Focaccia with Garlic, Onions, Herbs and Grapes…

While I have pizza-like food on the brain… I thought I’d post a meal I had sometime last week… remember that potato-kale soup?… well for ‘clean up’ night, I reheated the soup, made a salad, and made some focaccia with the olive oil dough… Since I’ve been mentioning the olive oil dough quite a bit…

Clean-up Night… Part I (Pasta)

Usually clean-up night means a buffet of leftovers that may or may not go together and possibly something newly made to round out the meal. This time however, it meant clean-up of produce and every thing was newly made. What I had on hand that I wanted to use up: romaine carrots green beans cucumbers…

Science is Fun! (bread)

I’ve mentioned previously how much I love this technique for making bread from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. So I’m finally going to show you some of the process. How-to in pictures! The ingredients here are for the Limpa Swedish Bread that I had in the dough bucket recently. Limpa Swedish Bread is…

the auspicious squirrel and the experimental soup…

Keep Track of Produce and Waste Less Yesterday was Produce Wednesday, so today I went through my fridge to make sure I was using up everything in the ‘right’ order. I’m kind of anal-retentive when it comes to dating my produce. When I bring home produce, I write on my calendar when I believe it…

Falafel w/ Roasted Veggies

I was listening to vegan.com’s ‘VegTalk – Oprah’s Vegan 21-Day Challenge‘ podcast a few weeks back. Being new to veganism myself, I hoped it would help my transition go a bit smoother and give me some tips. I really enjoyed Erik Marcus’s friendly and helpful podcasts. On ‘Day #13 – Convenience Foods’, he mentioned Fantastic…

What to do with eggplant?

A few days ago I was trying to decide what to do with eggplant. I came across a recipe in The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen by Donna Klein that sounded good called Rotelle with Mixed Summer-Vegetable Sauce on pg.119. It has onions, garlic, eggplant, zucchini, red bell peppers and tomatoes, yummy. It turned out awesome, it’s…

Bread, specifically artisan bread

I recently came across a great cookbook called Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois. Most of the breads are vegan and make amazing bread. I have not had to buy bread in several months thanks to this awesome technique. It is also great not to have to stand…