A collage composed of six photos of some of the squash recipes that are featured in this post.

Squash Recipes for Thanksgiving

Squash is not one of the most popular vegetables in the USA. In fact, it doesn’t even make the top 20, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t like it. In spite of it’s lack of popularity, for some reason, squash seems to be mandatory on the Thanksgiving table, so we have collected several squash recipes for you to consider as a possible side for […]

A collage showing 6 different green bean recipes that are featured in the post below.

Green Bean Recipes for Thanksgiving

Green Beans are the fifteenth most popular vegetable in the USA, so it seems only right to provide you with a collection of green bean recipes. Some of these recipes use fresh green beans while others utilize canned or frozen green beans. You’ll find keto recipes, gluten free recipes, vegan recipes, and recipes for those who eschew processed foods. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure […]

A glass bowl filled with finished cranberry orange relish. Bits of red, orange, and white are visible in the mixture.

Cranberry Orange Relish

Cranberry orange relish is different than your usual cranberry dish for a couple of reasons. First, it’s a raw dish. You don’t need to turn on the stove. It’s also a very forgiving recipe. If I’m making this for people who don’t use sugar, it’s a simple matter to swap the sugar for the non caloric sweetener of their choice without any negative effect on […]

Interview with Gina Marie, Vegan with Curves

Interview with Gina Marie, Vegan with Curves

Back in 2018, as we were preparing to eat vegan for 30 days, I interviewed two vegan bloggers. One of them was Benita Gibbs from At Meme’s Table. The other was Gina Marie from Vegan with Curves. Recently, I was having a conversation with a friend who had gone on a vegan diet, but hadn’t experienced the great weight loss that she had expected. When […]

Does Vegan Fish and Chips Taste Good?

Does Vegan Fish and Chips Taste Good?

Vegan fish and chips was something that we tried during our 30 days of vegan experiment. Baker’s Man is a huge fan of fish and chips, but having grown up in the United States, he doesn’t need mushy peas with his fish and chips. He is, however, a bit of a snob about his fish. While eating vegan for a month, I knew that he […]

Nine Pasta Dishes from the Pantry--Simple Pasta Dishes that can be prepared with pantry staples

Nine Pasta Dishes from the Pantry

Pasta is a pantry staple in most households. Our home is no different. I had multiple packages of pasta in my kitchen when I took an inventory of what I had on hand. Knowing that I had pasta on hand was comforting when the store shelves were empty. Pasta is one of our go-to ingredients. We tend to eat it at least twice per month, […]

Beef-less Broccoli is plated with white rice.

Beef-less Broccoli (Instant Pot)

Beef-less Broccoli is a great recipe for Meatless Monday.  It’s simple to prepare, and the use of soy curls marinated in a teriyaki style marinade is a great meat substitute, even Baker’s Man had no complaints about the Beef-less Broccoli when I served it for dinner.  This recipe is basically a vegan version of broccoli beef, and it’s delicious. I know that someone is going […]

A Collection of Vegan Entrees

As I began this month of vegan, I was racking my brain and trying to decide what I could make for my family to eat for dinner.  I remembered what Benita had said during her interview about many recipes being “accidentally vegan.”  This made me wonder what vegan recipes were already published on Patty Cake’s Pantry, and which ones could become vegan with minimal modification.  […]

vegan butter

Vegan Butter

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 […]

What do vegans eat for breakfast?

What Do Vegans Eat For Breakfast?

I’ve barely begun my vegan journey, and I’m already having a problem.  This wasn’t a problem yesterday when I gorged myself on fresh strawberries and banana slices for breakfast, but today was a different story.  My go to breakfast on most weekdays is a bagel slathered with cream cheese, and/or topped with smoked salmon.  Neither of these options is available to me as a vegan, […]