to my favorite places and getting takeout. I miss the cartons (and what’s happened to those lately? Too many plastic tupperware containers. That SO takes away from the Chinese food experience), the chopsticks, the fotune cookies. I even miss the dozen packets […]

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