Fresh Coconut Curry – and how to make Homemade Coconut Milk

I have been working at juice bars for over 2 years now where we make fresh coconut milk daily.  It’s a tasty treat that isn’t too hard to whip up, just takes the confidence to swing around knives large enough to crack open the young Thai coconut’s shell.  At one place I worked they required us to wear a chain mail glove on one hand to prevent the loss of any digits – a small price to pay for the light, sweet, creamy taste... Read More

Roasted Snap Peas and Green Beans with Vegan Caramelized Onion Gravy

I never much liked the traditional green bean casserole, with its soggy canned beans and overly creamy sauce.  Yet I could never help but mentally group it in the upper echelon of Thanksgiving foods.  It has somehow always seemed just as essential to the dinner table as stuffing and mashed potatoes with gravy, it was just a shame I didn’t enjoy it as much. But this year, when I started brainstorming what I wanted to cook, I couldn’t... Read More

garlic green beans

with all of the recipes i’ve already posted here, i have yet to include one that utilizes beets or green beans.  ironic, i know.  so i decided when i finally did one, i had to do it up right. if you fry green beans raw, they shrivel on the outside but are still under cooked on the inside.  i prefer to lightly steam the green beans first, then saute with with some garlic, lemon juice and liquid aminos.  that way the beans are soft and fully... Read More