Category Archives: Vegan Information

Lucky Gluten-Free Vegan Foods for Friday the 13th

13 has a lousy reputation. The Christians, Hindus and Vikings all have lore that 13 dinner guest are a bad idea.  And Friday, named after the Norse goddess Freyja, got a bad rap from the Teutonic people who believed it was bad … Continue reading

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No time to bake? Try Sweet Magic cookies!

One of the things I LOVE about being a food blogger is receiving new gluten-free, vegan product to try and review.  My Cottage Foods’ timing couldn’t have been better. I’ve had a full plate lately with a big project at … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Tips and Tricks for Vegans – Book Review

I received a copy of Gluten-Free Tips and Tricks for Vegans by Jo Stepaniak, MSEd to review.  This book is terrific for someone trying to understand the basics of living with gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease.  It contains handy lists of … Continue reading

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Good Luck for New Years – Black-Eyed Peas – Vegan and Gluten-Free

I read an article, “Black-Eyed Peas the Way Your Grandma Used to Make Them” and the problem is a:  my grandma didn’t make black-eyed peas and b: if she did, she probably would have made them with pork or bacon like … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Peanut Lentil Stew

As the weather cools down, I start craving soup.  While I make a lot of chili and tomato-based veggie soups, I was really in the mood for something a little different.  I was inspired by African peanut soups I’ve tried, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Cranberry Oat Crust – Vegan and Gluten-Free

The joys of fall are filling the air here in the Rocky Mountains. Leaves are turning shades of yellow, red and orange and pumpkins are everywhere. Time for a little pumpkin treat! This Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Cranberry Oat Crust … Continue reading

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Unfried Beans

Football season is here and it’s time for snacks! I love bean dip and refried beans but not the oil and definitely not the lard that sometimes gets added to the mix. Here’s a super easy, quick and healthy way to … Continue reading

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Summer Good Sandwich

  A non-vegan friend of mine posted a photo of his colossal sandwich (two burgers sandwiched with barbecued pulled pork, two cheeses, cole slaw on a toasted bun) with the caption SUMMER BAD.  I took one look and thought, well, yeah … Continue reading

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Zesty Vegan Slaw

I’ve never been a fan of mayo. I’m not really a fan of vegan mayo although I highly support the product. I just never liked the taste.   I never liked white vinegar either. But then I had a chance to try … Continue reading

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BBQ Jackfruit

Can’t go vegan because you miss BBQ too much?  Gone vegan but miss BBQ?  Have you tried young, green jackfruit BBQ?  If you have, you’re probably hooked like me.  If you haven’t – you need to find out what you’re … Continue reading

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Mega Omega 3 Spread

I recently learned vegans and vegetarians can convert Omega 3 fats into DHA easier with a bit of turmeric added.  According to the National Institutes of Health funded study titled, “Curcumin boosts DHA in the brain: Implications for the prevention … Continue reading

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Wilted Sesame Spinach

This is one of my favorite ways to eat spinach. Super easy and amazingly tasty! Wilted Sesame Spinach 4 cups raw, washed spinach 4 tsps sesame oil 1/2 tsp sea salt Add sesame oil to warm frying pan on medium high heat.  Add spinach … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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