Vegan Gluten-free almond pear chocolate chip oatmeal

This morning, I made this warm delectable Seasonal oatmeal. I also used gluten-free oats to make my warm brekkie gluten-free! I created this:Recipe: For 3 personsIngredients:150 gr gluten-free medium-sized oats  ( 1 cup + 1/2 cup )...more

Curried Jerusalem artichokes yellow carrot soup! Vegan & Gluten-free!

Yesterday, I received some fresh Jerusalem artichokes, also named sunchokes, topinambours in French & aardperen in my language aka Dutch! Whatever you call them, these veggies are very under-estimated & under-used here in Belgium. When you buy them organic, they are very pricy!1. There is nearly no fat in this veggie & it has zero cholesterol!...more

No-oil Granola! Vegan & Gluten-free!

A Slip of the Lip

Well, I finally did it.  At work, I confessed to being a vegan.  No time better than the day before Thanksgiving for that, right?I hadn’t planned on it.  Like so many impromptu disasters, it “just happened.”  I guess I was in a holiday mood when I mosied up to the workstation of one of our secretaries and began a conversation about something totally unrelated to food and diet.  We actually discussed a few different things before she asked me whether I will be cooking the turkey this Thanksgiving....more

Cheap Chic

Saving money on everyday purchases seems to have attained a great deal of popularity these days.  I suppose this is really nothing new; I have fond memories of my parents pasting Triple-S Blue Stamps (from Grand Union), S&H Green Stamps (from Daitch Shopwell) and Plaid Stamps (from the A&P) into little books that were stored in a kitchen cabinet next to the refrigerator.  And then there were always coupons to clip from the pull-out sections in the Sunday newspaper....more

Cooking With Kids: Miso-Power Bowl

While the calendar reads mid-November, the thermometer has still been reading 80-90 degrees in our neck of the wood(land hill)s. So when we get a Fall day like today, I can just feel Mother Nature pleading with me to simmer something delicious on the stove, fill the house with cinnamony-wafts and crack open the windows to let the fall breezes swift through our home....more

A Vegan Does Thanksgiving at Work

Thanksgiving is generally the worst day of the year for vegans.  As if everyone eating turkey weren’t bad enough, most of the so-called trimmings aren’t fit to eat for those of our ilk.  In my case, I am extremely blessed to have a wife who humors my prandial proclivities.  She always prepares something for me in advance, which we carry to our family functions....more

A Vegan's Guide to Gratitude

I am still a few weeks early for Thanksgiving, but definitely getting into the spirit,  My wife suggested that, for the month of November, I prepare an alphabetical list of things for which I am thankful, and post one letter each day.  I liked the idea, but found myself writing about too many other topics.  As the Thanksgiving holiday tends to be a difficult time for vegans, I decided instead to take this opportunity to compile a list of the some of the vegan foods that I most enjoy and for which I am extremely grateful....more

GF Oat Muffins with Raisins and Walnuts

Amber @ Mama's Blissful Bites has never tasted so good with these sweet, wholesome muffins!Here’s the golden rule at our house: When making muffins, make three batches....more

Healthy Vegan Cookies

Healthy cookies? These are the healthiest cookies I could find. They contain peanut butter for a protein boost plus the powerful antioxident and restoritive effects of ginger. They are simple to make and children can join in.  Read full post at ...more