Vegan Cheeze Stayke

I live in an omnivore household. So when my my meat-and-potato-“what-is-a-vegan?”- “your’re-just-a-new-age-hippie” husband made this for me, I humbly thanked him for the sandwich – gluten and all! And you know what? It tastes darn good! Recipe below!

 

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Glamorous? No. Made with love? Yes!

 

The What:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large portabella mushroom (rinsed well, sliced thin)
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms (rinsed well, sliced thin),
  • 2 tbsp. vegan Worcestire Sauce (e.g. Annie’s)
  • 1 small green pepper (sliced thin)
  • 1 large onion (sliced thin)
  • Salt and pepper as desired
  • 4 – 5 slices of vegan cheese (e.g Daiya Mozzarella and Follow Your Heart Smoked Gouda)
  • 1 or 2 hoagie (sub) rolls

The How:

  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil. Your heat should be medium high.
  2. Add all mushrooms and sautee for about 3 – 4 minutes.
  3. And in your sliced green pepper and onion, sautee for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in your Worcestershire sauce along with salt and peppr to taste and continue to sautee until veggies are tender (oinions should be translucent). Turn off burner once cooked, top with cheese and place lid on pan (so the cheese can melt).
  5. If you like your bread toasted, you may do so in the oven under the broiler or (like my husband did it) on the stove on our square griddle pan.
  6. Put your roll (toasted or untoasted) on a plate and carefully spread open, leaving of roll bottom intact. Using a spatula scoop your mushroom cheeze stayke into your roll. Top with ketchup if desired and enjoy!

 

 

 

Recipe veganized from oh my veggies and lord byron’s kitchen

I don’t mean to Bragg, but …

Those on a new quest into all things organic and unprocessed are bound to come across Bragg’s products. While I stumbled across many claims that I frankly needed their products, I did not find too many useful reviews on the uses I sought for their products.

So I am presenting my 2.5 cents on my experiences with three of their most popular products. Continue reading “I don’t mean to Bragg, but …”

Vegan Hot Chocolate

Scene – Giant Supermarket, produce aisle

Peaches: Good afternoon ma’am …

Employee: Good afternoon! How can I help you?

Peaches: Do you know where I can find dates?

Employee: Ha, that’s funny – I was just thinking I could sure use a date!

Peaches: {Well this is awkward. Okay smile. But not too hard. And Warmly} !-)

This is a 100% accurate transaction that happened last year. It is safe to say I never forgot it. Or forgot where to locate dates in a large supermarket (I seriously cannot remember where the whip cream is located however!). But dates are located near the nuts and dried fruit! I feel I should get a pass because I never used the “large raisins before”. And they are my star ingredient for my Vegan Hot Chocolate!  Continue reading “Vegan Hot Chocolate”