Author Archives: Adrienne Asher // Blackberry Season

Engine 2 Chili Cheeze Fries

Ami Mackey, over at Engine 2 Diet, developed these Chili Cheeze Fries, and we’re having them for supper tonight … although I ended up just piling baked potatoes with the chili and cheeze and added some chopped tomatoes, green onions, and a few slices of avocado on top.

Oh. My. Goodness.

This recipe hits all my buttons for “comfort … Read more

Mexican Polenta Bowl

I’ve been cooking my way through Rip Esselstyn’s The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet: Eat Plants, Lose Weight, Save Your Health, and every single recipe is a winner. Highly recommended! For instance, here’s my version of one of his recipes that I made for dinner tonight—

Mexican Polenta Bowl
Serves two, generously

1 cup dry polenta
¼ cup nutritional … Read more

Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup

One of my favorite no-fat, plant-based, comfort food, bloggers is Chuck, over at Brand New Vegan.

Here’s one of his knockout recipes that I made for lunch today. No, it’s not cheddar-flavored, but it’s very tasty and quick to make. The only changes I made were—

  • Added 1 teaspoon low sodium tamari
  • Added 1/4 cup white miso
  • Doubled the
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Nonfat Vegan Mushroom Gravy

Just the thing for mashed potatoes, whole wheat biscuits, oven-fries, whole wheat pasta, and hot tempeh bacon sandwiches.

Nonfat Vegan Mushroom Gravy

1/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon onion, minced
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups low sodium mushroom stock
2 tablespoons low sodium tamari

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4th of July Menu, 2017


Here’s what we’ll be making for this year’s 4th of July feast—

(To see the tweaks I made, scroll down to below the recipe link)

Vegan Potato Salad

Here are the tweaks I … Read more