Vegan Round-up: Burritos, Meal Planning and Smoked Buns

Caffe LatteI haven’t exactly been living up to my New Year’s resolution of blogging more, have I? Excuses, I have them. But you don’t want to hear those. I hope the New Year is treating you well. Here are a few things I found on the Web to send you off into the weekend. I hope all is well!

I’m making these delicious-looking burritos for our lunches next week.

Where did Vegan Yum Yum go?

I’m curious about Luminous Vegans’ experience with Well Vegan, a vegan meal-planning site. (I still want to make this site more about meal-planning.)

The New York Times has some great recipes if your New Year’s resolution was to go vegan.

Smoked Tofu Buns? Um, yes, please.

Here’s another new vegan cookbook I’d like to add to my collection. Too many to choose from nowadays!

Have you heard? David Bowie is putting out a new album! Here’s the first single (hopefully it won’t get taken down):

Have a great weekend!

Please Stand By and a Little Holiday Music While You’re Waiting

Hey there! I apologize for the lack of posts. The holidays are keeping me busy and I haven’t had a lot of time for cooking and blogging about it. However, I am off all next week and one of my goals is to try a few new recipes. I will definitely post on them as soon as I can. I hope you all are well and are having a wonderful holiday season. Here’s a little Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass to put you in the holiday mood:

Vegan Weekly Roundup: Miso, Quinoa and Carrots Soups

Hey there. I apologize for the lack of posts; I’ve had a stubborn cold for the past week and half. I’m usually not this sick, but, man, this fall has been a doozy. As far as cooking, I did make a lasagna over the weekend, but I had no sense of smell, so it wasn’t my best. Anyway, to get back into the swing of things, here’s a roundup of vegan-related items that I think you’ll enjoy (you can tell I had soup on the brain). I hope you all are well, and if you live on the East Coast, I hope you and your families are safe and sound.

How to stretch pizza dough (I need this lesson).

Stir-fried peas and carrots — looks simple and delicious.

I’m determined to make an authentic pot of miso soup this winter (in other words, not out of a packet).

Vegan caramel sauce — just in time for the holidays.

This Mexican Quinoa Soup could definitely be made vegan.

I’m making this Curried Carrot Almond Soup for our lunches next week.

And, finally, a little Grizzly Bear to take you into the weekend:

Vegan Weekly Roundup: Fall Soup, Halloween Treats and Musical Inspiration

I don’t know about you guys, but I am already dreaming of Thanksgiving food. Last year’s feast was a big success, and I’m already planning this year’s menu. In perusing the Web to find recipe ideas, I came across some vegan finds that I think you’ll enjoy. I hope you’re having a great Monday so far.

A simple, healthy fall soup.

A healthy alternative to a stuffed potato.

So happy to see that Lauren Ulm is back to posting on her fabulous site, Vegan Yum Yum.

Cannot wait to pick up Terry Hope Romero’s new cookbook, “Vegan Eats World” (as if I need another cookbook).

No-bake vegan Halloween treats.

Bryant Terry talks about the music that inspires him in the kitchen.

And, finally, here’s a little music to get your week started off right:

Vegan Weekly Roundup: Cobb Salad, Gin Fizz and Deep-Fried Goodness

This Chickpea Cobb Salad looks amazing (minus the egg)!

Holy crap. Deep-friend Vegan Mac and Cheese.

“Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day!”? I think I just found my next cookbook.

This Blackberry Gin Fizz looks so refreshing.

This guide to ingredient substitutions offers lots of vegan ideas.

I can’t wait to use my black salt to make these tofu omelets.

And here’s a little Jimmy Smith to go with that gin fizz.

Vegan Weekly Roundup: Vegan Meringue, Edible Walls and Food Photography

This week has been off to a slow, but delightfully uneventful start. This week, I’ve got plans to make an eggplant curry stew in the crockpot, as well as tomato soup and grilled cheese. I’ll have posts up for both of those this week. Here are a few posts that I found interesting. Hope you all are well!

A vegan lemon meringue pie!

This Garden Hummus Pizza looks too good to eat. (Well, almost.)

Indoor, edible walls aimed at food deserts.

Someone else who shares my love of tomato sandwiches. (The recipe isn’t vegan, but can easily be adapted.)

Simple techniques for photographing food — I clearly need to put these tips into practice.

How to cut a pineapple.

I tried a wonderful basil gimlet over the weekend at Garage Bar here in Louisville. Here’s a similar recipe.

And, finally, a little music to get you through the rest of your week.

Vegan Weekly Roundup

How are you all coping with the heat? It’s been triple-digit hot here in Louisville, so I see lots of salads and cold soups in our future. (As well as frozen daiquiris and margaritas.) Here are a few items I came across this past week that might interest you. Have a great weekend!

I want to make these Kale Avocado Wraps with Spicy Miso- Dipped Tempeh for lunch this week.

Homemade Tangy Macadamia Sour Cream (there’s a video too).

I want to veganize this No Bake Blueberry Cream Pie.

One person’s account of going vegan for 30 days.

Being vegan and a marathoner.

And a little music from the band Television to get your weekend started:

Pantry Playlist: Talking Heads — Once in a Lifetime

Hello! Sorry for the lack of posts. It’s been a busy week, plus we’re going out of town this weekend, so no posts this week. I hope to have some new posts up soon after we return, though. In the meantime, here’s another song that gets me moving in the kitchen.

I hope you all are well!

Pantry Playlist: David Bowie — Starman

Well, I’m finally starting to feel a bit better, though my sense of smell is still a bit off. At my worst, I couldn’t even smell apple cider vinegar that was held up to my nose. It was very weird.

Anyway,  in an effort to get back into the swing of things, I thought I’d post a video that always helps to get me in the mood for cooking.

I hope you all are doing well. I will have some new posts, including a new meal plan, up soon.