• Desserts,  Holiday

    Valentine’s Day Vegan Cupcakes

    Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! When you’re vegan and live far outside a major city, you are deprived of stores that sell vegan desserts. In my case, I’ve been craving cupcakes, bear claws, and croissants. Desperation motioned me to phone every…

  • Pasta

    Vegan Stuffed Shells with Spinach Cream

    Got this recipe from another blog, Bianca Zapatka. I pictured my dish looking a lot better than pictured, but hence the polar opposite. It was messy stuffing those shells! I added sauteed mushrooms to mine since the leftover spinach in…

  • Holiday,  International,  Vegan Meats

    Vegan Golubtsi

    Golubtsi (and its variant) is a Russian, Ukrainian, and Polish stuffed cabbage dish that is usually served during the holidays. It’s intimidating to make, but if you’re up for an international culinary challenge, it is worth it. The vegan version…

  • Breads

    Rosemary Focaccia Bread

    If you speak my love language, it’s bread. Eons ago in a health class there was a questionnaire with, “What is your favorite food?” Immediately, BREAD came to mind. I’m not one to abstain from this daily staple – I…

  • Soups

    Vegan “Chicken” and Kale Soup

    With everything that has happened in our lives since Christmas, I had to temporarily shift my energy elsewhere. The good thing from the blog hiatus is the cache of recipes to post, beginning with this Vegan “Chicken” and Kale Soup…

  • Breakfast,  Vegan Kids

    Blue Pancakes

    When you have kids it’s only natural for them to want fun foods – so you give in, within reason of course. Since my son and I are morning people, we had time to make some impromptu blue pancakes before…

  • Soups

    Russian “Chicken” Dumpling Soup

    It’s a bit unstable between Russia and UkraineĀ of recent as a result of Ukraine’s ships being seized by Russia, declaring martial law, and the timing of political election. A little bit about my family, my husband lived a reality through…

  • Breads,  Desserts,  Featured

    Banana Bread

    When you live outside major cities there are only a handful of places you can get vegan pastries, if there are any at all. Yesterday we walked in Panera Bread for breakfast and I customized my order to suit my…

  • Breads,  Featured

    Raisin Challah

      Shabbat Shalom, everyone! This past week my 6yo and I went to the local library and stumbled upon a cookbook called, Hand Made Baking: Recipes To Warm the Heart by Kamran Siddiqi. One of the last recipes was this…