Thai Papaya Salad

Thai Papaya Salad

Thai Food Really Can Eat Like a Meal

One of my favorite dishes when I go to a Thai restaurant is their Papaya Salad. It’s great as a starter but can also eat like a meal.

That being said, it is typically made with fish sauce, so I have to ask them to make is sans that ingredient. They are quite obliging to do so; however, there is then a part of the flavor profile that is missing, or at least, I would think that is the case as I’ve only ever eaten Papaya salad since becoming vegan, so I wouldn’t know what it is supposed to taste like with the fish sauce.

Being vegan is not what it used to be. With the advent of the plethora of vegan ingredients on the market today, you can pretty much get a substitute for almost any non-veg ingredient. Thus, at least, is the case with fish sauce. The company, Tofuna Fysh, LLC, based in Portland, Oregon, has come out with Vegan Fysh Sauce, which is made with organic seaweed. The perfect swap out for fish sauce.

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Thai Papaya Salad

Mushrooms: My New Love Affair

My most recent love affair with a vegetable is with King Oyster Mushrooms. Such versatility! So much fun playing in the kitchen, tweaking recipes like this one for ‘Pulled Pork’. Last week’s have-at-it was transforming these mushrooms that look like fattened-up rods into scallops. So
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Pulled ‘Pork’ using King Oyster Mushrooms

My Vegan Roasted Tomato, Grilled Corn, and Quinoa Salsa is a great little dish to serve with your next Mexican themed party or just for a night of chips and salsa.

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Roasted Tomato, Grilled Corn,and Quinoa Salsa

On March 19, 2018, my friend, Lana, and I attended the Vegan Community Dinner, which is held at Community Cuisine, Kitchen Sharing, 2245 E. Washington Street in Phoenix, Arizona.  

So, exactly what is a Community Dinner, you ask? 

Food insecurity is a global issue; and here in

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Community Dinner – Amazing Pay-as-You-Can Meal Gathering in Phoenix

My Love Affair with A French Chef

My love for watching cooking shows started with my love affair with The French Chef (aka Julia Child) back in the early 1960’s.  I would race home to catch an episode on PBS at every opportunity.  I loved her juxtaposition of

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A Love Affair with A French Chef – and Other Cooking Show Greats

Jazzy Vegans – We’re ALL the Rage!

I started watching the Jazzy Vegetarian shortly after the first air date back in September 2011.  I was immediately taken in by Laura Theodore’s effervescent personality, and easy-to-prepare recipes.  Oh, and one of my favorite musical genres is jazz.

So, when

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Lemony Maple-Cranberry Muffins – A Jazzy Vegetarian Review and Recipe

It Started with Aunt Dot

One of my favorite childhood food memories is when my Russian Godmother, my Aunt Dot (famous for her amazing Fruit Cake) would make the most mouth-watering potato cheese pierogis and cabbage pierogis. They were absolutely addictive. One thousand was not enough and one was

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Potato Cheese Pierogi – The Quest To Get It Just Right!