No Tofu For Me


Welcome to my food blog.

I try to eat healthy which is difficult because I am currently living in the midwest and I was raised in the DEEP South, which means I grew up with the philosophy that absolutely everything can be fried and gravy is as necessary as salt.

Time to revamp this intro a bit.

I gave up meat in November of 2010 and slowly evolved into a vegan diet and lifestyle.
I live with four other people in my house (all omnis) but my 13 year old boys are pretty veg receptive. I raised them as lacto-ovo vegetarians until they were about four.

I do occasionally eat faux meat and tofu but not often and my recipes will reflect that.

Usually, the meals I make are for one but some days I cook for five, some for three and sometimes just for my lunches. I bring my lunch everyday since a vegan meal in the middle of the bible belt is hard to come by.

I hate recipes that have 400 ingredients or take hours to prepare and cook. Who has that kind of time? Sometimes I want to prepare something elaborate but, most nights I like to keep it simple.

I cook more by instinct than by recipes and I love trying recipes that I can veganize.

My non-food blog is http://occasionaloctopus.tumblr.com

Questions? Comments?
mouthwateringvegan:

Chickpea Burritos

mouthwateringvegan:

Chickpea Burritos

mangoaway:

20+ Vegan Lunches You Can Take To Work

mangoaway:

20+ Vegan Lunches You Can Take To Work

mangoaway:

Cauliflower rice with fresh peas & cumin, Rawmazing

mangoaway:

Cauliflower rice with fresh peas & cumin, Rawmazing

mouthwateringvegan:

Coconut Vegetable Curry

mouthwateringvegan:

Coconut Vegetable Curry

mangoaway:

Vegan Waldorf salad wrap, Veggieful

mangoaway:

Vegan Waldorf salad wrap, Veggieful

healthywaytocook:

(via Healthy Way To Cook Daily Recipe Inspiration: A Feel Good Vegan Lunch Bowl)

Love the bowls for lunch

healthywaytocook:

(via Healthy Way To Cook Daily Recipe Inspiration: A Feel Good Vegan Lunch Bowl)

Love the bowls for lunch

thevegancart:

(Via: http://ift.tt/1bje1AJ) Slow Cooker Scrambled Tofu Breakfast - Get great vegan recipes from here http://tinyurl.com/no3avbu

thevegancart:

(Via: http://ift.tt/1bje1AJ) Slow Cooker Scrambled Tofu Breakfast - Get great vegan recipes from here http://tinyurl.com/no3avbu

mangoaway:

Hot pepper tofu, The Simple Veganista

mangoaway:

Hot pepper tofu, The Simple Veganista

bananaswearinglipstick:

Recipe for Vegan Alfredo as requested :)
I’m still working on it but here’s what I did last night:
1 head of steamed cauliflower.
3-5 cloves of garlic roasted in the oven on non stick pan
garlic/onion powder to your taste
pepper to your taste
red pepper flakes
chopped basil
1/2 cup low sodium veg stock
Put everything except the red pepper flakes and basil into a blender and blend until smooth.  Add more or less liquid depending on your preference.  Then just pour it over pasta or veggies or whatever you like and top it with basil and red pepper flakes.  
SUPER SIMPLE!!!  Because this recipe is low sodium it’s definitely missing something right now.  It just needs something to bring out the flavors.  I’m going to keep experimenting and if anyone has any ideas let me know!  I think I’m going to use yukon gold potatoes instead of cauliflower next time.  Or maybe adding in diced tomatoes or blending corn with it or something.  I’ll let you know what I come up with :).

bananaswearinglipstick:

Recipe for Vegan Alfredo as requested :)

I’m still working on it but here’s what I did last night:

1 head of steamed cauliflower.

3-5 cloves of garlic roasted in the oven on non stick pan

garlic/onion powder to your taste

pepper to your taste

red pepper flakes

chopped basil

1/2 cup low sodium veg stock

Put everything except the red pepper flakes and basil into a blender and blend until smooth.  Add more or less liquid depending on your preference.  Then just pour it over pasta or veggies or whatever you like and top it with basil and red pepper flakes.  

SUPER SIMPLE!!!  Because this recipe is low sodium it’s definitely missing something right now.  It just needs something to bring out the flavors.  I’m going to keep experimenting and if anyone has any ideas let me know!  I think I’m going to use yukon gold potatoes instead of cauliflower next time.  Or maybe adding in diced tomatoes or blending corn with it or something.  I’ll let you know what I come up with :).

mouthwateringvegan:

Lentil and Black Bean Tacos

mouthwateringvegan:

Lentil and Black Bean Tacos