Monday, September 30, 2013

MOFO 2013 - Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Source:  Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats (Book) page 150
By:  Allyson Kramer   2012


Walnuts – Chopped

Fresh Sage

Minced Garlic

Onions – Chopped


Sea Salt

Combine in a blender until it forms a paste.

Slice off top of tomatoes then stuff with paste

Olive oil for drizzling

 Bake in oven

We used a little larger tomato than cherry. It did very well and the taste of everything was excellent. Get Allyson Kramer’s book she has a lot of really nice recipes to enjoy.

I’m putting this on our “WOW” Recipe for 2013.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

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Old Red Courthouse of Dallas   (Museum) 

Built in 1892.  The courthouse is now completely restored. Restoring the serpents, clock tower, courtroom, grand staircase, lunettes, pegasus and vault. 
Truly magnificent piece of Dallas County History.

Thanks-Giving Square

Park-Chapel and Museum
Enjoy the uniquely designed areas for meditation and reflection and the many outstanding architectural. Promotes the spirit and unifying value of giving thanks – as a way to heal divisions and enhance mutual understanding.  


Saturday, September 28, 2013

MOFO 2013 - Mellow Mushroom  

Mega Veggie Pizza      
Can be made vegan with Daiya cheese. Tell them no parm and no butter on the crust. This pizza is excellent.

Friday, September 27, 2013

MOFO 2013 - Biscoff Peanut Butter Balls

Biscoff Peanut Butter Balls
Source:  Herbivore Triathlete at

peanut butter
Biscoff cookie butter
unsweetened applesauce
vanilla almond meal
whole wheat pantry flour
rolled oats
unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
vegan mini-chocolate chips (optional)

Mix wet ingredients together by hand mixer.
Add flours and combine then add oats and optional mix-ins.
Roll into balls then place onto parchment lined baking tray.
Refrigerate or freeze until firm.
This recipe is very easy. We decided not to add the coconut or chocolate chips but might change our mind for next time.
This blog was new to us.  We found it while looking for a new dessert. We really like look at this blog.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

MOFO 2013 - Chickpea Croquettes

Chickpea Croquettes with Greek Salad Topping
Source:  October 2009

Greek Salad Topping

 Cherry tomatoes
Green onions
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Vegan feta cheese

Combine all ingredients and mix well and cool

Croquettes Mixture

Chickpea flour
 Ground cumin
 Chili powder
 Green onions
Red bell pepper
 Lemon juice
Olive oil 

Mix all ingredients together and cook.
When cooked add topping.
Very good with some surprising flavors.

Vegetarian Times is a good source for info & recipes.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

MOFO 2013 - Sliced Beets/ Red & Golden

Sliced Beets/ Red & Golden
Source:  EarthyVeg

Beets are washed, then wrapped in foil
Baked at 400 until tender about 45-60 mins 
After you cooling, wash and peel
Slice the beets and serve.

Red Beets are great but I tend to buy yellow because they are less messy.

Great served as a side or in a salad.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

MOFO 2013 - Sicilian Collard Greens with Pine Nuts and Raisins

Sicilian Collard Greens with Pine Nuts and Raisins
Source:  The Kind Diet (Book)   page 176
By:   Alicia Silverstone    2009

Collard greens

Pine nuts


Olive oil


Balsamic vinegar

Remove ribs from collard greens and clean. Toast pine nuts.
Cook garlic in oil add damp collards, add raisins & pine nuts.
Stir in the vinegar, cover and serve.

This recipe is sooo good.

Monday, September 23, 2013

MOFO 2013 - Mini Meatballs & Tortellini Skewers

Mini Meatballs & Ravioli with Marinara

Source:  Appetizer Mag

Quick and easy Mini Meatballs & Ravioli on skewers

Very good with marinara sauce (not pictured – oops).

Sunday, September 22, 2013

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Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge  (New)
over the Trinity River

Continental Avenue Bridge  (Old)

The above Hunt Hill Bridge replaced this bridge and is closed to traffic. It has yet to be torn down. It has carried traffic over the Trinity River for 83 years. The bridge will re-open next summer for foot and bicycle traffic only. A park will be created with places for the children to play. 

MOFO 2013 - The Hacienda on Henderson

Veggie Enchiladas

Potato and Soyrizo Taco
Sopapillas with Agave dizzle
They have a Vegan Menu and it is so poplar they added a New Vegan Brunch Menu.


Friday, September 20, 2013

MOFO 2013 - Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread
Source:   The Happy Herbivore (Book)   page 52
By:   Lindsay S. Nixon    2011

Nondairy milk
Lemon juice
Pure pumpkin in a can
Brown sugar
Maple syrup
Vanilla extract
Pumpkin pie spice
Whole-wheat flour
Baking soda
Baking powder

Put together milk and lemon juice and set aside.
Mix dry ingredients together
Pour wet mixture into dry mixture until combined.
Pour into loaf pan and cook. 
This is excellent warm with cookie butter from Trader Joe’s. We like to buy Lotus Biscoff  spread (creamy).
The Lotus Biscoff cookies are really good. We had them for the first time on the airplane going to Portland for Vida Vegan Con.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

MOFO 2013 - Artichoke & Tomato Pasta

Artichoke & Tomato Pasta
Source:  Better Homes & Garden - – May 2013

whole grain spaghetti
vegan parmesan cheese
sweet onion
olive oil
crushed tomatoes
 marinated artichoke hearts
 salt & pepper
top with basil leaves & vegan parmesan cheese 

This recipe was a surprise for us because it turned out sooooo…good

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

MOFO 2013 - Edamame with Spices

Edamame with Spices
Source:  William-Sonoma Cooking Together (Book)
By Erin & Tatum Quon   2009

2 Tbs soy sauce
 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
¼ tsp sugar
1 bag (10oz) frozen edamame in their pods, thawed 

Mix together soy sauce, sesame seed and sugar.
Cook the edamame then add to wet mixture.
Serve Warm.  This is Very Good.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

MOFO 2013 - Golden Chickpea & Artichoke Salad

Golden Chickpea & Artichoke Salad

Source:  Vegan Yum Yum (Book) page 121

By:   Lauren Ulm   2009 

Cooked chickpeas & artichoke hearts in little oil
 sliced almonds
lemon juice, salt, fresh parsley

Combine all ingredients.

We have loved this recipe for a long time. When we were first becoming vegans from being vegetarians for many years this book of recipes was heaven sent. Thank you Lauren Ulm

Monday, September 16, 2013

MOFO 2013 - Cheese Wrapped with Roasted Red Bell Peppers

Cheese Wrapped with Roasted Red Bell Peppers
Source:  Food Wine or Appetizers Mag.

Daiya Jack Cheese wedges cut into pieces
Lay one leaf of fresh basil on top of cheese
Wrap thin strip of roasted red pepper around cubes of cheese

Quick and Tasty

Sunday, September 15, 2013

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Deep Ellum “Art” 

Throughout its history, Deep Ellum has been a place for artists to come and make a name for themselves, whether through a vibrant community of galleries, street murals, public art, or just public displays of creativity. With a huge community wide mural project, the fabulous Traveling Man  sculptures, and a thriving gallery scene, Deep Ellum is a place where art is created, not just sold.