• Food,  Reviews

    Hearts of Palm Po’ Boys

    I tried out Rabbit and Wolves’ Vegan Hearts of Palm Po’ Boys. Please read on to see what I thought of it. Lately I’ve been trying to become more acquainted with classic American foods (see vegan meatloaf). During my research I came across something I’ve never heard of before, a po’ boy. What is a po’ boy? It’s a sandwich from Louisiana that’s typically made with meat or seafood, lettuce, tomato, pickles, a creamy sauce, and all on a French baguette. I’m not sure where the name comes from, but the ingredients list made it still worth trying in the kitchen. I ended up at one of my favorite blogs,…

  • Food,  Recipes

    Summer Risotto with Corn, Tomatoes, and Basil

    Got extra summer produce? Try this fresh and delicious vegan summer risotto with corn, tomatoes, and basil. It’s velvety and creamy without any dairy due to the starches in the short-grain Arborio rice. This dish needs a bit of tending to, but the results are worth it! Visual Instructions for Summer Risotto Start by gathering your ingredients and doing the prep work for them such as warming the broth and chopping the vegetables. Soffritto Melt the vegan butter over a large pan on medium heat. Once it starts to bubble, add the onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to your taste. Cook until the edges of the onion…

  • Food,  Recipes

    Vegan Caprese Salad

    Vegan caprese salad, the perfect quick and easy summer appetizer or side salad!There are typically only three main ingredients: tomatoes, basil, and cheese.Each coinciding with one of the colors on the Italian flag. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Since there are so few ingredients, freshness is key to making this simple dish absolutely delicious! Tomatoes ๐Ÿ… If you’re growing tomatoes in your garden, you’re gonna really see their flavor shine with this recipe.If you don’t grow tomatoes and don’t have a friend/family member/neighbor who is, then please try to go to a farmer’s market for some fresh tomatoes. It really makes a difference! Otherwise, I suppose you can settle for the ripest tomatoes you…

  • Food,  Recipes

    Summer BBQ 2019

    I wanted to share some photos of a few dishes I brought to a 2019 summer BBQ. Who said vegans couldn’t participate in the summer celebrations? Check out the photos below for some summer BBQ inspiration. I wasn’t hosting the party, but I sure did bring enough for everyone to eat! Grilled Corn It’s easy, cheap, and everyone loves it! Make it vegan with Earth Balance instead of traditional butter. Add a spritz of lime and a dash of chili powder for extra zing! Mushroom Steaks For when you want something a bit “meatier” than just veggies.Marinate the mushrooms in balsamic vinegar and garlic, then grill and top with chimichurri.…

  • Food,  Garden

    Fruity Finds

    Fruity finds, the wonderful and edible gifts of nature. My significant other and I are very fortunate that the previous owner of our property was also a gardener, or at least a lover of fruits. We’ve found that there are mature fig trees, apple trees, a large grape trellis, and even a few blackberry bushes! Read on for pictures of the different kinds of fruits I’ve found on our land. Blackberries – Late Spring I love blackberries, they have the perfect ratio of tartness and sweetness. They’re probably the healthiest conventional fruit due to the highly pigmented anthocyanins. If I pick enough of these little babies, I might be able…

  • Food,  Recipes

    Cucumber Salad

    Need a quick and easy summer recipe? Try out this simple, delicious, and refreshing cucumber salad. It’s a great way to keep cool when it’s hot out. Plus, you get to use up all those extra cucumbers from your summer garden! My mom has always made variations of this salad for me while I was growing up. I think she was inspired by a sushi restaurant that we regularly frequented which had a similar salad, sunomono salad. Read on to see detailed instructions on how to create this delicious cucumber salad! Visual Instructions for Cucumber Salad Ingredients 2 cucumbers, preferably from your garden half of a large red onion rice…

  • Beyond Burger vegan meatloaf
    Food,  Recipes,  Reviews

    Beyond Burger Vegan Meatloaf

    The other night I made a Beyond Burger Vegan Meatloaf, and it was so good! “Wait a minute….vegan meatloaf?? I thought vegans don’t eat meat?!” Well, we do eat meat, just not the animal based kind. ๐Ÿ˜‰This vegan meatloaf is made out of Beyond Burger patties, which closely mimics the taste and texture of traditional animal-based ground beef. “Why not just make a chickpea or lentil loaf like every other vegan?” I’ve already tried a few of those recipes and they ended up too dry and obviously lentil tasting. Plus my significant other is not the biggest fan of legumes. Sad, yes I know. So what is a vegan to…

  • wrapped Impossible Whopper
    Food,  Reviews

    Impossible Whopper Review

    It’s finally here, folks. Burger King just released the Impossible Whopper nationwide to its 7200 stores. This is my first time trying out the Impossible burger patty, so let’s see how it holds up to the hype! But first… What is the Impossible Whopper? The Impossible Whopper is a burger made with a patty created by Impossible Foods. This patty is 100% plant-based, which means that it contains no animal flesh or animal by-products. For example, some of the key ingredients include soy and potato protein, coconut and sunflower oils, and special ingredient heme. If you’d like to know the nutritional information on the entire Impossible Whopper, Burger King provides…