Category Archives: Eating In

Pizza Night! Sausage & Mushroom

After the hugely successful BBQ Chicken Pizza experiment a few weeks ago, Jason and I have declared Wednesday nights Pizza Night! in our household. Each week we arm ourselves with Trader Joe’s pizza dough (which may be my most favorite TJ’s product ever) and toppings of our choice. We have graduated from one big pizza to personal pan pizza’s so we can each make our own creation which has made for harmonious Wednesdays for sure.
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Vegan Santa Fe Chicken Sandwich

I’ve been feeling pretty food nostalgic lately and in keeping with the trend of making food I loved growing up I wanted to put together a healthier vegan version of a fast food sandwich I couldn’t get enough of as a kid. Of course, one of my first jobs as a teenager was working at this particular fast food joint and vegan or not, I would NEVER eat there again *shudders*…I won’t go into those gruesome details though. Let’s focus on the positive here: a better version of a Santa Fe Chicken sandwich.
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Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

Food has always been a big nostalgic trigger for me. Certain meals can conger up memories of family meals and the comfort that went along with them. One of my very favorite meals growing up was creamy, mushroomy stroganoff. Even as an adult when I was going to visit my mom and she would ask if I wanted anything special for dinner, 9 times out of 10 my answer would be stroganoff.
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Southern Fried Tofu

My mama is from Texas. If you listen closely you can still hear the twang when she says things like “oven” and “lawyer”. We like to tease her about it. Her mother, my grandma, was a round, squishy woman with a bad ass attitude who smelled of cigarette smoke and Juicy Fruit gum, but man she could cook up a storm. Growing up I remember her making huge meals filled with butter, lard and fried…everything.
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Wild Mushroom Jambalaya

I’ve only been to Louisiana once, and it was for half a day as I was road tripping back home to California from Tennessee. It only took moments for me to fall in love with New Orleans though. The second I drove into the French Quarter I was awed by the beauty and the obvious history and culture contained within it. There was only time for one meal, and I was sad I didn’t have time to hunt down vegan Jambalaya, so the thought of it has been lingering in the back of my mind for a couple years now.
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BBQ Meatball Sliders with Cucumber Radish Slaw

This coming Sunday is a big deal in America (to some). It’s the day when some sportsball team plays another sportsball team in a battle to the death! Ok, maybe there is no literal killing involved but it’s supposedly a showdown of epic proportions that only men wearing tight pants and huge fake shoulders could pull off.
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Cookbook Corner: Viva Vegan

Some of my all time favorite foods come from the Mexican/Latin variety. I love the flavor combinations used in Latin cooking and I’m always down for spicy food, so it’s no wonder one of the very first vegan cookbooks I purchased was Viva Vegan! by Terry Hope Romero. In this week’s Cookbook Corner I am featuring her Potato Chickpea Enchiladas with homemade Pine Nut Crema from Viva Vegan.
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