vegan

BRK Bowl_

This bowl? This bowl I lovingly refer to as my BRK bowl? I am in love with it. It is my go to healthy meal for my family, especially on the evenings that follow a very long day. A day where I just want to heat up a frozen pizza (a high quality organic one, […]

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Vegan Potato Leek Soup

by angelika on November 10, 2013

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The weather has turned which means it’s soup season. I love fall, it’s my favorite season of the year. Pumpkin patches, and Halloween, fall cooking and Thanksgiving, boots and sweaters. Right? My kids love soup, so once the weather turns I try to cook at least two a week. Q is a picky eater, but […]

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Salad in a Glass

by angelika on October 28, 2013

Salad in a Glass

I really do mean to eat a diet full of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. I absolutely know how important it is. How many cancer fighting micronutrients are in cruciferous vegetables, how many powerful antioxidants are in berries. Fabulous vitamin A  for your skin, hair, and eyes in carrots and kale. Vitamin C […]

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Baja Tempeh Tacos

by angelika on June 22, 2013

Baja Tempeh Tacos

For Father’s Day Stephen requested Baja Tempeh Tacos from Veganomicon. It is an old favortie recipe of ours, but it had been a long time since we made them. As a matter of fact, I am slightly shocked I have never blogged these before. I think they are the best tacos that ever were. Seriously, the […]

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Fresh Almond Milk

by angelika on May 3, 2013

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We drink a lot of almond milk in our house. The kids and I enjoy a smoothie every day after school, and often almond milk is the base. I try to steer away from shelf stable varieties of milk, as they contain ingredients I am not sure are safe, like carageenan. We started using the variety found in […]

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~Fast and Fabulous~Lemon Coconut Greens

by angelika on November 20, 2012

Here is a quick, delicious, and healthy dinner that you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less. It combines two of my favorite flavors. Lemon and coconut. Basmati rice cooked in coconut milk gives the aromatic treat a wonderful depth, lemon zest and the remaining coconut milk braise greens to delicious perfection. […]

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Maple Roasted Pumpkin with Brussels Sprouts

by angelika on October 15, 2012

Fall is in the air, it’s turned cold here and as if to mark the occasion the first Brussels sprouts appeared at the market sitting beautifully right next to the pumpkin display.  I am embarrassed to admit, that my kids didn’t think you could eat pumpkin. At least that is what they told me. I was wondering where […]

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Celery Root and Baby Broccoli Soup

by angelika on October 12, 2012

Celery soup- I know, it sounds weird. When I told Stephen what was for dinner he might have cocked his head askew. You see, he does not like celery. Me? I love celery. I really do. That said, this soup is made primarily from celery root, which has a very mild flavor. I am a HUGE fan […]

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Lemony Roasted Potatoes

by angelika on September 14, 2012

These potatoes have been a mainstay in my home since the cookbook Veganomicon came out. They are the best roasted potatoes ever. They roast in a flavorful sauce of lemon, garlic, tomato and oregano. All the best flavors the Mediterranean has to offer. They roast up tender and crispy, and so incredibly addicting that I usually double […]

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Rainbow Potato Salad

by angelika on July 21, 2012

This rainbow potato salad was a dish at our extravaganza. I found these bagged potatoes at Whole Foods that were filled with pearl sized potatoes in purple, red and yellow. Each potato a single bite, ridiculously adorable. The combination of arugula and kalamatta olives is one of my favorites. Spicy and fresh with salty and rich. Amazing texture. […]

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Tamale Pie

by angelika on July 3, 2012

Tamale pie is my ultimate pantry meal. I’ve been making this for as long as I can remember. We have our share of taco nights, which are just as easy to put together, but not always as healthy and hearty. Tamale pie on the other hand, can be loaded with veggies in a way taco’s don’t aways withstand. It’s […]

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Avocado, Fava Bean and Quinoa Salad

by angelika on June 4, 2012

Grain salads offer a nice change to the every day green salad; I actually prefer quinoa cold or room temperature. I just adore how this grain soaks up flavors while still holding its texture. Since quinoa packs such a substantial protein punch, it makes an ideal lunch or light supper.  Combine the quinoa with fava […]

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Cauliflower Leek Soup

by angelika on April 13, 2012

It’s been cold and rainy here for several weeks, and cold and rainy goes hand in hand with soup in my book. When I was waiting at a doctor’s office I was paging through a book that was (and I can’t remember the name of the book) about how to eat your way to a […]

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Truffled White Bean Hummus

by angelika on April 8, 2012

This is a quick and easy recipe (once you cook the beans) that makes the most delicious variation on hummus. Traditional hummus is made from chickpeas/ garbanzo beans. This dip is made from the light and creamy cannellini bean. Cooking the beans with garlic and onion preseasons them, and makes the dip come together with only 2 additional ingredients. […]

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Black Beans and Quinoa

by angelika on March 29, 2012

I love bean and grain dinners. They are so hearty and filling, and the perfect backdrop for all kinds of yummy vegetables. You can really turn them into anything, just by altering the flavor of the sauce or dressing. We eat a lot of lentils and quinoa, but black beans add a nice southwestern flair. In this medley, […]

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