Quinoa “Fried Rice” with Satay Kebabs Recipe

Beep, beep, beep. The fridge door beep makes me snap back into reality and I realize I’m doing it again! It’s nearly time for the main meal for the day, and I’m still staring into the abyss that is my fridge – waiting and hoping for some inspiration. “Oh well, I’ll just make “X” again!’”(insert your dish that you keep making more frequently than you’d like to admit...) … [Read more...]

Low Fat Veggie Curry Recipe that Will Make You Lick Your Spoon

Last week Hubby took me out to Portland and we visited Veggie Grill. Let me tell you--the best tasting vegan food I ever tasted outside of my own kitchen! Hands down! While not all of their offerings are healthy, they have a lot of great, heart healthy options.  I ended up enjoying their Butternut Squash Velvet soup and Bombay Bowl--a combination of many delicious veggies … [Read more...]

Delicious Fat Free Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

I always loved homegrown tomatoes, but it was not until this season that I finally realized just how much I am obsessed with these things.  I ate them for the last month, almost forgetting every other food group out there, even my beloved fruit.  Then, when I could eat them no more, and they were still pouring in by basketfuls into our house from all of my relatives' … [Read more...]

Somewhere in India Salad| Curry Recipe

I love intense flavors.  You will not find a bland tasting dish in my cooking repertoire. Thankfully with my transition to a plant-based diet, I was introduced to a whole world of new flavors and spices.  I particularly fell in love with cumin and curry.  For some reason curry always makes me think of India, although I have not been there--it has a very intense and exotic … [Read more...]

12 Reasons to Eat Potatoes | 12 Potato Recipes

I love receiving questions from Vegalicious readers and, even moreso, I love answering them. Each week I receive tens of emails with questions on various topics; one from this week stood out to me, since the topic of the question is often vilified without a good reason. Elena, how often do you eat potatoes? It seems like a lot of soups on this site list potatoes as an … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Vegan Buckwheat Salad Recipe

This is a very special salad recipe, because it comes with a story.  A couple of weeks ago I fell into a rut in the kitchen.  I felt uninspired to create any recipes...or to cook. While there are days, and even weeks, when I cannot stop creative juices from flowing, there are times when I feel completely blank and rely on my own web-site to keep food on the table. Yes, I … [Read more...]

Steamed Dumplings: Manti Vegan Style

I grew up in Central Asia, where steamed dumplings were a highly revered dish, and were a fixing at almost any respectable get-together. They are called manti  (aka manty) where I come from.  However, tragically, although at that time very deliciously, they were exclusively made with ground (or chopped) animal flesh.  As Hubby was introduced to the delicious smell of … [Read more...]

Steamed Vegan Potato Strudels Recipe [Fat Free]

Good morning, loves! Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you and your loves have something special planned to celebrate each other today. I know, I know -- we should be celebrating love every day, but why not do it today as well?! :) I am taking my Hubby out to a very special place tonight (hopefully I can grab a few pics to show off here later). But we do celebrate each other … [Read more...]

Homemade Whole Wheat Fat Free Bread and Vegan Pizza Recipes

Have you ever had a piece of bread so good that you wanted MORE?! Well, if I have one weakness when it comes to food, homemade bread is IT... that's the reason I try not to make it too often. But when I do it has to be PERFECT! Of course I am not tooting my own horn, but my bread will knock your socks off ;) and have you asking for more -- it is whole wheat, fat free, and, … [Read more...]

Vegan Thanksgiving Meal Recipes

With our last guest gone, and last dish put away, I am now ready to show off my Vegan Thanksgiving Meal spread and share a few new recipes. My table looked much like the Vegan Thanksgiving Menu I posted before Thanksgiving. Here is a close-up: On the menu we had: Mashed Potatoes [recipe below] Mushroom Gravy [recipe below] Asian Noodle Salad--Foonchyoza … [Read more...]