Meaty Ayocote Beans (Meat Replacement)

My favorite place ever to get beans is at the Rancho Gordo market. (You can order online, but in person is so much more inspiring.) You look around and there is a sea of white, yellow, purple, red, black, so many varieties of beans, all different sizes and colors. They have definitely used their canvas…

Veggie Biryani

This is my veganized version of iraqi biryani. My best friend’s husband is iraqi, so when i go to visit her, sometimes i get to try iraqi dishes and they are amazing!  I remember when my friend first shared this dish with me. It’s comfort food. It reminds me of home, friends and happy times…

Comforting Butternut Squash and Potato Soup

Comforting Butternut Squash and Potato Soup This is a very subtly flavored butternut squash and potato soup. It’s comforting and silky; perfect for these stormy, rainy, cold days. 😉 Ingredients 2 small butternut squashes (approx. 6 cups cubed, sorry forgot to get exact measurments 2 garlic cloves, smashed 1/2 large yellow onion 2 garlic cloves,…

Homey Mild Flavored Soup

I made this when my hubby and I weren’t feeling so great. My tummy was feeling a little sick and I only wanted hominy, for some reason. 🙂 It’s mildly flavored, but comforting. Good stand in for chicken noodle for the vegan crowd when you’re not feeling great. 🙂 Ingredients: 28 oz. can hominy, drained…

Make Your Own Vegetable Stock

Make your own vegetable stock :)Im sure there are billions of combos to make veggie stock, but I made this the other day with what I had on hand and it reminded me of Imagine or Kitchen Basic Vegetable Stock, which, by the way, if you don’t know from me mentioning those stocks many times…