Monday, October 1, 2018

Vegan MoFo 2018 - Day 30 - Favorite Snacks


Hey Vegan MoFo Friends,

So, on the last day of Vegan MoFo I have to share two of my favorite foods to snack on and they are naturally vegan!!!  Whoot Whoot! 



Yup – black olives and sliced red beets.  Two of my favorite afternoon snacks! 


Sunday, September 30, 2018

Vegan MoFo 2018 - Day 29 - Hasselback Potatoes


Hey Vegan MoFo Friends,

My dad made these potatoes for a us when I was growing up. I wanted to make something with the Yukon gold potatoes I just bought and I remembered these.  Relatively easy to put together and let the toaster oven do all the magic.  I cut pretty big slices and added slices of onion in-between.  Then I added a smear of my Earth Balance spreadable margarine and my pink Himalayan sea salt.  Isn't it pretty?  



Hasselback Potatoes
Yukon gold potatoes – I had a medium sized one and I cut 6 slices into it.
Slices of sweet onion
Earth Balance spreadable margarine
Himalayan sea salt

Slice the potatoes into about 6 slices, add the onions slices, smear the spreadable margarine over top and sprinkle with sea salt.  Bake 425° for about 1 hour until soft.  I also put the extra onion slices underneath the potato on the foil.  Add more margarine and salt and pepper to taste.

Here is the potato before I put the margarine and sea salt on it.



Saturday, September 29, 2018

Vegan MoFo 2018 - Day 28 - Pasta Sauce Review


Hey Vegan MoFo Friends,

I absolutely love pasta and I’ve found another great jar sauce.  Here it is. 




I also love to put a little bit of margarine on my pasta sauce and have it melt all into the sauce.   






Thursday, September 27, 2018

Vegan MoFo 2018 - Day 27 - Vegan Golumki Casserole

Hey Vegan MoFo Friends,

I am craving more and more cabbage lately.  I was thinking what could I make for this Vegan MoFo and trying to make a family favorite dish vegan.  My husband is half Polish so we have had many Polish dishes with his family.  One of our favorites is Golumkies.  They are very labor intensive to say the least.  My mother-in-law made them with tomato sauce and tomato soup so they had a yummy sweetness to them.  So, I put the sugar in this recipe.  My mother-in-law also liked paprika so I added a ½ teaspoon of that too into this recipe.  I wanted a side dish that would have these flavors and the cabbage and rice.    

Vegan Golumki Casserole
2 Tablespoon Earth Balance margarine
½ medium sweet onion chopped
½ cup rice – rinsed
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon raw sugar
½ teaspoon paprika
8 ounces tomato sauce
1 ½ cups of water (divided)
½ medium cabbage chopped

In a large frying pan saute the chopped onion in the margarine until soft.  Rinse the rice and add to the sautéed onions and mix well.  Add the sea salt, sugar, paprika, tomato sauce and 1 cup of the water.  Heat until almost boiling.  Add the chopped cabbage and stir well.  Put this mixture into a casserole dish. 





Cover and bake 350° for one hour; stir, add the final ½ cup of water, and continue baking for an additional half hour. 





The cabbage is still a bit crunchy but I like it that way.  It could be because I baked it in my toaster oven.  I’m also considering making this recipe without the rice and cook it on the stove to have just the cabbage in the yummy sauce.  I would probably use half the wat

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Vegan MoFo 2018 - Day 26 - Roasted Carrots


Hey Vegan MoFo Friends,

I made roasted carrots today for a snack.  I wanted something a little sweet but not too much.  So, I came up with this recipe.  It is very yummy and just the right amount of sweet and salty tasting.



Roasted Carrots
2 large carrots – peeled and cut into chunks
1 Tablespoon Earth Balance margarine melted
½ teaspoon raw sugar
¼ teaspoon sea salt

Put the sugar and salt into the melted margarine.  Put the carrots on a pan and pour the margarine, sugar and salt mixture over top.  Stir until the carrots are covered.  Bake 400° oven for 25 minutes.    Stir.  Continuing baking 10 more minutes.  If you like them more tender, continue baking another 10 minutes.



 


Vegan MoFo 2018 - Day 25 - WayFare Dairy Free Cream Cheese


Hey Vegan MoFo Friends,

I found this new brand of dairy free items – WayFare.  Here is their dairy free cream cheese. 



It was really good.  It was very creamy and had a good taste too!  Dave and I had it on my favorite crackers.



I absolutely love, love, love these rosemary olive oil crackers.  I first found them at Whole Foods and I also found them at Wegmans. 



Monday, September 24, 2018

Vegan MoFo 2018 - Day 24 - Veggie Stir Fry


Hey Vegan MoFo Friends,

I just love a good veggie stir fry!  I made this one with what I had in the fridge – onions, celery, carrots zucchini, broccoli, and cauliflower.  I just cook it with a tiny bit of oil to start cooking the onion.  Then I add the rest of the cut up vegetables, sprinkle some salt and pepper and add a little water – cover and cook until desired tenderness.