Meat Free Monday: What Do You Do With Some Left Over Quinoa?

Early in the evening…

Stir fry it with spicy orange sauce

And some soy “pork” nuggets

Make it nice & spicy 

Early in the evening

(Note: I’m trying to eat healthier now, so I wouldn’t use such a sugary sauce with so many artificial ingredients. But that’s what I had on hand then). 

Meat Free Monday: Oh Christmas Sandwich

Oh Christmas sandwich 

Oh Christmas sandwich 

How yummy are thy flavors

Two slices of Mom’s homemade bread

Leftover dressing of cornbread

Add cranberries and Vegennaise

How yummy are thy flavors 

I’ve loved leftover dressing for years.  This is my vegan version. 

I used my vegan cornbread dressing, two slices of my Mom’s homemade bread (the best bread ever), vegan mayo on both slices, and homemade cranberry sauce on one slice.

I toasted the bread and left the rest of it (including the dressing) cold. The contrast of the hot bread and the cold filling is part of the fun.

Meat-Free Monday: Lazy Vegan Recipes: Round Two Purple Potatoes

What can be both burgers and fries? Round Two Purple Potatoes.

Actually, any color sweet potato will work, but the purple ones have a wonderfully complex flavor. 


  • baked sweet potatoes (leftovers are good. that’s why I call them”round two” potatoes) 
  •  fresh cut red onion
  • olive oil

You’ll also want your favorite condiments and possibly some good bread or hamburger buns. 

The directions are as simple as the ingredients:  

  1. Thickly coat a medium skillet with olive oil, and turn it onto medium heat (about 6).
  2. Slice the red onion and put it into the oil. Do this first, because the onions will take longer than the potatoes
  3. Cut the potatoes about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick. 
  4. Place the potato slices into the oil with the onions and cook for about two minutes per side. 
  5. Take them out and eat them. 

You can eat these like round French fries (they’re especially good with a mix of ketchup and mayo) or you can toast some bread and eat them with your favorite toppings, including the sauteed onions.

As usual, I  got no pictures,  because we devoured them all before I even thought about reaching for my phone. Oops.