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Tofu Scallops

I only tasted scallops once and they tasted like rubber. So I figured I didn’t like them. After watching many cooks make them on TV and screw them up, I realized that the one I had tasted wasn’t cooked well. Oh well… I made these vegan scallops for a friend who asked for a vegan version of […]

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Shepherd’s Pot Pie with Tofu

Here is the deal: I like the filling of pot pies better than the filling of Shepherd’s Pies. Shepherd’s pies usually have a ground “meat” filling. I made one of these using tempeh for my meaty filling in my Peaceful Shepherd’s Pie. Pot pies, on the other hand, usually have chunkier fillings of meat and […]

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Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Two years ago I felt really lucky. I got to try this new product at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s ThanksLiving event. The new product: Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips. They were incredible and even more incredible was that the dinner was prepared by the amazing Terry Hope Romero. Beyond Meat was not available for purchase then […]

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Seitan Pot Roast

  Let me start with my apologies to my gluten-free followers. This dish is not gluten-free since it contains seitan. However, it can totally be made gluten-free by swapping out the seitan for tofu, tempeh, mushrooms or if you’re really lucky, Beyond Meat. And if you have access to Beyond Meat, then I don’t feel […]

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VeganMoFo: The Pioneer Woman and "Chicken-Fried" Tofu Steaks and Creamy Mashed Potatoes with White Gravy

The “V” Word continues its celebration of VeganMoFo, the month of vegan food, with its theme, “If TV Celebrity Chefs Went Vegan.” Today our guest is Ree Drummond, otherwise known as The Pioneer Woman. If you will indulge me, I really need Ree to introduce herself to you. I’ll be over in the corner trying […]

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VeganMoFo: Paula Deen and Tofu Georgia

The “V” Word continues its celebration of VeganMoFo, the vegan month of food, with its theme “If TV Celebrity Chefs Went Vegan.” Today’s entry focuses on Paula Deen. Paula Deen is one of those people who brings out strong emotions and opinions in people, myself included. When I first watched Paula’s shows on TV, I […]

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VeganMoFo: Melissa d’Arabian and Tofu or Vegan "Shrimp" Scampi

The “V” Word continues its celebration of VeganMoFo, the vegan month of food, with its theme “If TV Celebrity Chefs Went Vegan.” Today I’m writing about Melissa d’Arabian for the simple reason that I like her. Melissa d’Arabian was the winner of Season 5’s Food Network Star (I predicted that) and now hosts Ten Dollar […]

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VeganMoFo: Michael Chiarello and Peaceful Shepherd’s Pie with Scallion Cheese Crust

The “V” Word continues its celebration of VeganMoFo, the vegan month of food, with its theme “If TV Celebrity Chefs Went Vegan.” Today the focus is on Michael Chiarello: chef, cookbook author, TV cooking show personality, entrepeneur, restaurateur, and winery owner. He also owns NapaStyle, a company that sells food, cookware and furniture, and puts […]

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Baked Tofu

 Other than making scrambles, my favorite way to eat tofu has always been to fry it. Whether it’s coated with flour and lightly pan-fried or double-dip dredged in vegan buttermilk and bread crumbs and then fried a bit deeper, I love, Love, LOVE tofu. But it’s not the healthiest way to eat such an […]

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Ooey-Gooey Baked Ziti

You know how there are some dishes you can’t eat out at restaurants or when anyone else makes them because they just aren’t the same as how you had them when you were growing up? I have a million of those dishes – meals that no one could make the way my mother made them. […]

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Tofu Pomodoro

It’s September and if you have your own vegetable garden, you are probably trying to find ways to use up all the bounty you harvested. Here is a simple and delicious dish to help you enjoy some of those juicy tomatoes and fragrant basil you planted. Tofu Pomodoro is crispy, pan-fried slices of tofu topped […]

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Thai Green Curry Vegetables

The first time I ever tried Thai food, I didn’t like it. I didn’t like it the second time I tried it either. There was a Thai restaurant near my job in Tribeca and everyone loved it. My coworkers always insisted we go there for lunch. To me, everything tasted like it was covered in […]

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