Sharing my own vegan recipes, and recommending vegan recipes by others that are exceptional, so that age old question, "What's for Dinner?" does not cause you to bite all your nails off and pull out all your now gray hairs. Going vegan shouldn't be scary. I'll hold your hand as you walk through the valley of the shadow of meat, you will fear no evil, for I am with you; my spatula and my nootch, they comfort you.
Good morning, reader(s)! I'm running on not enough sleep. Yet again, I made the wonderful decision to stay up reading til 3 am. What could possibly go wrong? I have this feeling that something usually does go wrong on 5 hours sleep, but I can't remember any of these times specifically, probably because I was too tired for my memory to work properly on those days, so I just go on thinking 'nothing goes wrong, stay up in the sweet silence Beth! No one is around! No one is asking for a tissue or a drink!' Anyway, FOOD. Here is a recipe that I tried last week and I am happy to report it is a new favorite! (click) It's called Tomato Cocounut Soup with Spiced Chick Peas, and is influenced by Indian cuisine. I would have bet all my money that the 7 yr old who does NOT like tomato soup (or who thinks she does not like tomato soup) would have turned her nose up at this dish, but it's a good thing we're not gamblin' folk, cause I'da been broke. She ate it without so much as the beginnings of a frown playing on the corners of her mouth. So, one must infer that either her "dislike" of other tomato soups I've made is imaginary (yes, she is absolutely delusional when it comes to food sometimes. She'll angrily insist she does NOT like a food, after eating it most happily the week prior, stating that she never said she liked it, I'm remembering wrong.) OR that she likes THIS recipe for tomato soup, and it was pretty pretty tasty.
So I've tried to make this recipe numerous ways, and have recently found a way that works to my satisfaction. As a vegan, one of my biggest missed foods is breakfast sandwiches. There's just something so homey and wonderful about a bacon egg and cheese sandwich, yet I don't want to buy any of those things. So I came across this recipe (click) for mini quiches, and while it tasted good, it was impossible to get them out of the muffin tin and we ended up with little piles of "quiche." Actually, that's a REALLY good thing to call someone who has just pissed you off without getting vulgar, 'why you little pile of quiche!' But I digress.