Happy Herbivore Blog

Ever since we had Vcon Po'boys, Scott's been asking me to make another batch of the Vcon Chile Cornmeal-Crusted Tofu (baked). I was worried a plate of tofu might be a little too boring, so I checked Vcon for side dish ideas. Southwestern Corn Pudding was recommended in the blurb about the tofu, and since I happened to have all of the ingredients on hand, I made it. vconcornpudding.JPG The Southwestern Corn Pudding is O.U.T.S.T ...
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My best friend Jim took a stab at making beer bread a few weekends ago. I was so intrigued (and impressed) that I thought I'd do the same. Look at that gorgeous loaf! It has a firm and crunchy outer crust but is still soft on the inside. I am so proud of my loaf!!

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These bean cakes will dazzle anyone they're served to. They also come together quickly for a fun and tasty weeknight meal. Top the cakes off with your favorite chunky salsa or spread. scaled.DSCN4733_1.JPG scaled.DSCN4740.JPG

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I originally made this recipe for a football party. My sister and best friend were going to be there and they both love to order this appetizer at restaurants. I couldn't help but take on the challenge of making a healthy, vegan version and testing it out on the omni, football-watching crowd. Not only did my sister and best friend give this dish two thumbs up, my best friend's skeptical omni boyfriend wanted the leftovers. Not that I ...

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I today would be a great day to post this easy, pantry-inspired dish since most of us will probably be glued to the boob tube all night, anxiously awaiting for our next president (yay! Obama!). This dish is a little spicy, ridiculously easy to make, inexpensive *and* incredibly filling. It takes traditional 'red beans and rice' to a new, sassy and firey level! Plus with brown rice, its much more nutritious! adoboredbeansrice.JPG

1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice

14oz can ...

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