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Spring/Easter Weekend Is Here – Vegan Potato Salad (Variation)

Posted in Holiday, Vegan, Vegan Cooking, Vegan Recipes with tags on April 2, 2021 by darkjade68

For me, Easter relates to me via Family & Food

Vegan Potato Salad (Variation)

Ingredients;

  1. Potatoes
  2. Yam
  3. Frozen Peas
  4. Olives
  5. Onion
  6. Garlic Powder
  7. Yellow Curry
  8. Dried Dill
  9. Pepper
  10. Mustard
  11. Veganaise
  12. Peanuts
  13. Celery

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Edamame Pasta With Tempeh

Posted in Cooking, Vegan, Vegan Cooking, Vegan Recipes with tags , , , on March 29, 2021 by darkjade68

Ingredients;

  1. Edamame Pasta
  2. Tempeh
  3. Avocado
  4. Bell Peppers
  5. Frozen Peas
  6. Olive Oil
  7. Fresh Garlic
  8. Light Soy Sauce
  9. Pepper

Preparation;

  1. Cook Edamame Pasta (Tablespoon Of Olive Oil In Water)
  2. Cook Tempeh, Bell Peppers, Frozen Peas, Olive Oil, Fresh Garlic, Pepper & Light Soy Sauce In Frying Pan
  3. Pour Sauce Over Pasta, Add Avocado Ontop

Voila

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Vegan Spaghetti (Broccoli, Almonds, Vegan Sausage)

Posted in Cooking, Vegan, Vegan Cooking, Vegan Recipes with tags , , on March 20, 2021 by darkjade68

Another Spaghetti Variation

Another Vegan Spaghetti Variation

Ingredients;

  1. Red Lentil Pasta (Any Pasta is Fine)
  2. Fresh Tomatoes (2)
  3. 1 Can Of Diced Tomatoes
  4. 1/4 Can Of Tomato Sauce
  5. Broccoli (As Much As You Like)
  6. Fresh Garlic (2 Cloves)
  7. Oregano (Dried)
  8. Basil (Dried)
  9. Olive Oil (2-3 Tablespoons)
  10. 1/2 Fresh Onion
  11. Vegan Parmesan Cheese (After Prepared)
  12. Vegan Sausage (As Much As You Like, I Used One Cutup)
  13. Almonds (Maybe 20-25)

Voila

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Some January Dishes (Vegan)

Posted in Vegan, Vegan Cooking, Vegan Recipes on January 18, 2021 by darkjade68

Crazy January, I’ve Posted Some Of My Dishes On My Instagram, But Haven’t Had A Chance To Post Them Here…

So I Thought I’d Post Some January Dishes So Far

Baked Potato With Vegan Butter, Vegan Cream Cheese, Pepper, Falafel Balls, Frozen Veges And Hummus 

Tried Out Trader Joe’s Vegan Turkey Burger, Not Bad… Baked Potato, Vegan Butter, Vegan Cream Cheese, Pepper & Broccoli, Beans

Vegan Spaghetti & Salad

I Love Italina & Mexican Food, You’re Going To See A Lot Of Spaghetti & Tacos On This Site, lol

Every Spaghetti Is Different To A Degree

My Basic Spaghetti Recipe Is:

  1. Fresh Garlic
  2. Some Tomato Sauce (Can)
  3. Some Stewed Dice Tomatoes (Can), Or Fresh Tomatoes
  4. Olive Oil
  5. Oregano (Dried)
  6. Basil (Dried)
  7. Beyond Beef Or Vegan Sausages (Sometimes Tofu, And/Or Mixed Nuts Instead)
  8. Fresh Zuchinni (Sometimes)
  9. Fresh Mushrooms (Sometimes)
  10. Vegetable Pasta (Generally Actual Vegetables That Have Been Sliced In Noodle Shapes…

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2020 Vegan Recipes

Posted in Cooking, Vegan, Vegan Cooking, Vegan Recipes on January 2, 2021 by darkjade68

Traditional Thanksgiving (Vegan) 2019

Posted in Holiday, Vegan, Vegan Cooking, Vegan Recipes with tags on November 12, 2020 by darkjade68

Happy Thanksgiving, Vegan Style!

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Gardein Holiday Roast, get em early, they sell out!

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Mashed Potatoes

INGREDIENTS

8 to 12 Potatoes, Depending On How Many You Are Serving, And How Big The Potatoes Are (Any Type Is Fine)

Vegan Butter

Almond Milk

Pepper (Ground Or Other Is Fine)

Yellow Curry

PREPARATION

Boil Water, And Add Cut Pieces Of Potatoes (Cut Potatoes Into 4 to 8 Pieces Each)

Strain Water Once Fork Can Go Through Potato

Add Half Cup Of Vegan Milk (Add More If You Like Them Less Thick)

Add Three Tablespoons Of Vegan Butter

Add A Teaspoon Of Pepper

Add One Teaspoon Of Yellow Curry

Mash Or Whip Potatoes

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Peas

Frozen, any brand

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Yams

INGREDIENTS

Between 1 to 4 Yams

Vegan Butter

Cinnamon (Optional)

Pecans (Optional)

Pancake Syrup (Optional)

PREPARATION

Preheat Oven For 350

Cut Yams Into One Inch Slices

Place Yams In Tin Foil

Place Little Tiny Pieces Of Vegan Butter…

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Another Vegan Breakfast

Posted in Vegan, Vegan Cooking, Vegan Recipes with tags on October 26, 2020 by darkjade68

Ok, so this was a Tofu Scramble, with leftover Potatoes from my Vegan Fall Bake from the day before, Avocado, Salsa and Vegan Sausages

With the Tofu, I lay out some Paper Towels, cut the Tofu into Slices (1/2 inch thick), and lay them on the Paper Towel

I then lay another Paper Towel on top

This helps to dry the Tofu which can be wet, I didn’t do this forever, but I do it now, and it’s much better

Put some Olive Oil in the skillet, crumble the Tofu into the pan, I like to add tomato and mushrooms, but you can use what you like

I hit it with Pepper, sometimes Garlic Powder, sometimes Curry

The Left Over Potatoes I just place in the pan to reheat them, the Vegan Sausages I cook on a different skillet

After it’s done, I just put the Avocado and Salsa on…

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Beyond Beef Burger, Mashed Potatoes, Coleslaw And Baked Beans

Posted in Cooking, Vegan, Vegan Cooking, Vegan Recipes with tags , , , , on October 13, 2020 by darkjade68

I recently began making Vegan Burgers out of ‘Beyond Beef’, instead of ‘Beyond Burgers’… They’re the same company, but the Beyond Beef comes in a package where they aren’t made into patties… Beyond Burgers are shaped like patties

I cut the Beyond Beef package into four pieces, then I grab one of the four pieces, and mix it with Bar B Q Sauce and Garlic Powder, like I did years ago with actual burger… For some reason, these taste better to me than the patties, though the patties are also good… I eat both for variety, but the hand made patties taste better to me for some reason

Ingredients:

  • Beyond Beef
  • Bar B Q Sauce
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cabbage
  • Veganaise
  • Almond Milk
  • Potatoes
  • Curry
  • Lemon
  • Pepper
  • Baked Beans (Vegan)

Coleslaw Prep:

Cut up Cabbage, put into a Tupperware or other type of container, put in as much Veganaise as you like…

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Vegan Breakfast

Posted in Vegan, Vegan Cooking, Vegan Recipes, Writing on October 1, 2020 by darkjade68

Breakfast

Ingredients:

  • JUST Egg Substitute (This stuff is awesome)
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Vegan Sausage
  • Tomato (For Eggs)
  • Toast
  • Vegan Butter (For toast)
  • Avocado
  • Olive Oil (On pan for Vegan Eggs)

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Worldwide Plea

Posted in Environment, Life, Vegan, Vegan Cooking, Vegan Recipes, Writing with tags , , on September 6, 2020 by darkjade68

It’s supposed to be 113 Degrees nearby today… It was 111 there yesterday, and 107 where I’m at

I’m a Creative Writer… I don’t write these kind of pieces very often

But I’m pleading now

The time for meat and dairy as a major food source has come, and gone (Aside from impoverished areas of the planet Etc.) 

I know you don’t want to hear or believe this… And/or are tired of hearing it, because you don’t want to give up the taste of meat and dairy… I understand, this is not a judgment, this is just where we’re at as a planet

Between the deforestation to create areas to grow crops to feed the massive amount of animals, and/or to create space for them to be, coupled with the methane gasses the animals put into the atmosphere, we are killing/heating our planet

I know you’ve heard this all before… But it’s not a trend to be Vegan (Though it is trending), it’s a game changer in regards to what’s happening to our planet

I live in Southern California, we’ve been dealing with ‘fire season’ for decades… But the fires in 2018, because of the change in climate, moved faster than ever before… I know, they came a mile from burning our family home of 46 years

As the fire came over the nearby peak, our house phones started to ring, with recorded messages signalling a Red Alert

We were pretty sure we were going to lose everything, and many did

The only reason we didn’t, was because the wind direction never sent it directly to our little valley of homes, only the mountains all around it

Like I say, I don’t really write these kind of posts… But the truth is, most of us are reactionary by nature, as apposed to proactive

This is true in most ways

Even me writing this post is reactionary to when I heard last night that it was going to reach 113 degrees today

Most of the improvements we’ve made along the way have been reactionary, but the problem with taking that stance with environmental issues, is the issues have accumulated, and we barely have time to do anything about it

But we can now, you can

I am not judging Humans/us when I say we are generally self indulgent creatures

Most of us work very hard to survive, and we desire things that make us feel good to offset the stress and or exhaustion of the day to day

We have been self indulgent with meat and dairy, and its really messing everything up

Yes, there are other ways that we need to change as a world to save this place not just for the future, but for the now

But animal agriculture has a huge impact, and most of us look the other way, because we don’t want to change… To many of us, it’s like downgrading our life to do so… But I promise as a vegan of 7 years, it’s not

It made me a more imaginative cook, yes… But that has only made food taste better than before I stopped eating milk and dairy

In fact, well there are and have been many righteous vegans out there screaming at people to change, it is my belief that it’s better if we help show the way, and offer any suggestions/recipes we can

Which is why I started a Vegan Blog several years back (Here’s the Link James Cooks Vegan

Not all of these Recipes are ‘healthy’, but that wasn’t the point

Whether we eat healthy or not, is and has always been our personal choice

But it does include both healthy, and less healthy dishes

The reason I created that Blog was to offer my help/a bridge for people who want to start to move towards Veganism, and or outright change to Veganism

Like I say, yelling at people to change rarely works, and it isn’t who I am

Who I am, is a compassionate human being trying to help with the transition of something that could otherwise potentially cause global devastation

And lets face it, most of us will never have the resources to fly to Mars

Most of us are here, and aren’t going anywhere

Anyway, nuff said

I appreciate you listening/reading

DarkJade- (James)