Sunday, December 18, 2011


Ingredients (makes 8 servings):


1 large clove of garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 green or red bell pepper, diced
1 C celery, diced
1 C water chestnut, diced
1 C mushrooms, diced
3 Tbsp vegetable or olive oil
2 packages Gimme Lean ground beef substitute
1/2 package Firm Tofu, drained and mashed
1/4 C oatmeal, uncooked
2 slices of bread, crumbled
3 Tbsp ketchup
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Meatloaf Spread:

1/4 C ketchup
1/4 C brown sugar
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Combine ingredients


Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
Sauté the garlic, onion, bell peppers, celery, mushrooms, and water chestnuts in olive oil for a few minutes, until the onions are soft.
In a large bowl, combine the sautéed ingredients with the ground beef substitute, tofu, oatmeal, bread crumbs, ketchup, garlic salt, and pepper. Mix well, using your hands if needed.
Press the mixture into a lightly greased loaf pan. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and spread the meatloaf spread over the top of the loaf. Cook, uncovered, for another 15 minutes, or until the top is browned.


Ingredients (makes 12-15 servings):

8 medium-sized potatoes of different types (russet, Yukon gold, sweet, yam, etc)
1 Kabocha (Japanese winter squash)
2 medium onions
2 cloves of garlic
4-5 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp seasoning salt
1-2 Tbsp pepper
2 Tbsp dried dill
1 tsp garlic salt
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary
A couple strings of fresh rosemary


Chop the potatoes into 1.5-2 inch chunks. Cut the kabocha in half, remove the inside seeds, and chop into similar-sized chunks.
Remove the onions’ outer skin, cut into chunks, and separate the onion layers. Smash the cloves of garlic, remove the skin, and mince. Place chopped ingredients into a deep mixing bowl.
Mix the seasoning salt, pepper, dill, rosemary, and garlic salt with olive oil in a small bowl. Pour the seasoning into the deep mixing bowl and use hands to mix everything evenly.
Transfer everything to a greased baking pan. Place the strings of rosemary on top. Bake at 400°F for 45 minutes until crispy and golden.



1 qt organic vanilla soymilk
A 5.5 oz package of Royal Flan


Cook the soymilk in a saucepan over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Pour in flan powder (Royal brand preferred). Stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil, then remove from heat and set aside.
Pour caramel sauce into either 1 large or 8 small, heatproof containers. Pour soymilk mixture over sauce. Mixture will thicken as it cools.
Refrigerate 1-3 hours before serving.

Monday, September 19, 2011



2 C all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 C Earth Balance – vegan butter sticks
1 C dark brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp vegan sour cream or egg replacer
1/2 C vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 C chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well and set aside.
Beat butter, dark brown sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add sour cream and beat well. Gradually add flour mixture and stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Drop batter by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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