Category Archives: Vegan

Meso-American Chocolate Beverage

Contains:  Nightshades.  Is:  Quick and easy, savory, vegetarian, vegan, keto.   This one may well be an acquired taste.  Simply:  be forewarned!  This is New World Aztec, Mayan, or Meso-American. The various pre-Columbian tribes and nations that occupied current-day Mexico … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Tricolor Quinoa Salad

Contains:  Nightshades (grape tomatoes)..  Is:  Vegetarian, vegan (if using avocado oil or EVOO instead of butter). A submission to a challenge at CookingBites.Com, where an essential ingredient has to be quinoa.  There are three quinoa colors – I decided to … Continue reading

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Braised Korean Tofu (Vegan): Dubu Jorim

Contains:  Soy. legumes, nightshades.  Is: Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free (if using tamari), quick and easy. This dish is not always vegetarian, but this rendition is, and I had all the ingredients (other than the tofu which I ran off to buy, … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Time – Stage 2, Sap into Syrup for Beginners & Small Scale Tapping

During this first year, I’ve learned most maple syrup folks decide to boil down their sap outdoors, or in dedicated sugar houses/huts.  This should be done at the outset – the humidity released is not really good at these levels … Continue reading

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Chinese Silken Tofu, Quick, Easy, Uncooked, Vegan

Contains:  Soy, legumes, nightshade seasoning.  Is:  Quick and easy, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, served room temperature. I had planned to make a different and pan-fried tofu recipe, but discovered I only had the silken (which I’d bought back when I planned … Continue reading

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Cooking Artichokes the Simple Way

Contains:  Nothing known to be allergen-problematic, depending on the dip.  Is:  Vegetarian, and depending on your dip, vegan.  Gluten-free, potentially Paleo, Whole30.  Easy. One of my favorite vegetables as a kid, and even now as an adult, is the artichoke.   … Continue reading

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New World Tamales – Vegan: Beans, Squash and Arbol Chilis

Contains:  Legumes, nightshades, grains (corn).  Is: Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free.   For this recipe, and for the turkey tomato tamales, my goal was to make them with pre-Columbian New World ingredients (but using modern methods and modern developments of such ingredients).    There … Continue reading

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Roasted Baby Asian Eggplant/Aubergine and Fennel

Contains:  Nightshades.   Is:  Vegetarian, vegan, paleo, Whole30, gluten-free, quick and easy.   There’s also a bit of radish in here, as well as scallion (green onion).  This dish was made as a side (for the braised goat shoulder dish) but could … Continue reading

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Eggplant / Aubergine Steaks with Farro and a Pomegranate Molasses Tahini Sauce (Vegan)

Contains:  Gluten, nightshades.  Is:  Vegetarian, vegan.   This is a recipe I made in order to create something for a Cookingbites recipe challenge.  The ingredient to be used was tahini.  So, here’s a sauce, and the meal I created to use … Continue reading

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Dehydrating Summer Squash / Courgette Chips, Onions, and (again) Grape or Cherry Tomatoes

Contains:  Potential nightshades, read carefully.   Is:  Vegetarian, vegan, paleo, Whole30, homesteading, Putting Food By! You can use your oven, but temperatures, especially at the low range needed for dehydration, can be iffy – but instead of not dehydrating at all … Continue reading

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