Fort Worth, Texas (a.k.a. “Cowtown”) is a city known for its western heritage. Rodeos, Stockyards, Cattle Drives– sounds like a vegan nightmare, huh? So it’s quite a surprise to discover that Fort Worth is also the home of VegNews Magazine’s “Restaurant of the Year” for 2007. The Spiral Diner is a 100% vegan diner and […]
Archive: March 2008
I was so excited about the apple pie that I forgot all about showing off our Easter breakfast. We enjoyed homemade waffles… but they weren’t just any old waffles. No, no– these were BUNNY waffles!!! After breakfast, my cousins hunted for plastic eggs. I hunted too– but in true vegan fashion, I hunted for carrots!
Although my sister and I are both grown up, my mom still loves to make us Easter baskets like she did when we were little girls. And hey, I’m not going to complain about that! . This year’s Easter basket contained nail polish, 2 stuffed […]
We were so busy running around with my cousins that by the time Easter came, there was very little time to cook. I’d planed on making a carrot cake for Easter, but due to the time constraints, I welcomed my mom’s idea of ordering something from Spiral Diner. The apple pie we chose didn’t disappoint. […]
For Easter this year, my aunt and three cousins came to visit from Boston. My cousins are the sweetest kids you’d ever want to meet, and they’re so open-minded and adventurous. They were really excited—no, exhilarated!—for the chance to try all the vegan foods with which I bombarded them. These kids (twin boys, age 8, […]
Why are they smiling? It’s because they see yummy food to eat! To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to make something green. And what could be greener than broccoli?! Using a recipe from the cookbook, Tofu Cookery, I baked a verdant and delightful crustless broccoli quiche. Later that night, my mom surprised me at […]
So many people have been asking me for my mashed cauliflower recipe, and I realized– Oops, I never posted it! Time to remedy this. Monster Mashed Cauliflower (version 1… scroll down for version 2!) 1 head cauliflower (or one bag frozen cauliflower) 1/2 veggie boullion cube up to 1 tsp salt, and pepper to taste […]
I first became vegan around Eastertime. (I gave up dairy products for Lent that year) As someone who enjoys being creative, I very much missed the tradition of dyeing Easter eggs. Therefore, when Easter came around the next year, I was determined to find a way in which I, too, could partake in the Easter […]
I love cooking with grains. They’re so versatile; you can just throw a bunch of stuff in a pot and voila– a quick, nutritious meal! The first pan consists of brown rice, canned tomatoes, broccoli, green peppers, onions, oregano, basil, garlic, and maybe some other spices. As you can see from the picture, I made […]
I’ve neglected chocolate in my blog posts for too long now. This must stop! It’s high-time I paid homage to my title as Chocolate-Covered Vegan. Therefore, I present you with chocolate cookies! CCK’s Chocolate Cookies 2 oz unsweetened chocolate 1 cup sweetener ¼ cup oil 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 […]
How exactly am I supposed to read the newspaper now, Henry? “I won’t leave until you pet me!” A dog’s life Get ready– In my next post, I’m going back to my chocolate-covered roots!!!
I’ve been double-tagged, by Vegmomma and Billy, to share five things about myself. It was rather difficult to come up with five more things that I haven’t already shared in my other surveys. But here they are– five new facts about CCK: 1. I think panda bears are so cute, and I went through a phase […]
Remember how I mentioned I was going to a party on Tuesday and I’d write more about it later? Welcome to later! The party was for a group, called Circle of Friends, that pairs children with special needs with a buddy and plans fun events. This past Tuesday’s event was a karaoke and dance party. […]
Another lovely day here in Texas– in the 70s and sunny; great for being outdoors.(Have you noticed that I like to start my posts with commentary about the weather?) Today was definitely a perfect day for a smoothie, so that’s exactly what I made. Except… I put a little too much ice in the smoothie, […]
When I became a vegetarian, it was at a time in my life when my mom still prepared most of my meals (I was in middle school). Therefore, Mom was NOT too happy to hear me announce I would no longer be eating her barbecue chicken, roast beef, or smoked ham. “What on earth am […]