What type of Vegan are you? (part 1)

Years ago I reviewed vegan and vegetarian restaurants for a local paper in my old home town. One stop I made was at a small dive bar known for the PBR beer, loud music, and amazing vegan food. Of all the restaurants I visited, this one stood out because the staff wasn’t the friendliest. TheyContinue reading “What type of Vegan are you? (part 1)”

Meatless Monday: Tofu 101

So now you’re vegan and have discovered tofu. You’ve bought a brick. It sits like a squishy white blob on your counter, and you have no idea what to do with it. I have a vivid memory of living in my first apartment. My brother and sister came to visit, and we were going toContinue reading “Meatless Monday: Tofu 101”

Meatless Monday – Black Bean Mushroom Balls

Meatballs–vegan or otherwise–are a versatile meal. Eat them with pasta, in a sandwich, on top of a salad, or all by themselves, Meatballs can be the center of a filling meal. Plus, you can make a batch of meatless meatballs, freeze them, and then take them out one at a time. By far, the easiestContinue reading “Meatless Monday – Black Bean Mushroom Balls”

Meatless Monday–Kids edition

Let’s face it, getting a kid to eat–meatless or otherwise–can be a chore. At my dinner table I hear a lot of, “I don’t like that,” mixed with, “can’t I just have bread?” And I know I’m not alone. My son is the picky eater of picky eaters. We’ve gone through a mile long listContinue reading “Meatless Monday–Kids edition”

Meatless Monday–Maple Chili Garlic Tofu

A couple years ago I was searching for decent chili sauce to make my special “diner” sauce for veggie burgers and other Americana fare, when I stumbled upon Huy Fong Foods’ Chili Garlic Sauce. The Vietnamese-American Company is most commonly known for sriracha–a condiment I normally avoid. I was raised in a house who concentratedContinue reading “Meatless Monday–Maple Chili Garlic Tofu”

Vegan Life Hacks: Leftovers

Making the switch from omnivore to herbivore can feel imposing. You’ve spent your entire life perfecting your meal routine. You know what you’ll have for breakfast next Tuesday, because it’s what you always have for breakfast on Tuesdays.  And then there’s the Friday Take-out that is a life saver, because the last thing you wantContinue reading “Vegan Life Hacks: Leftovers”

So, I’m Vegan! Now what?

So, I’m Vegan! Now what? You’ve decided to go vegan and live a plant-based life. Yes! It was your New Year’s Resolution, and let’s face it—you’re kicking butt and taking names. Well, most days… There *was* that piece of cake you ate at work for Janet’s birthday. Oh, and that Thursday—the one where everything sucked,Continue reading “So, I’m Vegan! Now what?”

Meatless Monday: Plant-Based Lunch

That you can even take to work. Welcome to the third week of 2018! This Meatless Monday, I bringing to you another delicious recipe and amazing resource. I discovered The Minimalist Baker years ago when I was looking for a plant-based dinner roll recipe. Created and maintained by a woman named Dana, The Minimalist Baker’sContinue reading “Meatless Monday: Plant-Based Lunch”

What do Vegan & Plant-Based Mean?

IN RECENT YEARS the world of Veganism, or “Plant-Based Living,” has moved into the spot light of mindful and healthy living. But, what does it mean? What does it mean to be “Vegan” or to live a “Plant-Based Life?” The simplest definition is the one you’ll find in the dictionary: Vegan (noun): A person whoContinue reading “What do Vegan & Plant-Based Mean?”