6 posts tagged spicy

Thai pumpkin coconut soup

Happy autumn everyone! Fall has always been my favorite season - the air is crisp and cool, the leaves are changing into beautiful colors, and the pumpkins are getting big, fat, round and orange. Some people may mourn the passing of summer, but this Thai pumpkin soup will spice up any chilly day and make you all warm and happy from the inside out! While everyone's favorite use for pumpkin - Pumpkin Pie - is still a couple months away,  I thought we'd kick off the fall season with a ... Continue Reading

Pilaki (Turkish stew)

You know that you eat, sleep and dream food when you are constantly referring to and comparing real life events to MasterChef. And this time, I was faced with the Turkish mystery box challenge, featuring black-eyed peas and sivri peppers. Sometimes you pick a recipe and sometimes a recipe picks you! It all started when I saw this enormous bunch of long, pointy, green peppers at the supermarket. They looked so good and were so inexpensive that I just grabbed them before taking a really ... Continue Reading

One-pot Louisiana-style stew

Before we go any further, yes, this is 100% plant-based! I know, I know, it looks like there are shrimp in there - there are, vegan shrimp! These "shrimp" are made in Taiwan and contain only a very few, totally harmless ingredients: seaweed, wheat, salt, and natural spices/seasoning. That's it! I know that some people (mostly non-vegans for some strange reason) seem to take objection to the shape and form of this crazy creation, but the bottom line is - they're vegan and completely cruelty-fr... Continue Reading

Fooled Pork (Vegan pulled pork)

When I remembered that the 1st of April was rapidly approaching, I knew exactly what recipe I wanted to post - I couldn't possibly think of a better recipe for April Fools Day, than Fooled Pork! This was such huge hit a few years ago, but I didn't have my blog then, so here I am bringing it to you now. People that have been eating a plant-based diet for a while may have seen it before, but I know there are lots of you out there that still need to be won over to the light side of the force and ... Continue Reading

Planticized jalapeño poppers with smoked tofu

When some people hear the word "vegan" or "plant-based" they think, "What is there to eat, grass?" But nothing could be further from the truth, especially these days. And while a spicy, little, green vegetable is at the center of this recipe, all the things around it are going to make you go, "Ohh and Ahhh..." Not only are there great-tasting, 100% plant-based cheeses available nowadays, there is an ever-growing variety of them. For these poppers I used a cheddar-style cheese (which ... Continue Reading

Buffalo cauliflower bites with blue cheese dip

The Super Bowl and Chinese New Year's Eve, both fall on Sunday, February 7th. These very different events, call for very different foods. So, in preparation for these two festivities, my next few recipes will be a fun assortment of all-American appetizers and Chinese favorites. First up  - Buffalo bites! For some reason, when I think of Buffalo wings, I think of American football. While these massive guys are running around working hard on the field, we’re drinking beer and soda, ... Continue Reading