7/5/14

I Can Vegan That | Classic Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

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vegan cheesecake
This month on The Vegan Housewives, I feature my famous cheesecake! This recipe is simple and absolutely delicious. Everyone in the family loves it and my friends make me save them a piece whenever I make it. I bring this dessert to family Holiday parties and pretty much anywhere I need to bring a dessert to a "non-vegan" event. 
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vegan chocolate chip cheesecake



5/23/14

Series to Watch this Summer


I'm not going to tell you I don't watch TV, or that I gutted my TV and now grow organic heirloom tomatoes in it. I like TV. I like to chill out at night with a beer or glass of wine and watch anything from comedies to horror.

Now that all of our favorite series are wrapping up with their finales, it's a great time to seek out some new series that rock. I've listed 3 fun and entertaining TV series that are perfect for lazy summer nights.

1. Pushing Daisies A quirky and fun show about a pie maker, Ted, who can bring dead things back to life, but there are rules. The rules are: Touch a dead thing once, it comes to life; Touch it a second time, it's dead again forever; Leave a dead thing alive for more than a minute, something else dies in it's place. Ted uses this "power" to help a private detective solve murders. There is love (with an "alive again" woman who he can't touch), crazy aunts who use to be famous synchronized swimmers and a bunch of fun mysteries to solve.

2. Bored to Death A sharp humored show about a writer that moonlights as a private detective. StarrinJason SchwartzmanZach Galifianakis, and Ted Danson... need I say more? 

3. United States of Tara Toni Collette is AMAZING in this drama. Tara is a suburban home maker trying to balance her dysfunctional family and the multiple personalities in her head. Seriously, it's a fantastic show. 

Do you have any Summer time series suggestions? 

5/6/14

Pear Custard Bars

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Check out this months Kind Mom feature on Vegan Housewives! I made some super yummy Pear custard bars, one of my favorite indulgent treats! It's like a nutty, fruity cheesecake. Yum. This dessert is easy to make and perfect for summer BBQs! This batch lasted a day in our house and now my eldest son is begging me to make more... 

4/23/14

Tomato, Basil, Chickpea Salad

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vegan tomato basil salad
Ingredients
2 Cans - Chickpeas, drained & rinsed
2 Pints - Grape tomatoes, halved
40 - Large basil leaves, chopped
6 - Cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tbsp - Red wine vinegar (white will work too)
2 Tbsp - Apple cider vinegar
4 tsp - Olive oil
1 Tbsp - Agave
Pinch of salt & pepper

Directions
Mix all the ingredients together, refrigerate. The longer is sits the better it tastes! 

tomato, chickpea, basil salad
This is my favorite quick lunch or afternoon snack during the summer! It's quick, easy, and delicious! I could seriously eat this everyday! 
Vegan Chickpea Salad
Warning: This is SUPER garlicy, and may not get you any new friends ;)

(My friend gave me this recipe a few years ago and I know there are many variations online, if you know where the original came from, let me know and I'll properly link them!)

4/22/14

Easter


Easter was as chill as a cucumber this year. Oliver was so excited to find his basket and eco-eggs, he shouted "I won!" for every egg he found, so cute. Ky's basket was rigged up in Oliver's teepee, it took him quite a while to find, haha! My parents (Mimi & Poppop) came over and we walked to the park and chatted outside enjoying the beautiful day, it was amazing. We had "burgers", my famous potato salad, tomato basil salad, and coleslaw for dinner, yum! Poppop got Oliver a (very loud) superhero toy for Easter, thanks Poppop... The Easter Bunny brought lots of sugary goodness and a book of course. It was great to relax and simply enjoy the holiday. I hope everyone had a fantastic Easter Sunday!
(the whiskey was for Jon's basket ;)