Vegan Tortilla Soup

This tortilla soup is all about the corn flavor. Corn tortillas are cut into strips, fried, simmered in the soup’s broth, and then, completely pulverized by a blender. The result is an intense corn flavor that announces, “This is tortilla soup!” Because tortilla soup often involves chicken, replacing it with soy curls was a no…

Vegan Al Pastor

Al pastor blends the Lebanese technique for making shawarma with Mexican cuisine—chilies, pork, and pineapple. Traditionally, marinaded pork is grilled on a vertical spit, thinly sliced, and served on tacos, burritos, gringas, tortas and more. For this recipe, there had to be some creativity involved, because there isn’t anything in the vegan world (as of…

Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

When I was a kid, my favorite vegetable was broccoli.  Every year on my birthday, my mom would let me pick what I wanted to eat for dinner.  With zero hesitation, it was almost always Mollie Katzen’s recipe for The Enchanted Broccoli Forest.  But I have to give it to Mollie, how could a veggie…

Slow Cooker Cajun Kidney Beans and Brown Rice

As the being vegetarian became more mainstream in the U.S., my family of origin joined the movement. Along with many other books about vegetarianism, my mother read Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé. Written in the 1970’s, the book centered around going vegetarian for environmental reasons, and how world hunger could be…

Slow Cooker Lemon-Thyme Soy Curls

This vegan slow cooker recipe makes delicious lemony soy curls that can be incorporated into a grain bowl, a pasta dish, or within a salad.   Personally, I like to make a whole grain bowl with it–barley, roasted cauliflower with lemon-tahini sauce, olives, and topped it with some za’atar.  If you are gluten free, substitute quinoa…

Grilled BBQ Soy Curl Quesadillas

If you are a follower of the blog, you know how much I love grilling and soy curls.  This super easy recipe brings the two worlds together. BBQ sauce, soy curls, green peppers, red pepper, red onion and a healthy amount of plant based cheese sandwiched between two fresh tortillas, toasted to perfection and topped…

Soy Curl Street Corn Skillet

Elote combines corn on the cob with an incredible creamy sauce.  Where you live in Mexico determines where you will find it.  In urban centers and southern Mexico, it’s sold by street vendors.  In the rest of Mexico, you can find it in restaurants or stores.  Every region prepares it a bit differently.   I…

Soy Curl Chorizo Empanadas

If this blog is any indication, soy curls are on my mind!  I love how they soak up flavor.  I love their chewiness.  I love that they have no sodium.  If I add them to a dish, I don’t have to worry about it quickly devolving into the saltiest thing on earth.   I realize…