Archive | Soups and Stews

Tarka Dal

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted a new recipe. My computer is STILL in the shop and I’m using their loaner. But I’m done letting that stop me – that and being insanely busy with our shop (Woodstock Reveries). So here’s a new recipe for a dish I’ve been […]

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Soy Curl Tortilla Soup

It’s fall. Yay! Fall is my favorite season. The leaves are already changing colors and floating to the ground. Every day Tom brings me in a beautiful leaf or two that he finds on his walks with Benny. It’s getting colder too and lately I’ve been craving soup. I’m loving the combination of tomatoes and […]

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this Skillet Cheesy Enchilada Stew

Today is Cinco de Mayo, a day of celebration and lots of good food and drinks. So I had to share this amazing dish I made. Well, it’s not really a dish – it’s an entire pot full of ooey-gooey cheesy, soy curl-y goodness. For some reason, I had cheese fondue in my mind. I’ve […]

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Product Review: Broccoleaf and a recipe for Jamaican (Ital) Soy Curls Curry with Broccoleaf

I love reviewing new vegan products and spreading the word about all the wonderful vegan items on the market. The one thing I usually don’t get to review, however, is vegetables. Well, not fresh vegetables, anyway. Most products are foods that come in jars, bags and boxes. Plus, I don’t usually think about vegetables as […]

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How to Make a Vegan Passover Seder Plate Plus a Recipe for Charoset

  Anyone who has been to a Passover Seder knows that the Seder Plate is the centerpiece of the table. It is rich with symbolism of the Exodus of the Hebrew slaves and is a main part of the Seder’s ceremonial rituals. But some of the items on the Seder plate are not vegan-friendly and […]

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Italian Roasted Eggplant Bisque

  It is officially Spring but apparently, no one has told the weather that! It’s been cold! Sure, there have been a few days of warm weather and sunny skies but then it gets cold again. In fact, the weather forecast says snow for tonight and tomorrow!! So even though my thoughts have turned to […]

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Chickpea Noodle Soup

  It seems like everyone has the flu or is sick in some way. The weather has been bad all over the country – tons of snow and freezing temperatures. We just had two days where the temperature went up to the 30s and people are celebrating like it’s summer but we are expecting another […]

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Black Bean Cabbage Soup

It may be Memorial Day Weekend and everyone is looking forward to a cookout but the weather is a washout. It’s pouring here and it’s cold!! It’s definitely a soup day. This soup is more like a meal. It’s filled with delicious veggies – celery, carrots, green beans, tomatoes and cabbage. It also has black […]

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Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta Fazool)

Here is yet another edition of “Things I Wouldn’t Eat When I Was a Kid.” My mother often made Pasta e Fagioli which was pronounced “pasta fazool.” It’s an Italian soup made with beans and pasta. It is famously mentioned in the 1953 (no, I wasn’t alive yet) Oscar-nominated Dean Martin song, “That’s Amore.” Everyone knows […]

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Caldo Verde (Portuguese Kale Soup)

It is freezing! I mean, it’s really cold. Yes, I know it’s winter and it’s supposed to be cold but it’s the kind of cold you feel in your bones. The kind of cold that makes you feel like you’re getting sick even if you’re not. When I think about what to eat, anything less […]

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Hug in a Mug Tomato Soup

The weather has been pretty erratic around here. One day it’s cold, the next day it’s warm and sunny, the next day it’s pouring rain. Last night the wind was blowing hard enough that we had to take the wind chimes down so they wouldn’t fly off and break. We even had some snow last […]

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VeganMoFo: Rachael Ray and Yum-O Stoup

If I were granted a wish where I could choose just one TV celebrity chef to go vegan, it would be Rachael Ray. As I’ve written before, Rachael Ray is my favorite TV celebrity chef, though she would be the first to say, “I’m not a chef, I’m a cook.” Finding and watching Rachael on […]

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Chili con Tempeh

One day it feels like Spring, the next it feels more like Winter again. One day I’m posting salad recipes and today I’m back to warm, comforing foods like chili. This is my vegan take on Chili con Carne but instead of meat, crumbled tempeh is browned to give it that same “beefy” texture. The […]

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