Tag: vegan

My Mothers Cuban Black Beans and Rice Recipe

A few days ago my son Josh suggested I compile all the grandmothers, aunts and family friend recipes that I have been collecting for years and put them together into a book.   This thought coming from Josh, who never would cook at home but once he moves into the city, gets a girlfriend and the... Read more »

Cubano Flan Cake Gluten-Free and almost Vegan

Cubano Flan Cake Gluten-Free and almost Vegan
Is it not enough to have the creaminess of Cuban Flan, not to mention the calories, but to add a cake and worst of all it’s not vegan to the mixture and flaunt it to the vegan gluten-free society?  What has happened to leaving well enough alone?  Eureka, the Garden of Eden sweetness has descended... Read more »

3 Steps Vegetable Risotto Gluten-Free and Vegan

A few months ago I went to the Gluten Free Allergan Free Expo in Schaumburg, IL.  The amount of real size “samples” I received is overwhelming and my pantry is still full.  I have packages, boxes and odd shape items that I have tried and some are worth mentioning and others go in the gross... Read more »

Gluten-Free Chewy Chocolate Chip/Toffee Cookies

Before baking.  Notice the size of the cookie
I have been baking and cooking for many years and when I see a recipe I can tell right away if it’s going to taste good or will it need some tweaking.    I have yet to find a recipe that does not need an extra ingredient or maybe deleting one will make the food tastier.  Either... Read more »

The World According to Veganstylist Her Royal Highness

I’m in the future and I see all the animal warehouses smoldering.  I’m in the future and all the slaughterhouses have been leveled.  I’m in the future and we are all vegans. The people of the earth or at least in America, the only country that genetically modifies its food and the revolution is on... Read more »

Gluten-Free Dining at Joe's Seafood Restaurant in Chicago

I have more pet peeves than I wish to acknowledge publicly.  Since this is a food blog I will address the peeves that deal with food service.  Cleanliness and good service is a given not an “Oh this never happens, it is only this bus boy and he will be retrained,” nonsense. To celebrate Lenny,... Read more »

Wannabe Lunch Lady Vegan Gluten-Free Rolls Recipe

When people go to sell their home,  some tend to have fresh bread baking or just-out-of-the-oven cookies to embellish in the minds of potential buyers the feeling of warmth.  The aroma of fresh bread brings to mind many happy memories; waking up to a warm breakfast of French toast made with fresh bread, or being... Read more »

Carlucci in Rosemont Will Accomodate the Vegan Gluten-Free

The last time I visited Carlucci in Rosemont an Italian restaurant was maybe 4 years ago.  Last night I made my return debut and was quite surprised by the food selection.   They will accommodate the gluten-free challenge but not so much the vegan.  People that don’t consume carcass tend to scare caveman restaurant owners. I... Read more »

Dinner With Roasted Beets For a Tittillating Experience

Dinner is usually a “What am I making tonight?” dilemma.  A carcass dish of some sort has to be provided for my “I’ll eat anything that doesn’t eat me first” husband and then of course the side dishes.  The side dishes tend to be the veggies and/or grain dish. Handling carcass has become quite a... Read more »

Desperately Seeking Vegan Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Recipe

Rice Flour pizza dough
Pizza can be eaten for breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner and practically any time except during Chanukah and then only Chinese food is allowed.  I don’t make the rules; I sometimes follow them as long as they are convenient to me.  I love pizza. Gluten-free crusts are not as great as a wheat crust.  The... Read more »