Whole Wheat Braided Bread

Whole Wheat Braided Bread Closeup

A healthy and delicious whole wheat bread braided and then topped with six different seeds. Can you guess them all from the photo above?

Yam and Bean Soup

Yam and Bean Soup

The house was filled with the scent of sage, yams, and thyme as this soup cooked. It smelled delicious, and tasted even better. My wife and I gobbled it up and went back for seconds. Maybe make a double batch, so you can bring some for lunch.

Apple Leather

Apple Leather

I used to love eating fruit rollups as a kid. The problem is they are filled with a lot more than fruit including things I didn’t want to eat like the added chemicals and sugar. It turns out making them at home is easy. I thought a dehydrated was required, but it is easier done in an oven.

Colorful Plate

colorful dinner

The colorful and delicious plate above was one of the many tasty plates I ate over the thanksgiving weekend.

Roasting Veggies

Roasting Veggies

If you’ve been reading this blog for a little while, you will have noticed I liked roasting veggies. (Veggie Roast, Roasted Veggies) This time I used a cast iron griddle to add the grill marks.

Review: Braga Farms Organic Nuts

Braga Farms Organic Nuts

I’ve been using a bunch of raw nuts lately in my cooking. I have found that the local stores didn’t always have a great selection and sometimes were expensive. Then I found Braga Farms.

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie

Do you like chocolate and strawberries? Like smoothies? You will love this one. I was in the mood for something chocolate, but wanted to to be healthy. This smoothie was created. Let me know if you make it.

Pumpkin Pie Donut

Pumpkin Donuts
These little donuts were baked and are full of pumpkin goodness. Pumpkin pie in donut form! Give these tasty treats a try. They are sure to brighten up your morning.

Amaranth Spinach Flatbread

Spinach Amaranth Flat Bread

Since reading about Amaranth a few weeks ago, I have been eager to try it out. It is a very nutritious grain*. It has lots of protein, fiber, and amino acids. It’s very tasty too!

Easy Southwestern Rice

Easy Southwestern Rice

I was inspired to make this rice after reading several recipes about making meals in a rice maker. We both really love the flavor of this dish. The salsa was such an easy way to add a lot of flavor to the rice. Did I mention it was really easy too? Less than five minutes of prep time. Next time I will try adding some pinto beans.

Simple Pumpkin Soup

Simple Pumpkin Soup

Inspired by all of the recent Recipe Redux posted with fresh pumpkin, I made a quick and tasty soup.

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Bread

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Bread

This whole wheat bread is dense and full of flavor. It is also easy to make with the bread machine. It’s delicious plain or with a nut butter like peanut butter. If you want to take it up a notch, try apple butter on top!

Healthy Breakfast

Healthy Vegan Breakfast

I love spoiling my wife with a fancy breakfast whenever possible. She loves my tofu scramble, and we are both addicted to kale lately. The above was born in less than 30 minutes.

Baked Apple Cinnamon Chips

Baked Apple Cinnamon Chips

When people think of fall foods, they usually think of pumpkins and squash, but I think of apples. In Minnesota, fall is apple harvesting time. Over the past few weeks I’ve been given three grocery bags of apples. Our house smells so delicious as I work through the apples making tastiness.

Banana Bread With Walnuts

Banana Bread

I love banana bread, so I intentionally buy more bananas than I can eat in a week, so I have some left over to make this tasty bread. The bread is moist and delicious. I used to hate nuts in my bread, but have grown to love them. The walnuts provide a healthy crunch. What’s your favorite extra in banana bread?

Crispy Cinnamon Tortillas

Crispy Cinnamon Tortillas
I used to make these when I was a kid. They are a great way to take advantage of almost stale or stale tortillas rather than throwing them out. A few minutes in the oven turns them into a delicious, crunchy treat.

Orange Cream Smoothie

Orange Cream Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is creamy and tasty. It’s also very easy to make, and dare I say it, healthy. If you like oranges, you should try this smoothie.

Black Bean Groundnut Stew

Black Bean Groundnut Stew

Groundnut stew is a delicious and thick stew which is peanut based. It is an extremely common dish in Ghana and the surrounding countries in Africa. I had never had food from West Africa until I made this. It was great!

Pear Apple Crisp

Pear Apple Crisp

Apple crisp is a tasty dessert. I started making it the other day and realized I had too many pears and not enough apples, so I modified the recipe slightly to include them. The result was tasty!

Kale Chips

Kale Chips

I’ve read about kale chips several times now, and I saw the rave reviews they have gotten. They seemed like a tasty way to get more kale into my mouth.

Cashew Alfredo Sauce

Cashew Alfredo Sauce

My wife loves Alfredo sauce, so when I discovered how delicious and versatile cashew cream could be I knew what I had to do. This sauce has all of the flavor of a dairy based Alfredo, but with 75% less saturated fat. The texture of this sauce is smooth, thick, and it clings to the noodles well. Did I mention it is also really tasty?

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Our local co-op makes delicious cookies with cranberries, nuts, and oatmeal. At a $1.39 each it was getting to be an expensive habit, so I tried my hand at making them myself.

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

This soup is thick and hearty thanks to a secret ingredient -- cashew cream. The carrot and ginger flavors are both prominent. The Italian parsley is a beautiful compliment to the soup both in color and flavor. So very tasty!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Delicious fresh pumpkin pie in a glass – smoothie style. Yum! All of the delicious spices and flavors of pie in less than ten minutes. Who needs the crust? This smoothie is tasty!

Cashew Cream

Cashew Cream

Cashew cream is an amazing thing. It is thick and flavorful and can be used in so many recipes. I believe it originally came from the raw food movement, and is a better replacement to dairy cream. No cholesterol and less fat with a rich flavor.

Pan “Fried” Tempeh

Pan "Fried" Tempeh

If you haven’t tried tempeh yet, you really should. It is tasty and nutritious. One our favorite kinds is Lightlife Organic Garden Veggie Tempeh. One of these days we’ll get adventurous and make our own, but for now we’ll keep buying it at the co-op.

Strawberry Lime Sorbet

Strawberry Lime Sorbet

This sorbet tastes as amazing as it looks. It is also quick and easy to make – only three ingredients! This is my new favorite sorbet made with the vita-mix. Thanks to the generous amounts of strawberries, the texture is thick and smooth. The lime’s tanginess works well with the tart/sweetness from the strawberries. We opted not to add sweetener. If you like it sweet, add a few tablespoons of agave.

Cheese Enchilada

Cheese Enchilada

I opened the fridge looking for dinner options. The package of daiya cheese called out to me, so I grabbed it and the package of tortillas. Enchiladas came to mind.

Review: Sweet & Spicy Carrot Bisque

Spicy Carrot Soup

I found out about this recipe over on Vegalicious. The recipe won Best Soup in Vegetarian Times’ 2011 Chef Challenge.

Chocolate Ganache Torte

Chocolate Ganache Torte

I found this recipe on foodgawker. It is seriously some of the best chocolate I have ever had. I was skeptical when I read the description, but I went and bought the ingredients anyways.

Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries

Do you like chili? How about fries? Put them together and toss on some cheese. Wow! Very tasty and easy to make. This is one of my favorites.

Roasted Veggies

Roasted Veggies

I love roasting veggies. It is an easy way to get something really tasty without a lot of effort. It is also a great way to use a lot of veggies before they start to go bad.

Kale and Carrots on Ramen Noodles

Kale and Carrots on Pan Fried Noodles

I was inspired to make this after reading this post. She talked about making ramen fancy. My favorite ramen is when they pan fry it to crispiness.

Kabsa - Arabian Peninsula Rice Dish

Kabsa

Kabsa or Kabseh is a rice dish similar to biryani. It is commonly regarded as the national dish in Saudi Arabia and very popular in the other Persian Gulf states such as Bahrain and Kuwait. This is my interpretation of Kabsa for the “Cook Around the Globe” challenge – Arabian Peninsula. Be adventurous and try this recipe!

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Whole Wheat Pancakes with Raspberries

I had been craving pancakes for a few days, and when I saw a tweet about making pancakes I knew what I had to do – pancakes for dinner! I looked around the internet for recipes and found a couple that I combined to create these. They are surprisingly fluffy for being 100% whole wheat.

Spicy Hashbrowns

Spicy Hashbrowns

This really hit the spot tonight. Hashbrowns are great by themselves, but with the salsa the taste has more depth. It is spicy and savory with crisp hashbrowns and small pieces of left over vegan tenders. Just before it finishes cooking on the griddle, add hot salsa. Then cook for a few more minutes until crispy again. My wife couldn’t believe I only added salsa. She thought for sure I added lots of spices. Sometimes simple is the best solution. I love how the house smells like salsa and hashbrowns now. Tasty!

Tasty Vegan Breakfast

Tasty Vegan Breakfast

I made this breakfast for my wife this morning. She is so spoiled! I started with some hashbrowns on the skillet. After the hashbrowns cooked, I drained a can of black beans and mixed in some salsa. I cooked those on the same skillet until the liquid was gone. Served with some watermelon and asian pear with a glass of fresh orange juice to wash it down. Tasty!

Sautéed Spinach with Garlic

Spinach and Garlic

A quick way to get some dark leafy greens into your meal. We just ate this spinach with tempeh. Tasty!

Pistachio Butter

Pistachio Butter
This is my entry for the September The Recipe Redux. The theme this month is "Dressing for Success" - condiments, spreads, and salad dressings. The goal is to make a regular recipe more healthy by incorporating more whole foods, less saturated fat, etc.

Rosemary Olive Bread

Rosemary Olive Bread

I originally saw this bread via a tweet from VeganPatriot talking about a recipe on happyherbivore. VeganPatriot had modified it to work in his bread machine. It sounded really delicious. I went straight to the store and bought some rosemary, and set about making it myself.

Veggie Roast

Veggie Roast

The temperature has come down and the farmer’s markets are bursting with tasty veggies. A perfect time to roast with the oven. This recipe takes a few minutes of prep and a while to bake, but while baking the whole house will smell great!

Berry Smoothie

Berry Smoothie

This smoothie is tasty and refreshing. The four berries compliment each other nicely and the yogurt adds a subtle creaminess. The carrots and flaxseed are hidden by the other flavors; I added them for extra nutrition.

Yellow Watermelon

Yellow Watermelon
When thinking of summer and fruit, a tasty watermelon comes to mind dripping with juice. They usually come in red as you are probably imaging right now, but did you know they also come in yellow and white? I’ve never seen white, that would be neat!

Dinner at Pizza Luce Restaurant

My wife and I were feeling lazy tonight, so we decided to do some takeout. We called Pizza Luce and placed our order.
Pizza Luce Mock Muffeleta

VegEZ: Crispy Tofu with Cilantro Relish

Crispy Tofu with Cilantro Relish

My wife and I enjoy watching VegEZ on DeliciousTV. Toni Fiore shows how to make delicious, healthy vegan food. Last night, I made her Crispy Tofu with Cilantro Relish. Wow! It was so tasty.

Gardein Crispy Tenders

Gardein Crispy Tenders

We used to buy Gardein crispy tenders at Costco before they quit carrying them. The local co-op still has them though. We like them as a quick dinner when we were feeling lazy and don’t want to cook. They bake in the oven in about twenty minutes and come out nice and crispy. 100% vegan. They are made from soy and grains like quinoa, amaranth, and kamut.

Lunch at Cat-Man-Do Restaurant

Cat-Man-Do Sign

My wife and I enjoy Cat-Man-Do Restaurant and their tasty Nepali food. It is one of our favorites; the food is good and the owners are very friendly. They are one of the reasons we keep going back.

Chipotle Mixed Veggie Soup

Chipotle Mixed Veggie Soup
My wife loves to make this vegan soup or variations of it. It is a quick way to get something hot and tasty. This particular soup was very fragrant and filled the house with the delicious chipotle smell.

Lazy Potato Chowder

Potato Chowder
This recipe is quick, easy, and healthy; it only takes about 10 minutes. Did I mention it was tasty? We never have any leftovers. My wife says it is “hearty and hits the spot.” I agree. It goes well with some fresh bread. I used the vita-mix to make this, but you could also make it with a regular blender and the stove.