Fishless Tuna Salad tastes just like the real thing. In fact, one of my friends argued with me and insisted that this recipe wasn’t vegan. She was adamant that I was cheating, and she didn’t relent until I showed her the empty can. We love tuna around here, so figuring out how to make a good tasting vegan version of fishless tuna salad was very important. For this recipe, I used a can of Loma Linda Blue Fishless Tuna that I picked up at the vegetarian market in preparation for our 30 days of vegan adventure. I was impressed by […]
This Creamy Tomato Sauce is one of my new favorites, and I’m looking forward to making this more often during the summer months when I have an abundance of fresh tomatoes available to me. Unlike most of my tomato sauce recipes, this one starts with fresh cherry tomatoes as the base for the sauce. This recipe is something that I have made before, but I’ve never made a vegan version of it until today. I was worried that I would miss the cream and the cheese in the recipe, but these concerns were unwarranted. This version of Creamy Tomato Sauce […]
Vegan Garlic and Herb Butter was a necessity. We love garlic, and we couldn’t enjoy pasta dishes or certain soups without a piece of garlic bread. Technically, we could have eaten them, but we really like having garlic bread with our pasta dishes. I mentioned in my previous post about vegan butter that once I had mastered vegan butter, it would be possible to make a compound garlic and herb butter that I could then use to make the garlic bread that all of us here at Patty Cake’s Pantry love. I had linked to my garlic Parmesan butter recipe, […]
Southwestern Couscous Salad was born out the the necessity to create a vegan salad to take to work for lunch. I realize that traditional southwestern cuisine doesn’t contain couscous, but I made use of what I had on hand. I had wanted to make a more traditional couscous salad that contained garbanzo beans, and a lemon dressing, but the only recipe that I knew contained feta cheese which is definitely not a vegan food option. I considered what I could use as a vegan substitute for the cheese, but I couldn’t find anything in the house that would be an […]
Sloppy Joes are a family favorite around here, so I couldn’t let a month of vegan meals pass without creating a vegan version of my homemade Sloppy Joe recipe. The funny thing about Sloppy Joes is that even most of the canned sauces are already vegan, so technically, this could be a two ingredient recipe, but since we’re trying to challenge ourselves this month, I decided that we would make our own sauce.
Vegan Steak Chili is another one of those improbable vegan recipes, yet here we are in the midst of our 30 day of vegan, and I’m writing this recipe. I love chili, and today was a very cold day. The weather can’t seem to make up its mind around here. Chili is one of the hearty soup type recipes that my family can agree on, so we decided to make a vegan chili, and because we had the meat substitute, we made a vegan chili with “steak” pieces.
Vegan Salads seem like a no brainer, right? Unfortunately, many salads feature cheese, mayonnaise, dressings, or other ingredients that aren’t friendly for those on a vegan diet. As I was making a taco salad for my lunch this week and switching out ingredients to make this recipe vegan friendly, I wondered how many of the salads on my site were already vegan. Here’s a list of vegan salads that were already on the Patty Cake’s Pantry website. As is my usual practice, these vegan salads are listed in the order in which they were published. Salads Lemony Celery Salad This […]
The hummus sandwich is another vegan sandwich idea that’s come to the rescue on more than one occasion while I was packing lunch. I still find my self wanting to reach for cold cuts and cheese when it’s time to make lunch. The only problem is that there aren’t any of them lying around. Before beginning my 30 days of vegan challenge, I decided that aside from a few meat substitutes to have with dinner, and some vegan tuna, I didn’t want to purchase any of the vegan “coldcuts” that are available in most markets. I also didn’t want to […]
A recipe for vegan banana bread was a necessity. You know that I hate when any food goes to waste, and I love to make banana bread, right? I find it extremely satisfying to turn browning bananas into something my family will eat instead of tossing them into the trash. My favorite way to make banana bread is with my 1-2-3 method. I wondered if it would be possible to create a vegan banana bread using the same technique replacing the egg with something that’s vegan friendly, so I began to search the internet for vegan friendly egg substitutes.
Vegan side dishes may sound obvious, but many vegetable side dishes contain butter, milk, or other additions that make them not so friendly for those trying to adhere to a vegan diet. I searched the Patty Cake’s Pantry website and collected all of my vegan side dishes. This collection, along with my vegan entrees, and vegan soups helped me to more fully realize that I already had a repertoire of vegan recipes I could draw upon to help get me through my 30 days of vegan.