The Best Vegan Collard Greens

I wasn’t really a fan of cooked greens until I was an adult. It’s a crime of epic proportions to have missed out on a childhood of this delicious Southern dish when, in fact, I did grow up in “the South.” I didn’t really start to like these until I met my husband! Even backContinue reading “The Best Vegan Collard Greens”

Happy Veganuary!

I actually have a few friends participating this year. What’s Veganuary, you ask? It’s a movement to get people to try eating vegan for the month of January. It’s a great way to ease into this lifestyle. Brian May, guitarist for Queen, did this last year, and he loved it so much, he never stopped.Continue reading “Happy Veganuary!”

Vegan Vegetable Soup with Farro

It’s finally fall! Like really fall! Which means it’s soup season. I have revamped my usual vegetable soup recipe, and I’m ready to share! Even my teenagers love this, and they have requested it repeatedly. Because let’s face it: there’s nothing that says comfort like homemade vegetable soup! I think the key to making aContinue reading “Vegan Vegetable Soup with Farro”

Vegan Greek Style Green Beans

One of the things I’ve missed this year in Richmond, the city of summer festivals, is the Greek Festival. Obviously, it was canceled due to Covid. And although there are fewer things to enjoy there now that I’m vegan, I still love the green beans!  Since I love to try to recreate dishes I loveContinue reading “Vegan Greek Style Green Beans”

Vegan Chili Verde

We had one of those nights last week when I couldn’t figure out what we were going to have for dinner. None of the suggestions I made suited my teenager. And then I peeked in the pantry for ideas and spotted a jar of Trader Joe’s salsa verde, and that’s when inspiration struck. Sure, itContinue reading “Vegan Chili Verde”

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”

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

This has quickly become a staple recovery smoothie for me, combining the sweetness of chocolate and banana, the protein of a vegan protein powder and plant based milk, and the goodness that is peanut butter. I simply don’t tire of the combination. Here’s my recipe: Ingredients: 1 cup Silk 10g protein milk (plain, vanilla, orContinue reading “Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie”

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”