Saturday, November 9, 2013

Fried tofu curry

Can you believe that despite loving curry I have never actually made it before.
It always seemed so intimidating and yet it is wonderfully simple!
This is especially good to eat during a cold fall afternoon. It has been pretty chilly around here. We've already lit the fireplace!
I love it.
Anyway, without further ado here is the recipe for this very simple, very yummy tofu yellow curry.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Pumpkin muffins/cupcakes

Pumpkin, pumpkin and more pumpkin!

What is it about this plant that makes everything a thousand times better? Is it because you really only get it once a year? I can't think of any other season that has a food so many people go gaga over waiting for its arrival. Can you?
I recently made some pumpkin muffins/cupcakes using REAL pumpkin. That's right. No canned pumpkin here people. I even used Silk's new Pumpkin Spice Milk to make it extra pumpkiny!
These are really good in the morning with a cup of coffee. 
Here's how to make it...

Friday, September 20, 2013

Vegan Mofo 2013 My transition story

Summer is really coming to an end now.
The mornings are chilly and the days are cooler. Come at me fall!!
Here are some pictures of our trip to the fair. I can't wait until Cat is old enough to get on the rides with me.

How about a little Flashback Friday!
Today I want to share with you how I became vegan. 
CLICK HERE to read all about it.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Vegan Mofo 2013 Products (Food) I Love!

I'm going to be real here for a second.
I am exhausted! I'm tired. I'm sleepy. I need a nap and copious amounts of caffeine.
Thus is the life of a mom with a new baby in the house. My little critter can't seem to decide if she wants to be a good sleeper (like that time she slept for seven hours) or a bad sleeper (like that time, very recently, when she woke up every few hours). So you'll have to excuse me if takes me a few days to get some actual food posts up. I have been cooking I just haven't been great at taking pictures and then there was the wedding .... sigh.
So instead I'm going to show you five products I love and use all the time. These won't be a big surprise to longtime vegans, but for newbies or just the veg curious they might be a great start.
Also as an added bonus I've added three vegan products I wish I had. Think of it as an early Christmas wish list!


1. Blue Diamond Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
I drink this everyday. Drink it with my cereal or in my oatmeal. Sometimes with just strawberries and bananas. Oh so good. Why would anyone ever drink cow's milk when this drink exists!?

2. Earth Balance Butter
No joke, I don't know what I would do without this product. Tastes just like real butter and even my omnivore husband eats it buttered on his bread. He is a very, very, VERY picky eater and yet he can't tell the difference.

3. Stevia
I put this in my coffee and tea. I don't bake with it because it has a specific taste that I had to get use to in my coffee so not sure how it would taste in food. But I absolutely love it because it is derived from a plant and doesn't contain a bunch of chemicals like most low-calorie sweeteners.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Vegan Mofo 2013 Peach-prune pie and family

The peaches this time of year are just amazing. Super sweet and juicy it is the perfect fruit for the end of summer. 
In fact we spent the unofficial last weekend of summer (Labor Day) in Mountain Home, Idaho visiting with Craig's sister and family. They had yet to meet Cat and were very excited to get their newborn baby fill. 
My sister-in-law's two boys were absolutely smitten with our little girl. We may not have any other kids (the jury is still out on that one) but Catarina already has two big brothers looking out for her.
Cat and her aunt Olivia

Cat being loved on by the boys and their dad. She seems very interested in those pictures behind them.

 While it was sad to say goodbye we were ready to head back home and get back on our regular schedule. Or should I say Cat's schedule!
Before we left my sister-in-law gave us some canned prunes and a bag of peaches. The prunes are great for making this SPICE CAKE. A family recipe that Craig loves and is still waiting for me to make for him. (I told him he needs to wait for the weather to get cooler!)
So once we were back home I wondered what to do with all this fruit.  
Then it came to me.