Oven-Fried Eggplant PoBoy Sandwiches

When I was creating my last recipe, Oven-Fried Okra, I suspected that the batter I used, a combination of cornmeal and brown rice flour, would make a wonderfully crunchy breading for other vegetables. I lost no time checking that theory out on one of my favorite summer veggies, eggplant. I’m happy to say that I was right! (...)Read the rest of Oven-Fried Eggplant PoBoy Sandwiches (711 words) © svoisin for FatFree Vegan Kitchen, 2015 ....more

Oil-Free Gluten-Free Oven-Fried Okra

When I was growing up, I knew of only three ways to eat okra–in gumbo, stewed, or fried. As I’ve gotten older and had the opportunity to try recipes from around the world, I’ve grown to love okra in other dishes, such as curries, as well as my favorite (and the easiest) way to prepare it, roasted. I haven’t had fried okra in years because even if I could get past the oil involved in frying, I’ve never seen a vegan version on a menu ....more

Ridiculously Easy Jalapeño Pickles

At the beginning of last fall, the jalapeño plants in my garden went into overdrive, and I found myself with a whole bunch of peppers all at one time. Now, I love jalapeños. I put slices of them, seeds and all, on sandwiches, tacos, burritos, and burgers all summer long ....more

Seitan Saltado (Peruvian Stir-Fry with Potatoes)

May has flown by and was very close to becoming the first month since I started this blog that I haven’t posted anything. The end of the school year is always busy for us, but because E was graduating, this May was more jam-packed than usual. But all the activity and anticipation came to a crescendo on a cool, sunny day last week when E received her diploma: (...)Read the rest of Seitan Saltado (Peruvian Stir-Fry with Potatoes) (790 words) © svoisin for FatFree Vegan Kitchen, 2015 ....more

Banana Bread Pudding

My “little girl” turned 18 last week. I feel like I should have something profound to say on this momentous occasion, but everything that comes to mind is so trite: “Time flies.” “They grow up so fast.” “It seems like only yesterday that she started kindergarten.” There’s a reason those expressions are so overused: The feelings of amazement, pride, and nostalgia you feel at seeing your child become an adult are both universal and indescribable. “Where does the time go?” (...)Read the rest of Banana Bread Pudding (722 words) © svoisin for FatFree Vegan Kitchen, 2015 ....more

The Best Rigatoni and Vegetable Casserole

We all make mistakes. But when you’re a blogger, your mistakes are often preserved in time on the World Wide Web. If no one points them out to you, you can stumble upon them long after they’re made and feel the accumulated embarrassment of years ....more

Vegan Chou Farci (Cabbage Stuffed with Barley and Lentils)

For the first time, my garden managed to produce not one but four heads of cabbage. I’ve had a lot of trouble in the past with heading vegetables; sometimes they never form heads or, if they do, hungry hungry caterpillars get to eat them before I do. But last fall, I planted tiny cabbage plants alongside my collards, and four out of five of them grew into actual cabbages: (...)Read the rest of Vegan Chou Farci (Cabbage Stuffed with Barley and Lentils) (1,189 words) © svoisin for FatFree Vegan Kitchen, 2015 ....more

Hot Layered Hummus

I can get pretty stubborn about food. Once I think I don’t like an ingredient or a dish, I will avoid it forever if I don’t make myself, from time to time, retry the foods that I’ve had bad experiences with. Call it a very low-risk act of courage ....more

Pinquito Bean and Quinoa Taco Filling

In the past, beans were considered a humble food, a source of protein for the common folk before it became affordable to eat meat daily. Today, beans are generally seen as a side dish (barbecued beans)–or the province of vegetarians. People tend to think of them as bland and boring, and cooks often add meat or, at the very least, herbs and spices to give them flavor ....more

Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes in the Pressure Cooker and Oven

Happy New Year! Yes, I know I’m ridiculously late in saying that. People have been writing to ask if I’m all right because it’s been so long since I posted, so before I write one word about cooking, I want to assure you that I am fine ....more