Author Archives: Janie

Herbed Portobello Mushroom Steaks

Portobello Mushrooms are packed with nutrients and very low in calories. They are a good source of protein, thiamin, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, zinc and manganese, and a very good source of dietary fiber, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium, … Continue reading

Posted in main dishes, Meals in Minutes, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Guilt-Free Alfredo Sauce

Rich, creamy Alfredo sauce dresses up pasta but the high-fat, dairy version can make it hard to fit into your desired dress size, clog your arteries and of course harm animals and the planet. This version is made with potatoes … Continue reading

Posted in main dishes, sauces | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fiesta Polenta

Tonight I needed something quick, easy, filling and of course, tasty.  So many of my recipes start out with items in my pantry I need to use.  I found an extra bag of polenta this weekend, so that was top … Continue reading

Posted in main dishes, Meals in Minutes, Recipes, side dishes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Greek Lentil Loaf with Lemony Dill Sauce

We headed over to hubby’s family for Greek Easter. I had a request to bring my Red Lentil Loaf.  I love this recipe and it’s a hit with non-vegans too. It calls for sage, rosemary, thyme and lots of flavors … Continue reading

Posted in Vegan Information | Leave a comment

Spring Roll Fever

Spring is here. What a great time for spring rolls! Actually, pretty much anytime is a great time for spring rolls if you ask me.  If you’ve never made them, they are tons of fun – but there are a … Continue reading

Posted in appetizers and snacks, main dishes, side dishes, Vegan Information | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Soy-Lent Green

No, it’s not people. No animals either.  I was playing with food and wanted to see if I could make something similar to an artichoke spinach dip or fritter, but I wanted to keep it low-fat and use just a … Continue reading

Posted in Vegan Information | Leave a comment

Spirulina Sprinkle

Update!!  After watching Dr. Michael Gregor on NutritionFacts.org, it may be wise to consume spirulina sparingly if at all. It may hurt your liver and it’s linked to ALS, Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.  I’m leaving the recipe up, but feel … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, sauces, Vegan Information | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Polenta Pizza Pie

What an awesome treat to find a bag of polenta on my desk, gifted to me by my thoughtful co-worker who had an overabundance in his pantry!  I had a small bag at my house too, but really had never … Continue reading

Posted in Vegan Information | Leave a comment

But It’s Expensive to Be Vegan!

When I think about expensive food, usually steak or caviar come to mind; neither is vegan.  Rice and beans, a couple staples of the plant-based diet, are some of the most inexpensive foods on the planet.  So why do people believe eating vegan … Continue reading

Posted in Vegan Information | Leave a comment

Check Out The World’s Heaviest Vegan Banana Split!

Normally ice cream wouldn’t be on anyone’s mind today.  Denver is a whopping 17 degrees Fahrenheit and we’re experiencing record snows.  Soup? Sure! Vegan hot chocolate? Absolutely. But vegan ice cream? Well, today wasn’t just any other day.  This was … Continue reading

Posted in Vegan Information | Leave a comment

Crispy Banana Caramel Delight

Hubby and I went out for a lovely vegan dinner but the dessert options were limited.  I had a bunch of bananas back at the house and thought having something banana caramel-y would make the perfect end to our sweet evening.  I … Continue reading

Posted in desserts, Recipes, sauces | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jackfruit Fiesta Casserole – Gluten-Free Vegan Meals in Minutes

Some nights when I get home, it’s late, I’m hungry and I just don’t feel like making something totally from scratch.  Let’s face it. We’re a busy generation and if you’re vegan and gluten-free, it’s hard to grab some take-out … Continue reading

Posted in main dishes, Meals in Minutes, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Have You Heard About the Vegan Trade Council?

Shouldn’t vegan businesses have an organization to represent their interests?  Of course they should! That’s why I’m excited to learn about the formation of the Vegan Trade Council!  The vegan industry is vibrant, growing and will benefit from joining together. A  trade association … Continue reading

Posted in Vegan Information | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Apple Buckwheat Cobbler Delight

I grew up using a pressure cooker so they don’t scare me. My mom used to make potatoes in her olive green Presto and I loved how it sputtered and jiggled on the stove. I used mine for potatoes too … Continue reading

Posted in breakfast, desserts, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Red and Green Chili

All four seasons, I love chili. Especially green chili. I call this red and green chili because it’s a little of both.  So I decided to wrap up my soup series with this little kicker. If you like your chili … Continue reading

Posted in main dishes, soups | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yellow Split Pea Soup

There’s something so smoothly soothing about split pea soup. I couldn’t have a soup series without adding split pea.  I had never tried making it with yellow peas, and honestly, to me they taste just like split green peas.  They … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, soups, Vegan Information | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tofu Waffle Fail

I saw beautiful photos on Facebook of crispy, perfect tofu waffles.  I was dying to try making these and thought it sounds like a really fun way to prepare tofu.  I even saw a video of a woman and a little … Continue reading

Posted in Vegan Experiences, Vegan Information | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Indian Red Lentil and Mushroom Soup

As far as I know, I’m not of East Indian descent, so I can’t help but wonder if maybe I was from India in a past life. I love the beautiful patterns in the fabric, the interesting architecture, the music, … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, soups | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Almost Mom’s Potato Soup

One of my favorite recipes from childhood was my mom’s potato soup. She’d make it in a stove-top pressure cooker and it was just so warming and comforting – the perfect tummy filler on a cold day.  Of course it wasn’t vegan … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes, soups, Vegan Information | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pumpkin, Kale and Leek Soup

  Working on your waistline this New Year’s? One of my favorite, healthy and usually low-calorie foods is soup. It fills you up; it’s warm and satisfying and it tastes good! Here’s an easy soup to keep you warm. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in Recipes | Leave a comment