Posts Tagged ‘vegan home cooking’

Vegan Cooking with Gillian – Cheesy Potato Casserole

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft
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When I was younger scalloped potatoes & potatoes au gratin were some of my favorite dishes. You can probably tell through my posts that potatoes are my favorite food, hands down. I haven’t found a good alternative to the potatoes I ate growing up as a vegan and thought I would combine a little from each recipe to make this vegan version. It’s closer to scalloped potatoes than potatoes au gratin but it still has some of the characteristics of…

Vegan Cooking with Gillian – Quick & Easy Leek & Potato Tart

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft
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This will be my third Thanksgiving as a vegan and every year I try to come up with something different  (and QUICK/EASY) to serve. Last year I veganized my favorite potatoes au gratin recipe and this year, I wanted to try to makes a rift off a savory cashew tart. I found some beautiful looking leeks at the grocery store and thought they would be great in a tart with some buttery yellow potatoes. I’m definitely making this for friends-giving…

Vegan Home Cooking with Gillian: Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft
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This soup is a mix between a broccoli cheese soup and a baked potato soup – AKA the mother of all soups. There’s nothing like a rich feeling soup on a cold day and, seeing as it’s getting cooler in Colorado, I found this soup at the perfect time. This soup actually started out by me making nacho cheese but I tasted it before seasoning and this idea struck me. This is hands down my favorite soup and I will…

Vegan Cooking with Gillian: Almond Caramel Cookie Bars

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft
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There have been many times where I’ve dreamt up a concept for a recipe and haven’t been able to perfect it. I have so many that I’m still in the process of working out. A few weeks ago I was thinking about blondies, then I was thinking about caramel, then I thought about making some sort of cheese cake cookie sandwich thing, but finally landed on some cross between a cookie/blondie sandwich filled with caramel. I used my mom’s blondie…

Vegan Home Cooking with Gillian – Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

9 Sep, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft
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There are a lot of great things about writing this column but I have to say, the best part is having an excuse to fulfill my food cravings. I was desperately craving some grilled cauliflower steaks and since I haven’t shared my favorite summer version with you guys yet, it gave me the perfect reason to make them! These are full of smokey, savory flavor and are great served over some grains or even a big salad. Usually, I’ll half…

Vegan Home Cooking with Gillian – Chili & Cornbread

9 Sep, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft
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Fall is officially upon us, but here in Colorado, 90 degree days are still the norm. I’m really sad about it. To make it a little easier, we turned the air conditioning down to 65 and I cooked up a massive pot of my favorite chili and cornbread, and watched some horror movies. This chili is full of protein, four different kinds of beans, lentils, and some TVP just to add that meaty texture. It’s spicy and not too smokey…

Vegan Home Cooking with Gillian – Stuffed Shells

8 Aug, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft
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Growing up, we had a neighbor that made the best Italian food. She made shells with homemade sauce and ground meat served bubbly with cheese and stuffed to the brim with fresh ricotta. I was never able to find a place that made stuffed shells like hers, even before I was vegan, but it was nearly impossible to find something similar after. I’ve been trying for a long time to find something that had the right texture and flavor to…

Vegan Home Cooking with Gillian – Banana Bread

8 Aug, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft
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I am very much an early bird. Nothing makes me happier than being up before anyone else, enjoying the silence and occasionally a serene breakfast before the city wakes up. Recently, my partner and I were housesitting out in the country. The house has a great view of the mountains and a giant porch that just begs for an early morning breakfast while watching the cows graze and the dogs chase after each other (perfect, right?). The one thing that…

Vegan Home Cooking with Gillian – The Best Summer Cake

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft
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I have been craving cake this summer but I’ve been holding off for two reasons: I don’t have air conditioning in my apartment so the oven is off-limits, and cake is usually so heavy compared to other summer desserts I love to make. BUT sometimes you just can’t kick the craving and you have to eat some cake. I decided to make a really moist vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting and fresh berries. It was definitely worth turning on…

Vegan Home Cooking with Gillian – Toasted Couscous Salad

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft
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In the summer, nothing is more appealing than a fast recipe that requires little cook time and big flavor. This salad is perfect for making ahead of time or throwing together for a quick lunch (you’ll have plenty of leftovers!) I love pairing it with some grilled tofu to make it more of a complete meal or mixing in some mixed greens to make a big salad. This recipe is super easy and takes about 15 minutes from start to…

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