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?
str8veg:

Southwest Red Pepper Nachos

str8veg:

Southwest Red Pepper Nachos

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A Vegetative State: Chickpea cutlets →

veggiern:

Aaaahhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE CHICKPEA CUTLETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My plan is to shape them into chicken mcnuggets next time and make some homemade sweet and sour sauce to dip them in. BECAUSE THAT”S WHAT THEY TASTE LIKE. Seriously, this is the closest you’ll get without all the torture of…

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superfluous/plethora: spaghetti squash, portobello, and rice. →

jenxya:

*ABOUT* 340 Calories in the portion pictured (okay, some is missing in the pic because i ate it!)! AND FILLING!

I am really proud of this one. The pictures can speak for itself. THIS IS DELICIOUS. and leaves SO MANY LEFTOVERS. I couldn’t even finish what was on my plate!

Ingredients:
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vegansaurus:

Pecan pumpkin butter from the Versatile Vegetarian Kitchen! Damn, homie, get autumn on that ass, am I right? I’m totes right.  
Yes pals, it is time for all things pumpkin to jump out of the woodwork and declare, “What up, jerks? I been waiting all year for this!” I have too, Mr. Pumpkin. My favorite is pumpkin bread with a lil’ bit of Earth Balance. Bring it on! By which I mean, please mommy make it for me!
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vegansaurus:

Pecan pumpkin butter from the Versatile Vegetarian Kitchen! Damn, homie, get autumn on that ass, am I right? I’m totes right.  

Yes pals, it is time for all things pumpkin to jump out of the woodwork and declare, “What up, jerks? I been waiting all year for this!” I have too, Mr. Pumpkin. My favorite is pumpkin bread with a lil’ bit of Earth Balance. Bring it on! By which I mean, please mommy make it for me!

[via Finding Vegan]

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