Posts tagged ‘vegan recipes’

July 7, 2015

Quickie Post: Tempeh Balls in Red Sauce

by jem614

Just wanted to share a quick picture of the amazing Tempeh Balls in Red Sauce I made last night.  It is a recipe out of the Emily Skye F.I.T. plan and it’s delicious!  So simple and I never even thought of grinding up tempeh and making it into “meat” balls.

Thanks to Emily for helping me to fall in love with healthy eating again!

February 8, 2012

Nuture the Heart this Valentine’s Day with Heart-Healthy Vegan Concoctions – Share your Favorite and You Could be Featured on the Site!

by ashley

by Ashley Morgan

Love can mean many things: companionship, affection, kindness, compassion, adoration. The ultimate sign of affection is showing an interest in the wellbeing of your spouse, parent, child or friend. Show your love this Valentine’s Day without  fancy gifts or expensive chocolates, make something special that will warm their hearts and feed them right. Indulge your loved ones with a fantastic meal straight from your heart, but sans the cholesterol and fat that makes up the omnivorous diet. This is a great time to let your culinary skills shine while making something that really stands out – you might even convince a few to start eating vegan more often!


Today through Valentine’s Day I will be sharing some awesome vegan recipes, making a few for you step-by-step, that you can wow your guests with. Whether it’s an intimate meal for two or a celebratory occasion with the whole family, you can make Valentine’s Day more than just another day for splurging on expensive gifts. Truly show you care for their hearts with a meal that will unclog those arteries and fill their tummies with healthy fiber.


I’d also love to hear your Valentine’s Day plans – will you be cooking something vegan for your family? Would you like to share your recipes and/or photos? We’d love to feature some of your best concoctions!

January 27, 2012

Fufu and Greens

by jem614

By Jessica Michael

Ashley sent me a recipe from Made Just Right yesterday that was a dish from Kenya.  Being that my husband is from Africa (though he is from the West and not East), I jumped at the opportunity to make something different.  The recipe by Healthy Voyager seemed easy enough: a simple corn meal “mush” and some veggies, how hard could it be?

It was extremely simple and kind of fun to make but I have to say, I wasn’t thrilled about the taste.  The corn or “Ugali” is very bland and it’s a little strange to eat mush with vegetables (that are a bit watery).  The butter on top didn’t do much to make it taste better either.  If you put too much salt it tastes disgusting (so be careful).

"Ugali or Fufu" Before my husband got ahold of it and made it look prettier

Greens or "Sukuma Wiki"

My sister in law mentioned that she had the same thing before in Liberia but it was made out of Casava flour and it was called “Fufu”.  She wasn’t a big fan even living in Liberia so she opted out.  My husband, on the other hand, was a real trooper.  He actually started teaching me how to make the corn “fufu” the way that they make it in Liberia.  His eyes glazed over and he got that far-off look as he reminisced about how people cooked all the time in Liberia (poor thing had no idea when he married me that he’d be marrying an “experimental” chef vs. a “good” chef).

Anyway, apparently you cook the fufu by constantly smooshing it and rolling it around with a fork or spoon in the pot till the pot has a nice layer of crust and the rest of the fufu is a nice smooshy ball.

In the end, he ate it but asked me to throw the rest away because it was just not his cup of tea (I couldn’t even finish mine).  No offense to any Kenyans, I think it’s just an acquired taste.


I think this recipe is certainly worth trying, you may like it anyway.  It was fun to eat with your hands and the greens weren’t bad, it was just a very strange combination for me personally.

For more information on the original recipe and origins of it, etc., please go to the below sites.

October 21, 2011

A Very Special Vegan Friday: “Spork-Fed” Vegan Cookbook

by ashley

by Ashley Morgan

While it can be fun to veganize your own recipes, sometimes you just need something that is guaranteed to work properly and come out gorgeous for friends and family. A great vegan cookbook, such as Spork-Fed, is exactly what you need to whip up something yummy quickly. Another dynamic female duo, sisters Jenny and Heather Goldberg, are behind this great vegan cookbook, which hit stores October 1st. Jenny and Heather are experts in the field, giving vegan cooking classes out of their Beverly Hills studio, founding  the website (for online vegan cooking demonstrations) and helping with healthy eating makeovers across the country. The debut of their very own cookbook is putting them in the spotlight for contemporary vegan cuisine.

Spork Foods was kind enough to reach out to us with a few sample recipes, which look fantastic (especially one, an apple pie milkshake!). I decided to try their Strawberry Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast, since it sounded so decadent. I especially loved the description, “You can make this extraordinary brunch dish in 10 minutes flat, even if you had a few too many drinkies the night before!” I certainly had a few too many drinks the night before I made this, so it was a match made in heaven. Due to the claim that this could be made in 10 minutes, I decided to time myself. Maybe I’m a little slow, but it took about 45 minutes to complete. If you prep the night before, you may be able to whip these up much faster. While through the process I was a little worried about the concoction, in the end it was a brunch item worthy of any breakfast table. It is incredibly impressive to set on the table, your friends will think you’ve been away at pastry school once you’ve set the finished dish in front of them.

For more information on this great cookbook, watch their trailer below:

“Finally, Jenny and Heather have decided to write a cookbook! For years now, they have been making…and teaching people how to make…delicious, healthy food that just happens to be vegan. Vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike will fall in love with these fabulous sisters and their amazing food. We encourage everyone to pick up this book and take the Spork adventure.”

– Emily Deschanel (star of the TV series ‘Bones’) and Zooey Deschanel (film and TV actress)

Spork-Fed:  Super Fun and Flavorful Vegan Recipes from the Sisters of Spork Foods

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