Tapatio Tofu Steaks

This recipe is a love letter to my teenage years.  Tapatio hot sauce has a cult following and I was a proud member.  I later graduated to salsa like a proper mexican, but being from East Los Angeles, Tapatio holds a place in my spicy heart.  I still always have a bottle in my pantry,… Continue reading Tapatio Tofu Steaks

Calamanza – Vegan Fall Pumpkin and Apple Spice Dessert Pots

This recipe had me using up that can of pumpkin puree from my pantry and then going out to get more.  It is a quick and healthier dessert that will satisfy your craving for pumpkin pie and apple pie this season. Served warm or at room temp, these are just what you’ve been craving this… Continue reading Calamanza – Vegan Fall Pumpkin and Apple Spice Dessert Pots

Vegan Italian Wedding Soup

I love soup.  The addition of gardein vegan meatballs makes this a quick complete meal. Feel free to omit them and use another brand or make your own.  Enjoy with a sprinkle of vegan parmesan or a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Ingredients 4 cups of fresh chopped spinach 2 large carrots peeled and diced 1… Continue reading Vegan Italian Wedding Soup

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

Salsa Macha

The Art of Making Salsa continues with a versatile, spicy, garlicky, toasted, delicious and addictive salsa known as Salsa Macha.  Unlike more popular mexican table salsas the base for this one is extra virgin olive oil, which doubles as a natural preservative and will make it shelf stable for up to one year.  It can… Continue reading Salsa Macha

Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Cashew Ice Cream Cake

When my family is craving something sweet, I love whipping up these fruity cashew based desserts.  They are made with whole ingredients that are healthy so I feel good about serving up a slice.  Vegan or not, everyone will love this one. Feel free to substitute the strawberries for 2 cups of diced mangos, blueberries,… Continue reading Vegan Strawberry Lemonade Cashew Ice Cream Cake