Vegan Meatballs With Rice and Peas Smothered in Tomato Sauce

Growing up Italian, I always loved meatballs. As a matter of fact, my childhood nickname was meatball because that was all I would eat. Now all I eat are vegan meatballs. I still haven't found an egg replacer that mimics eggs well enough to really hold a meatball together, but this comes pretty close. I think the oil from the walnuts help and I used flax eggs to bind and add structure. You can find a full list of vegan egg substitutes [Read more...]

Pasta Frittata with Corn & Mushrooms & Serendipity

Pasta Frittata with Corn & Mushrooms August 18 - National Serendipity Day It was one of those days. I was in a bad place. My life as I knew it felt over and I didn't know what to do so I went to the movies. It was such a happenstance that I choose the movie "Forks Over Knives." I hadn't read any reviews about it but as I was pondering my choices in front of the movie marquee, I noticed it was … [Read more...]

Vegan Mushroom Risotto & Dear President Obama – You Can Save The Planet By Not Eating Meat

 Vegan Mushroom Risotto An Open Letter To President Obama Dear President Obama: Congratulations on being the 44th President of the United States. I loved your Inauguration speech and yes we can save the planet!   Please be a shining example for all mankind that you are serious about the need to act on climate change. You can begin by having the courage to take on the politics of meat.  A plethora of science analyzing the impacts on the earth from livestock farming has concluded that … [Read more...]

Tamarind Tofu and Mushroom Stir-Fry


I can't believe it has only been one week since I went vegan! It has really been difficult because of my busy schedule, a root canal and finding food options out there in the "real world" but I'll start with yesterday. My Godchild turned one this weekend and the birthday party was amazing. The menu was barbecue chicken & ribs and a carrot cake with cream … [Read more...]