Strawberry Shortcake (Vegan)

Vegan Strawberry ShortcakeStrawberry shortcake is such a refreshing spring/summer dessert.

And I’m so excited it is finally summer! Summer time means strawberries and strawberries mean strawberry shortcake! When I was little my Great Grandma took me strawberry picking every year. We even went picking after she lost her leg to diabetes! We brought her a stool to sit on and her and I would crawl through the field picking and picking. I remember rummaging through the fields with the smell of fresh strawberries filling the air. After we picked to our hearts content we took our bounty back home to make strawberry jam. To this day whenever I smell strawberries I think back to those days spent in the fields and in the kitchen with my Great Grandma.

Eric and I usually make jam around Christmas time, so I wanted to make a cake during the summer instead of jam. And thus this vegan strawberry shortcake was born! The cake and frosting work perfectly together along with the fresh strawberries. Look at these deliciuos berries and creamy frosting!

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Vegan Pot Pie

IMG_0388 (1)Happy Pi Day! This year I had a hard time deciding between a sweet pie and a savory pie. Ugh those decisions are always so tough :-p Originally I was going to do a savory pie for dinner and a sweet pie for dessert. I could bring the dessert pie into lab for pi day, but then I realized most of my group members would be at the ACS conference in San Diego so I settled on just one savory pie instead. Pot Pie! Continue reading

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Red Pepper PastaAbout 12 years years ago we had a vegan visitor come stay at our house and my mom and I scoured the internet looking for a nice meal to make her. We finally settled on a roasted red pepper pasta and it turned out so great I can still remember the taste. Since then I’ve searched and searched for the recipe but have not been able to find it. This recipe is my recreation of that awesome roasted red pepper pasta. We’ve made it a couple times and each time I realize something else that’s great about this dish. One thing is that it makes quite a bit of roasted red pepper sauce. I usually use half for the meal the night I make it and then vacuum seal and freeze the other half. This is great to have in the freezer so that when we get home super late and no one wants to cook we just heat up the sauce in a pan, cook a pot of pasta and have a homemade meal.

Another great thing about this recipe is how versatile this is. You can do so much with a bowl of pasta. We’ve topped it with roasted cauliflower once and tofu another time. You can top it with any protein (the cashew sauce already contains some protein) or mix it with some veggies.  Continue reading

Vegan stuffed french toast

vegan stuffed french toastFor this vegan stuffed french toast I used the same french toast soak that I used in my french toast sticks. We make the french toast sticks often but I’ve been craving banana pudding lately so I figured it would be nice to stuff some french toast with something similar! Instead of using a french baguette I used a regular vegan sandwich loaf and grilled up a few slices. Continue reading

Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells – Vegan

Stuffed shellsFor Thanksgiving this year my family flew out to Los Angeles, we rented an RV and drove up the coast of California to San Francisco. There were a few people with dietary restrictions so I made these butternut squash stuffed shells as a backup.  Eric and I whipped these up a few weeks ago and loved them and they were a great thing to have in the fridge to pop in the microwave. Continue reading