Eat Veggies, save the planet

Peanut Sauce for a Thai Salad, Vegan
January 20, 2020, 4:24 pm
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John really likes the taste of this peanut sauce. He will pour it on anything. He will even make it himself if I am in the kitchen to advise him. It is a quite thin sauce. I wonder if I left out the orange juice if it would be thicker?


  • 3 slices of ginger about 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup orange juice or approx 1/2 orange
  • juice of one lime, approx. 2 TBSP
  • 2 TBSP of soy sauce or Bragg’s liquid Aminos
  • 3 TBSP of honey or agave( I used agave
  • 2 TBSP of toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp of cayenne (I used 1/8 tsp)
  • 1/2 tsp salt ( left out because it seemed the soy sauce or Bragg’s was enough)


Chop the garlic and ginger. Add all ingredients and blend with a handheld blender. Refrigerate to let the flavors meld.

Libby’s Kugel
January 4, 2020, 6:03 pm
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The kids have renamed this Grandma’s Most Fattening Dairy Kugel. I have been a vegan since 1972 so this post is only for memories, not to cook. My husband liked this kugel because it was NOT sweet. Almost all kugel recipes are sweet. Anyway, for old times sake here we go.


  • 1/2 lb. creamed cottage cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup sweet cream (or half and half)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 3 cups cooked egg noodles


  1. Blend first 7 ingredients
  2. Mix the 3 cups of cooked noodles into the creamed mixture
  3. Pour into 8×8 greased pan
  4. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes.
  5. Cool slightly and cut

Guest Room Quilt
December 21, 2019, 8:13 pm
Filed under: quilting
The name of the quilt is Pretty in Pink, but it is obviously not pink. I chose some of my favorite fabrics that I have been saving forever. My friend Cordelia designed the flowers for me and quilted it on the long-arm at Honey Bee. It was used for the first time when my youngest came home for the holiday weekend.
Here is a closeup.

Weather quilt
December 21, 2019, 7:58 pm
Filed under: quilting

This is an interactive quilt that I made for my granddaughter. It was a panel that I cut out , quilted and sewed Velcro on the back of each piece. Then I sewed Velcro to the panel so the days, dates, months, weather and season squares would stick.

She loves it. I need to get her mother to hang it up for her and she has asked for a blue skies weather patch. I guess sunny wasn’t enough.


Coconut and Lemon Bundt Cake, vegan
May 14, 2019, 8:53 pm
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I usually make John chocolate cake for his birthday, but a friend who can’t eat chocolate was coming to John’s party so I decided to try a new recipe. I was asked by two people for the recipe so I guess it was a success. They couldn’t believe it was vegan. So moist they said. Next time i make it I will half the sugar. It was very sweet.


  • 1.5 cups of organic sugar
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 14 ounces coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup of soy milk or other vegan milk
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 TBSP of lemon rind, grated.
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp of salt
  • 1.5 cups of unsweetened dried coconut


  1. Toast coconut in cast iron pan on medium stirring constantly. It takes about a minute in a preheated skillet.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F
  3. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a bowl and put aside. Mix with a whisk.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the sugar, oil, coconut milk, soy milk, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla in a bowl. Whisk well.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until combined. Do not over-mix.
  6. Fold in the coconut.
  7. Put the cake batter in a greased bundt pan. bake for 1 hour or until the internal temperature of the cake reaches 210 F.
  8. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes and turn it upside down and flip it over. Continue cooling.
  9. Serve when the internal temperature is under 90 F or when it is cooled to room temperature.





quilt for Angelina
March 14, 2019, 2:36 am
Filed under: quilting, Uncategorized

TThis is my 2nd attempt at the Treasure Chest Quilt. The first one I made for my granddaughter Alma. This one I made it for my friend Marilyn’s granddaughter. Marilyn and I used to play in the playpen together back in the day. I don’t think we were this cute though. I hope to meet little Angelina before she goes to college.


Snow Peas and Cashews in a Wok
February 26, 2019, 12:24 am
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My friend Mary gave me snow peas from her garden at Sunshine Community Gardens. She is a terrific gardener. Thank you Mary.

I decided to make a quick stir-fry. She requested the recipe and this is as good as I can do from memory.


  • 1/2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup veggie broth
  • 1/2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/ 4 of a red onion cut in chunks
  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 1/2 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 8 oz. snow pea pods


1. Whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch,  and veggie broth in a small bowl.

2. Heat vegetable oil in wok over high heat. Add onion and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add cashews, and ginger, and stir-fry 1 more minute.  Add snow peas and stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes more. Add soy sauce mixture, stir,cover and cook 1 to 2 minutes more, or until sauce has thickened and vegetables are coated with sauce. Stir once or twice.

3. Serve on Basmati rice.