Tag: maple syrup

Vegan walnut almond flax pancakes with minty mango maple coconut syrup

My latest “aha moment”…while watching Forks over Knives…in one scene where the doctor is teaching a patient how to shop for healthy foods, he says, “This is a Mango. Mango adds a beautiful flavor to food.” It was like my brain exploded. I love fresh mango…but when I see these greenish totally unripe versions of mango at the grocery store…I…

Vegan Japanese curry with oyster mushroom, winter greens, pumpkin and whole oat groats

Like most vegetarians, I wasn’t raised chomping on kale and quinoa. I grew up in a somewhat traditional midwestern kitchen, where meat was a staple and rarely seen without pasta, dumplings, breads, or potatoes of some variety. As a child I would only eat corn or cauliflower for vegetables…everything green was absolutely off limits. I would painstakingly pick out all…

Vegan Reese’s chocolate peanut butter eggs

While grocery shopping in Holland, I can usually find everything I need at the Albert Heijn, Dirk, or BioMarkt, though there are the occasional frankenfoods from the US that I crave with a vengeance. The foods/ingredients that I have missed while living abroad include: 1) Maple Syrup. This is abundant and cheap stateside, but here you can only find the organic, super fancy…

Guilt-free Raw Vegan Blondies and Brownies

Do you remember “helping” mommy make peanut butter cookies as a child? Such a special occasion!  Mommy has taken time away from her busy day to whip-up some cookies just for you (and you feel so loved). You watch mommy mix together all the ingredients, one by one, and then she uses the high speed electric mixer to blend it all together.…

For the love of vegan dark chocolate

How was your Valentine’s day? I hope it was incredible. I know mine was. Rather than cycle through bitter cold and snow to a crowded restaurant, hubby and I stayed in, made seitan and veggie pasta, watched The Big Bang Theory, and then made the easiest, most deliciously sexy dessert. Dark. DARK. chocolate. I got the recipe from my girlfriend,…