Archive | November, 2012

Gnocchi in Ratatouille Sauce

8 Nov

A few months ago, we wandered into a dark, artsy bar in New Orleans. We meant to go across the street for a tofu po’ boy, but the music coming from the place drew me in. We sat at a high top table for two and perused the menu for something we could eat. There was an interesting gnocchi dish with a ratatouille sauce topped with feta. After we ate the entire appetizer-sized portion, I realized the gnocchi was probably housemade with eggs, so I decided eventually I would make it at home for assured veganness.

After searching on the internet, I discovered the name of the place was The Three Muses. Their menu seems to change regularly, so the dish we had is no longer on the menu, but I think I did a good job recreating it. Feel free to top with feta, if that’s your thing.

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Black Bean Soup

3 Nov

I love the black bean soup from Panera Bread, especially in a bread bowl. However, I don’t like paying for a meal that I can easily replicate at home. I’d estimate the cost of this soup is about $3 and it only takes about 20 minutes to make. It’s great for a cold fall day or a quick lunch after you’ve been out shopping all morning.

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Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

1 Nov Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

In honor of World Vegan Day, I’m making my favorite vegan macaroni and cheese. If you liked my previous recipe, pumpkin mac and cheese, then you’ll probably enjoy this recipe. This recipe is more unhealthy, as I use Daiya, but the protein from the tofu and nutrients from the nutritional yeast make me feel a little less bad about it (only a little.)

I adapted this recipe from the Vegan Mac Daddy recipe from Veganomicon. If you don’t own that book, you should. Also, anyone interested in purchasing Christmas presents for me, I’m sure my sister would like her copy back.

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