Good News, Everyone…

Hello Squirrel fans! I have a few announcements… First and foremost, Happy Blog-anniversary to The Auspicious Squirrel… it’s been 4 years! Wow! 🙂 When I started this blog I was on a journey, both on my path to veganism and on a path of self-awareness. I’m happy to say that I’ve been doing well on…

Farmer’s Market…

While speaking with a new neighbor, I realized that I haven’t tried out the farmer’s markets since I moved to California. I mean, really, if you live in California shouldn’t it be part of the required tour to go to a farmer’s market? Well, somehow I’ve let nearly two years go by and I had…

The Secret Ingredient Is…

Every so often, I’m in the mood to try out new and interesting recipes. While flipping through The 4-ingredient Vegan, I came across a recipe for BBQ Tempeh p.89 (online recipe). It sounded pretty good and it takes only 4 ingredients (tempeh, onions, bell peppers, and bbq sauce) to make! I thought that coleslaw would be…

Oh Yeah! Ravioli…

It’s no secret that broccoli is one of my favorite foods. So I was intrigued when I found this recipe, Ravioli with Broccoli in Coconut Sauce (p.76), in a new cookbook purchase, The 4-ingredient Vegan by Maribeth Abrams. What’s not to like? Coconut milk, broccoli, butternut squash ravioli, and peanuts. YUM! I made a small…

Seeded…

I had a neat idea for a photography experiment today. I have been mentioning lately that my grape tomatoes have been seeded, ie. the seeds have been removed. I thought it would be something fun to show in pictures. Hope you enjoy! 🙂 Until next time… ~nic

Fiori di Sicilia…

I purchased Fiori di Sicilia (“flowers of Sicily”) at a time when I was making bread daily. I had visions of veganizing Panettone one day. Then life threw me a curve ball and making bread daily just wasn’t something I wanted to do. Lately, I’ve been getting that old feeling again, the desire to play…

Calzone Made Easy: Pantry Style…

I recently made a calzone using a dough that made making pizzas or calzones easy peasy. It took no time at all to make the dough and it was ready to use immediately (no waiting for it to rise, etc.) When I made that set of caloznes, I had enough dough to make two more.…

Gingerbread…

Mmmmmm… Gingerbread. Lately, I’ve been having cravings left and right. Yesterday I had a major craving for gingerbread. Not the crunchy cookies, but the moist cake like bread. I’ve got a thing for molasses. 🙂 I found a great recipe for gingerbread in a cookbook called, The 100 Best Vegan Recipes by Kris Holechek. The…