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?
gastrogirl:

baked ziti.

gastrogirl:

baked ziti.

Tagged: bakedzitipastacheesetomatoparsleysaucebasilfood

veganpizzafuckyeah:

The husband’s Buffalo Wing pizza, enjoyed over the weekend: red sauce mixed with Frank’s Original Red Hot Sauce; Boca Chik’n  patties, also flavored with hot sauce; and Galaxy Foods’ vegan cheddar rice  cheese. Recipe here.

veganpizzafuckyeah:

The husband’s Buffalo Wing pizza, enjoyed over the weekend: red sauce mixed with Frank’s Original Red Hot Sauce; Boca Chik’n patties, also flavored with hot sauce; and Galaxy Foods’ vegan cheddar rice cheese. Recipe here.

Tagged: bocacheddarchickenfoodgalaxy foodshot sauceibtkpizzarice cheeseveganvegan pizzawhat vegans eatveganmofo

gastrogirl:

mushroom linguini.

gastrogirl:

mushroom linguini.

Tagged: mushroomlinguinipastacheeseparsleylemonfood

prettylittlepieces:

Baked Zucchini Sticks & Sweet Onion Dip

prettylittlepieces:

Baked Zucchini Sticks & Sweet Onion Dip

Tagged: vegetarianfoodrecipe

CHIPPED BOWL: Pappa al Pomodoro →

chippedbowl:

Tomato+basil+garlic+bread= crazy delicious! This is a great hearty 5-ingredient soup for fall.

It goes perfect with a green bean salad, but is thick enough to be enjoyed on its own.

The soup takes a long time to simmer, but the hands-on time is minimal for the impressive dish.

Tagged: vegansoupvegetarianfoodrecipebreadtomatogarlicbasiltomato and basilbread soup

gastrogirl:

‘risi e bisi.’

gastrogirl:

‘risi e bisi.’

Tagged: ricepeascheeseonionrisottofoodrisi e bisi

gastrogirl:

vegan cauliflower ‘couscous’ salad.

gastrogirl:

vegan cauliflower ‘couscous’ salad.

Tagged: vegancauliflowersaladcurryagaveapplegrapepoppyseedmintfood

Have they got gin at this thing, or what?: How to make my Chickpea Burgers →

fetchmemylolly:

These are so fucking cheap to make. And I’m a big fan of the cheap. Not only because I don’t get paid enough, and I didn’t win the lotto last night, but I need to save monies so I can afford to move out of my over-priced rental and move away from my dickhead neighbours and actually have some…

Tagged: Chickpea BurgersVegetarian RecipesLow GI Recipesfoodrecipes

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup & Black Bean Quesadilla Recipe

fieldsofheather:

Since so many people have been asking me about it, I am just posting the recipe on here.

Read More

Tagged: vegetarianmexican foodVegetarian tortilla soupblack bean quesadillavegetarian recipesrecipescookingfoodgood

bakedvegan:

vegan olive sundried tomato facaccia bread

bakedvegan:

vegan olive sundried tomato facaccia bread

Tagged: veganvegetarianolivetomatobreadsnackdinnerlunchfoodrecipebaking

Source: