Updated: 15 December 2016

My Favorite Recipes

Appetizers & Sides Entrees Desserts
Quick Beer Bread (vegan) Basic Italian Risotto (vegan possible) Dairy-Free Chocolate Cake (vegan)
Lightly Glazed Baby Carrots (vegan possible) Thai Curry (vegan) Ultra-Orange Cake (vegan)
Apricot Dipping Sauce (vegan) Incan Quinoa-Corn-Potato Ri-sort-of (vegan possible) Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (vegan)
Biscuit (vegan) Deep December Ragout (vegan) Cinnamon Rolls (vegan)
Simple Sesame-Soy Oriental Noodles (vegan) Mushroom Noodle Casserole (vegan) Spicy Pumpkin Cheesecake (vegan)
Baby Lima Beans with Fennel and Walnuts (vegan) Quick Black Bean Chili (vegan possible) Chocolate Raspberry Cake (vegan)
Limas, Green Beans, and Chickpeas Salad (vegan) South Indian Green Gram (vegan possible) Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies
Snack Rolls Southern Tofu Fricassee (vegan) Creamy Peanut Butter Pie (vegan)
  Leek Fritters Old-Fashioned Banana Almond Layer Cake
  Neo-Traditional Falafel (vegan possible) Maple-Oatmeal Cookies (vegan possible)
  Caramelized Garlic Tart Florida Key Lime Pie (vegan)
  Dorothy's Lasagna Karen's Recreated Grandma's Cobbler (vegan possible)
  Broccoli-Potato Frittata Saffron Cake
  Sweet Onion Inn's Mountain Patties (vegan possible) Simple Sugar Cookies (vegan)
  Paneer in Tomato Masala (vegan possible) Ginger Cookies (vegan)
  Hearty Greens and Caramelized Garlic (vegan) Gögg (Swedish mulled wine)
  Soysage and Potatoes in Con Queso  
  Hearty Potato Leek Soup  
  Quick Sour Cream Pasta (vegan possible)  
  Basic Stir Fry (vegan)  

I once read that the average household rotates between about 11 basic entree recipes. Here are the staples of my cooking repertoire. I'm not a chef, so I mostly take things from cookbooks and online recipe sites (see Sources). Though I do modify things, and those suggestions are listed. Since I was vegan for the formative years of my adult cooking life (2002−2009), I have a large compilation of vegan recipes. Wherever there's a non-vegan ingredient listed, I substitute the most logical vegan product. When I became vegan, the most important thing for me (with respect to cooking) was to produce wonderful desserts, because I disliked when anybody categorically dismissed vegan foods, especially desserts. I went out of my way to prove how good vegan cooking could be, and I elected to pitch that battle over desserts. It was fairly easy, because fat and sugar are always tasty, right?

DISCLAIMER: These are hand-typed recipes. Use your common sense if something seems amiss (e.g., if it says add 1 Tbsp salt, presume it really means 1 tsp).


Sources


Appetizers & Sides

Quick Beer Bread (vegan)


Lightly Glazed Baby Carrots (vegan possible)


Apricot Dipping Sauce (vegan)


Biscuit (vegan)


Simple Sesame-Soy Oriental Noodles (vegan)


Baby Lima Beans with Fennel and Walnuts (vegan)


Salad of Limas, Green Beans, and Chickpeas with Lemon and Parsley (vegan)


Salad of Limas, Green Beans, and Chickpeas with Lemon and Parsley (vegan)



Entrees

Basic Italian Risotto (vegan possible)


Thai Curry (vegan)


Incan Quinoa-Corn-Potato Ri-sort-of (vegan possible)


Deep December Ragout of Seitan, Shiitakes, and Winter Vegetables (vegan)


Mushroom Noodle Casserole (vegan)


Quick Black Bean Chili (vegan possible)


South Indian Green Gram (vegan possible)


Southern Tofu Fricassee with Mashed Potatoes (vegan)


Leek Fritters


Neo-Traditional Falafel (vegan possible)


Caramelized garlic tart


Dorothy's Lasagna


Broccoli-Potato Frittata


Sweet Onion Inn's Mountain Patties


Katherine's Paneer in Tomato Masala


Ultra-Orange Cake (vegan)


Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies (vegan)


Cinnamon Rolls (vegan)


Spicy Pumpkin Cheesecake (vegan)


Chocolate Raspberry Cake (vegan)


Triple-Caress Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies


Creamy Peanut Butter Pie (vegan)


Old-Fashioned Banana Almond Layer Cake (vegan possible)


Maple-Oatmeal Cookies (vegan possible)


Florida Key Lime Pie (vegan)

Karen's Recreated Grandma's Cobbler (vegan possible)


Saffron Cake


Simple Sugar Cookies (vegan)

Again, I'm referring to another site for this great recipe, which is fast and tasty: Simple Sugar Cookies at VegWeb.com.

KATHY-NOTES: I think it should be 0.25 tsp salt, not 0.5 tsp. Or maybe it was the baking soda, but my last batch was a bit bitter/salty.

Ginger Cookies (vegan)

I'm referring again to another site for this great recipe, which is fast and tasty too: Ginger Cookies at Food.com.

KATHY-NOTES: Beware! These are spicy! I think I've added fresh, finely minced ginger to these, just to use up fresh ginger (before I knew about freezing ginger).

Glögg (Swedish mulled wine)