Vegan Caliente

two vegans, one kitchen

My Old Friend Broccoli February 28, 2009

Filed under: Food Talk — Kala @ 12:08 pm



Well, I don’t know if I can really call broccoli my old friend, I can’t say I ate much of it in my pre-vegan days, but I’ve become very fond of it in the last few years.  Especially now that I have someone who cooks it really well!  Anyway, for dinner last night we had a favorite around here, stir fried veggies and mock duck from the book Authentic Chinese Cuisine for the Contemporary Kitchen by Bryanna Clark Grogan, only this time we added broccoli instead of the second bell pepper.  Yum! 





Vegan Goodness February 23, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kala @ 3:49 pm

Since it’s crazy crazy freezing here (it’s day 5 without heat here since they’re replacing the system in the building) and totally messy and disorganized, it might be a little while before there’s any food action here.  Dinners have been very homey and easy but not exactly photogenic.  So instead I’m going to post about all the new vegan goodies that are out or are coming out soon that I need!

There are a ton of vegan cookbooks coming out in the next few months, but here are the ones I’m really excited about:


The Vegan Scoop: 150 Recipes for Dairy-Free Ice Cream that Tastes Better Than the “Real” Thing by Wheeler del Torro



Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine by Bryant Terry.


BabyCakes: Vegan, Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes from New York’s Most Talked-About Bakeryby Erin McKenna


Vegan Brunch: Homestyle Recipes Worth Waking Up For-From Asparagus Omelets to Strawberry Pancakes by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

And from Herbivore, I totally need this cardigan:




Happy V-Day! February 14, 2009

Filed under: Food Talk — Kala @ 1:41 pm


Happy Valentine’s Day from me, Shane, and Domo! 

p.s.  Domo looooves choolate peanut butter cake!


Chocolate Crunch Bark February 4, 2009

Filed under: Food Talk — Kala @ 2:54 pm



Bark is a weird word for candy, but is sure is tasty!  Last night I made a little batch of super simple chocolate crunch bark so I’d have some for today.  To make it, all you do is melt some chocolate chips in a glass measuring cup in the microwave, stir in some rice crisp cereal, and then spread it out onto a place covered with foil.  Once it cools you can cut it up and, of course, eat it!





Sloppy Joes February 1, 2009

Filed under: Food Talk — Kala @ 5:22 pm



Well, they’re really called Sloppy Kalas but I can pretend for a little while that I’m not a huge dork who names her dishes after herself.  Ahem.  Anywho, this is what we had for dinner a few days ago and they were super yummy!  The mix is tvp and bean based and we had it on homemade buns with kettle chips on the side.  The chips were really good, I don’t remember what kind they were though, (bad food blogger!) we got them on clearance at the Cost Plus that’s going bye bye. 




Sloppy Joes are another thing that I never liked before going vegan and making up my own recipe, I always thought they were gross and overly sweet, bleh.  But these are really good and have a nice amount of spice to them.  Caliente you might say…