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Mamamia of the Sheen Family Northwest... creative kitchen dweller and exercise fanatic. I enjoy entertaining and trying out my new food ideas on my friends and family. I love going to the farmer's market and other local venues for my ingredients, and there are a lot of places to do that around here! Visit my blog: www.lapuremama.com for more interesting ideas and recipes!

Blog Entries by Ellen Sheen

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

Ellen Sheen | December 12, 11 at 10:42 AM | Food

Read More: Cookies, ginger, vegan recipes

 Gingerbread boys, gingerbread girls, gingerbread trees, snowmen, stars and more! This dough is super simple and very delicious with lots of ginger and molasses. They're chewy, yet crunchy and delicious with or without frosting. Even better when little hands help...

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving

Ellen Sheen | November 24, 11 at 10:31 AM | Food

Read More: vegan recipes

A collection of my favorite vegan recipes for holidays, celebrations or Tuesdays. Happy Tofurky day everyone! For full blog post and more information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Broccoli Pesto Pasta

Ellen Sheen | November 21, 11 at 12:39 PM | Food

Read More: broccoli, vegan recipes

 Here's a really simple recipe that has 'hidden' greens for those picky green eaters, protein and fresh tomatoes. I think we've touched all the essentials, yes? Oh, and it's delicious! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here...

Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ellen Sheen | November 16, 11 at 09:15 AM | Food

Read More: vegan food, vegan recipes

 Everyone wants a little treat every now and then, yes? Try these! Sweet but not too sweet... and healthy, with bananas, whole wheat flour and very little sugar. They are super delicious, simple to make and yum! For full recipe...

Potato Kale Soup with Quinoa

Ellen Sheen | November 14, 11 at 11:40 AM | Food

Read More: soup, vegan recipes

 A perfect nutritious way to fill up and warm up on the sure to come cold winter nights. I love this soup for it's nutrition and flavor. It's just a tiny bit spicy which is just perfect. For full recipe...

Coconut Curry Tomato Soup

Ellen Sheen | November 8, 11 at 07:13 AM | Food

Read More: soup, tomato, vegan recipes

Nothing warms you more on a rainy, blustery day than tomato soup and grilled cheese. My favorite! This one is a little spin off the original. I added coconut milk and a bit of curry, for a kick. I hope...

Vegan Mediterranean Plate

Ellen Sheen | November 3, 11 at 09:34 AM | Food

Read More: vegan, vegan recipes

Three of my favorite things: falafel, hummus and greek salad. Does it get any better than that? It's just plain delicious. Oh, and it's fun to eat! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La...

Vegan Pumpkin Eggnog French Toast

Ellen Sheen | November 1, 11 at 07:27 AM | Food

Read More: vegan, vegan recipes

A perfect carb load featuring two of my favorite holiday ingredients: pumpkin and nog. De-lish! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama Blog. Enjoy!...

Quinoa Sunflower Stuffing in Celebration Squash

Ellen Sheen | October 26, 11 at 10:02 AM | Food

Read More: Vegan, vegan recipes

This original recipe came from our CSA newsletter. I made a few simple changes in order to veganize it, and just because I like to add my own little flare. This would be a lovely vegan main dish for the...

Vegan Winter Veggie Egg Rolls

Ellen Sheen | October 24, 11 at 09:39 AM | Food

Read More: vegan recipes, vegetables

When my salty fried food craving kicks in, this is my new favorite recipe. Simple and as healthy as you can get when it comes to egg rolls! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the...

Vegan Pumpkin Bars

Ellen Sheen | October 20, 11 at 07:27 AM | Food

Read More: vegan dessert, Vegan Recipes

A perfectly perfect treat for all the little ghouls and goblins in your life... no matter how 'little' they are! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Vegan Veggie Hominy Stew

Ellen Sheen | October 18, 11 at 07:02 AM | Food

Read More: soup, stew, Vegan Recipes, vegan soup

This little meal was so simple and so delightful. It's bursting with great curry flavor and packed with delicious, healthy veggies, hominy and my favorite faux meat. It's perfect for those busy weeknights when you're not sure if dinner is...

Vegan Banana Coconut Pecan Muffins

Ellen Sheen | October 17, 11 at 10:39 AM | Food

Read More: vegan baking, Vegan Recipes

Oh, they're so good I had to make them again. These muffins have great texture and flavor and they are simple to make! Enjoy fall with one (or three) of these and a cup of coffee! For full recipe and more...

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Ellen Sheen | October 13, 11 at 07:20 AM | Food

Read More: pies, Vegan Recipes

A super tasty pumpkin pie of the healthy variety. Healthy enough to have for breakfast; no refined sugar: bonus! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Vegan Curry Stackey Uppey

Ellen Sheen | October 10, 11 at 11:54 AM | Food

Read More: Vegan Recipes

This curry is a fun interactive meal perfect for entertaining or just your fam. The curry is so delicious and it's fun to let everyone choose their own toppings. Nothing like an interactive meal to set the mood. For full...

Sesame Shitake Veg Rice Bowl

Ellen Sheen | October 5, 11 at 09:25 AM | Food

Read More: Asian Fusion, Vegan Recipes

This is a really healthy, super flavorful brown rice and veg dish that I am just loving. It brings me back to my 'granola mama' roots and I love it! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here...

Beet Chips

Ellen Sheen | October 3, 11 at 05:42 AM | Food

Read More: Vegan Food, Vegan Recipes

Beets are fantastic. And I wanted to do something a little different with them... so I made simple yet delicious beet chips. A perfect healthy snack that is great for school lunches or just to munch. For full recipe and...

Lemon Dill Orzo Veggie Salad

Ellen Sheen | September 25, 11 at 06:29 AM | Food

Read More: Vegan Recipes

I love this bright, zingy salad. It's perfect for a picnic or main dish, piled on top of some lovely fresh spinach leaves. For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Vegan Blackberry Pie

Ellen Sheen | September 23, 11 at 06:56 AM | Food

Read More: pies, vegan dessert, Vegan Recipes

Blackberries are in season and this pie is simple and tasty. It doesn't have a lot of added sugar either, so feel free to have a slice for breakfast alongside a yummy tofu scramble! For full recipe and more photos...

Raw Tomatillo Salsa

Ellen Sheen | September 19, 11 at 09:52 AM | Food

Read More: Vegan Recipes

I call this post 'Raw Tomatillo Salsa (and the burritos that served them)'. Because, although the burritos were delicious, the tomatillo salsa was the star of the show. Either way, it's a two-fer post... two recipes in one! So simple,...