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Rosemary Bread Machine Bread

Makes a 1 \frac{1}{2}-pound loaf

  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F (43 degrees C))
  • 2 \frac{1}{2} teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 \frac{1}{2} teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • \frac{1}{2} teaspoon ground thyme
  • \frac{1}{2} teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons crushed dried rosemary
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

Pour the water into the pan of a bread machine, then sprinkle in the yeast and sugar. Let the mixture sit in the bread machine until a creamy foam forms on top of the water, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle in the salt, then add olive oil, thyme, garlic powder, rosemary, and flour. Set the machine for light crust setting, and start the machine.

Vegan Mac and “Cheese”

Prep/cook time: ~20 minutes
~4 servings

  • 12 oz. package of soft silken tofu
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp. regular yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 12 oz. box of dried whole wheat pasta

Blend everything using a hand blender and poor over cooked pasta. I’ve mixed it successfully with both whole wheat penne rigate and whole wheat rigatoni. I think the tomatoes add a welcome flavor, but also (along with the olive oil) thin the sauce out a bit, making it less of an immovable congealed blob if I end up refrigerating some of it.

Adapted from recipe at Beer and Tofu.

Slow Cooker Vegan Lasagna

Note: I use a 7-quart slow cooker.
Prep time: ~20 minutes
Cook time: 1–2 hours

  • Half box of 13.25 oz box of whole wheat lasagna noodles
  • 23.5 oz jar of any marinara sauce
  • Veggie ground “beef” [example]
  • 10 oz frozen spinach (can use more or less)
  • 1/2 to 1 pound of mushrooms sliced or chopped
  • 12 oz. package of tofu (crumble into feta-like consistency)

When I prepared this, I thawed the spinach for about an hour until I could cut it into strips and lined the bottom of the pot with those spinach strips. I also added a small amount of sauce. I then put strips of the pasta on top of the spinach for the first layer. For the next layer, I used some more pasta sauce and about half the mushrooms I had before adding another layer of pasta. For the next layer I used tofu and the vegan “beef” crumble. On the top layer, I added the rest of the mushrooms. This would probably be great with black olives and other greens such as kale.

This took about two hours to cook on high. I didn’t babysit it, though, so it might have been done before that. I used uncooked noodles and was concerned that they wouldn’t cook. This concern was unfounded, though, as they ended up cooking fine.

Split Pea Soup

2 cups green split peas
8 cups water
3 vegetarian bouillon cubes 2 potatoes, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
2 carrots, sliced
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp sage
1 tsp thyme
3 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a crock pot or slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for at least 4 hours, or until peas are soft.

Remove bay leaves before serving.

I use two cubes of this Rapunzel Bouillon.


2 cups garbanzos 1/4 cup liquid from chickpeas
3–5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil

I usually use 2 lbs of garbanzos and so I have to adjust the recipe.
Here is a spreadsheet I made myself for doing this more easily.
If you don’t have LibreOffice, you can get it here.

I use bulk garbanzos, soak them overnight, and put them in the slow cooker with some garlic. Probably ~8 hours on low is sufficient.

Whole Wheat Bread Machine Bread

1 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons active dry yeast

1. Place ingredients in bread pan in order listed or according to manufacturer’s directions.
2. When adding the yeast last, make a small well with your finger to place the yeast. This will insure the proper timing of the yeast reaction.
3. Use whole wheat or timed cycle, or according to manufacturer’s directions.