• Vegetable Sushi.
  • Crock-Pot Monday: Vegan World’s Fair Chili.
  • Crock-Pot Monday: Shortcut “Sausage”-Corn Chowder.
  • Adventures in Vegan Cheese-Making!
  • Sunday Cook-in: Vegan Portobello Steaks With Steamed Veggies and Couscous.

Newest Post

Sunday Cookout: Buffalo Tofu in Lettuce Wraps With Acorn Squash and Mixed Vegetables.


A little rain won’t keep us out of service on Sunday Cookout night!

The weather’s been sort of weird all day – drizzling off and on, with temperatures hovering in the not-quite-cold but not-quite-warm range – and by the time we were ready to put our food on the smoker tonight, the rain kept trickling down out of the sky. But who cares? The smoker has a dome, after all, and a little water is no match for my lighter fuel. So we marched on with our cookout plans, and I’m so glad we did!

As the smoker heated up, I sliced an acorn squash (one of our final quarries from this year’s Great Country Farms shipments!) lengthwise, scooped out the seeds, and greased each cut side with butter. Then I wrapped both halves in foil, poked a few holes to vent, and set them aside while I got the tofu in order.

Earlier in the afternoon, before we went to get our Christmas tree, I cut a block of tofu into six slices and then marinated said slices in Buffalo sauce in a zip-top bag until Go Time. So when the time had come, I pulled the slices out and arranged them atop a hickory plank, where they looked so good. Good enough to eat, in fact!

I put the squash on the lower grill rack and the plank o’ tofu on the upper rack, closed the smoker, and let everything cook for about two hours on medium heat. When we were too hungry to wait anymore, I heated up a bag of steamed vegetables inside, then pulled everything off the smoker.

Now, we’ve been eating pretty heavy this week – who hasn’t? – so we decided to eschew the typical bun for lettuce wraps instead. It worked like a champ! We didn’t miss the carbs and were still able to enjoy every morsel of tofu. And we had more room for the veggies and squash, so that’s a bonus too.

I know that in short order, we’ll be battling the snow out by the smoker, but this was pretty good practice today! We’ll see how we handle the next curveball from Ma Nature whenever she chooses to throw it.


More Recent Goodness


Crock-Pot Wednesday: Vegan Aloo Gobi.

We had such fun with our Indian-inspired Crock-Pot meal a couple of weeks ago, I knew we had to go back to that well again in short order! A few days ago, I stumbled on this recipe for aloo gobi – that is, cauliflower and potatoes – from The Perfect Pantry and immediately added it…

Read More »


Egg and Pasta Bake.

It’s a madhouse out there! I left work a few minutes early tonight in order to make a beeline to the grocery store for some late-breaking Thanksgiving supplies. I was so smug as I drove to the Harris Teeter, safe in the knowledge I’d gotten there before the after-work crowd! That smugness lasted all the…

Read More »


Friday Favorite.

Friday Favorite: In which I highlight one of my favorite experiences from the previous week. No description, no commentary; just a simple photo. Enjoy! :)


Crock-Pot Thursday: Vegetarian Sausage-Corn Chowder.

This morning, I pulled out all the fixins for one of my very favorite slow-cooker meals of all time: Vegetarian sausage-corn chowder! Forget for a moment that the autumnal air became more of a summertime stickiness after today’s rain and before tonight’s cold front – sausage-corn chowder always brings out the best of the cooler…

Read More »