Tag Archives: vegetarian

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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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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Review: Neat Foods Mexican Mix – Street Tacos

Vegans and vegetarians have it made nowadays being that there is no shortage of meat alternatives. The most recent I’ve tried is Neat. I was sent samples of their three varieties: Original, Italian and Mexican. What’s great about Neat is it’s soy free and gluten free, made only with nuts, whole grain oats and spices! Perfect for those who want an alternative to soy-laden, overly processed products!
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Potato Kale Leek Soup

The last time I made soup, I had to do an intricate blender dance in order to get everything mixed together nicely. Pour half the hot soup into the blender, blend, pour into another bowl, pour the rest of the mix into the blender, blend, pour back into pot along with the first batch and then continue to cook. It felt like one of those mind puzzles from an I.Q. test and I realized then that I could definitely make good use of an immersion blender. Luckily, I got one for Christmas and I knew right away I wanted to attempt another soup.
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Review: Donut Friend

It’s very rare that I get a hankering for donuts, but when the craving comes on it hits hard. The itch for sugary fried dough came on strong the other morning and in my brief insanity I almost proposed a drive to Ronald’s Donuts in Vegas to fill the need. Fortunately (or unfortunately) L.A. doesn’t have a ton of options for vegan donuts.
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Quinoa Stir Fry Bowl

I’m not going to lie to y’all. I have been eating horribly for the past few weeks. I started eating gluten again, which immediately made me feel bloated and disgusting. Most of my meals consisted of crackers or bread. Maybe some nuts. Not a veggie or fruit to speak of. Needless to say I came down with a horrible cold last week and that’s when I knew I had to get back on track and start taking care of myself again. What’s the best health care? Food, of course!
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Beyond Meat Tacos with Peach Avocado Salsa

One uninspired evening I casually wandered into the grocery store down the street; with no plan in mind I found myself in front of the vegan foods section staring at a package of Beyond Meat. I’d been hearing all the buzz around this miracle meat alternative for awhile now and was super curious to try it out.
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