Vegan Weekend in Montreal


Crispy Mushrooms and Dumplings in Peanut Sauce at ChuChai


"Beef" Panang at ChuChai


"Chicken" with Peanut Sauce and Crispy Spinach at ChuChai


Neil enjoying his first persimmon at Marche Jean-Talon


Le Polenta at Aux Vivres


Chai and Masala Banana Smoothie at Aux Vivres


Le Complete at Aux Vivres


Espresso Smoothie -Cafe Frappe- at Aux Vivres


Tea at Ming Tao Xuan- experienced an amazing Chinese tea service


Neil's tea at Ming Tao Xuan


Vegetarian Steamed Buns at Ming Tao Xuan


Vegetarian Tofu Skin Rolls at Ming Tao Xuan


Neil enjoying his tea


Portobello, Red Pepper & Artichoke Pizza at Le Faim du Monde


Mexican Burger at La Faim du Monde


Smoked Wheat at Aux Vivres


Mekong (tofu, picked carrots & diakon, mint, cilantro, lettuce and peanut sauce) on Chapati at Aux Vivres Enjoying my sandwich at Aux Vivres

12 Days of Giveaways- Day 3 Newman-O's

The Winner is Elaine! 

Elaine // 06/12/2009 at 10:32 PM | Reply (edit)

Heathly mint chocolate?….. sounds like pure heaven.


One of my favorite products from Newman’s Own Organics are Newman-O’s which come in original, ginger, mint and chocolate.  My hubby and I love Ginger-O’s the most followed by the Original.  Recently my hubz brought the Original Newman-O’s over to some friends house and they loved them and thought they were easily better then Oreo’s (and better for you).  Okay so now it’s your chance to win a package of Hint ‘O Mint Newman-O’s.  Please enter by 8am on Saturday December 6, 2009. Because I have been out of town you have until 8am Monday December 7th, 2009 to enter!

Blogger Disclosure: Cooking For a Vegan Lover received this product free from Newman’s Own Organics

Baked Pumpkin Mac and Cheeze

Baked Pumpkin Mac and Cheeze

4 small servings or 2 large

½ lb WW Penne

Salt & Pepper

1 T Olive oil

1 T Margarine (I prefer Earth Balance)

1 small Onion, diced

1 t Dried Thyme

3 T AP Flour

1 C Vegan “chicken” broth (I used Imagine No Chicken Broth)

1 small Pie Pumpkin, roasted* or 1 can of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie)

½ C Unflavored Soy Milk (or non-dairy milk)

½ C Vegan Cheese Spread (I used Wayfare cheese spread however you can use any  vegan cheese spread you like or vegan cream cheese would work great as well)

1/4 C Nutritional Yeast

¼ t ground nutmeg


1/3 C WW Bread Crumbs

1/3 C French Fried Onions (I like the Trade Joe’s Brand)

Mix together.

*For the pumpkin: Preheat oven to 350F.  Cut pumpkin in half and remove seeds.  Lay cut side down on a baking sheet and place in the oven to roast for 35-40 min, until the pumpkin can easily be scooped out of it’s skin.  Scoop the pumpkin out and set aside.


  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. Heat a pot of water to boil for the pasta.  Salt the water and add the pasta, cook until al dente (will cook a bit more in the oven).
  3. While pasta is cooking, heat a medium heavy bottomed pot over medium heat.  Add the oil and margarine.
  4. Add the thyme and onion to the melted margarine/oil and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Whisk in the stock.
  7. Stir in the squash and soy milk and bring to a simmer.
  8. Stir in the cheese spread, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  9. Once everything is well combined stir in the drained pasta.
  10. Transfer the mac and cheeze mixture into a baking dish and top with the bread crumb mixture.
  11. Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 min, until browned and bubbly.
  12. Remove from oven and let sit for 5minutes before serving.

12 Days of Giveaways- Day 2 Newman's Own Organics Chocolate

The Winners Are: Here are your random numbers: 48- Molly 19- Shannon 24- sara Timestamp: 2009-12-04 12:59:32 UTC __________________________________________________________ Day 2 of “12 Days of Giveaways” is Newman’s Own Organics Chocolates.   There will be three lucky winners of these yummy chocolate bars.  So leave a comment by 8am December 4, 2009 for your chance […]

ChocAlive! Raw Chocolate

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12 Days of Giveaways: Day 1- Everyday Raw

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Dinner for my Mum

Last night my mum and dad came over for dinner for my mum’s birthday.  Her birthday dinner consisted of greens tossed maple balsamic dressing, Thanksgiving Tart from Vegnews and rutabaga and turnip toss.  For dessert we had peanut butter mousse pie topped with peanut brittle and chocolate sauce.       Balsamic Dressing: 2 T […]