Vegan Creamy Polenta with Roasted Vegetables

Sometimes, I think I should have called this blog, “The Hearty Vegan Kitchen”. It’s probably taken already, but I want to think it rings true for nearly all the recipes that can be found here. And this recipe is no exception. Plus, the vegetables smell absolutely exquisite roasting in the oven. Is it the roasting…

Brandy Shiitake Mushroom Gravy

With the holidays on the horizon, I felt like it was time to come up with a new gravy.  I tend to make the same one every year.  Why not jazz it up with a little brandy and shiitake mushrooms?  Why not, indeed?!  This gravy tastes amazing on mashed potatoes, stuffing, loaves, or really anything…

Shiitake Mushroom Brussels Sprout Farro

Awhile back, my cousin was looking for Brussels sprout recipes.  I realized that I didn’t have any to share.  While we eat them roasted throughout the fall and winter season, that’s about the extent of it.  So, I challenged myself to think of a new way to incorporate Brussels sprouts into our rotation of family…

Coconut Lemongrass Tofu Soup

This recipe is inspired by one of my very favorite Thai soups, tom kha.  While tom kha soup is totally delicious, it isn’t always plant based.  I cut the fat using lite coconut milk.  I created a rounder flavor by adding dulse seaweed and fake chicken broth.  Some of the elements remain the same–galangal root, lemongrass,…

Vegan Mushroom Artichoke Quiche

This was one of the first recipes to my blog. Since that time, I’ve gotten better at my quiche game, so why hoard all the knowledge? It was time to update this gem–making it easier, more flavorful, and less reliant on vegan dairy replacements. Traditionally, I begrudgingly make my own quiche crust. I hate doing…

Vegan Mushroom Sauerkraut Pierogi

Boiled, pan-fried, smothered in vegan sour cream, green onion, nutritional yeast.  My husband makes a batch of pierogi once-a-month, and has promised to pass this tradition down to our kiddos.  With almost 3-4 hours of prep time, it’s a time commitment, but also a great zen out activity.  Most people associate pierogi with Polish cuisine,…