• Vegetable & Baked Tofu Salad
  • Vegan & Gluten-Free Pad Thai
  • Vegan & Gluten-Free Falafel with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce
  • Thug Kitchen Cookbook Trailer {explicit}
  • Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa & Black Beans

Vegetable & Baked Tofu Salad

Lunches are sometimes a struggle for me to come up with. I’m usually not one for leftovers (unless it’s the cashew mac) but I do like to throw together sandwiches. However, those can get boring, so I came up with this veggie-cashew-tofu salad that is fabulous on bread, crackers or in a wrap. I love… 

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Hearty Vegetable-Lentil Soup -- Epicurean Vegan

Hearty Vegetable-Lentil Soup

So, I’ve been kind of mackin’ on lentils lately. If you’re a longtime reader, you may have noticed that I haven’t cooked with lentils too often. I bought some a couple of weeks ago because I wanted to give them a shot. I’ve had plenty of lentil dishes at restaurants, but for some reason, I just never… 

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Potato, Bean and Lentil Burritos with Cashew-Curry Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Potato, Bean & Lentil Burritos with Cashew-Curry Sauce

Indian curry burritos?! You betcha. These knife-and-fork burritos are a tasty change up from the usual Mexican-style we’re all used to. I had a few combination ideas running through my head as I was trying to come up with the recipe . . . potato-zucchini? Lentil-potato? I just couldn’t decide, so I went with it… 

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Pasta with Mushrooms, Walnuts and Lemon-Chive Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Pasta with Mushrooms, Walnuts & Lemon-Chive Sauce

This dish is ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta; it comes together that fast. The flavorful sauce is creamy and delicious with just a hint of lemon and chives; nothing too overpowering. I also like to add a bit of crunch to an otherwise “soft” dish, so the walnuts are an ideal way… 

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Pearl Couscous with Kale, Mushrooms and Cashew Pesto -- Epicurean Vegan

Pearl Couscous with Kale, Mushrooms and Cashew Pesto

I wanted a fast and healthy lunch, but we were gone over the weekend and the fridge was looking pretty bare, except for some on-the-verge kale and mushrooms and some parsley and cilantro. I was surprised they were still good, and frankly, pretty glad. Thankfully, the farmer’s market is open tomorrow so I can restock…. 

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Tempeh-Avocado Reuben Sandwich -- Epicurean Vegan

Tempeh-Avocado Reuben Sandwich

This sandwich certainly isn’t for the dainty. Grab some napkins and don’t be afraid to let things get messy, but you probably won’t care, because the flavor is amazing. Sauerkraut, avocado and tempeh is a delicious combination, especially with the tangy dressing and toasted rye bread. This is also a quick meal; perfect when you… 

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Open-Faced Chick'n Sandwich -- Epicurean Vegan

Open-Faced Chick’n Sandwich

Yummm . . . this open-faced sandwich is crazy good. It’s also super versatile. I used Lightlife Chick’n strips, but other good options would be garbanzo beans, Great Northern beans, tempeh or tofu. The creamy sauce and crunchy texture of the water chestnuts, are a wonderful combination. So much flavor in one bite. Because I used… 

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Zucchini Noodles with a Macadamia Nut Cream Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Zucchini Noodles with a Macadamia Nut Cream Sauce

As you probably know, I love pasta. I’m very fortunate that I don’t have a gluten intolerance, but I have to say, these zucchini noodles make a wonderful pasta substitute with it’s fresh flavor and slightly crunchy texture. This is a very easy dish to throw together and you could easily add your favorite veggies… 

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Breaded Tofu with a Creamy Spinach, Tomato and Bell Pepper Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Breaded Tofu with a Creamy Spinach, Tomato and Bell Pepper Sauce

This recipe started out with me going through the refrigerator and trying to decide what I had and how they could go together. At the center: a close-to-expiring tub of tofu. Luckily, we had hit the farmer’s market yesterday, so I had plenty of veggies on hand. The flavors of the breaded tofu and the savory,… 

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Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup -- Epicurean Vegan

Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup

Yep, it’s still August. And yes, I know using a slow cooker in the summer isn’t necessarily the norm, but I’ve got my reasons. First, our summer here in Colorado has been interesting; lots of cloudy days and rain. Second, the guys were coming back from a three-night backpacking/camping trip and would be arriving home… 

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Potato-Filled Spinach Ravioli with Mushroom-Truffle Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Potato-Filled Spinach Ravioli with Mushroom-Truffle Sauce

Here I go again with the ravioli! Well, these could be like more like perogies, actually. Plus, I also added spinach to the dough which is definitely new for me. I’d been wanting to try that for a while now and I’m so glad I did. I’m already trying to figure out what other vegetables… 

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