Maple Baked Beans from Robin Robertson’s 1000 Vegan Recipes

Try not to laugh to hard, but until last week, I had never had baked beans.  Not that I know of.  I had some heirloom beans that I had cooked the previous day and thought the recipe from Robin Robertson’s 1,000 Vegan Recipes looked interesting enough to try.

Was it easy to make?  Yes, if you don’t want to make beans from scratch ahead of time, you can easily used canned beans.

Did the family like it?  They loved it.  Including the 8 year old food critic.

Would I make it again?  Yes, don’t know why I waited so long to make baked beans.

The only differences that I did were to use my heirloom beans instead of a can of beans and I didn’t use any oil when sauteing onions.’s Quinoa Cornbread

The other day I reviewed 2 recipes that I had found on the blog, by Cathy Fisher.  As I have gone gluten-free, I was very excited to find lots of gf options here.  The other night it was ridiculously cold out and I decided that a salad and some soup would make a greatContinue Reading

Straight Up Food’s Lentil & Rice Loaf with Mushroom Gravy

This is review of 2 recipes on a blog that I just discovered.  Cathy Fisher’s Straight Up Food.  I made 2 recipes the other night, and they go together quite well.  The Lentil & Rice Loaf, and the Mushroom Gravy. Was it easy?  Yes, it was easy, but it was time consuming.  You first cookContinue Reading

Roasted Red Pepper Mac N Cheese from ‘Isa Does It’

With the success of the butternut squash bisque this weekend, I decided to stay in the same cookbook for dinner last night, Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s new cookbook Isa Does It. I went for the kid-friendly ‘mac n cheese’ and it did not disappoint!  I pretty much followed the directions on this one.  Isa calls forContinue Reading

Butternut Bisque from ‘Isa Does It’

My name is Audrey, and I am a cookbook addict.  So it is no surprise that I had to have a copy of Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s new cookbook Isa Does It. I’ve been salivating over the pictures since the book arrived last week.  The produce from the local farms has been incredible this year, andContinue Reading

Sweet Potato-Black Bean Enchiladas from ‘Better than Vegan’

I’m going to continue my culinary journey thru this fabulous cookbook, Better than Vegan. In my house we are big sweet potato fans, so this looked like a winner even before I started. I was all out of cauliflower puree, since I used the last bit for salad dressing, so I did not make theContinue Reading

Ginger-Miso Dressing from ‘Better Than Vegan’

Last week I started to blog about recipes made from my friend Chef Del’s new cookbook, Better than Vegan. Today, I am going to write about the Ginger-Miso Dressing that is on page 95. Salads are an important part of my family’s diet. We have salads with dinner most every night, and I often haveContinue Reading

Scalloped Potatoes from ‘Better Than Vegan’

Yesterday I wrote about a new cookbook from my friend and cooking mentor, Chef Del Sroufe called Better than Vegan.  I was pleasantly shocked to find that I really liked cauliflower puree and had to resist eating it before using it in other recipes. Today I’m going to talk about the first recipe that I’veContinue Reading

Cauliflower puree from “Better than Vegan”

Chef Del Sroufe has a new cookbook that should be shipping any day, Better than Vegan.  Since I learned how to cook from Del, I am thrilled to have an advance copy to play with.  I have to admit, I was a little bit disappointed at first, when I saw that many recipes used aContinue Reading

Yummy Beet Burgers

Yummy Beet Burgers I had an amazing beet/bean burger when I was in Columbus a while back for a conference.  Lots of versions have cropped up all over the internet, here is one of my favorite.  It is adapted from a recipe by  Isa Chandra of (Post Punk Kitchen) Ingredients: 1 cup shredded beets – IContinue Reading