Roasted Pepper & "Feta" Pizza

Featuring bell pepper made two ways...
And the fabulous feta cheese!  I swear, this stuff tastes like the Tofutti Herbed Cream Cheese.  Weird.  But good.

Pizzapizzapizza for me!  (And you, if you make it)

Adapted from Simply Scratch

For the sauce, blend:
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/2 roasted red bell pepper
Fresh basil and oregano
1/2 cup sauteed onion
1 clove sauteed garlic

Spread onto a pizza crust, top with bell peppers cooked in a panini press, feta, and fresh oregano leaves.  Cook until heated through.


Very Full Burritos with Salsa and "Feta"

Wraps are so frustrating to photograph... sorry.. (it doesn't help that I was hungry!)
I promise you, though, these were excellent.  Filling, flavourful, and just messy enough.

Adapted from Oh She Glows

On a panini press, cook sliced onions and mushrooms with some chopped garlic.

Mix with heated:
  • diced & cooked potato
  • black beans
  • chopped basil & parsley
  • nooch
  • paprika

Pile into a wrap, and top with feta and salsa


What's Up In My Kitchen - Recipe Round-Up (Finally!)

Ok, go glance at this article.  It will make you smile.

Blended chia pudding: if you don't like the texture of chia pudding, just blend it!  Makes all of the lumps go away, and it has the texture of yogurt.  Here, topped with piles of granola.

Made a batch of tofu feta.  Only this stuff is better than your normal tofu feta, because it's a LOT firmer.  Changes: 1/3 cup agar flakes, 3 tbsp olive oil (I ran out).  Wow, this stuff was good on a salad!
Pancakes... Mmmm... Sans frosting and raisins (which I left out and added a few pepitas), these make 2 292 calorie servings.  And the servings are HUGE!  I wanted to make the frosting, but forgot to chill my can of coconut cream... :(
Roasted Veggie Salsa - my first shot at homemade salsa.  I would recommend using less lime juice, but otherwise I loved this recipe.  Oh, and I used hatch chilis instead of jalapenos.  Because I have ALWAYS wanted to use those things...
Quinoa/Adzuki bacon.  Dang, this stuff smelled SO good in the oven.  Changed: cooked the beans, cooked up 1/3 cup quinoa to replace the buckwheat, Italian seasoning instead of thyme, and no oil.  It was a bit crumbly, but that was OK by me.
As for lunches... well, I've made a wrap with peaches, basil, lettuce, avocado, and sugar free blackberry jelly - yum!  Lots of fruit!

My other wrap has been peaches (can you tell I like peaches?) with the tofu feta, bacon, lettuce, and avocado.  Again, yum!  (adapted from Iowa Girl Eats)

Another new b-fast food: banana bread in a bowl.  Blendm, let sit for 45 minutes or so, and it's like ice-cream for breakfast.  Did I mention you should top it with chocolate (which turned out very good, by the way!)
 Salad dressing!  Good for using up a surplus of basil... Fat free and creamy basil blast for your salad!
And, finally, 100% whole wheat strawberry pepita muffins (adapted from Chocolate and Carrots)!  Mix:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tbsp + 1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup pepitas
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup stevia baking blend
1 cup almond milk
1 tbsp apple cider or white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup chopped frozen strawberries
Pour into muffin tins and bake (I have only a mini muffin pan - this made 24 muffins, 250 calories for 7 muffins.  Bake for about 17 minutes for mini muffins, probably 27 for regular)


Beany Salad

Adapted from Vegan Belle
  • Lettuce (arugula + iceburg)
  • Black beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Avocado
  • Croutons (dice bread and stick it in the oven until dry and crisp.  Yup, it's that easy!)
  • Carrot sticks


Veg-ful Soup

Do you have an abundance of fresh herbs & veggies?

If yes, this soup is for you!  If no... this soup is for you!  Yay!..

Adapted from EarthBalance

Corn (fresh)
Green beans
Frozen peas

Vegetable/veg chicken bouillon
Fresh basil, parsley, and oregano

Great northern beans
Yukon potatoes or pasta (I attempted the dumplings... didn't work too well...)
Corn starch slurry
Seitan chicken (minus the oil, baked at 350 until poofy)


Rice, Chickpea, Lettuce Salad

You want dinner.  And you want it NOW!
I'm sure we've all been there.

Salad to the rescue!

Adapted from Cookie and Kate

  • Lettuce (iceburg + arugula)
  • chickpeas
  • carrot curls (made with a vegetable peeler)
  • cooked brown rice
  • feta (LINKY HERE)
Dressing here - minus the oil, and use tofu in place of yogurt.


Weeeeird Pizza #2

Tofu fingers.. on a pizza?  Sure!
It actually worked out really well.  Quite intense goodness!

Adapted from Veg-Bergers

First, make some mini tofu logs, about as big as your pinky.  In one bowl, mix 1/3 cup soy milk with 1 tbsp dijon mustard.  In another bowl, mix 1/2 cup cornmeal, paprika, thyme, basil, and oregano.  Dip the tofu in the milk, then coat with cornmeal.  Bake in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes, until firm.
Spread a pizza crust (cooked for a few minutes in the oven) with tomato sauce (from a can), and sprinkle with nooch.  Top with broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, orange pieces, and tofu.  Bake for 20 minutes at 350, until broccoli is cooked.  Serve with ketchup, incase the tofu falls off. ;)


Herby Soup

Somanyfreshherbs.  Yay!
Adapted from Taste of Home

  • Celery (I'm trying to make myself like celery... here goes!)
  • Onion
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • LOTS of fresh oregano and basil
  • dried thyme
  • veggie chicken bouillon
  • A few drops butter extract
  • Brown rice
  • White beans
  • Seitan
  • Corn starch slurry


Zesty Sweet Potato Burgers

I honestly think that these are some of the best burgers I have ever made. 
Bursting with flavour...

And full of veggies!

Adapted from Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes

Blend until smooth:
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled, cubed, and boiled until tender
  • 1 cup crimini mushrooms (~5), sauteed
  • 2 dates
  • 1 lime, peeled
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • Chipotle powder
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Cumin
Mix with 1/4 cup millet, cooked, and a handful of pepitas. Shape into patties, and bake at 350 for 20 minutes or so, until firm. Serve on buns with ketchup and pickles.