New Year’s Dinner for the Family

– Stuffed chickpea portobello mushrooms
Lemon Fennel and butternut squash soup
– Shiitake mushroom and caper cous cous with almonds and diced tomatoes
– Roasted eggplant spread
– Garlic cheese biscuits



Vegan Chicken Fried Steak

One night I was craving of the Kentucky fried original recipe. I had some vegan chicken wings in the freezer and decided to give it a try.  I researched on different Kentucky fried chicken recipes and ended up putting my own recipe together.  I had extra batter left that I decided to try it with tofu and a vegan boca burger patty, which ended tasting like chicken fried steak!  My hubs loved it!


Wild Brown Rice and Kale Salad

I put this salad together on a whim based on what ever ingredients I had in the fridge.  I have to say, after eating this salad, I was full extremely full.



Cubed Tofu

Kidney Beans, cooked

Chopped red onion

Chopped Tomatoes

Wild brown rice, cooked

Olive oil

Basalmic Vinegar

Salt & Pepper to taste


Combine all the ingredients together and chill for an hour or eat as is.

Chinese Cabbage and yuba strip stir-fry



This is my take on the dish noodle dish I had at Slanted Door.  I stumbled upon some yuba strips at Molly Stones when I was grocery shopping.  I’ve never cooked with it before and the first time I had it was at Slanted door.

For this dish, I basically stir fried onions, garlic, Chinese cabbage, and the yuba strips in peanut oil.  I didn’t add much seasoning since the yuba strips were already seasoned.  All I added was a vegetarian oyster sauce and chili pepper.  Lastly, I added vermicelli noodles.