Top 10 Vegan Recipes

  • Lane
  • Thursday, April 17, 2008
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    At the beginning of the month put together a list of of his favorite vegan cookbook recipes for the year. I must have been sleeping, somehow I missed it. But I also read the Vegan Planet blog, and Robin posted about it today. Having reviewed the recipes with Jane earlier, we feel compelled to […]

    Vegan Brownies

  • Lane
  • Wednesday, April 9, 2008
  • Vegan Brownies

    Over the past few months, I’ve been complaining about the results of Jane’s vegan baking efforts. Don’t get me wrong… she’s been complaining too. Overall, we’ve come to the conclusion that vegan baked goods just aren’t as good as traditional baked goods. And while we miss the olden days of Princess Cake (the most amazing […]

    Carrot Soup and Homemade Bread

  • Lane
  • Saturday, April 5, 2008
  • Jane and I were out tooling around today and had a large lunch, so we weren’t very hungry for dinner tonight. Since it was a little damp and overcast, it was a perfect night for soup. The soup, Indian Spiced Carrot Soup, is from with minimal veganizing. We replaced the yogurt with Tofutti Sour […]

    Veganomicon — Mac ‘n Cheese

  • Lane
  • Thursday, April 3, 2008
  • Veganomicon — Mac ‘n Cheese

    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 that we figured we’d do […]

    Veganomicon — Smokey Grilled Tempeh and Cheater Baked Beans

  • Lane
  • Tuesday, March 4, 2008
  • Jane has Veganomicon on loan from our local library. As I mentioned earlier, it is our practice to borrow a book first, when possible, before buying. This way we only wind up buying those books we really want, and don’t over-consume. Anyway, Veganomicon looks to be a pretty good cookbook. Jane tried her hand at […]

    Vegan Baked Goods

  • Lane
  • Friday, February 1, 2008
  • So far, it’s been our experience that baked vegan desserts leave a little to be desired. Bread doesn’t seem to lose much in translation as often bread recipes do not call for non-vegan ingredients anyway. Most of the baked desserts we’ve tried however, have paled in comparison to their non-vegan counterparts. So when Jane received […]

    How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, or Not

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  • Friday, December 21, 2007
  • 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 excited to try a few. […]


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  • Wednesday, October 31, 2007
  • Grr. Some of you may have heard about yesterday’s disaster on the 405 (Los Angeles freeway near LAX airport). A truck overturned and traffic was absolutely abominable in the area ALL day!!!! Needless to say, my commute was unpleasant, in both directions. Alhtough certainly not as unpleasant as the poor truck driver who perished in […]

    Looks Like Something the Cat Coughed Up

  • Lane
  • Thursday, October 18, 2007
  • Our new vegan lifestyle has led to a huge increase in our tofu consumption. Looking to replace meat with some kind of protein, tofu has been the easiest choice. Of course, there is conflicting information out there about just how much tofu you should be consuming. Admittedly, I have done only the most cursory of […]


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  • Saturday, October 13, 2007
  • We’ve been vegans for a little over three months now. Since we’re old dogs (in our 40s), it’s been a bit of a challenge to change our way of thinking about what a meal should be, and that’s been harder on Jane than on me, since she prepares most of what we eat. To date, […]