I used to live in Hawaii. My husband was stationed there in the military, and that’s where I moved to after we got married. Yeah, I wasn’t complaining about that! It was a wonderful two years. I learned how to surf and got a pink surfboard (let’s not get ahead of ourselves – I wasn’t that good and just liked the rolling baby waves), went foraging for banana lilikoi and strawberry guava fruits on our hikes, and hubby and I… Read more »

Yesterday, I posted this Thai tofu scramble up on my Instagram account (@this_veglife). I’ve made this tofu scramble for a couple of years now, and even taught it to a vegan breakfast cooking class at the Whole Foods Culinary Center in Annapolis, MD. This is an old recipe, but one that I have been using for a long time. I never measure, so when I have to write a recipe, I have to buckle down and jot things down on… Read more »

These tacos are a great way to introduce vegan food to a crowd that doesn’t normally consume things like seitan, tofu, and tempeh. I served seventy of these (SEVENTY) to my friends at church the other day, and was elated when I got great reviews (because, honestly, I get a little nervous before I do things like this). I got comments on how they tasted so flavorful and “meaty,” and out of seventy tacos served, only one person said that… Read more »

This has got to be one of my all-time favorites. Who says there aren’t enough protein options when it come to vegan food? You’ve got beans, legumes, tofu, tempeh, edamame, and seitan, to name a few. Seitan is actually vital wheat gluten, mixed with seasonings and water or broth, and then either steamed, baked, or simmered. You can then slice the seitan thinly to make stir-fries, or cube it to make stews. In this preparation, I simply mix pre-made seitan… Read more »

You’ll hear a lot of vegans gripe about how others will ask them, “Well, if you don’t consume any animal products, how do you get your protein?” They gripe about it because it’s SO EASY – a no-brainer, really, and if you include a variety of different plant-based foods into your eating, it’s really a non-issue. Let me just give you a little list of vegan, protein-providing foods out there – beans, legumes, lentils, nuts and nut butters, oatmeal, seeds,… Read more »

Hello, game-changer! I made these last week, when we had a tent space and served all plant-based snacks and appetizers at the United States Naval Academy vs. St Johns College croquet match. It’s a fun rivalry between the two schools, and people usually host little get-togethers while the croquet match is on. We had a lot of fun with friends and midshipmen stopping by our tent, and I was wracking my brain for the longest time, figuring out what to… Read more »