Come to Mama Vegan Lasagna

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Nerdgasm Jedi (Root-Leaf) Stew

I hope everyone had a great holiday week! I didn’t manage to get a recipe out last weekend, although I did make some baked (instead of fried) potato latkes. They were good, but not stellar. That recipe still needs some tweaking. Speaking of stellar, however, last weekend was practically a national holiday for us sci-fi…

Scottish Fetish Vegan Scones (with a Light Currant)

Certain Anglo accents have the power to spawn whole fetishes unto themselves. Some people find posh English accents a huge aphrodisiac; others get hot and bothered over a broad-voweled outback drawl. For my part, I could turn James McAvoy reading the terms and conditions of my operating system into an entire sexual orientation. And don’t…

Nutting Up the Pumpkin Red Curry

I was exceedingly disappointed when a little storefront Thai place about a mile away from me closed – it was the only place I’d ever found pumpkin curry, and theirs was delicious. It was a red curry, good and hot, nicely thicker than average, and was chock full of onions, green beans and bell peppers….

Sure Thing Minestrone

After the great American cookoff holiday this week and the last couple of new, more labor-intensive recipes, I thought I’d keep things uncomplicated and go back to one of my favorite easy one-pot staples, a crowd-pleasing soup that cooks who’ve been around the block a few times may take for granted but that really does…

Stuff a Vegan Savory Mushroom Stuffed Squash

American (U.S.) Thanksgiving is upon us this week, and that means it’s time for some hearty stuffing. (Our former countryfolk across the pond will know what I’m talking about, even if we’re more or less celebrating the beginning of our very messy breakup.) If there’s a special vegan in your life you’ve been wanting to…

Chocorrupted Pumpkin Pie

Before Thanksgiving rolled around I wanted to make something seasonal my high school BFF could make for dessert to share with her vegan sister-in-law, but also something wicked chocolatey as we both share an undying passion for chocolate (we could decimate a jumbo bag of M&Ms between us after school). At first I thought of…

Mr. Wat’s Spicy Moroccan Affair

This transcontinental coupling of two different African lentil dishes, initially separated by thousands of miles, came about all because the grocery store was completely out of red lentils and I forgot to buy an extra tomato. I had had an Ethiopian Misir Wat in mind because I had a jar of homemade Berbere spice blend…

Seedy Pepita Zesto (Pesto)

I hope you all had a properly decadent All Hallow’s Eve this week. The proliferation of jack o’lanterns in the streets reminded me of what a treat roasted pumpkin seeds (pepitas) always were for me after a carving session. I know a lot of people let them go to waste, which is a shame, because…

Wicked Vegan Lobstah (Salad or Rolls)

Being a Massachusetts-born vegan-fetishist, I feel it’s my responsibility to make things not only vegan for all my darlings, but wicked vegan. My biggest challenge to myself post-home visit was to come up with a tasty vegan take on my BFF’s favorite regional delicacy, lobstah rolls. Even the vegan and vegan-friendly cafes we frequent on…