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Vegan Matzoh Ball Soup

Sunday, December 21, 2008 Lane 16

In honor of Chanukah, and the first day of winter, Jane made the matzoh ball soup recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance. This is the second time she’s made this recipe. The first time, the matzoh balls disintegrated.  The recipe suggests refrigerating the matzoh ball mixture one hour to overnight.  [keep reading…]

Veganomicon — Mac ‘n Cheese

Veganomicon — Mac ‘n Cheese

Thursday, April 3, 2008 Lane 32

Smokey Grilled Tempeh and Cheater Baked Beans. The tempeh and baked beans were okay, but we both decided there was no need to make the tempeh again. The beans were tasty, and worthy of a second try (and very easy to boot). There’s so much positive buzz about this cookbook [keep reading…]

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Lentil Loaf – Day Two

Thursday, January 10, 2008 Lane 2

It was lentil loaf for dinner again tonight. As I mentioned in last night’s post, not my favorite meal. However, it was better tonight. Jane made my favorite iteration of brussel sprouts to accompany the loaf. This is the same recipe for brussel sprouts that we use at Thanksgiving. When [keep reading…]

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Traditional Vegan Fare

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 Lane 0

For dinner tonight, Jane tried a new recipe. She made us a lentil loaf. It started out as lentil stew, which was quite tasty, so we both had high expectations. The loaf wound up reminding me of my early experiences with vegetarianism back in the eighties. It seemed like everywhere [keep reading…]

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How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, or Not

Friday, December 21, 2007 Lane 0

Jane has Mark Bittman’s “How to Cook Everything Vegetarian” on loan from our local library. She likes to test drive new recipes prior to buying a new cookbook. This cookbook looks very promising. It’s almost 1,000 pages and seems quite comprehensive. The recipes we’ve read sound appealing. So we’re pretty [keep reading…]

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Cream of Tomato Soup with a Surprize

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 Lane 0

It’ s been cold here again. That always makes me think of soup. Luckily, Jane thinks the same way, so we’ve been having a variety of soups and stews lately. In our pre-vegan life, one of our old standby meals was cream of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, with [keep reading…]

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Stew… Boo!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Lane 0

Dinner tonight was some kind of stew: Black eyed peas, yams, spinach, and soy-chorizo (a Mexican spicy sausage). When I used to cook, Jane and I would have discussions about whether cooking is a science (my opinion) or an art (her opinion). I used to follow recipes exactly. Jane will [keep reading…]

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Our First Clunker

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 Lane 2

So far we’ve been fairly pleased with our vegan diet. The products have been mostly good. The recipes we’ve tried have, for the most part, been things we’d make again. Although I didn’t love the peach cobbler, and there was a cabbage salad that we won’t be making ever again, [keep reading…]

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Peach Cobbler

Saturday, September 29, 2007 Lane 0

Jane often gets the urge to bake when it cools down. Our vegan diet has kept that pretty much in check. The first week we were vegans she made the chocolate cake out of the Real Food Daily Cookbook. It’s amazing what you can do with tofu. Anyway, the cake [keep reading…]