Sweet Potato & Black Bean Patties

Yummy! These have a little kick, and you can up that with more peppers if you wish. We had them with diced tomato, shredded lettuce, and vegan mayo. I had one the next day tossed into a salad with salsa and vegan sour cream. Ingredients 1/2 cup oats 2 1/2 cups baked and mashed sweet potatoes 1/2 onion diced 3 cups cooked black beans 1 cup flour 1 1/2 cups panko crumbs 1 jalapeno finely diced 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1/4 cup nutritional yeast Process Mix all ingredients. Allow to … Continue reading

Organizing My 2016 – Back to the Future with a Paper Planner

I’m an early adapter of technology. I love gadgets (see Apple watch on wrist). So, I’ve tried quite a few programs to do my to-do lists, brainstorming notes, etc., as well as calendaring and address book. It has worked well for addresses and calendar (which would be perfect if Exchange would play more nicely with iCal). But, for to-do lists, note making, and general planning, I haven’t come up with something that really works. What I want, ideally, is to keep track of what I need to do, but reduce the amount of needless fretting and spinning in circles. Additionally, taking … Continue reading

Vegan Enchilada Casserole

It’s just a few days after Christmas and we are finally running out of leftovers. Tonight we had a guest for dinner, so it was time to do something more than recycle (though I did make a big pan of a non-vegan item yesterday). So, with the knowledge that we had recently had Chinese, “American,” and Italian, but that a guest seemed to call for a little more than nachos, I decided on enchilada casseroles. As we have a mixed diet family, we actually made two of these. One contained dairy cheese and other non-vegan things. But, the vegan version contained: … Continue reading