Brownies!

We’ve been planning on making these for days, but finally got around to it today. Not really sure how we managed to delay something as awesome as brownies, but it happened. I love pulling my baking recipes from The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. I had to modify the brownie recipe slightly since…

Black Bean Phyllo Wraps

If asked, I would say that black beans are our bean of choice around here. I like to prep one or two pounds in my slow cooker and use during the week for various meals – nachos, black bean quinoa burgers, chili, whatever strikes our fancy. This week I wanted something a little different. I’m…

Vegan Southern-style Biscuits

Saturdays around here usually mean a hearty breakfast of some sort. Cinnamon oatmeal pancakes and sausage are our usual dish, but I found us lacking maple syrup, so I had to switch to Plan B – Sausage Biscuits. While I make a lot of our food from scratch, sausage isn’t yet one of them. I…

Soup for Sick Days Part 2: Potato, Navy Bean and Kale Soup

We’ve been battling sickness this week, so we have had soup the last couple of nights. Following the Vegetable Barley Soup, Thursday night we had a simple Potato, Navy Bean and Kale soup. A very filling soup, but I was inspired to prep a batch of simple flat bread for dipping. I realized I hadn’t…

Tofu and Udon Noodle Stirfry

I love stirfry¬†– it’s a simple dish and you can really just toss anything in. Perfect for when you only have a little of this and that in the fridge you want to finish up. This afternoon I put together a simple tofu stirfry¬†with minimal preparation. I try not to get too fancy with my…

Hash browns and italian sausage

We usually try to keep it pretty healthy around here for breakfast – oatmeal, peanut butter on homemade bread, or a smoothie. On the weekends we usually splurge and have oatmeal cinnamon pancakes and veggies sausage, but even that is fairly healthy. So I’m not really sure what got into me, but I got the…

Dinnertime Roundup Part 2

Lots of cooking here at Casa Mitchell, and rather than put them into individual posts, I thought I would catch up with a short update and some food porn. Finally invested in a full size (4 quart) crockpot. My old one is from when I was a single graduate student, and is a bit small…

Banana Walnut Bread

This is my tried and true recipe for Banana Walnut Bread. It’s a family favorite, and the dish my husband requests most (and complains that I don’t make often enough…). Banana bread is a quick bread that can be enjoyed as a warm breakfast bread, or even as a dessert. With a preschooler in the…