A Passion For Food…A Passion For Flavor! – Melanie DaPonte
They said it couldn’t be done…but here it is, a veganized version of the classic French onion soup!
This recipe comes from Allison Rivers Samson, owner and operator of Allison’s Gourmet Online Vegan Bakery and Confectionary. She is famous for her ultra-decadent gourmet vegan chocolates and other sweets, but it doesn’t end there.
Allison is also the author of the “Veganize It” column for VegNews magazine. Her recipes feature veganized versions of many comfort food favorites, like macaroni and cheese, lasagna, burgers–even Caesar salad! These recipes and so much more can be found here on her blog. I am a big fan of Allison’s work, both sweet and savory!
Here’s a basic rundown of this deceptively simple, yet impressively elegant recipe:
Slice onions very thinly and sweat them in a large stock pot with a bit of salt.
The most critical step in this recipe is the caramelization of…
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What’s For Dinner Moms?
We finally arrived home yesterday. It certainly has been a crazy month! First our trip to Walt Disney World then home for four days and then to visit my parents in North Carolina. We arrived home for about 20 minutes and then I had to drop her off at work. I needed to get a seam ripper so we headed to JoAnn’s. When we were done we happened to drive by the carpet store that I have wanted to go to for the last six months. Of course I had to stop. I hadn’t even gotten the car unpacked and we bought a 12 x 12 rug to go in our living room and a 7’6″ rug for my daughter’s room. Of course they don’t fit in the minivan so we move all the suitcases to the center of the car and drove with the trunk open for the four…
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The OM Project!
I probably should have waited for Tuesday to post this one up, but every day is a good day for a taco, especially when it’s a healthy one! I love the color contrast of the purple, green, and orange of these butternut squash tacos.
Feel free to get creative with the dressings too: green goddess, lemon dill, or even a shawarma sauce would work.
Try to pick out a whole grain tortilla that you enjoy instead of those plain paper-like white ones, or if you’re feeling up to it, you can give making cauliflower tortillas a try.
Let us know what you think and what your favorite taco topper is in the comments below. 🙂
Time: 45 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 2-3 peeps
- 1 butternut squash, seeded + cubed
- 1/2 head of red cabbage, shredded
- 1 red onion, diced
- 1 can of black beans
- 1 can of…
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When you love chocolate and pears, why not combine the two?
These sweet chocolate muffins contain pieces of pure chocolate, pear and pecans.
Season: summer, autumn, winter, spring
Ingredients for 6 muffins
- 180gr spelt flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 egg
- 150gr yogurt
- 5 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 20gr cacao powder
- 30gr pure chocolate
- 2 small pears
- handful of pecans
- bit of salt
Ingrediënten voor 6 muffins (Dutch)
- 180gr speltbloem
- 2 theelepels bakpoeder
- 1 ei
- 150gr yoghurt
- 5 eetlepels olijfolie
- 1 eetlepel honing
- 20gr cacaopoeder
- 30gr pure chocolade
- 2 kleine peren
- handvol pecannoten
- beetje zout
- Chop the pear, chocolate and pecans in small pieces.
- Mix the eggs.
- Add the spelt flour, baking powder, a bit of salt. Add the pieces of pear, chocolate and pecans.
- Add the yogurt, olive oil and honey and mix.
- Bake for 30 minutes in an oven on 200 degrees (a pricker should come out dry out of the…
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The Circus Gardner’s Kitchen!
Over the centuries aggressive nations have used their military might to subdue, colonise and plunder other nations for prized resources.
At one time such plunder would have consisted of “precious” minerals like gold, silver, copper and diamonds. Subsequently, with the advent of industrialisation, the exploiting nations turned their attention to the plundering of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas.
Now, rather than precious metals and fossil fuels, it is arable land and access to water that is most prized by neo-colonialists. Our own populations continue to expand exponentially whilst simultaneously our arable farmland is disappearing, thanks to disastrous modern agricultural processes. Water is becoming increasingly precious because it is a finite resource with more and more of us demanding access to it.
The principal neo-colonialist nations of the 21st century are China, India, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, the USA and western European nations, in particular the UK…
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Spicy Peanut Noodles by The Soup Diva!
- 2 cups cooked protein (chicken, shrimp, or tofu suggested)
- 8 oz medium rice noodles
- 1 tbsp sesame oil (or other oil of your choice)
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp crushed ginger
- 2 cups vegetables in bite-size pieces (shown here: broccoli and carrots)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- 2-3 tsp chili garlic paste
- 1 14 oz can coconut milk
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Scallions, cilantro, lime wedges, and/or chopped peanuts for garnish
Boil noodles until al dente and drain most of water. During this time, heat oil in skillet on medium heat; add garlic and ginger, stir and then add vegetables and cook until starting to soften. Stir in peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, fish sauce, chili paste, and salt and pepper. Reduce heat when smooth and stir in coconut milk. Add additional seasoning as…
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