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 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, Diet for a Small Planet centered around going vegetarian for environmental reasons, and how world hunger…

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…

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…

Buffalo Soy Curl Wrap

For years, one of my favorite snacks was Health Is Wealth’s Buffalo Wings.  Pure, unadulterated vegan junk food.  If I had a hard day at the office or had completed a tough workout, those microwaveable buffalo wings were my reward.  And omg, the seasoning and the amazing texture!    At some point, all my natural…

Soy Curl Tetrazzini Primavera

Tetrazzini is an American pasta dish named after an opera singer.  It involves a cheesy sauce, some kind of meat (usually chicken or tuna), and some vegetables.  When I was a kid, I thought it sounded very classy.   Today’s recipe is built around a delicious cashew cream sauce.  White wine, raw cashews, nutritional yeast, dijon…

Soy Curl Corn Soup

This recipe was inspired by a combination of Guam’s classic corn soup, American chicken pot pie, and chicken noodle soup.  Put them all together with some vegan flare, and you have a comforting, flavorful soup that keeps you coming back for more.  In fact, we had no leftovers! While I chose to use fresh corn…