Another recipe to try: Sweet Potato and Kale soup 4 oz. fresh kale – cut out and discard thick veins, coarsely chop leaves.1 Lg. onion, chopped3 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning (oregano, basil, thyme)2 tsp. olive oil3 14 1/2 oz cans of veg broth (or 1 1/2 quarts)2 15 oz cans of white kidney or cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced (the printed recipe called for 12 cloves, and I think that’s a misprint. That’s too much garlic for this amount of soup–and I like garlic.)1/2 tsp salt1/4 tsp pepper In … Keep reading

BLACKENED TOFUYields 4 to 6 servings The melted butter is essential in this for the right flavor as are the powdered garlic and onions. Because of the extreme heat and volatility of the spices, it’s best to cook blackened anything out-of-doors or under a good fan. 2 1-pound blocks Chinese-style firm tofu Salt1 Tbsp. sweet paprika1 tsp. onion powder1 tsp. garlic powder½ to 1 tsp. cayenne to taste¾ tsp. ground white pepper¾ tsp. black pepper½ tsp. dried thyme½ tsp. dried oregano6-8 Tbsp. butter, melted (preferably clarified) Cut the tofu into slabs about ½ inch thick and set them on paper … Keep reading

Celine’s Stuffed Peppers

I’ve recently gotten back into cooking new and exciting vegan recipes. I’m thinking that it will inspire me to resurrect this blog. On top of that, I have been reading some vegan blogs and looking at pictures of vegan cooking and am becoming more and more inspired! Seriously, how could one NOT be inspired by this. Stuffed Bell Peppers from Celine, who I became familiar with from the Vegan Food Pics LiveJournal blog. Her recipe for the stuffed peppers is as such: Ingredients: 3 large bell peppers 1 package firm OR extra firm OR super firm tofu, drained 1 medium … Keep reading

Testing, testing… 1,2,3…

Last night I biked a good 45 minutes after work on my way home in a round-about way. It was good, but I was exhausted by the time we got home. This boded well for L and my new leaf of going to bed early. Sure enough, I was sleeping by about 9:30! This morning I did some VO2 Max testing at the University. I signed up to be part of a study of female vegetarians, partially so that I could help out and partially so that I could get some testing done of my body for my training. Two … Keep reading