Vegan Gourmet Seitan Sausage

Grilling season is around the corner and although vegan burgers are delicious, these spicy sausages will be a hit with vegans and non vegans. Ingredients Dry 1 1/4 cups vital wheat gluten 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 2 tsp fennel seeds 2 tsp smoked paprika 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp red pepper flakes 1 tsp oregano… Continue reading Vegan Gourmet Seitan Sausage

Lemon Quinoa and Rice Pilaf for Chiles Rellenos

Always trying to find things to stuff into my poblanos, this rice and quinoa mix goes really well with the smokiness of the roasted peppers. Ingredients 1 cup rinsed quinoa 1 cup rinsed rice 3 cups vegetable broth 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/2 medium onion diced 3 garlic cloves minced 2 – 3 tbsp… Continue reading Lemon Quinoa and Rice Pilaf for Chiles Rellenos

Crustless Vegan Quiche with Sauteed Leeks and Arugula

The base for this quiche is tofu, and when combined with baking powder, flour and nutritional yeast it becomes the perfect fluffy base for a vegan version. This recipe is versatile, feel free to substitute the arugula for spinach or kale and even chopped broccoli florets, the results are all delicious.  Tofu scramble is good,… Continue reading Crustless Vegan Quiche with Sauteed Leeks and Arugula

Mixiotes with Cauliflower and Potatoes in Guajillo Sauce

Mixiotes are traditionally cooked in the thin skin of the maguey leaves and feature meat as the main ingredient.  I love rustic dishes like this one, and I can never resist the urge to make them vegan.  Parchment paper is soaked in water to make it pliable and used to wrap the veggies and sauce… Continue reading Mixiotes with Cauliflower and Potatoes in Guajillo Sauce

Vegan Tamal de Cazuela / Rustic Baked Vegan Tamale

A few years back I ventured into the world of catering and the main item on my menu were tamales. Mia’s Tamales did pretty well, but it was work…a lot of work.  I prepared my own masa and offered a variety of fillings. Hard work paid off because those tamales had a pretty hefty following.… Continue reading Vegan Tamal de Cazuela / Rustic Baked Vegan Tamale

Chile con Leche / Chile and Milk Stew

One of my favorite food memories revolves around this rustic dish made with everyday staple ingredients.  I remember first trying this stew at a friend’s house, I was not vegan then so I was not worried about turning her food down.  She brought a pot with a stew of green chiles and potatoes cooked in… Continue reading Chile con Leche / Chile and Milk Stew

Sweet and Spicy Szechuan Lentil Bowl

With the exception of a few specialty ingredients, this dish easily comes together. These lentils are packed with the asian flavors that made me fall in love with chinese food.  It’s a vegan bowl of happiness and spice.  Here is the recipe guys! Ingredients 3 cups cooked green lentils 1 cup minced mushrooms 1 medium… Continue reading Sweet and Spicy Szechuan Lentil Bowl