Monthly Archives: September 2012

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

I found this recipe on Pinterest, and the picture just looked so yummy. It really smelled good baking, but mine didn’t look like the picture! Maybe I didn’t let it cool enough? Mine kind of fell apart. My first bite … Continue reading

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Split Pea Soup with Tempeh Bacon and Chipotle Cream

I had planned to make this soup on Monday, but I didn’t have my cashew cream prepared! So I had to soak those cashews overnight and I made the soup yesterday. Man, this was a good soup. Toby took one … Continue reading

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Rigatoni with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce

Okay, NOW I remember why I don’t love alfredo sauce. It’s too rich! It used to be (20 years ago) that that’s the only sauce I really liked. When Toby and I went to Italy, we went from restaurant to restaurant, … Continue reading

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Gardein “Steak” Sandwich with Watercress, Red Pepper, and Horseradish Mayonnaise

Okay, let me start by saying that I could not find the Gardein beef-style strips, so I got the “Beefless Tips” and cut them in half. Also, my watercress wasn’t usable by the time I needed it, so it has … Continue reading

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Old Bay Tofu Cakes with Pan-roasted Summer Vegetables, Horseradish cream, Apples, and Beets

Whew! Even the title wears me out! This might have been the fanciest meal I have EVER. MADE. Yeah, it took forever. Yeah, I think I might have used every pot and pan I own. Was it worth it? Yeah. … Continue reading

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Tomato Bisque

Man, this soup was good. I tell ya, that cashew cream is something else! I didn’t want to use the fire-roasted tomatoes, just in case the soup turned out too spicy, so I used 2 cans of plain old diced … Continue reading

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Chickenless Pine Nut Chicken, with Lobsterless Lobster Mushroom Buerre Blanc Sauce

Okay, we couldn’t find lobster mushrooms, so I guess I should change the title? I substituted plain ol’ white button mushrooms. For the Gardein “Chicken” breasts, I could only find the Chick’n Scallopini, so that’s what I used. I checked … Continue reading

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Super Quick Tomato Basil Cream Pasta

This was super quick, and it was also really good! I used my Cuisinart to blend everything, and it left the cashew mix a little chunky. I wonder if I should have soaked them in water beforehand? Or maybe I … Continue reading

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Mushroom-Lentil Burgers

Wow, these were really good! And they didn’t take too long to make (under 30 minutes). I couldn’t find the black beluga lentils, so I used the only other precooked lentils I could find. They were in the refrigerated section of … Continue reading

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Vegan Zucchini Bread

Okay, this might be the best zucchini bread I’ve ever had. Granted, I haven’t tried that many recipes for zucchini bread, but this one is just about perfect, so why would you keep looking? This bread turned out really moist … Continue reading

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