4 posts tagged appetizers

Blueberry & Beet Bruschetta

This recipe was semi inspired by a recent trip to the Mad City Vegan fest and semi inspired by my love of blueberries that are currently in season.  At the Vegan fest my mom and I got to watch Chef Dave from Lilliana's and Charlie's restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin do a live cooking demo. Not only was this a cooking demo...it was a vegan cooking demo. We got FRONT ROW seats because I didn't want to miss one second. I learned soooooo much.....and I laughed even more. He was truly good enterta... Continue Reading

Lentilettes

I think "Faux" meatballs are pretty cool. Cute, (usually) flavor packed and perfectly portioned. Which means you can gobble up 15 without noticing lol. Veggie meatballs and their close cousin falafels are a great addition to any meal. Eat them as an appetizer with a marinara sauce or mix it in the sauce and plop them on top a bed of garlic spaghetti. PERFECTION! Honestly...the meal combinations are endless. There are several ways to make veggie meatballs but I found that the method ... 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

Mini Seitan Pita Pizzas

So I wanted to do a recipe on making seitan....and I did...but seitan isn't pretty to photograph or display unless you do something with it. So....Mini Seitan Pita Pizzas were produced on a whim! These guys are super delicious, quick and for sure would be a party favorite. They were definitely a favorite when I made them at my Mom's. Grandma was sooooooo surprised that these were all vegan and the seitan was not "meat". But back to the original recipe....Seitan. Kinda looks like ... Continue Reading