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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 Egg Salad

Ellen Sheen | July 19, 11 at 08:27 AM | Food

Read More: Vegan Recipes

Here's a quick and simple lunch idea. Wrap it up in lettuce, a tortilla or classic style, between bread. It's filling and flavorful and won't bust your buttons! For recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La...

Vegan Protein Bites

Ellen Sheen | July 15, 11 at 08:45 AM | Food

Read More: protein, protein shakes, Vegan Recipes

How can you go wrong with the perfect marriage? Chocolate and peanut butter is what I speak of. Especially when one of those is protein. These little bites are rich but not too sweet, crunchy and slightly addicting. What better...

Homemade Granola

Ellen Sheen | July 13, 11 at 08:26 AM | Food

Read More: Vegan Recipes

I have always loved granola, but now? I straight up lurve granola! This granola. So simple, truly delicious and packed full of all kinds of goodies that are good for you, filling and tasty. For full recipe and more photos...

Kale Quinoa Salad

Ellen Sheen | July 12, 11 at 07:54 AM | Food

Read More: salad dressing, Vegan Recipes

This is one of my alltime favorite salads. It's fresh, crisp, colorful and full of different textures and flavors. It's also really easy to make and lasts easily up to three days. In fact, it's almost better that way! For...

Chilled Asian Noodle Salad

Ellen Sheen | July 8, 11 at 07:47 AM | Food

Read More: Asian Fusion, salad dressing, Vegan Recipes

This salad is so flavorful and delicious. Ideal for your 'ladies who lunch' or a summer dinner on the patio, complete with sunshine and a glass of vino. Perfection! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the...

Mushroom Crostini

Ellen Sheen | July 1, 11 at 07:02 AM | Food

Read More: appetizers, crostini, mushrooms

Delicious pungent, earthy little fungi have got to be one of the best things ever. And I don't care where they grow from; the end result is delicious. As is the end result of this super simple yet very flavorful...

Vegan Chocolate Cake

Ellen Sheen | June 29, 11 at 07:48 AM | Food

Read More: chocolate cake, vegan baking

I have made this cake before, but it's so darn good I made it again. Because it's a day to eat chocolate cake for breakfast. And all day long. This cake is rich and chocolatey without being overly sweet. It's...

Spinach Fennel Pasta Bake

Ellen Sheen | June 24, 11 at 08:45 AM | Food

Read More: pasta dishes, vegan cheese, vegan lasagne

It's carb load day! With my race tomorrow, now's the time to load up on those delicious carbohydrates. This lovely pasta dish boasts roasty fennel, healthy fresh spinach and a vegan 'ricotta' that can't be beat. So good for carb...

Tofu Sprout Salad

Ellen Sheen | June 22, 11 at 08:54 AM | Food

Read More: sprouts, tofu, Vegan Food, vegetarian diet

Last day of carb cutting and this is the way to do it! Plus you get the pleasure of a photo... This little salad is light and fresh, yet filling from the delicious tofu. It makes a lovely light main...

Vegan Green Frittata

Ellen Sheen | June 20, 11 at 10:57 AM | Food

Read More: brocolli, tofu sour creme, vegan athletes, vegetarian diet

My half marathon is officially this Saturday. That means I'm in the carb cutting stage of preparation. So delicious, yet carb free meals is necessary. This filling, protein rich 'frittata' was so perfect! Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Oh, and it's...

Vegan Almond Cheese

Ellen Sheen | June 18, 11 at 08:38 AM | Food

Read More: almonds, cheese, raw food, raw vegan

I do sometimes lament the 'loss' of cheese in my diet. Especially when enjoying a glorious spread of appetizers. Problem solved. This raw almond cheese is not only simple to make, it's delicious! Plus you get way more protein minus all the bad...

Grilled Vegetable Collard Wrap

Ellen Sheen | June 18, 11 at 08:02 AM | Food

Read More: collard greens, vegan athletes, wrap

Get out there and grill! This collard wrap is a fantastic, healthy way to enjoy grilled veggies and the oh so important leafy green. It's definitely a favorite in our house! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here...

Broccoli Asparagus Quiche

Ellen Sheen | June 8, 11 at 08:04 AM | Food

Read More: brocolli, pies, quiche, Vegan Food, Vegan Recipes

For me, there is something satisfying about veganizing a fully non-vegan dish. This quiche is not only protein packed, it's also bursting with flavor and the nutrients from some yummy green veggies. Oh, and it's really simple too! For full recipe and...

Vegan Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Ellen Sheen | June 6, 11 at 07:40 AM | Food

Read More: chocolate chip cookies, coconut macaroons, vegan cookies

These are seriously delicious. Seriously delicious cookies for any occassion. Ours just happened to be a bridal shower. The toasty coconut was a perfect compliment to the gooey chocolate chips. So good! For full recipe and more photos and information,...

Shitake Tofu Lettus Wraps

Ellen Sheen | June 3, 11 at 06:09 AM | Food

Read More: lettuce, tofu, vegan foods

I was dreaming of P.F. Chang's lettuce wraps the other day, so I thought I would make my own. And they were even more delicious than P.F.'s. Sorry Mr. Chang! These are great as a meal or served for an...

Summer Pasta Salad

Ellen Sheen | June 1, 11 at 08:47 AM | Food

Read More: Barbecue, pasta salad, picnic, salad dressing, vegan mayonnaise

This pasta salad is a much healthier version of the traditional thick, creamy pasta salads of the past. Try crunchy veg and tangy vinaigrette... much better! Perfect for a picnic, barbecue or date with your 'ladies who lunch'. For full...

Vegan Taquitos

Ellen Sheen | May 25, 11 at 07:40 AM | Food

Read More: cheese, seitan steak, vegan mayonnaise, Vegan Recipes

For Noodle Nose's 'graduation' week, I am letting him select the dinner menu. One problem: there is only so much macaroni and cheese this gal can handle... So with a little help in the options department, he selected these lovely...

Grilled Asparagus Salad

Ellen Sheen | May 23, 11 at 08:13 AM | Food

Read More: asparagus, onions, salad dressing, tomatoes, Vegan entertaining

This salad is super simple, yet bursting with flavor. A definite new favorite in our household. It makes a lovely side dish or even a light lunch, for those ladies who lunch. For full recipe and more photos and information,...

Barbecued Vegetable Pasta

Ellen Sheen | May 18, 11 at 08:03 AM | Food

Read More: eggplant, garlic, vegan, vegetables, zucchini

This meal was purely simple, yet flavorful. Featuring fresh grilled veggies just in time for what appears to be a glimpse of summer! For full recipe and more photos and information, go here on the La Pure Mama blog. Enjoy!...

Veggie Fritters

Ellen Sheen | May 16, 11 at 06:43 AM | Food

Read More: corn, fritters, vegan, zucchini

In preparation of summer... which is surely bound to get here sooner or later (right??), I made these gorgeous veggie fritters. Tasty, fun to eat and a great way to clean out your refrigerator! For full recipe and more photos...