Dill, Chive, and Garlic White Bean Sandwich Spread

I made these awesome veggie sandwiches for dinner tonight. It’s Dave’s Killer Bread topped with lettuce, tomato and pickle. And, an awesome herby, garlic-y, white bean spread.  This recipe requires no cooking – only a food processor! PrintDill, Chive, and Garlic White Bean Sandwich Spread Ingredients1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (save 2 tbs of the […]

Easy Vegan Savory Grits

This morning I went into my kitchen for breakfast, and was greeted by a fridge that was very empty.  No fruit left, no veggies, not even any cooked beans and rice.  No cereal in the pantry.  It’s definitely the end of the week and I need to go grocery shopping!!  BUT, the container of grits in […]

What I Ate Wednesday!

Hello everyone!  I have been travelling for work, and not cooking much at all because I’m staying in a hotel room.  No Vegan Test Kitchen recipes have been made, and no new recipes have been created.  But, I’ve still been eating!  Can’t survive without that 🙂 Today I’m posting pictures of what I’ve been eating […]

Vegan Test Kitchen: Lentil-A-Roni from “Isa Does It”

It’s no secret that Isa Does It is my favorite vegan cookbook, and that Isa Chandra Moskowitz is my favorite vegan chef.  I have made many, many dishes from Isa Does It, and today I’m sharing a Vegan Test Kitchen post on her Lentil-A-Roni!  This recipe is the BOMB. Reasons why I love Isa’s Lentil-A-Roni: It’s so easy.  It uses only […]

Book Review: “Food 52 Vegan: 60 Vegetable Driven Recipes for Any Kitchen”

I’ve been holding onto Gena Hamshaw’s new cookbook since October, not because I didn’t want to review it, but because I wanted to give it the proper attention before writing this post.  If you’ve been reading This Vegan Whimsy for a while, you’ll know that Gena’s website The Full Helping (formerly Choosing Raw) was the very first […]

Quick Cauliflower Tofu Curry

When my friends need a quick meal on a weeknight, they turn to sandwiches, pasta, or pizza.  When I need a quick meal, I make curry.  I know what you’re thinking – quick curry!?  That doesn’t even make sense!  Trust me, it does.  This curry takes 20 minutes to cook, and about 5 minutes of […]

Vegan Test Kitchen: Lentil Mushroom Meatloaf with Ketchup Glaze from “I Could Never Go Vegan!”

I have to be honest with you.  I seriously considered not writing this post.  So far on the Vegan Test Kitchen feature of this blog I’ve shared recipes with you that I’ve loved, gobbled up, and (for some of them) made multiple times.  I hate being disparaging, especially when I know someone has worked long and […]

Quinoa, Peas N’ Greens Bowl

Yellow split peas are a food that doesn’t get enough love.  In just one cup, cooked yellow split peas have 16 grams of protein and 64% of your recommended daily fiber intake.  They also have 20% of your recommended daily potassium.  All of this, and more, with less than one gram of fat.  Peas are […]