Author Archives: haikugirl

Vegetarian Avgolemono (Greek Lemon Soup)

Confession: Prior to making this recipe, I never had tried avgolemono soup. The reasons: Back in my meat-eating youth, I suffered from a near paralyzing lack of Greek restaurants. I think it’s a common ailment for kids growing up in the middle of Wisconsin. Only cure: move. Move far away. And that I did. Well, […]

Hearty Vegetarian Lasagna

Vegetarian lasagna is often uninspired and over-vegetabled. I’m thinking of that broccoli, carrot in cream sauce wonder we’ve all endured at holiday gatherings or office parties. You know, the stuff sold by the slab at Costco, in the freezer section. It’s, um, okay. It’s mild and creamy but it’s not what I think of when […]

Banana Ice “Cream” / Vegan Chunky Monkey

I’m no monkey, but I do like a good banana from time to time.  I remember reading somewhere that the bananas our parents ate were totally different bananas than the ones we eat. Like some terrible banana plague wiped out ALL THE BANANAS of our parent’s youth and they have since been replaced with these […]

General Tso’s Tofu

“Hello, <redacted Seattle area Chinese restaurant>! “Hi, can I place an order for delivery?” “Yes, go ahead…” “I’d like one order of Genreal Tso but with tofu instead of chicken aaaand …” “Hold on, hold on. <covers phone> Do we charge more for tofu? *mumbling* Oh, oh, we should. OK. OK. </covers phone> We charge […]

Black Bean Bowl

Sometimes I get out of balance. Competing priorities. Picking the wrong ones. During these times I rarely cook. Relying on coffee for breakfast, going out for lunch and cereal for dinner. It catches up with me. I miss eating something warm. Something I made. With vegetables. Vegetables! Something where I’m being good to myself. This […]