5 posts in group cumin

Creamy Mushroom Potato Casserole

I have been on a potato kick lately. Sweet potatoes, yellow potatoes, red potatoes, purple potatoes....fried, baked, boiled, mashed...hashbrowns, fries, and pureed. ENDLESS VERSIONS AND COLORS AND SHAPES! Part of the reason I have been part of the potato party was because I wanted to semi partake in the "potato challenge". The other reason is that I am Russian and I LOVE potatoes!!! Anywhoo... I wanted to make the ultimate potato casserole that was hearty, cheesy, creamy and used ... Continue Reading

Mushroom Hummus

I'm BAAAACK!!!! After a delightful volunteer trip to Costa Rica, I am back and ready to be dry and not wet, do physical exercise instead of manual labor and of course COOK FOR MYSELF!! Although, I loved spending my days feeding monkeys, birds and pigs, I was SOOOOO over cleaning up bird, monkey and pig poop. HEHE! The food in Costa Rica was very vegan friendly. I mean...you really can't go wrong with rice, beans and plantains. Plus.....all the bananas and papayas my stomach can handle!!! ... Continue Reading

Avocado Mango Naan Pizza

I have been swimming in Mangos....because it's Mango season and they are ridiculously cheap! I am not complaining... but... I may or may not have gotten a little bored of just raw mango or mango oatmeal or mango ice cream or Carrot Mango Pudding Tarts. PSYCH!!! I could never get bored of this delicious fruit but I did want to venture out into the savory mango dishes. So after pondering for a while, I decided that a PIZZA would be perfect to try out my lovely mango...Savory Style! So ... Continue Reading

Smoky Sweet Potato and Kale Dip

Without a doubt barbeque is one of the most recognizable flavors in the world. Smoky and sweet with a unique kick to the taste buds. It sends memories of burgers, picnic tables, pool parties, cook outs racing through peoples heads. In general, barbeque is a reminder of good times with friends or family. Usually BBQs are full of grilled "meat" and other unhealthy stuff. For us vegans though...we get creative with grilled veggies, fruits, tofu, homemade veggie burgers or even try the new ... Continue Reading

TVP Tacos

I apologize for the upcoming exclamation point use..but it is necessary. Celebrate Life!!! Don't just celebrate and have fun on holidays...celebrate EVERYDAY!!! Make Everyday Delicious!! Make Everyday Spicy! You woke up today...that calls for a celebration. When you realize how many people and animals did not wake up today, it puts things into perspective. Take advantage of the opportunity you were given. Don't waste life. 10billion animals last year did not have the choice to ... Continue Reading