Honshimeji Mushroom Soup from Vedge Restaurant's Cookbook

Honshimeji Mushroom Soup from Vedge Restaurant’s Cookbook

Let me tell you about a great stew I made with the Honshimeji (Beech) mushrooms, using a recipe from a great cookbook called Vedge, from the Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, the chef/owners of Vedge, a great vegan restaurant in Philadelphia. It is described in the cookbook as being influenced by seaside fish stews from around the world, such as Cioppino and Bouillabaisse, yet done with these mushrooms instead of fish.  I’m a real big fan of both this cookbook and this restaurant, and with these mushrooms in hand I decided to give it a try.  I was blown away…

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Mark Bittman is Right Again!!

Mark Bittman is Right Again!!

I just read the NY Times opinion pages column by Mark Bittman.  This guy is a great.  His cookbooks are a major inspiration, I use his How to Cook Everything Vegetarian as a guide very often.  What makes his recipes/cookbooks so valuable is that he tells you all the variations that can be done, and so each recipe is often more like 4 or 5 recipes. But, back to his Op-Ed piece from the NYT.  He is trying to get the message out that we are mistreating the animals we call food, and protecting those that are pets.  While the…

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Great Vegetarian Comfort Foods - with my recipes

Great Vegetarian Comfort Foods – with my recipes

Comfort foods keep us happy throught the winter. These are some vegetarian comfort food recipes I am sharing which I developed for http://www.yummyvegetarianrecipes.com. Yummy Vegetarian “Chicken” Soup, Vegetarian “Beef” Stew and Cowboy Chili. Please enjoy and share them.

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Mark Bittman Ends his NY Times Column, "The Minimalist"!

Mark Bittman Ends his NY Times Column, “The Minimalist”!

Over the years the I have derived cooking inspiration from many, but perhaps outside of my family, Mark Bittman is one of the real giants. Here’s why I loved this column:  It’s simple.  It’s flexible – not a do it this way exactly kind of approach.  It’s world cuisine based.  It’s often got video footage.  It’s very tasty.  I know he is not a vegetarian, and neither is The Minimalist column, but he does a great deal of vegetarian dishes among the others.  Sometimes I use a meat recipe and adapt it with vegetarian substitutes. Mark Bittman does more than…

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Chestnut Stuffing with Vegetarian Sausage Video Posted

Chestnut Stuffing with Vegetarian Sausage Video Posted

The Rock and Roll Vegetarian has been in the kitchen with the video camera once again!! We have posted a video to YouTube, on the “Rock and Roll Vege” channel, for a very tasty vegetarian Chestnut Stuffing with Vegetarian Sausage, just in time for this year’s Thanksgiving!!   In our family, chestnut stuffing is a constant on the holidays.  What make this so great is that now you can buy chestnuts pre-shelled and pre-cooked out of a jar.  That makes a huge difference, and is still very tasty. If you want to go vegan on this just make sure the…

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