Sunday, April 15, 2012


We eat a lot of tofu.  You can basically use it in all sorts of recipes.  I saw 1/2 a pineapple on sale at the grocery store and thought that it would make for a great meal with of course, TOFU! Instead of using just soy sauce, we had a jar of pepper jelly Mike had bought at a craft fair we recently went to.  I thought mixing the jelly and soy sauce would give it a sweet taste with a bite of pepper.  You could use soy sauce and brown sugar or any sweet jelly to give it a sweet flavor.  Just expiriment and see what works for you! Hope you enjoy this recipe.  It would also make a great summer meal, grilling the pineapple and tofu on the ol' bbq.  Enjoy!

Karie and Mike (couple vegans)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I’m missing San Diego! I miss our families, friends and Mexican food!!!  I don’t care what local people say here in Tulsa about good Mexican food, it does not compare to San Diego.  With that, I decided to make potato rolled tacos.  They didn’t turn out as good as the taco shops in SD, but I shall continue to try and try again to perfect them.  I think they turned out pretty good considering it was my first time trying to make them. 
You can certainly be a little healthier by baking the rolled tacos.   I really wanted the crunchiness from frying them.  I could have deep fried in canola oil just like they do at the taco shops, but I went for middle ground, semi healthy, semi bad, the best of both worlds.  After I fried the suckers, I placed them on a plate with some paper towels to absorb some of the olive oil.  Anyway, they turned out great, and I recommend you to try this recipe, and to make a margarita for yourself while you’re at it J
Miss you San Diego!
Karie & Mike

Monday, March 26, 2012

BROWN RICE w/apples, celery, tofu and cranberries

So, summer is coming upon us soon and we’d like to drop a few LB’s so Mike can fit into his yellow polka dot bikini ;) We have been eating a lot of brown rice lately, which honestly, I could probably eat every day!  Brown rice can get a little boring if you don’t spruce it up.  We have been eating our brown rice with vegetables, but decided to go for a sweet brown rice dish a few nights ago.  It was delicious! I love the crunchiness of the celery and the sweetness from the apples and dried cranberries.  I think the sunflower seeds give this dish a nuttiness tying it all together.   
Brown rice is really easy to make.  You basically boil 2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice, add a little vegan butter, and sometimes I’ll even throw in a vegetable bouillon cube.  Bring it all to a boil, and turn down to simmer for about 25 minutes.  After most of the water has evaporated, take off heat, let it sit for a minute and fluff with a fork.  You can basically add anything to brown rice.  It’s good plain too and most of all, it’s good for you!
Happy cooking!
Karie and Mike (a couple vegans)