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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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Breaded & Baked Artichoke Hearts

Full disclosure: I LOVE fried foods. Yes, I try to eat healthy as much as possible, but every once in awhile I need something fried. It’s the ultimate guilty pleasure. I know it’s not good for me, but it’s ok to be naughty every once in awhile, right? Moderation and all that jazz. Ever since munching on the fried artichokes at Golden Road, I’ve been craving them, but thought the Week of Appetizers would be the perfect opportunity to try my hands at a healthier version. 
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