Vegan Caliente

two vegans, one kitchen

Curry Burger April 29, 2008

Filed under: Food Talk — veganshane @ 9:35 pm

Well recipe contest season is upon us and I am starting to work on a few recipes for submission to various contests. A couple of days ago I did a curry burger and here is the pornographic evidence. I won’t get too specific as to what’s in it but there are chickpeas potatoes and grains. And it was dressed with a little mango chutney. It was tasty and I think it might be ready for submission.


Photo by Kala


Blueberry Cheesecake April 26, 2008

Filed under: Food Talk — Kala @ 10:03 pm


Vegan cheesecake goodness!  This is the first recipe I’ve tried from My Sweet Vegan and it’s brilliant.  The only change I made was that I left out the brown rice syrup because we didn’t have any and I don’t think it’s something we’d use much.  The recipe calls for jam as a topping and I used some organic blueberry stuff.  Very yummy!





Black and Blue Smoothie April 24, 2008

Filed under: Recipes — Kala @ 8:31 pm

This is my standard go-to smoothie recipe and it’s super easy, just like a smoothie should be.



Black and Blue Smoothie



  • 1/2 cup frozen blackberries, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, rinsed
  • 1 cup soymilk (I use Silk Vanilla Light)
  • 1/2 cup soy yogurt (I use Whole Soy and Company because it’s good and doesn’t try to kill me with traces of dairy like some soy yogurts do)


  1. Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth. 
  2. Be a fancy pants and serve it in a wine glass.



Cookies – The 5th Food Group April 20, 2008

Filed under: Food Talk — Kala @ 1:51 pm


Really, life without cookies just aint worth livin’.  I’ve been known to skip a meal, usually lunch, just so I can fit some more cookies into my day.  I made these last night, they have chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter, and coconut.  They’re a modified version of the peanut butter chocolate chip cookies from Soy, Not Oi! , a recipe that Shane shared with me early on in our relationship.  He won me over with cookies!  😉



Chipotle Glazed Black Bean Burgers April 18, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kala @ 4:09 pm


Tasty, but not quite perfect yet.  Vegan burgers are a harsh mistress and this was no exception, they were a bit too delicate and quick to fall apart.  But this was my first go at a black bean burger so I’m optimistic about next time.



The Lazy Vegan – Buffalo Wings April 16, 2008

Filed under: Food Talk,Reviews — Kala @ 8:49 pm


Sometimes you just need something quick and easy for lunch (or dinner) that you can just throw in the microwave or oven and not have to fuss over.  Today was one of those days.  After working in the dirt patch in the front of the apartment that will become a little garden, I wanted me some wings!



The wings in question are Chicken-Free Buffalo Wings from Health is Wealth and they are gooood.  Not quite as spicy as they claim, but I like things pretty spicy.  Caliente if you will 😉  Plus they’re not terrible for you which is nice, lot’s of fiber (as if vegans need more fiber…)



I had mine with a mixture of ketchup and chili sauce on top for some added spice and flavor.  I totally recommend these and will definitely be buying them in the future. 



Sushi Time

Filed under: Food Talk — veganshane @ 4:35 am

I introduced Kala to sushi fairly early on in our relationship, I was a little nervous at first but now its a frequent visitor to our table. Although not as pretty as professional sushi its always tasty. Typically we do a cucumber roll and a spicy tempeh roll often with a a few variations on how we make each roll.
Photos: Kala