Saturday, December 27, 2008

butternut squash with fresh herbs

Roasted butternut squash steaks and couscous, with roasted tomato, garlic, and onion sauce, topped with fresh basil, oregano, and thyme. Very easy with all the roasting...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Soy Nog and Pumpkin Cheesecake

Soy nog with coconut rum and a bit of nutmeg dusted on top.

Pumpkin Cheesecake!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Black Bean Tacos

Corn tortillas fried with margarine and chili powder, filled with black beans, corn, tomatoes, lettuce, and roasted red pepper salsa.

Sunday, December 07, 2008


I found this allergy-free cake mix at Peir 1 Imports. It's literally the best vanilla cake I've ever tried, ever!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Thanksgiving Dinner

Or at least as much of Thanksgiving dinner as would fit on a plate: tofurkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato fries, stuffing, gravy, and roasted potatoes, carrots, onions, and mushrooms. Not pictured: homemade cranberry sauce, fresh veggie turkey from Whole Foods, sweet potato and pineapple casserole, green beans with lemon and almonds, apple pie, So Delicious vanilla ice cream. Sadly, our leftovers only lasted two days...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tofu Scramble & Bagel

Tofu scramble with onions, green peppers, and peas, and a bagel from a local bakery smothered in Earth Balance.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Pineapple Right-Side-Up and Pumpkin Chocolate Ganache cupcakes! Both recipes adapted from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World.

Friday, November 14, 2008

cabbage & kasha rolls

steamed cabbage leaves wrapped around kasha (sauteed with garlic, red onion, and parsley) and roasted asparagus spears

Friday, November 07, 2008

grilled cheeze sandwich

Crispy grilled (soy) cheese sandwich, and side salad with candied pecans, mandarin oranges, and maple citrus vinaigrette, from Sadie's Diner in Toronto

Sunday, November 02, 2008

apples and pears

A cornucopia of local apples and pears at the farmer's market. One of the tastiest harvests in years!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

roasted cauliflower, green beans & pecans

Zahra Mekhla: Middle Eastern roasted cauliflower with zaatar and tahini sauce (see recipe)

(White) green beans and pecans, with garlic, onion, lemon, dried lemon powder, and parsley.
Served over couscous.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Peanut Choco rice bar

Peanut Choco Drizzle cereal bar, made by EnviroKidz for the kid in all of us. Like a chocolate covered rice krispies treat, in snack bar format. I wish I had these when I was a kid!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

cookie dough coconut milk ice cream

New Purely Decadent coconut milk ice cream - such a great idea! Rich and creamy as coconut milk, but the coconut flavor doesn't overpower the ice cream flavor.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

farmers market salad

Enjoying the local produce while it lasts: lettuce, orange and white peppers, yellow carrots, and cucumber, all from our local farmers market. Topped with toasted pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, and a vinaigrette.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

baked potatoes with squash blossoms

Baked potatoes topped with squash blossoms (sauteed with olive oil and garlic). A new combination of heavy and light...

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Dark Chocolate meets walnut in this cookie perfect for summer treats and fall sweets.

Friday, August 22, 2008

stewed daikon & beet greens

Stewed daikon with scallions, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and cilantro, from Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian bookbook.
Improvised beet greens (free from the farmers market) with sweet hoisin sauce.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Senegalese vegetable stew with "fish" balls

A veggie adaptation of tart vegetable stew with fish balls, from the sultry Seductions of Rice cookbook. Fishballs made of tempeh, parsley, scallion, garlic, cayenne, and salt. Stew packed with daikon, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, and onions, in a vinegar, tamarind, garlic, and chili sauce.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup

A comforting blend of creamy roasted butternut squash and nutty chickpeas. View the recipe here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lebanese artichokes, eggplants & green beans

Adrichawki: artichoke hearts tossed with garlic, scallions, cilantro, tomatoes, and olive oil

Makdous: spicy baby eggplant filled with walnuts, garlic, herbs, lemon, and pomegranates

Lubieh Bel Zeit: green beans simmered in tomatoes, garlic cloves, and spices

All from Lebanese Taverna in Baltimore.

Saturday, August 09, 2008


Jallab: A Middle Eastern drink made from dates, raisins, and rose water, with floating pine nuts. Super sweet and refreshing! From Lebanese Taverna in Baltimore.

Monday, August 04, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Stuffed Green Monsters

Beautiful backyard zucchini stuffed with local onions and mushrooms. See what else the VeganCowGirl has been cooking while on holiday in the Italian countryside.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

nachos deluxe

Homemade tortillas served with black beans, mock beef, guacamole, vegan sour cream and fresh salsa, from The V-Spot Cafe in Brooklyn.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Spanish chickpeas & chard

Spanish-style chickpeas and swiss chard, over huge Israeli couscous.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

patatas bravas

Crisp fried potatoes in spicy tomato sauce, from Gaudi (the restaurant, not the dead architect), in Bogotá.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

coconut sweets

Colombian coconut treats, from Cartagena's Portal de los Dulces (Hallway of Sweets). On the left is a cassava/yuca patty stuffed with candied shredded coconut. On the middle is a pineapple and coconut ball, and on the right is a fig, sesame, and coconut ball.

Sunday, June 29, 2008


Favorite weird tropical fruit from Colombia: pitahaya! Tastes like a really sweet and smooth kiwi, without the acidity.

Friday, June 27, 2008

feijoa and passionfruit juice

Second most favorite Colombian fruits (tie): feijoa and passionfruit (maracuya), in juice form.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Our third favorite weird tropical fruit from Colombia: curuba. Texture is like a passionfruit, but it's much more sour and not really for eating plain, but rather in juice form.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Our fourth favorite weird tropical fruit from Colombia: uchuvas. As big as cherry tomatoes, but firm and sticky on the outside like tomatillos. Fairly sour, but when they're ripe the tang is welcome.

Monday, June 23, 2008


We just got back from a trip to Colombia, so several Colombian food posts will follow. First up, cholao - a drink of sorts from the city of Cali. It's made with some combination of shaved ice, chopped tropical fruit (mango, banana, guanabana, etc.), jam, condensed milk, and milo flakes (made of chocolate and malt). I ordered mine without the condensed milk, but later found out that the milo flakes have a tiny bit of dairy. Even without them, it makes for a great fruity treat!

Friday, June 06, 2008

urad dal & mustard greens

Urad dal (cooked with cumin seeds, chili, garlic, and turmeric) and mustard greens (cooked with ginger and green chili), over basmati rice, topped with fried onion.

Monday, June 02, 2008


A sampling of the new PROBAR Sweet and Savory line: sesame goji, cocoa pistachio, kettle corn, cherry pretzel, and maple pecan. Soft, sweet, and genuinely sweet and savory! They taste better than other bars I've had, probably because most of them have chocolate and plenty of sweet stuff. And they look better too - you can actually see all the ingredients. My favorites were maple pecan and cocoa pistachio, both of which really tasted like their main ingredients.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

fruit salad

A refreshing breakfast of: papayas, mangoes, bananas, and kiwi, tossed with a little orange juice.

Monday, May 19, 2008

smoked almonds

A recent discovery for me- smoked almonds. Smoky, salty, savory, addictive!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

seared seitan & maple mashed potatoes

Pan-seared seitan & Pomery mustard sauce, with maple potato purée, green beans, & glazed pearl onions.
From Counter in New York.