Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Basic Scrambled Tofu

Scrambled tofu is a simple and easy-to-put-together breakfast dish. You can dress it up any way you want - my favorite way to eat it is covered with beans and salsa (and guacamole when I really want to go crazy!). I served it (to myself) with an everything bagel-thin and two strips of fakin'. Yum.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Sausage and Gravy Filled Biscuits

I've become obsessed with Morningstar sausage egg and cheese breakfast pockets, and I eat them way more than I should. They're so good! I decided to try to recreate them myself, but make them vegan and maybe slightly more healthy (I don't think there is ever such a thing as a healthy biscuit, but at least I know I used good, fresh ingredients!)

Anyway, these came out fabulous. Seriously amazing. They were a little time consuming, so next time I make these I probably will just have the biscuits and gravy the old-fashioned way (unstuffed). The reason I stuffed these was because I wanted to freeze them. My husband and I are moving out of state, and I'm trying to cut down on the amount of cooking I do. I'll update this when I find out how they are after being frozen.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Curried Quinoa Salad

I know I've mentioned this before, but quinoa is a superawesome grain for vegetarians and vegans - its packed with protein and nutrients. In fact, its so good for you that its being considered a possible crop in NASA's Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration manned spaceflights!

The curry and the lime in this salad give it that oomph that all salads need to be considered awesome. Eat it hot or cold - it's really filling, so it does make a great meal. Especially if you want to get your booty back in shape for the beach this summer!

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Whoopie Pies

Who doesn't love a whoopie pie? As a New Englander, I grew up with whoopie pies, but I never realized that they were a regional thing. So, for those of you unfortunate enough to be unfamiliar with the whoopie pie, it is a marshmallow-cream filled pie/cake/cookie combo, originally from the Amish. According to legend (legend? Are the Amish that old?), Amish women would bake these and pack them in lunches for their husbands. When the husband opens his lunch box for the day, he would see the pie and shout "Whoopie!" (Disclaimer: I'm not totally convinced that this is true, but whatever).

Anyway, this is a fun and easy take on the whoopie pie that my friend Kathleen showed me. Bonus: They're fat free, gluten free, AND they only need 3 ingredients! Kathleen uses a can of pumpkin puree, but I used squash puree instead, and it worked out just fine. I made these for my sister's graduation party and they were a HIT!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Crunchy Miso-Peanut Bowl

I've been on a peanut kick this week. Ever since I spur-of-the-moment grabbed a can of peanuts from Publix last week, I've been hooked. Instead of just gobbling them down by the handful (like I had been doing!) I decided to throw them in a recipe and see how it turned out. I also had some miso paste leftover in my fridge, and as it turns out, marrying peanuts and miso equals happiness. I ate this without any pasta or rice, but if you decide to add some you might need to add more of the miso sauce.

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Guest blogger for Farmtina

My long time friend, fellow blogger, and bad-ass renaissance woman, Martina, keeps a farm in her Brooklyn apartment and writes abut her experiences. She's always looking for new information, so she asked my husband and me to write a guest blog post about the environmental impact of reducing meat intake. My husband and I are both full time vegetarians, but we believe that vegetarianism doesn't have to be an all-or-none thing - everyone should choose a level that they are comfortable with. Please READ ON to learn more about felxitarianism, and why animal agriculture is harming the earth.

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