Thai Top Ten: Vegan Restaurant Review

Thai Top Ten is one of my family’s favorite restaurants in our area. Located in The Creeks shopping center in an unassuming strip mall across the street from Virginia Center Commons in north Henrico, they serve omni friendly fare, but they do have vegan options as well. The key here is to let your serverContinue reading “Thai Top Ten: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Vegan Egg Rolls: Air Fried!

A few months ago, my daughter expressed some curiosity about making fried spring rolls at home. Knowing that you can buy pre-made vegan egg roll wraps in the store, we decided to try our hand at making them.The twist? We used the air fryer!  Soon after our first successful attempt, our air fryer broke. AfterContinue reading “Vegan Egg Rolls: Air Fried!”

Vegan One Dish Chorizo Rice with Peppers and Onions

During my last trip to Kroger, I was lucky enough to find a huge bargain. They marked down their Simple Truth vegan chorizo sausage links to 45 cents. That is not a typo! Of course, I bought some. These pack a whopping 27g of plant-based protein per sausage. I’ve never tried this seitan chorizo before,Continue reading “Vegan One Dish Chorizo Rice with Peppers and Onions”

Vegan Dilly Potato Salad

With spring beginning to come into full swing and vaccinations increasing,  I’m dreaming of the possibility of outdoor gatherings again. Whenever I think about potluck meals, I think of potato salad.  If you are a fan of German potato salad, you will love this vinegar dressing based version.  I’ve never met a potato I didn’tContinue reading “Vegan Dilly Potato Salad”

Will Eating Tofu Make Men Grow Boobs? And Other Mysteries of Soy

Tofu isn’t sexy, manly, or exciting, apparently. My husband avoids soy products like the plague, fearing the effects of the estrogens in tofu and soymilk. It doesn’t matter how much evidence I provide to the contrary. The old myths stick, even though soy products are actually in many of the processed foods we eat. However,Continue reading “Will Eating Tofu Make Men Grow Boobs? And Other Mysteries of Soy”

Vegan Chickpea “Chicken” Salad

Oh, behold the versatility of the chickpea! Where would vegans be without them? Of course they turn into delicious hummus, but you can also mash them to become a nice substitute for chicken. Much like the recipes I’ve shared for Vegan Tuna Salad and my Buffalo Chickpea Salad, this one is the same method, justContinue reading “Vegan Chickpea “Chicken” Salad”

Vegan Spanish Rice

The other day I had a craving for this most delicious side dish at Mexican restaurants. Unfortunately, most restaurants make this with chicken broth, and I really wanted to create a vegan version. I also wanted to add some substance to this dish, so adding more texture with diced onions and tomatoes was purposeful. TheContinue reading “Vegan Spanish Rice”

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday! We are on the Outer Banks of NC still, but leaving tomorrow. This is a trip that almost didn’t happen. Maybe it shouldn’t have happened. But we’re here. Just our immediate family in our quarantine cluster, and we traveled by car. It’s been our tradition for over 30 years,Continue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”

What Came First: The Chicken or the Vegan Egg?

Yeah. That answer should be obvious. I know… this groaner of a title was a cheap trick to get you to read my post. But, seriously, let’s talk about egg substitutes! Of the things I miss most being vegan, it’s definitely not meat. I’ve never been the type to crave a steak. (Well, at leastContinue reading “What Came First: The Chicken or the Vegan Egg?”

Going Old School Vegan: Lentil Pasta Sauce

I’ve mentioned before that I’m growing weary of meat substitutes. Although I love that there are so many available on the market, at times, I worry that making these the center of my diet is taking me away from one of the very reasons I chose to go vegan in the first place: eating healthy.Continue reading “Going Old School Vegan: Lentil Pasta Sauce”