Recipe: Broccoli (Vegan) Cheddar Potato Skins

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How’d you spend your weekend? Eating junk food, watching the game, or at least, watching Lady Gaga and Beyonce? I actually love football, but I wasn’t terribly invested in either team. I’m a die hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan. That said, I love any excuse to yell at the TV and eat some tasty vegan comfort food.

This year my partner decided to try his hand at vegan potato skins. Veganizing your basic potato skin is pretty simple. Instead of real cheese, use your favorite non-dairy alternative, such as Daiya Cheddar Style Shreds. Instead of real sour cream, use something like Tofutti Sour Supreme Cream. It’s as easy as that! Continue reading “Recipe: Broccoli (Vegan) Cheddar Potato Skins”

Recipe: Tofu Spring Rolls

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Who doesn’t love a good appetizer? Some of my favorite appetizers come from asian restaurants – pakoras, fried tofu, summer rolls, and spring rolls! This weekend I realized that I had never actually made spring rolls, so I decided to give them a try.
I’ll be honest – I didn’t make the most attractive looking spring rolls, but they tasted great! I also found the entire process quite enjoyable. Rolling spring rolls is kind of fun!

This is the perfect quick and easy appetizer to bring along to your next potluck or social event. Please give this recipe and let me know what you think!

Cheers!

Jocelyn

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Recipe: Savory Lentil Vegetable Stew

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We haven’t had much of a winter until this week, and I am not prepared. One good thing
that comes along with cold weather is hearty, savory stews! This past week I was going through my cupboards and I noticed I had a lot of red lentils begging to be used. Thus, I decided to clean out my refrigerator and make a stew.
Soups and stews are the perfect end of the week meal on a chilly night. It’s warm and inviting, plus it enables you to use up all of those vegetables wasting away in the crisper.

What follows is my own recipe for a savory lentil vegetable stew, flavored with turmeric and cardamom. It’s so delicious you and your family will all want seconds, which is just fine, since this recipe makes enough to serve 10!

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It seems like almost every weekend I feel the intense need to bake cookies or cupcakes, even when I probably shouldn’t. This was one of those weekends. Am I alone? I suspect not. What’s better on a snowy, cold day than a warm, fresh-baked treat? Nothing. Continue reading

Vegan Breakfast Tacos

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Lately, I’ve been all about tacos. Taco Tuesday everyday … tacos for lunch, tacos for dinner, and of course, breakfast tacos. I thought I’d share the basic recipe for the breakfast tacos my partner Cory whipped up for me this ‘morning.’ (Okay, maybe it was almost noon.) Hands down it was my favorite homemade breakfast taco to-date, and they are relatively simple to make!

Enjoy!

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A Spicy Giveaway & Choco Banana-Oat Cookies!

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I hope you’re all staying warm! In an effort to help bring the heat, I am happy to announce my first product give away – a Siracha 2 Go keychain. Oh yes, now you can ensure you never have to head out to a restaurant without the sweet spicy chili sauce everyone knows and loves. I’ll also throw in some ‘surprise’ products as well.

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Game Day Recipes: Avocado Jalapeño Wontons and Sriracha Cauliflower

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On Sunday I hosted a little get together. My friends and I gathered to play games while the ‘Big Game’ was on TV. From the feedback, my party treats were a hit. I made Roasted Sriracha Cauliflower Bites with Peanut Dipping Sauce from Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck and I whipped up some of my very own avocado jalapeño wontons.  Continue reading “Game Day Recipes: Avocado Jalapeño Wontons and Sriracha Cauliflower”

Recipe: Vegan Vanilla-Lime Cupcakes

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Today I decided to make some vegan vanilla-lime cupcakes because…it’s Tuesday! Hey, what more do you need? Also, why is it that every January I decide I want to start watching what I eat and at the same time I want to bake more?! Everything is okay in moderation, right?

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Recipe Review: Vegan Wedding Soup

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So this week I decided to adapt another recipe from Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck. (Read my review of the Chick Pea and Dumpling Soup here). I’m Italian so of course I’ve had my fair share of wedding soup. However, I don’t think I had tasted it since I stopped eating meat years and years ago. After enjoying this recipe, I can say that I missed that flavor! It’s warm, a little salty, and completely satisfying on chilly evenings.

The soup is basically a mix of cannelloni bean ‘balls,’ orzo, kale, celery, carrots, onion, spices, and vegetable broth. Simple as that! Below you’ll find my adapted version of the recipe, as well as, as my commentary on making this dish. Enjoy! 

Cheers!

Jocelyn

PS – Check out Thug Kitchen’s newest cookbook, “Thug Kitchen Party Grub: For Social Motherf*ckers.”

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Vegan Enchilada Lasagna: Combining an Italian Favorite with Mexican Flavors

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I think I’ve mentioned that I am Italian so of course I LOVE pasta. During the holidays, my family eats lasagna, not just any ‘traditional’ holiday dish. My boyfriend and I also have a real hankering for Mexican flavors. When we visited LA this past year, I don’t think a day went by when one of us didn’t get something from a taco truck.

So how do you combine the best of both worlds? Easy. Make an enchilada lasagna. Many vegetarian recipes for this concept already exist online (but most call this a casserole); however, it’s a little harder to find a vegan version that lives up to your expectations – and that of your omnivore friends.

That’s why I’ve decided to share my tried and true version of this dish. The best part – it’s even better as leftovers or a pre-made dish made at the beginning of the week!

I hope you enjoy this recipe, as much as I enjoy eating it! Oh, and please feel free to share widely, just give me some credit or a link back. Thanks!

Enjoy!

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