Lunch

Colleen Week: Day 3 (Date Bars)

I made these date bars, from Joy of Vegan Baking, with some friends this morning while our kiddos played together.  (For those of you just joining me, I am cooking entirely from Colleen Patrick Goudreau‘s three cookbooks this week.)  It was my first time making them and I can definitely say that I will make…

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Colleen Week: Day 1 (Brown Lentil Soup and Drop Biscuits)

Day 1 of my cooking experiment:  Brown Lentil Soup from Color Me Vegan.  (If you didn’t see yesterday’s post, I’m cooking entirely from Colleen Patrick Goudreau‘s three cookbooks this week.)  Not exactly a recipe that is going to get me out of any cooking ruts (I make lentil soup a LOT), but it’s always nice…

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What to do with leftover chili…make quesadillas!

When you have a big pot of leftover chili, the possibilities abound. My very favorite go-to recipe is Robin Robertson’s Layered Polenta-Chili Casserole, from Vegan Planet.  The Confetti Vegetable Chili from the other day, though, was such a hit that we only had about 1/2 cup leftover.  So I decided to use it to make…

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A Warm and Hearty Vegan Lunch

When lunch time rolls around, I just can’t get excited about a cold sandwich.  I’m a lot more likely to heat up leftovers from dinner the night before.  But on those sad occasions where there just aren’t any leftovers in the refrigerator, I might whip up something like the above meal.   A whole grain…

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Vegan Lunch Ideas: Hummus Wrap

When you choose not to eat meat, cheese, or eggs, what possibilites are left for lunch?  At first, it can seem like the pickings are slim.  Certainly none of the staples I grew up with are vegan…salami, cheese, egg salad, tuna fish, BLTs, liverwurst…they are all out.  For the newbie vegan, it can seem like…

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