Who doesn’t like one pot meals? I sure do, and the idea of making rich and satisfying meatless spaghetti with noodles, right in the pot, was an appealing one. And cleanup is a breeze – just one pot to clean! This is one of those meals that you’ll want to make again and again.Continue reading “Meatless Meals: Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti”
Who says delicious, zesty tacos with all the fixings have to be made with meat? These super easy soft tacos are meaty and satisfying, and plant-based!Continue reading “Eat This: Mighty Meatless Tacos”
I like to try things that push me out of my comfort zone. Why? Because I think that life is about discovery, and what better way to make discoveries than to do something very different? I’ve also learned (by keeping an open mind) that food, in particular, may not taste the way you expect – in fact, it may turn out to be much, much better!
A large, smooth portabella cap, with its velvety brown gills, is truly a thing of beauty. But it’s also insanely delicious – with a rich, “meaty” mouthfeel – in a vegetarian-friendly cheese”steak”!
While it’s not technically “Slow Cooking Month” anymore, I’m still making delicious meals in my slow cooker and will be for the remainder of the year! This time, I’ve adapted a stovetop recipe for one of my favorite Indian dishes, Palak Paneer, into a one bowl meal where tofu stands in for the traditional cheese.
Happy National Slow Cooking Month! But why restrict it to a month? I say it should be the year of slow cooking! Using a slow cooker is about as easy as it gets, and cooking low and slow can transform mundane ingredients into culinary delights. Slow cookers really shine when making soups and stews, and I frequently make chili in mine. Recently, I ran across a recipe for a vegan Chana Masala, and had to try making it in my Crock Pot!
When it comes to meatless “chicken”, Quorn is hard to beat. I’ve tried several meatless products that were meant to look and taste like chicken, and none was as convincing as Quorn.
Yesterday was Thanksgiving Day. After many years of attending holiday events that required multiple hours of travel and eating too much rich food, we no longer “do” a feast for the day. Frankly, we find it much more agreeable to simply have normal meals – the kind we would eat any other day of the year – and maybe, if we’re so inclined, make some holiday-themed dish as a nod to the day. This year, we made a crustless pumpkin pie – with tofu!
Do you like pumpkin seeds? Seeds that are crispy with a touch of savory saltiness on the outside and meaty on the inside? I do, too. I’ve tried making my own roasted pumpkin seeds in the past and the results were not what I had hoped…but now I know the secret to getting them just right.
As we’ve shared previously, we’re big fans of eating locally. We like getting to know the farmers that provide the food we buy (because we can’t produce everything ourselves), and also like knowing that these dollars will stay in the local community. Local farmer’s markets have been good sources for vegetables like tomatoes and squash, but now that we’re in October, those markets are ending for the season. So what will we do in the “off” season?