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Kids begging for waffles for dinner + the winter cold arriving in Vegas + missing our French family = Leek Soup & Waffle...
12/04/2020

Kids begging for waffles for dinner + the winter cold arriving in Vegas + missing our French family = Leek Soup & Waffle Night!!

@postpunkkitchen
Isa Chandra’s cookbook “Isa Does It” has my go-to recipe for waffles. They are perfection.
Her leek & potato soup in the same book is simple, satisfying, and (when I blend it with an immersion blender) it reminds me of my french mother-in-law’s soup. Quelles merveilles!

The entire meal was made without oil. I subbed the oil in the waffles with applesauce, and did a water-sauté for the onions & leeks when starting the soup.

Served the soup & waffles with a dollop of homemade cashew cream cheese (recipe from @rubyroth “Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids”)

This meal was so delicious and so comforting on a chilly night! 💞

#ificanchange #vegan #plantbased #wfpb #oilfreevegan #nooil #veganrecipes #plantbasedrecipes #veganfood #plantbasedfood #vegankids #kidfriendlyfood #vegane #veganfrenchfood #frenchvegan #vegansoup #eatyourveggies #vegancomfortfood #isadoesit #postpunkkitchen

Mmmmm... Crêpes!Growing up with a Dutch Indo grandma and marrying a french man, you know crêpes have a special place i...
12/03/2020

Mmmmm... Crêpes!

Growing up with a Dutch Indo grandma and marrying a french man, you know crêpes have a special place in our heart. We usually make them for breakfast, but occasionally they make a dinner time appearance and it is such a treat! Here we had them stuffed with water-sautéed mushrooms and spinach, and creamy tofu-based béchamel. Served it along side a simple spinach salad with a few roasted baby potatoes and tahini dressing.

The crêpe recipe is from @simpleveganblog . I usually follow the recipe to a T, but double it so that there is enough for us four. I add a little plant milk or splash of water to get it to just the right thinness at the end. Sometimes I substitute the oil with applesauce, and use coconut milk to give it its fat content. It turns out delicious either way!

The béchamel sauce recipe is from @hotforfood “Vegan Comfort Classics” Butternut Squash Cannelloni recipe. If you don’t have her cookbook (which you absolutely should!) then check out the Vegan Lasagne recipe on her website. Same base, but the one in the book is seasoned with shallot, garlic & nutmeg.

I made this entire decadent little french meal with zero oil! C’était très très bon!

#ificanchange #vegan #plantbased #oilfree #frenchvegan #vegancrepes #vegane #veganfood #veganrecipes
#plantbasedfood #plantbasedrecipes #veganaf #veganlasvegas #lasvegasvegan #vegasvegan #veganvegas #recipereview #wfpb #wfpbno  @ Las Vegas, Nevada

Zucchini Bread recipe test # 3What I am calling “The Healthy One”Zucchini Banana Walnut Muffinsrecipe from “Forks O...
12/03/2020

Zucchini Bread recipe test # 3

What I am calling “The Healthy One”

Zucchini Banana Walnut Muffins
recipe from “Forks Over Knives Family Cookbook”

This recipe is full of nutrients like flaxseed, oats, whole wheat flour, banana & the zucchini. With zero oil, and only a 1/4 cup of maple syrup (as opposed to a full cup of sugar in the other recipes), this is a great healthy option!

We made a dozen muffins and a little tiny loaf with the remaining batter. I put walnuts in some, and left a few plain. I did not put poppy seeds. It was soft, just a little sweet, and a really good flavor. Ideal for a grab and go breakfast option or a afternoon snack. Our kids loved it too!

For flavor, I am still giving it a good rating because it is sooo good for being as healthy as it is. Is it as good as the ones full of sugar & oil? Nope. But its not a far leap!

Grab the book @forksoverknives or search “Forks Over Knives Zucchini Banana Walnut Muffins” for a picture of the recipe on Pinterest.

Recipe Rating: 8/10

Taste: 3/5 (really good)
Ease: 2/2 (basic ingredients, easy to make)
Healthy: 2/2 (no oil, little sweetener, nutritious)
Availability: 1/1 (on Pinterest)

**Never sponsored or paid for! Just some random musings of a crazy foodie & cooking enthusiast**

#ificanchange #vegan #plantbased #veganfood #plantbasedfood #wholefoodplantbased #veganrecipes #plantbasedrecipes #veganzucchinibread #starchbased #oilfreevegan #easyvegan #veganaf #lasvegasvegan #veganlasvegas #vegasvegan #forksoverknives #wfpb #wfpbno #recipetesting #veganrecipetesting


 @ Las Vegas, Nevada

How we Thanksgiving:On Thanksgiving night we feasted with gratitude, but also with mourning in our hearts, awareness...
12/02/2020

How we Thanksgiving:

On Thanksgiving night we feasted with gratitude, but also with mourning in our hearts, awareness of the travesties of colonization, and the promise to teach history to our children with truth.

We give our respect to all indigenous people and support their continued fight for the survival of their land and their culture. We honor them and their land on which we live.
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I tend to make the same dishes every Thanksgiving. I am a sucker for tradition.

This year I switched it up just a little by putting my lentil loaf in a pie crust. Loved it! The recipe is by @minimalistbaker .
Smashed potatoes and green bean casserole by @hotforfood are staples for Thanksgiving & Christmas. I do cheat and buy the fried onions, but if you want to make your own, she shows you how.
Gravy is the Golden Gravy recipe from The Starch Solution by @themcdougallprogram. This is a staple in our house year round, but it really shines on the holidays!
Cheated by buying a pie this year! Justified my laziness with the desire to support an amazing local chef who is small business owner @erbs_vegan_kitchen. We topped the pumpkin pie with cocowhip and it was perfection!

Day after I baked the @gardein turk’y roast because I grew up eating turkey sandwiches for days after Thanksgiving. Its pretty dang tasty and does just the trick!

Hodgepodged the last of the leftovers into a nourish bowl type thang for dinner later in the week. It never gets old!!! So damn yummy!!!

I wish you all a safe, healthy, & mindful holiday season, full of love & kindness.

#ificanchange #vegan #plantbased #veganthanksgiving #plantbasedthanksgiving #veganrecipes #veganreview #vegansdontsuffer #veganaf #veganfood #plantbasedfood #starch #starchsolution #veganlasvegas #lasvegasvegan #lasvegasvegans #veganlife #veganfoodie

 @ Las Vegas, Nevada

Zucchini Bread recipe test #2Recipe by @mydarlingvegan If you want a recipe that has a lil’ somethin’ special going ...
11/24/2020

Zucchini Bread recipe test #2

Recipe by @mydarlingvegan

If you want a recipe that has a lil’ somethin’ special going on- this one is for you! It is earthy, sexy, and NOT your everyday basic recipe. The cardamom and olive oil give it depth, the inside is moist & fluffy, and the outside is a lovely dark caramélisé crust. This would be nice recipe to make when receiving company, or as a gift for a fellow foodie in in your life.

To be clear, this is not the recipe for unadventurous pallets. I know a few people who would prefer yesterday’s because of its simplicity, & traditional flavor. I, however, can go both ways, and both recipes will likely be on rotation in our home.

I decided not to use nuts so that I was comparing apples to apples, and did not use nuts in yesterdays test. I would, however, recommend adding some nuts if that’s your jam. I definitely will next time!

Give it a try and let me know what you think! You can see my story highlights for more info.

Head over to MyDarlingVegan.com for the free recipe!

Recipe Rating: 8/10

Taste - 5/5 (mind-blowing)
Ease - 2/2 (basic ingredients, easy to make)
Healthy - 0/2 (lots of sugar and oil)
Availability - 1/1 (free online)


**Never sponsored or paid for! Just some random musings of a crazy foodie & cooking enthusiast**

#ificanchange #vegan #plantbased #veganrecipes #plantbasedrecipes #veganfood #veganreviews #plantbasedfood #recipereviews #lasvegasvegan #veganlasvegas #veganaf #vegansdontsuffer #zucchinibread #veganzucchinibread
#mydarlingvegan @ Las Vegas, Nevada

Zucchini Bread recipe test #1:Recipe from @lovingitvegan OMG, if I didn’t already plan on making 3 recipes, I would ...
11/23/2020

Zucchini Bread recipe test #1:

Recipe from @lovingitvegan

OMG, if I didn’t already plan on making 3 recipes, I would look no further! This recipe is a perfect base for a simple, crowd-pleasing zucchini bread. It’s moist and a bit fluffy on the inside, and has that nice toasty crunch on the outside. Swooon!

You could definitely bling it up if you wanted to with some nuts &/or chocolate chips! The recipe was simple with easy to find ingredients, and items that are pantry staples to many cooking vegans.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!! (You can refer to my story highlights to see a few pics of me making it.)

Check out it out at LovingItVegan.com.

**Never sponsored or paid for! She does not even know I exist. Just some random musings of a crazy foodie and cooking enthusiast.***


#ificanchange #vegan #plantbased #veganzucchinibread #zucchinibread #veganaf #recipetest #recipetesting #veganrecipetesting #veganfood #veganrecipes #plantbasedrecipes #plantbasedfood @ Las Vegas, Nevada

Easy lunch: Steamed broccoli and rice leftovers + a can of white beans + shoyu soy sauce + furikake + chili sauce. The c...
11/19/2020

Easy lunch: Steamed broccoli and rice leftovers + a can of white beans + shoyu soy sauce + furikake + chili sauce. The chili sauce is a Ginger Fresno Hot Sauce by an amazing local small business: @chefsambitions .
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#ificanchange #vegan #plantbased #oilfree #oilfreevegan #wfpb #veganaf #veganrecipes #veganmeals #easyvegan #cheapvegan #eatyourveggies #veganlasvegas #lasvegasvegan

Vegan BBQ? Uh, yes please!@veggiesociety has a super easy jackfruit & wheat gluten rib recipe that is freakishly simil...
10/25/2020

Vegan BBQ? Uh, yes please!

@veggiesociety has a super easy jackfruit & wheat gluten rib recipe that is freakishly similar to the real deal and absolutely delicious!!

Here are two tips to help you nail it:
1) Use the “grill then bake” method. Grilling it first creates a nice seared outside, and caramelizes the sauce a bit to make it wonderfully sticky. I also tried the “oven only” method offered in the recipe and its just a little too soft and falls apart more than I like.
2) Use a sweet BBQ sauce to pair nicely with the jackfruit. I used Stubbs Stick Sweet, and it was perfect! We have tried more smokey and original flavors and were not fans of how it went with the jackfruit.

Here we served the “ribs” with mashed potatoes, cabbage steaks and some dijon mustard.

This recipe, and many, many more favorite recommendations can be found on my website. Link in bio.

#ificanchange #vegan #plantbased #veganrecipes #plantbasedrecipes #veganbbq #plantbasedbbq #veggiesociety #vegansdontsuffer #veganaf #jackfruit #bbqjackfruit #lasvegasvegan #veganlasvegas

 @ Las Vegas, Nevada

Celebrating our daughter’s birthday with a lemon cake. Recipe by @lovingitvegan. I had to make a few minor substitutions...
10/23/2020

Celebrating our daughter’s birthday with a lemon cake. Recipe by @lovingitvegan.
I had to make a few minor substitutions because I just had to work with what I had on hand. I subbed the lemon extract with 2 drops of lemon essential oil, and the white sugar with raw sugar. It worked! Though I admit it might have been better with white sugar. The raw sugar added a bit of caramelized texture. Still, it was pretty damn tasty, and a nice change from my traditional chocolate or vanilla birthday cakes. Definitely worth a shot if you like lemony desserts!
#ificanchange #lovingitvegan #vegan #plantbasedveganfood #plantbasedfood #veganrecipes #plantbasedrecipes #vegandessert #lemoncake #vegansdontsuffer #veganaf #vegankids #vegankid #lasvegasvegan #veganlasvegas

This weekend we got down with a seriously huge platter of NACHOS! And omg were they amazing!!!- Organic white corn tort...
09/28/2020

This weekend we got down with a seriously huge platter of NACHOS! And omg were they amazing!!!
- Organic white corn tortilla chips
- Cheesy Sauce from the Help Yourself Kids Cookbook by @rubyroth
- Vegetarian fat-free refried beans
- Chorizo seitan by @uptonsnaturals (dies not taste like chorizo to me, but more like a sausage you’d have on a pizza. Still delicious, but not chorizo-like.
- Chopped tomatoes
- Chopped black olives
- Chopped jalapeños
- Guacamole
- Sriracha crema (I made this by combining homemade cashew cream cheese from the Help Yourself Kids Cookbook by @rubyroth with sriracha. I use it to dip or dress everything mexican lately!!!

Sweet trick I learned from a friend- make your pile of nachos on a lined cookie sheet, warm it up in the oven till its toasty, then top with your cold toppings and serve. We all just dig into the platter. No plates necessary.

#vegan #plantbased #veganfood #plantbasedfood #rubyroth #helpyourselfkidscookbook #ificanchange #veganaf #vegansdontsuffer #vegannachos #veganmexican #veganweekend #kidfriendlyvegan #veganfamily #vegankids

Celebrated 10 years of marriage yesterday with a take-out Italian feast from @tarantinosvegan!!!! Swooooon!!!! 💕 Of cour...
09/18/2020

Celebrated 10 years of marriage yesterday with a take-out Italian feast from @tarantinosvegan!!!! Swooooon!!!! 💕 Of course, we over-ordered because we wanted to try everything.

We got:
the appetizer platter
eggplant parm
lasagne
ceasar salad sides
mac-n-cheese & fries for the kids
tiramisu
napoleon
chocolate cake

Everything was devine!!!!!! And we have plenty of leftovers for tonight. @tarantinosvegan Thanks so much for making our anniversary so special!!! We will definitely be back for more!!!

#ificanchange #vegan #plantbased #veganfood #plantbasedfood #veganitalian #plantbaseditalian #veganlasvegas #plantbasedlasvegas #lasvegasvegan #vegantakeout #veganaf #vegansdontsuffer #veganrestaurant

 @ Tarantino’s Vegan

Nourish bowl time, with a mediterranean flair.Nothing beats a big hodgepodge of yummy ingredients just thrown in a bowl...
08/18/2020

Nourish bowl time, with a mediterranean flair.
Nothing beats a big hodgepodge of yummy ingredients just thrown in a bowl and topped with condiments. It’s easy, colorful & oh so satisfying!

Israeli couscous with lemon & nooch...
Lentils (pre-made from @traderjoes)...
Beets (pre-cooked from @traderjoes)...
Sautéed shallot, zucchini & garlic...
Chopped red bell pepper...
Tzatziki (recipe from @minimalistbaker)...
Tahini thinned with water, lemon juice & garlic powder....
Toasted pine nuts...
Later topped with Harissa chili paste.

*nooch is slang for nutritional yeast.

#ificanchange #vegan #plantbased #veganfood #plantbasedfood #veganrecipes #plantbasedrecipes #nourishbowl #veganbowl #plantbasedbowl #oilfree #nooil #plantbasedweightloss #plantbaseddiet #plantbasedmeals #plantbasedfoodie #eatmoreplants #veganlasvegas #lasvegasvegan #vegansdontsuffer

Last night was Italian night!!! 🙌1st course:Caprese salad using @miyokoscreamery Mozz & fresh basil from my @officia...
08/16/2020

Last night was Italian night!!! 🙌


1st course:
Caprese salad using @miyokoscreamery Mozz & fresh basil from my @officialaerogarden .
So easy to just throw together and sooooo tasty!

2nd course:
Caesar salad with @followyourheart Caesar Dressing.
Mushroom Risotto made in the @instantpotofficial using a recipe from @groundleaf, and topped with Vegan Parmesan by @violife_foods.
Ground Leaf has great InstantPot recipes on YouTube and awesome meal prep jar recipes to help make cooking a breeze! I especially love that most of her recipes are oil-free, healthy and still yummy comfort food.

3rd course:
Tiramasu-ish Trifle with vanilla cake, Kahlua, cashew mascarpone, strawberries & CocoWhip.
Vanilla Cake recipe is from @hotforfood
Mascarpone is from @lovingitvegan Tiramasu recipe.
I had really wanted to make the Tiramisu from my Hot For Food Comfort Classics cookbook, but did not plan ahead, and it was too late to make the chocolate mousse. So I improvised and decided to make it a vanilla-strawberry-ish concoction instead. It was a happy accident because it was devine!!!! 💞
 @ Las Vegas, Nevada

Nourish bowls are one of my favorite things to make when I have a bunch of random stuff in the fridge. This bowl contain...
08/14/2020

Nourish bowls are one of my favorite things to make when I have a bunch of random stuff in the fridge. This bowl contains white rice, tabbouleh, hummus, cucumber, beet, carrot, pine nuts & chives. Yummy healthy goodness!!!

#ificanchange #vegan #plantbased #veganfood #plantbasedfood #nourishbowl #leftovers

This weekend we had the pleasure of having a family from our quarantine pod over for dinner. I know I have posted this m...
08/10/2020

This weekend we had the pleasure of having a family from our quarantine pod over for dinner. I know I have posted this menu before, but I just get so excited every time I make this! I made an Indo spread with Nasi Koening, Tofu Satay, Gado Gado, and blanched veggies. This is one of my favorite meals, and one of the few things I have learned to pull off in a vegan way that resembles my Oma’s (grandmother’s) cooking. Stay tuned - I’ll be adding links to the recipes & cookbook I use to make this fragrant, delicious, and authentic meal. #ificanchange #vegan #plantbased #indo #dutchindo #nasikoening #tofusatay #veganindonesianfood @jeffkeasberry @whattocooktoday
@ Las Vegas, Nevada

Last nights dinner was a yummy Moroccan inspired dish by @thehappypear. It was super easy and came together in about 30-...
07/30/2020

Last nights dinner was a yummy Moroccan inspired dish by @thehappypear. It was super easy and came together in about 30-40 minutes. The flavors were devine and making my own flat bread was much simpler than I thought. So grateful to find these two! You just must follow @thehappypear!

Last night’s dinner was EPIC! Our friends had us over for Shabbat and everything about it was perfection! @maluorganic m...
07/25/2020

Last night’s dinner was EPIC! Our friends had us over for Shabbat and everything about it was perfection! @maluorganic made like 12 different dishes, and each was exquisite. My absolute favorite was the quinoa balls in red sauce, poured over cous cous. It was earthy, aromatic and devine! The beauty not only existed in the spices, but in the love and care that was put into it. Nothing beats getting to experience another culture’s home-made food. So... on the table was:
- quinoa balls in a red sauce
- couscous
- roasted carrots, cauliflower, shallots, garlic, potatoes & sweet potatoes
- eggplant
- tahini
- raw salad of cabbage, celery, & endive
Now, I just need her to teach me!!!! 🙌🤩
#vegan #plantbased #veganshabbat #veganisraelifood
#veganfood #plantbasedfood #vegansdontsuffer #veganaf #naturallyvegan #ificanchange

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