Monday, July 8, 2013

Lots of Vegan Foods - Hobo's, Bean Dishes, Sauces, Mac N Cheese, Snacks, Side Dishes, and Experiments!

I've sort of been a blogging fool today!  So keep scrolling down!  I have 4 posts today!  This post is specifically a FOOD Post, tho!  This first one I did a while back and did some greens up and on top of that did black beans and black-eye-peas with some onions and red peppers.  On top - you see that awesome sauce?  I have to say I LOVED this sauce and will be making it often!   It has the following in it:  

1/2 C Tahini, 1/3 C Hot Sauce, 1/4 C Water, 2 heaping tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast, 1 Clove Garlic.

It was totally yummy!  Spicy but cheesy!  YUM!

On the 4th of July my husband and I just stayed home - which was rare - but nice!  He's been wanting to do some grilling but it's been so rainy here this season that it has been hard.  We did get a little bit in that day, tho!  He is a fan of what he calls "Ho Bo's" and I have always done a Veggie version with a veggie burger but I wanted to try it with Tofu!  That is what I did here!  This is the BEFORE photo.  It has Potatoes, Mixed Veggies - Corn, Carrots, Green Beans, Onion, Tofu, Cabbage, Earth Balance, Wildtree Rancher Steak Rub.  I have to say I was very excited with the way it turned out!

Here is the AFTER photo!  I do like "crispy" and "crunchy" edges on mine!  YUM!  The one side of the tofu turned out a bit better than the other but the flavor was just what I hoped it would be!  I'm looking forward to doing it again soon!

I think I forgot to take a photo of the Brown Rice Side Dish I did that day!  Oops!  It was basically Brown Rice with Carrots and Onions and I used a now discontinued Wildtree Product called Asian Potsticker, I believe.

I always look for Vegan Mac and Cheese ideas and I have to say this next one may be the best yet!  I did tweak it quite a bit from the original recipe I found online!

This has the following in it:
2 T Earth Balance
1/2 T Dijon Mustard
1/2 T Yellow Mustard
1/2 T Hot Sauce
2 T Flour (I used Bob's Red Mills All Purpose)
3 T Nutritional Yeast
1/2 C Almond Milk (or more to taste/consistency)
2 slices of Toffuti Mozarella Vegan Cheese Slices
Small handful of Daiya Cheddar Shreds
Handful of Rice Crumbs

This next photo I have done a few variations of before but thought it was still a tasty mention.  Pecans with Hemp Seeds/Hemp Hearts.  All I did was a little Maple Syrup with Cinnamon and Nutmeg and Raw Cane Sugar.

Another Quick and Easy dish I did this past weekend was a chickpea side.  Many of you know how I LOVE chickpeas!  For this one here are the ingredients:
3 T Apple Cider Vinegar
1 T Bragg's Liquid Aminos
1 tea Dijon Mustard
1 T Tahini
3 T Water
2 C Chickpeas
1/4 C Parsley
Splash of Balsamic

I also used up the rest of the lentils I had on hand over the weekend!  I must get more!  Especially after making this with it!  It was so GOOD!
2 C Cooked Lentils
1 Stalk Celery
2 T Minced Parsley
2 T Lemon Juice
1 tea Miso
1/4 C Roasted Sunflower Seeds
It was totally YUMMY!
For this next dish - I purely did it for experimental reasons as I am not as 'seasoned' with Wheat Berries as some people are.  Here's what's in this one...

1 C Wild Rice (cooked)
1/2 C Wheat Berries (cooked)
Grapeseed Oil as needed (I used Jalapeno for a kick!)
1 Onion
2 Carrots
2 T various Herbs (I used Wildtree's Opa! Seasoning)
1 Clove Garlic
1 tea Dijon Mustard
1 T Rice Wine Vinegar
About 10-ounces of Mushrooms

This turned out pretty good, too!  I like to call it Chewy Wheat Berries and Rice.  I planned for a good portion for my lunch today but I also saved a little bit to try yet another experiment on!  Veggie Burgers!  I added Bread Crumbs to them and formed a patty and did them on stove top.  The flavor was nice but it still broke apart a bit.  Next time I will take Opal's Advice and BAKE them!


  1. Oooo...your Mac & Cheese looks really really good...

    1. Thanks :)
      I think this was my favorite attempt so far at Vegan Mac & Cheese!

  2. I love chick peas...but we just boil and add a bit of salt and eat just like that. Nice!!!

  3. Mmmm those look like good eats. The macaroni looks super tasty.
    And oh man! Those chickpeas!!! I want to make them right now ;p

    1. I need to find a good bulk source for Chickpeas I think - at this rate, anyways! LOL

  4. Wow, all the eats look great - especially the lentils and mac and cheese!

    1. Thanks! I was very excited about the lentil spread and now want to do more and more with the lentils. I went back and bought about a cups-worth in bulk!!!