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Bryanna Clark Grogan

AN INTERESTING EXPERIMENT-- CRUNCHY EGG REPLACER MERINGUES!

Bryanna Clark Grogan | September 24, 2010 | Food

Read More: egg replacer, Ener-G egg replacer, Orgran No-Egg, vegan meringue, vegan meringue cookies

Orgran "No Egg" egg replacer meringues with melted vegan chocolate and pecans!When I went to my local health food store, Edible Island, in Courtenay, BC last week, I spotted an item that was new to the store-- Orgran "No Egg", an Australian...

Ellen Sheen

Parsley Pesto Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction

Ellen Sheen | September 21, 2010 | Food

Read More: appetizers, balsamic vinegar, bruschetta, parsley, pesto, vegan

This is a lovely and simple addition to any meal. I paired it with a tasty and hearty roasted parsnip and sweet potato soup the other night. It would also be fabulous on its own... you can make it...

Ellen Sheen

Project Food Blog - La Pure Mama's Challenge!

Ellen Sheen | September 21, 2010 | Food

Hello friends! In my fantastic blogging efforts, I have entered a contest... Foodbuzz is hosting Project Food Blog, a challenge to find the 'next food blog star'. Essentially it is the next food network star for bloggers!  This first challenge will cut the...

Ellen Sheen

Roasted Parsnip and Sweet Potato Soup

Ellen Sheen | September 20, 2010 | Food

Read More: parsnips, simple meals, simple recipes, soup, sweet potato, vegan

So simple and so good... perfect for a lovely fall day. I hope you try it and love it as much as we do! For the recipe, check out: www.lapuremama.com...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

REVIEW OF SOME WONDERFUL ITALIAN PRODUCTS-- LUCINI ITALIA

Bryanna Clark Grogan | September 19, 2010 | Food, International

Read More: Daiya vegan cheese, focaccia, Lucini Italia, pizza, pizza sauce, plum focaccia, vegan pizza

  REVIEW OF SOME WONDERFUL ITALIAN PRODUCTS-- LUCINI ITALIA Homemade vegan pizza-- mmmmmm!It's been a busy week! Too much writing and not enough cooking, but that's the way it goes sometimes! I just wanted to tell you about a some...

Ellen Sheen

Blackberry Apple Torte

Ellen Sheen | September 15, 2010 | Food

Read More: blackberries, dessert, torte, vegan

This was so good with fresh blackberries, apples and a little kick from the ginger. Super easy to make and looks beautiful! http://www.lapuremama.com/2010/09/blackberry-apple-torte.html...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

A QUICK LUNCH: TAGLIATELLE WITH HOMEMADE PESTO AND ZUCCHINI STRANDS

Bryanna Clark Grogan | September 13, 2010 | Food, International

Read More: Dairy-free pesto, julienne peeler, low-fat pesto, pasta, pesto, vegan pesto, zucchini

  Homemade Vegan Pesto-- see recipe belowWho says that good vegan meals take hours to make? I was about to freeze some homemade pesto (we're having a good basil year!) and I decided to use some for a quick pasta...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Organic Fruits and Veggies Take Over the World

Janice Stanger, PhD | September 11, 2010 | Food

Read More: farmers, organic food, sustainability, whole foods

Where Does All That Great Organic Food Come From? Natural food stores, co-ops, and even supermarkets and many restaurants overflow with organic produce. These extraordinary whole foods, including fruits, vegetables, potatoes, beans, whole grains, herbs, spices, nuts, and seeds, make...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

A BUSY LABOUR DAY WEEKEND!

Bryanna Clark Grogan | September 9, 2010 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: corn, pattypan squash, summer, summer squash, vegan meringue

A rather fuzzy picture of my grandaughter Hannah's birthday cake, myNew Lower-Fat Chocolate Mudpie Cake with Coffee/Coconut/Pecan Frosting-- recipe here!-- we celebrated her 12th birthday (belatedly) on Sunday night.We had 8 guests for the weekend-- 2 of my daughters and their spouses,...

Ellen Sheen

Homemade Vegan Gnocci & Fresh Tomato Sauce

Ellen Sheen | September 7, 2010 | Food

Read More: gnocci, homemade pasta, pasta, tomato sauce, tomatoes, vegan

Yesterday was the perfect day to make pasta... homemade vegan gnocci paired with a simple tomato sauce made from tomatoes in our backyard! www.lapuremama.com Enjoy!...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

ITALIAN STUFFED VEGGIES AND GRAPE FOCACCIA

Bryanna Clark Grogan | September 2, 2010 | Food, International

Read More: dried mushrooms, focaccia, grape focaccia, green peppers, Italian cuisine, stuffed vegetables

Grape Focaccia warm out of the oven!We had a bit of an Italian day yesterday (and this morning)-- culinarily speaking, I mean (is that even a word?). I don't have alot of time to cook lately, working on The Book,...

Vegparadise Blog

Salad Extravaganza Class with Zel Allen, Sept. 11, 11:00 A.M.

Vegparadise Blog | August 31, 2010 | Food

Dressed, Drizzled and DrenchedWhen the salad IS the meal, it deserves to be enhanced with knockout oil-free dressing that heightens dining pleasure. Learn how to make these mouth-watering salad dressings:TAHINI DIJON, MAPLE MUSTARD,ARTICHOKE BRAZIL NUT, CASHEW CAESAR Zel Allen will...

Ellen Sheen

Zucchini Corn Vegetable Fritters

Ellen Sheen | August 31, 2010 | Food

Read More: corn, easy meal, fritters, simple meals, vegan, zucchini

Oh so delicious! www.lapuremama.com  ...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

SALAD DAYS (AND A TINY, MYSTERIOUS PURPLE FROG)!

Bryanna Clark Grogan | August 29, 2010 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: basil, corn, lettuce, mesclun, purple frog, salad, salad dressing, tomatoes, vegan mayonnaise

 Our dinner salad last night-- heavy on the home-grown tomatoes!Friday evening I came home from work (my "day job"-- managing a small branch of our island library system) and checked our little garden for anything that needed picking. Tomato bonanza!...

Gail Davis

Ste Martaen Gourmet Cheeses are a Delightful Vegan Alternative

Gail Davis | August 27, 2010 | Food

Read More: cheese, Gail Davis, Ste Martaen, vegan

I first learned about Ste Martaen Gourmet Cheese Alternativesgood thing in my opinion.) But just like the Feta and Bleu Cheeses made by Sunergia Foods that I love so much and Daiya's Mozzarella and Cheddar cheeses, Ste Martaen vegan cheeses...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

5-MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE-- VEGAN, ALMOST NO-FAT, WHOLE GRAIN (IF YOU WANT IT TO BE!), W/ GLUTEN-FREE VARIATION

Bryanna Clark Grogan | August 23, 2010 | Food

Read More: 5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake, cake, chocolate cake, microwave oven, Vegan 5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

UPDATE, Aug. 26, 2010: Well, last night I tried steaming the mugs as an alternative to using a microwave-- it was a flop, I'm afraid!  For one thing, it ended up taking 18 minutes steaming time, which kind of defeats...