Nourishing the mind, body, and soul along the vegan highway.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Vegan Mofo Week 2 Grandma Long's Famous Coleslaw

Wow! I can't believe how fast week one went and all the over the top super duper vegan posts there have been. Keep up the good work everyone! Mother Hubbard's Cupboards were very empty yesterday and it was potluck night at church. Luckily I had red cabbage, green cabbage, an apple and carrots, perfect ingredients for Grandma Longs perfect coleslaw. She made the best coleslaw, simple, fast, and tasty. I never knew how to make it before I married my sweetheart. Mom Long showed me how. Granted this maybe the same as everyone makes it, but since it is the only way I know how it deserves the "BEST COLESLAW EVER" AWARD! I know mom would be happy to know I still make it. Miss you MOM!

Mom never used measurements so it is all by taste. 

1/2 red cabbage chopped
1/2 green cabbage chopped
1 or 2 carrots grated depending on size
1 or 2 apples grated depending on size. No peel is used in Mom's slaw
Vegan mayo (abt 1 cup)
Apple cider vinegar (1 to 2 teaspoons)
Sugar or sweetener of your choice (1 to 2 teaspoons)
Pinch of sea salt

Mix cabbage, carrots, and apples together. In a separate bowl mix the mayo, vinegar, and sweetener together. The sauce should have a sweet and sour taste to it, more sweet than sour. So hard to explain, but your taste buds will know. Add the sauce to the cabbage mixture a little at a time and mix well. Sprinkle just a pinch of salt over the top and mix again. If your slaw is too dry make more sauce. Sorry my measurements are kinda weird, but that is how mom cooked, all by taste. Enjoy

This cute little vegan bowl was a gift from my sweet daughter. Brandie got it off the internet at Just type in Vegan ceramic dishes. I just love it! Doesn't my coleslaw look yummy in this dish?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Vegan Mofo Day 7 Pancakes!!!


Can you feel that? Yes, it has cooled down. Thanks be to God! I am so wanting to enjoy some fall favorites and tuck away the summer goodies. Although it still feels like summer and the sky is a beautiful clear blue color I still wanted pancakes. After quick thought I came to the conclusion that the griddle would not create too much heat and meeting the needs of this craving was much more important.


For those of you who live in a blended family of vegans and omnivores you should get this book. Vegan Family Favorites is used over and over again in our home. My sweet omnivore husband enjoys many of the recipes in this book and trust me he can be a hard sell. Funny thing about my DH is that he will be the first to promote a healthy, animal friendly, vegan lifestyle, yet can't give up some of those old time favorites. On days like that this book becomes invaluable. Trust me and try it!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Vegan Mofo Day 5 Quick and easy taco anyone?


     Who took our lovely cool weather away? It is hotter than blazes here. Yesterday it was 101 and today well over 90! So much for warm porridge and yummy scramble tofu breakfast.  All that is wanted now is fresh fruit. With the heat still among us at dinner time, a quick and easy Mexican meal was on the menu, TACOS!  Simple, easy, and most of all tasty.

     Take some beans any kind works. We have used plain pinto, refried pinto, and even organic canned chili beans in a zesty sauce. All will work just fine and are heart healthy and vegan friendly. Add the veggies you love (for me I love carrots, shredded carrots, just a taste of sweetness) along with guacamole if you so wish and the perfect taco is prepared.

I hope that we get some cool weather pretty soon, after all it is November and I want to start baking!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Vegan Mofo Day 3..... Breakfast Burrito anyone?

     I guess this week is all about breakfast. Do you miss eggs? Well, I don't because I never liked them. Pre-vegan days I would have to smother them in cheese and salsa to choke them down. Now I can enjoy what looks like eggs, but no cheese drowning needed to endure them. Yes, I am talking about Tofu Scramble. If you are new to the vegan world or just curious what vegans eat here you go. I do hope you try them. They are amazing!
     I myself love firm or extra firm tofu. This might be from the serious hard scrambled eggs I used to have my grandpa make for me. He like runny scrambled eggs, which just made me sick. He used to tell me eat a plate of rubber since that is what hard scrambled eggs were. Very funny Grandpa. The seasoning I use for my tofu scramble is the best in the world. You can find the recipe here on Bryanna's blog. My daughter hooked me up with Black salt, which adds an eggy taste. It is shockingly good. I made my scramble for my mom with the black salt and she could not believe it wasn't eggs.
     Tofu scramble is so easy to make. Press your tofu to get rid of some of the liquid, break it up into a pan, sprinkle with seasoning, a bit of  black salt if you choose, and a touch of soy sauce or water. Stir until heated through and serve it the way you like it. My way is as a breakfast burrito. I have a bit of country potatoes and salsa wrapped in this delicious beauty. I hope you try this fast and easy vegan dish.

Now doesn't that look yummy? Your omni friends will never know! :o)

Monday, November 1, 2010

The First Day of the 2010 Vegan MOFO! Breakfast of Champions

     The count down has ended and take off is in the process, Vegan Mofo of 2010 has officially arrived. I see no better way to begin than with a breakfast of Champions! Fall is in the air, and cool mornings have arrived, which means bowls of cool fresh fruit from the summer are going away and warm bowls of porridge arrive. Today I begin my day with warm oatmeal, topped with mouthwatering blueberries, a few chopped almonds, and a touch of sweetness, brown sugar for me. I prefer to eat all my porridge without any type grain or nut milk. I just love the texture and taste of my grains without it. .  

Just one cup of this delicious grain gives us 5.55 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, 187 mg of calcium, 13.95 mg of iron, 61 mg of magnesium, and 143 mg of potassium! And it is heart healthy and very low in fat. Topped with blueberries and almonds you  increase your nutrition even more. Just think, you are eating a very tasty breakfast that is healthy for both humans and animals. Can you think of a better way to fill your mind, body, and soul with happiness?  

What is your favorite breakfast?