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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

Roasted Corn and Peach Soup

Ellen Sheen | September 17, 11 at 09:37 AM | Food

Read More: Soup, Vegan Recipes

A perfect nod to the fun combination of summer and fall. Slightly spicy; definitely filling adn warming. For full recipe and more information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy and happy fall!...

BBQ Baba Ghanoush

Ellen Sheen | September 9, 11 at 06:40 AM | Food

Read More: Middle Eastern cooking, Vegan Recipes

This is a lovely and fun way to use those beautiful eggplants of the season. The eggplant is barbecued, giving it a fantastic roasty flavor. You can serve it on its own, as an appetizer or paired with a fantastic...

Vegan Pizza Bites

Ellen Sheen | September 7, 11 at 09:04 AM | Food

Read More: Vegan Recipes

A perfect school lunch. A simple after school snack. An easy, quick dinner for those nights when you just don't have time. They're just good... and easy! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La...

Pesto KGB Grilled Pizza

Ellen Sheen | September 6, 11 at 01:55 PM | Food

Read More: pizza, Vegan Recipes

Pesto as a base, KGB, aka kale, garlic and broccoli... the best ingredients ever! This is a simple yet delicious and incredibly healthy meal. For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog....

Vegan Carrot Cake Muffins

Ellen Sheen | September 1, 11 at 08:19 AM | Food

Read More: muffins, vegan baking, vegan muffins

It's back to school prep time which means great tasting things I can freeze and pull out to make epic lunches with. Carrot Cake Muffins. Barely sweet, boasting fresh carrot and intriguing spices. Kids love them. You love them. Teachers...

Quinoa Bean Potato Salad

Ellen Sheen | August 29, 11 at 08:59 AM | Food

Read More: potatoes, salad dressing, Vegan Recipes

Taking potato salad to a whole new, very delicious level! Zesty lemon, dill, tangy pickled kohlrabi, fresh crunchy veg and protein packed quinoa all make friends with the potato. The end result? A bigger, better potato salad. Perfect for your...

Vegan Brie

Ellen Sheen | August 26, 11 at 10:17 AM | Food

Read More: vegan cheese, Vegan Recipes

A vegan version of the classic appetizer found on tables at parties all over the world! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Vegan Tomato Pesto Soup with Pesto Grilled Cheese Croutons

Ellen Sheen | August 25, 11 at 08:59 AM | Food

Read More: pesto, tomato sauce, Vegan Recipes

This soup is the perfect embodiment of summer, while still boasting all the 'warm and fuzzy' features of the most perfect rainy day food: grilled cheese and tomato soup. My critics gave me a rousing two thumbs up. I hope...

Vegan Pesto

Ellen Sheen | August 25, 11 at 07:22 AM | Food

Read More: pesto, vegan pesto, Vegan Recipes

Summer is here and the basil is a-growing! I love this pesto because it's easy to make, freezes well and carries the flavor of summer to a t! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the...

Vegan Coconut Raspberry Bars

Ellen Sheen | August 22, 11 at 09:00 AM | Food

Read More: raspberries, vegan dessert, Vegan Recipes

These little darlings aren't overly sweet and use fresh raspberries instead of raspberry jam. Less sugar equals better for you! They are super simple and would make a great snack or dessert! For full recipe and more photos and information,...

Coconut Chickpeas and Curried Beet Greens

Ellen Sheen | August 17, 11 at 08:20 AM | Food

Read More: beets, chickpeas, kale, Vegan Recipes

This lovely and highly flavorful dish makes a fantastic side dish, paired with the Twice Baked Ginger Lime Sweet Potatoes I made a while back. This dish would also make a lovely main, paired with a little brown rice and...

Vegan Guacamole Bacon Burger

Ellen Sheen | August 15, 11 at 07:56 AM | Food

Read More: BBQ, burgers, Vegan Recipes

Uh huh... burger plus guacamole plus bacon. Perfect for a sunny summer day! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Twice Baked Ginger Lime Sweet Potatoes

Ellen Sheen | August 11, 11 at 08:03 AM | Food

Read More: sweet potato, Vegan Recipes

This is a fantastic light meal or side dish. The recipe is courtesy of Earth Balance, with a few changes by me, and uses their new coconut spread! It's great stuff and this recipe is a-mazing! For full recipe and more...

Chocolate Hummus

Ellen Sheen | August 8, 11 at 07:38 AM | Food

Read More: chocolate, vegan dessert, Vegan Recipes

Chocolate hummus? Oh yes!! A perfect alternative for those wanting a sweet treat without a lot of sugar, refined carbs and empty calories. Who needs them when you can get your chocolate fix with this not overly sweet and quite filling chocolate...

Pickled Kohlrabi

Ellen Sheen | August 4, 11 at 07:46 AM | Food

Read More: kohlrabi, Vegan Recipes

A just plain fantastic way to use kohlrabi! Which, by the way, might be one of my new favorite vegetables. Especially like this! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Vegan Raspberry Protein Muffins

Ellen Sheen | August 2, 11 at 07:47 AM | Food

Read More: raspberries, vegan baking, vegan dessert

Fresh raspberries, a little protein powder burst and coconut milk. A few of my favorite things! These muffins are super easy, not overly sweet and great for breakfast or a snack. For full recipe and more photos and information, go...

Sesame Ginger Quinoa Salad

Ellen Sheen | July 29, 11 at 07:49 AM | Food

Read More: salad dressing, Vegan Recipes

This salad is packed full of protein but still light and incredibly flavorful. Perfect for those hot days where cooking just isn't in the cards! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama...

Crunchy Asian Tofu and Veg Salad

Ellen Sheen | July 25, 11 at 07:44 AM | Food

Read More: Vegan Recipes

This is a simple, yet beautiful salad boasting raw and slighty barbecued veg, crunchy tofu and a flavorful asian marinade and dressing. So good! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog....

Wilted Dandelion Greens with Garlicky Cashews

Ellen Sheen | July 21, 11 at 01:39 PM | Food

Read More: vegan foods, Vegan Recipes

A perfect green side dish boasting bright greens and a little crunch from the cashews. I won't forget to mention the 'yum' factor of the garlic scapes! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La...

La Pure Mama's Chocolate Coconut Cookies were featured!

Ellen Sheen | July 21, 11 at 01:20 PM | Food

Read More: coconut macaroons, Cookies, vegan baking

Thank you to Daily Buzz Moms for featuring my Chocolate Coconut Cookies on their Top 9 sweet treats!! Go here to check out Daily Buzz Moms Top 9... Go here for the recipe on La Pure Mama. Power to the...