Author: Liane

Orange Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies were inspired by the orange oatmeal cookies my mom used to bake. They contain minimal fat (even less if you sub applesauce for the butter) and maximum deliciousness. A light orange flavored oatmeal cookie thick with sweetened dried cranberries, almonds and chocolate chips. I had to restrain myself from eating them all before […]

Easy Yeast Bread

This bread recipe makes a rustic, sort of dense yeast bread. It’s simple to make and requires very little kneading, although if you like a less dense bread, you can make it the traditional way, kneading for 6-10 minutes. An hour of the prep time is simply waiting for it to rise. It is delicious […]

Black Bean Enchiladas

I think that if I had a favorite kind of cuisine, it would probably be Mexican. My mom used to make enchiladas much like these, except that she used real cheese and chicken or beef instead of beans. These hearty, “cheezy” enchiladas will satisfy even the most committed Mexican food-lover. I serve these with a […]

Vegan Dog Food

When I first starting eating strictly plant-based foods, I still fed my dogs meat. For a time I switched to a vegetarian diet, giving them eggs and bits of cheese for treats. But then I started reading about the dairy and poultry industries, and I knew that I could not buy these products and support […]

Pizza Crust

This basic pizza crust recipe can be used for regular and thin crust, or for calzones. You can add herbs to the dough if you like. Ingredients 1 packet active dry yeast 1 1/2 cups warm water 4 cups of flour 1 t. salt

Black Bean Calzones

These calzones are hearty and satisfying. Even non-vegans will ask for seconds, so you may want to double the recipe! Ingredients 10 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 c. baby bella mushrooms 1/2 medium onion, minced 1/2 green pepper, chopped 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 c. tomato sauce 1 bay leaf 1 tsp […]

Recipe Plugin and Pizza Sauce

I’ve been having a very hard time finding a recipe plugin that works and looks the way I want it to. I had installed ZipRecipes, then MealPlannerPro. The latter was wonderful, the design fit the site exactly and everything seemed to be going well – until I hit Submit Recipe and everything disappeared. So I’ve […]