Buffalo Tofu Bites

This is the perfect snack for football Sundays…it’s super easy, slightly sweet, definitely spicy, and oh-so-tasty. I like to use the firm tofu from Trader Joe’s – you don’t need to drain it, and it’s nice and dense so it holds together well. I always use the whole pack so I’ll have leftovers…but if you are cooking for company or a family, that plan might be moot! (Hint: I use the leftovers on pizza!)

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Hash Brown Bowl with Cheesy Sauce

This is a fantastic weekend brunch dish…not exactly vegan health food – but not the worst for you either! It’s chock full of flavor, thanks to the veggies and the chorizo, and the Nutritional Yeast Cheesy Sauce is the perfect topping. (Please don’t ruin this with ketchup, lol!)

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Goethe On Commitment

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Begin now.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(1749 – 1832)

Smoky Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe is based on a recipe created by vegan chef Jerri Hastey (Jessica Chastain’s mom). I saw it in a magazine (can’t remember which one), made a couple of tweaks to suit my tastes, and BAM. This is good. Careful – it’s addictive!

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Creamy Avocado Citrus Dressing

This is a lovely, thick, flavorful dressing that doesn’t use much oil. The avocado thickens it while the citrus juices, cilantro, and jalapeno add plenty of flavor. This recipe was inspired by a recipe in the Raw Food, Real World book – with a few minor adjustments!

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Epic Road Trip 2017

 

Many of you know I spent most of the month of August on the road and returned to NC in early September. Here are the stats for this year’s epic road trip:

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Lentil Loaf with Spicy Barbecue Sauce

This recipe was inspired by The Vegan 8’s Oat-Free Spicy Barbecue Lentil Loaf. I made a few minor changes to make it more like the traditional “meatloaf” I knew growing up – and I have to say, this is DELISH! Very flavorful and filling – it will satisfy veggies and omnis alike, I promise!

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Summer Pasta with Tomatoes, Garlic, and Basil

This is a wonderful way to use those beautiful, fresh summer tomatoes that are just bursting with flavor. (And it’s so simple, it’s more a process than a recipe!) Don’t let the amount of garlic worry you – it mellows as it cooks.

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Kale with Tahini Garlic Dressing

This dish is similar to the kale that you find on the cold bar at Whole Foods, and it was inspired by a recipe on eatingbirdfood.com. I just increased some of the amounts and changed some of the proportions of the dressing ingredients a bit for a saucier dish…those who know me know IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SAUCE (or dressing) – I am the sauce QUEEN!

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Everyday Essentials: DIY Razor Relief Potion

Summer is still in full swing, and that means a lot of things – including sun, sand, surf, swimwear…and SHAVING. It’s no fun, but we have to do it (or risk being ridiculed at the beach, lol). Razors may be inevitable, but razor burn is not. This easy Razor Relief Potion will soothe even the most sensitive skin and make razor burn a thing of the past.

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