Author Archives: Tamasin

Baby Spinach Salad with Fresh Mushrooms, Vegetarian Bacon and Horseradish Roasted Onion Vinaigrette

As written, this salad is very quick to put together. Rich gives suggestions for possibly adding radicchio (didn’t have any) and croutons. To keep with the roasted theme of the dressing, I roasted some quartered tomatoes to add the color … Continue reading

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Jamaican Mango Jerk Seitan Tips

We had these as part of an appetizer dinner, something I love to do and should do more often. It’s so much fun to “graze” at a meal, munching a bit of this and a bit of that. The other … Continue reading

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Roasted Peppers with Carmelized Onions, Olives, and Capers

Such a pretty dish! We eat with our eyes first, and this one makes you want to dive in. I have to admit that I planned to make these for about 2 months. Jim loves roasted peppers, and I was … Continue reading

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Grilled Tofu Proven├žale

Wow. This dish is amazing. Even though I’d made it before, I wanted to make it again for this blog. The recipe suggests overnight marinating if possible, but that didn’t stop me from deciding to make it around 3 this … Continue reading

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Chopped Greek Salad

It’s not every day that Jim smiles when I tell him we’re having salad for lunch. But when he hit the door and spotted this one, it happened. Even with the olives, which aren’t his favorite, this salad had us … Continue reading

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Proven├žal White Bean Soup

Even though this soup is full of beans, the real star for us was the celeriac. Besides adding great taste, it also gave the soup that almost toothsome texture that only a root vegetable can. I cut back on the … Continue reading

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Blackened Tofu with Dirty Rice

Ok, I admit that I didn’t cook my tofu as long as I could have, but we were ready to eat about an hour before I started making dinner. The texture and seasoning on the tofu were fantastic, even if … Continue reading

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Tart Tatin a’ l’Americain

    With Thanksgiving behind us, this might be a little late. But there is never a bad time for an apple dessert. If you’re used to Mom’s Apple Pie, this is very different. The apples are cooked stove-top, arranged … Continue reading

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Seitan Steak Marsala

This should be renamed Mmmmmmmmarsala. Really. This is great stuff. Looking at the recipe, a couple things stood out. 1. 16 ounces of seitan. For two people. I love seitan and that’s even more than I might use for two … Continue reading

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October in Review

While most of the dishes I tackled were knock-outs, a couple of them were good, but not great. As I said in those posts, it could be due to substitutions or errors. And personal taste comes into play, too. At … Continue reading

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