Orange-Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Confession: I am a condiments freak. I have been known to plan entire meals around a new mustard or relish. Take for example my recent purchase of balsamic ketchup. Was it a coincidence that we had veggie burgers twice that week? Not one bit. That’s why when I think of Thanksgiving, I think of cranberry sauce first….

Gingerbread Oatmeal

I woke up Sunday morning craving gingerbread in a big way. Rather than whip up a batch of cookies and make a meal of them (and god knows I wanted to), I decided to give my usual bowl of oatmeal a gingerbread-y twist. Crystallized ginger is the surprise star of the show here. Just a…

Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup

Remember when I used to make a spectacular pot of soup every Sunday night to be divvied up into containers and taken to work all week long? And then remember when I stopped doing that because I got hooked on miso soup? Well, I am back to doing the Sunday pot o’ soup and after…

Orange you glad it’s not beef?

“Knock, knock?” “Who’s there?” “Orange?” “Orange, who?” “Orange you glad that we had everything on-hand to make this really yummy (and fast!) dinner?” :Groan: Have I mentioned lately how much the mascot and I love the Gardein Beefless Strips? So far, we have used them for our famous Vegan Corned Beef, Ginger/Garlic Beef & Green…

Ginger/Garlic Veggie Beef & Green Beans

This is one of those dishes that has to either be eaten alone, or with someone who you don’t intend to kiss anytime soon. It’s really yummy, but it’s garlicky. (Because the ginger and garlic get added in just before the very end, they are only cooked for a few minutes and manage to hold…

Tip o’ the Week: storing ginger

Ok, I don’t know if there’s going to be a tip *every* week. Some weeks there might even be two. Either way, let’s give this a go: Tip o’ the Week: store your fresh ginger in the freezer! I have been doing this for ages and I swear it’s the best way to keep fresh…