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”

Vegan Tuna Salad

With the prevalence of vegan meat substitutes emerging on the market right now, it’s easy to shift a plant-based diet to these convenient, highly processed protein sources. But more and more frequently, I find myself wanting to cut back on these, and go back to consuming more recognizable ingredients. Sure, I won’t completely give upContinue reading “Vegan Tuna Salad”

Vegan Goodness: Gravy Edition

Besides cheese and my mom’s potato soup, what is one thing I have mourned the loss of since eating vegan? I missed gravy. I am the gravy maker for our big Thanksgiving meals. I am adept at creating this magical potion to add deliciousness to the most ordinary foods. It’s more of an art thanContinue reading “Vegan Goodness: Gravy Edition”

Best thing since sliced bread? Homemade instead.

Is your grocery store out of bread? Here’s a way to make it yourself! How is your COVID-19 quarantine going? It’s day two. I’ve prepped all that I can. Kids are getting instruction on how school will proceed remotely. My husband is set up to work from home. And I’m waiting for my next opportunityContinue reading “Best thing since sliced bread? Homemade instead.”

Farro. What’s that?

Farro Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette Farro has quickly become one of my favorite whole grains. It has a chewy texture and nutty flavor that lends itself well to all kinds of dishes, but I especially love it as a base for salads, making an excellent backdrop for all kinds of veggies. The variety most oftenContinue reading “Farro. What’s that?”

Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Bisque

It’s officially soup season! They are predicting winter weather early next week for Virginia! Can you believe it? So it’s time to dust off those favorite soup recipes! As I continue my vegan journey, I’m searching for ways to “veganize” my favorite dishes. I tried this on a whim. The secret ingredient that makes thisContinue reading “Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Bisque”

Vegan Chili

As summer comes to an end, despite the multiple resurgences here in Virginia, we are finally beginning to feel the temperatures drop! It’s perfect chili weather. This is a recipe I have perfected over the years, and one I was using long before I became vegan. I’ve brought it to many a pot luck, andContinue reading “Vegan Chili”