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, […]
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 […]
Vegan Steak and Potato Foil Pouches is not a typo, though it is a strange name for a recipe post. This all began when Bus Boy asked me if I could make garlic steak and potato foil packs for dinner. I told him they weren’t vegan, and he politely asked me if I could please, Please, PLEASE, make them vegan. How could I refuse my firstborn? I had to make them vegan for him. How hard could it be? Aside from the steak, this recipe was already vegan. I just had to find a steak substitute. It took a couple of […]
Asian “Tuna” Salad doesn’t sound like a vegan recipe, but it is. The “fishless” tuna that I used for this recipe was Loma Linda Sesame Ginger Fishless Tuna. I purchased this product as part of my pre-vegan shopping trip. I wanted to make sure my pantry contained some simple ingredients that I could use to put together simple meals on nights when life is crazy. Anyone who regularly visits my site knows that I love to make salads in mason jars for lunch. Since I’m eating vegan this month, it seemed like a logical choice for an Asian inspired salad.
It’s day three of my 30 days of vegan, and I’m reporting my third food related crisis. I really hope this becomes easier as the month progresses. My problem was that I needed butter. I had planned to make a simple and delicious tomato sauce to serve over pasta, but my family expects garlic bread with all pasta dishes. To make garlic bread, I need butter. Butter isn’t vegan. Do you see my problem? I researched “vegan butter” on the internet and discovered that everyone’s favorite “vegan butter” seems to be Earth Balance, so when I had to take […]
Today is the first day of my 30 days of vegan series. It’s also Easter Sunday. I realize that it’s also April Fool’s Day, but it’s no April Fool’s joke that Patty Cake’s Pantry will be vegan for the next 30 days. I hadn’t really thought about Easter when I agreed to spend the next 30 days blogging about Vegan recipes. Our traditional Easter fare includes a ham, mashed potatoes or augratin potatoes, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, and green bean casserole. None of these recipes are vegan. That was a problem. My family was not happy. The decision to […]
As part of our preparation for the 30 days of vegan series, we are trying to learn as much as we can about a vegan diet in order to ensure a successful month. Today, we are sharing an interview with Benita Gibbs of “At Meme’s Table.” Benita and her husband, Tony, were the first people that Baker’s Man and I met when we attended The Everything Food Conference last year (#EFC2017). They were volunteers at the event, and we immediately hit it off. When I realized that I needed to talk to someone who could give me advice about how […]
Grown Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches will take your grilled cheese sandwich to the next level. This sandwich is more than just American Cheese on bread that is slathered with butter before being placed in a warm pan and lightly browned while the cheese melts. A grown up grilled cheese sandwich is made with three different types of real cheese, and the bread is spread with Garlic Parmesan Butter before being grilled on the stove top.