Product Review: Spirit Creek Farm’s Curtido

Last year, I had no idea what curtido was. Now, I can’t seem to get enough of the stuff! The vinegar infused, fermented slaw-like mixture is addictive and delicious. My favorite brand is Spirit Creek Farm from Spirit Creek, WI. I have incorporated this into sandwiches and veggie burgers/brats. I also enjoy eating it salad … Continue reading

Quick Fiesta Salad and Homemade Ice Cream for Dessert

Had this salad ready in about 15 minutes. First, I put some rice in the rice cooker. Then I made the guacamole (2 avocados mashed with 1/2 jar of Pepper Pete’s salsa). At this point, I started frying a black bean burger over medium heat. Next I shredded a carrot and chopped 4 leaves of romaine. After a … Continue reading

Low-Fat Creamy Mushroom Sauce (with some full fat cookies for dessert)

I realized today that the most precious things in life are those which you teach yourself. I am elated to say that I am finally getting better at plant-based cooking. My meal tonight blew me away. A key indicator that I am growing in this passion is I can take a recipe without ever trying it, modify it … Continue reading

Parent Tested, Vegan Approved

Cooking for my parents is always a treat. I am often reminded of the Kix commercial, “Kid tested, mother approved…” or however it went. Memorial weekend has historically been one involving grilled foods. This year I took control of the kitchen and made these fabulous mushroom burgers! 3 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 pounds of mushrooms, … Continue reading