Vegan on Two Wheels at Home

What I’ve been cooking and baking.

Everything Bagels

On a recent visit to Trader Joe’s I discovered the everything bagel seasoning blend.  I decided it was a great excuse to try making my own bagels!  I used the recipe from Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.  We can purchase bagels locally at Collegetown Bagels, but nothing compares to the ones we could getContinue reading “Everything Bagels”

Blueberry Pie

I bought an extra flat of blueberries from my CSA share.  Blueberries are my favorite berry of all the berries.  I knew I had to make a pie as soon as I got them home!  The rest I may just eat by the handful.  The recipe for this pie came from Vegan Pie in theContinue reading “Blueberry Pie”

No-bake hazelnut cookies

Wow, I can’t believe how long it’s been since I posted anything on this blog.  I have been so pre-occupied with grad school and other life events that I mostly forgot about it. Here is a quick recipe for cookies that I actually made back when I was participating in Vegan MOFO.  They are calledContinue reading “No-bake hazelnut cookies”


Krautkrapfa is a noodle dish stuffed with sausage, bacon, and sauerkraut.  I wanted to try recreating this dish the first time I saw the picture.  I already had a jar of sauerkraut in the fridge too.  I’m not sure if I have ever had anything like it before though. The first step was to decideContinue reading “krautkrapfa”

Spitzbuba holiday cookies

According to the cookbook Ive been using, no one really knows why these cookies are called spitzbuba. All the same I made them because I think almonds taste good in cookies. Also, its nice to have something sweet for a coffee break.  The recipe was very easy to veganize as well because the only non-veganContinue reading “Spitzbuba holiday cookies”

potato noodles

I’m halfway through veganMoFo 2014!  Somehow I have managed to keep up with posting once everyday.  The temperature has been cooling down, and for the past two days we have had beautiful sunny weather.  I went out to a local farm stand this year to pick up some fall decorations.  We also brought home ourContinue reading “potato noodles”

rainy day lunch

Today is one of those chilly, grey and rainy autumn days here in Ithaca.  It is a common theme in upstate New York as summer ends. The perfect day to laze about the house, and to catch up on reading. With the cold and damp weather outside, I found myself wanting to make something warmContinue reading “rainy day lunch”

yeast dumplings and sauerkraut

I love, love, love, dumplings in just about any form.  These yeast dumplings are easy to make, and yummy. They came out just the way I remember. Moist on the outside, sort of dry and airy inside.  They really are quite delicious! My Swabian cookbook suggests serving them on a bed of sauerkraut. The originalContinue reading “yeast dumplings and sauerkraut”

Gaisburger Marsch Stew

I wanted to post something earlier today, but today has been so very busy.  Specifically I was catching up with my Digital Libraries class.  I actually made this soup a few days ago, but I’m posting it now.  It’s not cheating if I made something a while ago right? Anyway, Gaisburger Marsch is a typicalContinue reading “Gaisburger Marsch Stew”

gluten-free breaded kohlrabi

Breaded kohlrabi and salad, it’s what’s for lunch! Kohlrabi is a popular vegetable in Germany, or maybe just with my family.  I often eat it raw in salads, or as a stand in for cucumbers.  I have even made it a few times with falafel and vegan tzatziki sauce. This recipe inspiration however, did notContinue reading “gluten-free breaded kohlrabi”

homemade pasta

It’s finally Sunday, and I made it through one week of vegan mofo blogging!  I don’t know what you had for breakfast today, but over here in my little corner of the world we are enjoying fresh fruit from our CSA. The plate has yellow watermelon, nectarine, and plum slices. Along with delicious bread fromContinue reading “homemade pasta”

Plum cake

For the past few weeks, we have been receiving some very sweet fig plums from our fruit CSA.  We also got some of the rounder juicy plums, and peaches.  I am so glad we joined the Finger Lakes fruit Bowl!  One of the best investments we have ever made. I could have just sat outsideContinue reading “Plum cake”

WIP knitting

My post for today has nothing to do with German cooking.  I have been having fun recreating some of my childhood favorites, but with my classes officially started, I decided I should plan for a few breaks from the kitchen.  Aside from delicious food, I remember receiving hand knitted socks from my grandmother, who livedContinue reading “WIP knitting”

onion cake

Onion cake sounds a little weird, but it tastes rich, and creamy.  It is the perfect way to use a bunch of onions in early fall when they are harvested.  I should warn you, it will make your house smell like onions!  Onion cake is one of those things I remember buying in bakeries whileContinue reading “onion cake”

mushroom cakes

During my pre-vegan days I didn’t like mushrooms at all.  Actually, it was really about the texture, they are so weird and slimy.  I ate them occasionally if I didn’t really notice there presence.  After going vegan I slowly started to accept them into the “things I will eat”, group.  This summer we even joinedContinue reading “mushroom cakes”

Blueberry Chutney

Blueberry season is one of my favorite parts of summer (well that and watermelon!), so naturally I now have a large bag of berries in my freezer waiting to be devoured.  I usually add frozen berries to my breakfast cereal, or sometimes bake with them.  As much as I love pie, and other desserts, IContinue reading “Blueberry Chutney”

vegan cheese

So recently my friend over at, Meaty Vegan offered me some new vegan cheese to try.  This product is made by a Greek based company, Violife.  They offer a variety of different sliced cheese flavors, as well as creamy spreads.  The first thing that impressed me about this product was the short ingredient list.  ItContinue reading “vegan cheese”

Summer update

   I can hardly believe that so much time pass since my last blog post.  This past spring I began working toward a Masters in library science.  Suffice to say it has kept me very busy with reading and writing research papers.  I am however very hopeful that this is only the beginning toward aContinue reading “Summer update”

pizza bowl

The recipe for this delicious and filling pizza bowl came from Isa Does it.  Basically it is brown rice topped with kale, vegan sausage, onions and garlic.  For the sausage I used the Tofurky artisan, spinach pesto.  It is topped with a cashew based sauce, sliced olives and red pepper flakes.  The only thing IContinue reading “pizza bowl”

falafel and kale salad

On a recent visit to Trader Joe’s, I discovered pre-made frozen falafel.  Of course nothing beats freshly made falafel, however I knew this would be great for a quick weeknight meal.  I decided to include them in a to kale salad with tahini dressing. For the kale I used Lacinato, also called Dino kale.  De-stemContinue reading “falafel and kale salad”

market bag

I don’t knit things for other people that often.  Mostly because I take a long time to finish an object.  This year however I decided to make something for a friend who also watched our animals during the holidays.  The pattern is called Eastern Mountain Tote by Tanis Gray.  The pattern wanted you to create theContinue reading “market bag”

winter dinner

This past Sunday started out dark and rainy.  By the end of the day it was snowing making it the perfect day to stay in and enjoy comfort food.  I baked the olive bread from Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s new book Isa does it.  It smelled delicious, and resulted in a nice soft bread.  For theContinue reading “winter dinner”

bread share

What Ithaca lacks in vegan restaurants it gains in a large array of locally made food products.  I could create a long laundry list of all the items available in the finger lakes.  It is one of the few places I know of that you can get locally ground flour, tofu, and seitan. There areContinue reading “bread share”

fun with dried fruit

One of the many perks of working at a food co-op is the occasionally free fruit and veggies I can come home with.  I found these sad looking pears in the break room waiting to be brought home.  The skin is scratched and bruised, but these Bartlett pears are ripe and delicious.  I decided theContinue reading “fun with dried fruit”

vegan treats

Vegan Treats is an amazing bakery located in Bethlehem, Pa.  I live about three hours away so it is not a place go to very often.  Recently I decided to splurge and order a cookie sampler from them so I could get some vegan goodies without the long drive. The cookies where very well packed,Continue reading “vegan treats”

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