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Oowy Gooey 1 Minute Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

I had a hankering for chocolate cake and found a quick and dirty one here.  I made a few tweaks, and its yummy! One Minute Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake Ingredients: 4 Tablespoons Flour 4 Tablespoons Sugar 2 Tablespoons Cocoa powder (if you use hot cocoa mix, adjust your sugar) 1/2 Teaspoon of instant coffee (for more »

Vegan Bistek – Filipino Food

VEGAN BISTEK I was told the flavoring was “spot on” from my Filipino friend, so I was thrilled. Ingredients 2 cups of sliced seitan 2 medium size potatos, sliced 1/2 cup cooking oil 4 cloves garlic, crushed, chopped 1 big onion, sliced into rings 1/4 cup of vinegar 1/2 cup soy sauce 1 cup water more »

Seitan – the other other white meat

Seitan aka “wheat meat” For my first attempt at making a “meat” I went with’s recipe. It’s very chewy, and surprisingly MUCH easier to make than I thought.   I just made a few adjustments to the recipe to add my own twist by adding J&D’s Bacon Salt which has BBQ like smokey flavor more »

Chipotle Vegan Chicken Burrito

Really?  Really?  A chain restaurant with faux meats that’s not flavored like Kung Pao or General Chickens?  SWEET! Yes, there are reports all around the country that Chipotle has added a new vegan chicken to their menu called Garden Blend!  I’m so excited.  Although its only been in a few locations in the East Coast more »

Because we give a frapp

So I’m a little excited about this because I’m a self proclaimed coffee junky.  I just heard thru the grapevine that Starbucks is going to roll out a soy-based Frappacino.  Making it a VEGAN frappacino.   YAAY!  Vegan options from anywhere is always a PLUS in my book. According to LA based vegan blogger and more »

Vegan Tofu Mushroom Sisig

Tofu Sisig – Serves 4 Ingredients 4 tbsp. olive oil 2 packs of 5 oz Tofu Cutlets – diced (or firm Tofu **see below) Approx. 1 cup button mushrooms – cleaned, dried and diced 4 cloves of garlic, minced – (I used 1 tsp. of Garlic Salt because I was out of fresh garlic) 1/2 more »

Wing’s Chinese Restaurant

Wing’s Chinese Restaurant 131 Jackson St San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 294-3303 Mon-Thurs 11:30AM-9PM Friday 11:30AM-10PM Sat 11:30AM-9:30PM Sun 12:30PM-8:30PM Wing’s is a Chinese restaurant located in San Jose’s Japantown.  An odd sight for sure.  It has an old neon sign with flapping wings which looks like it may have been there from the more »

Vegan Mabo Tofu

Ingredients: 2 Tbsp Vegetable oil 1 1/2 Tsp Sesame oil 1 Garlic clove, crushed and minced 1/4 Cup Onion minced 1/2 Tsp Red Peppers (I used chinese Garlic Red Peppers) 1/2 Cup Water 1 1/2 Tsp Sake 3 1/2 Tsp Soy sauce 1/2 Tsp Salt 4-5 Tbsp Ketchup 1 pk Medium Firm Tofu (if soft more »

Vegan French Onion Soup

Vegan French Onion Soup Ingredients 1 1/2 – 2 Onions sliced 1/4 cup Panko(japanese bread crumbs), flour or plain bread crumbs 1 cup Croutons, toasted French Bread or bread of your choice 2 tbsp Olive Oil or vegetable oil 1/4 cup Soy Sauce 4 cups Water In a large pan, heat oil and cook sliced more »

Roasted Chili and Black Bean Corn Tamales

Roasted Chili and Black Bean Corn Vegan Tamales Ingredients: Masa: 15 corn husks 1 1/4 cups corn tortilla flour 1/2 cup fine cornmeal 3/4 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup (use veggie stock for less fat and calories) olive oil Chili Filling 2 Anaheim chilies 1/2 white onion, chopped more »

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