Traci’s blog, singingvegan.com, has recipes from Lake Villa Guatemala and stories about ex-pat life. Here are some recent posts.

Singing Vegan Musings on vegan lifestyle, music, and expat life

  • Qabuli Palao (Afghan, Vegan, Gluten Free)
    by singingvegan on June 11, 2017 at 1:04 am

    I haven’t posted much lately. I’ve had a slow recovery from hand surgery on March 30, which has limited my computer time. Basically I had to chose between computer and kitchen–guess which one won! Much of my time in the kitchen has been focused on completion of my Professional Plant-Based Chef certification program at rouxbe.com. Toward ... Read more The post Qabuli Palao (Afghan, Vegan, Gluten Free) appeared first on Singing Vegan. […]

  • Sabzi (Afghan Spinach – Vegan)
    by singingvegan on June 11, 2017 at 1:02 am

    This is a companion post to the Qabuli Palao recipe. While my assignment for my Plant-Based Chef Professional Certification program was a rice and lentil dish, I wanted lots of greens to go with the Qabuli Palao. Sabzi is a popular Afghan stewed spinach dish with bold flavors that are a wonderful match with the Qabuli ... Read more The post Sabzi (Afghan Spinach – Vegan) appeared first on Singing Vegan. […]

  • Arugula Pesto (Vegan)
    by singingvegan on April 24, 2017 at 12:11 am

    I first had this dish when my dad made it for me. He was looking for a vegan dish that everyone in the family might enjoy, and this arugula pesto certainly is a crowd-pleaser. My dad found the recipe on the Food Network website. Whenever we get a nice bunch of arugula, this is the ... Read more The post Arugula Pesto (Vegan) appeared first on Singing Vegan. […]

  • Tropical Chocolate Cream Pie (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
    by singingvegan on April 19, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    When I first changed to a plant-based diet in 2007, I was at a loss for how to how to prepare meals, and especially desserts, that my family and friends would enjoy. A tofu-based chocolate pie quickly became my standard dish to bring for dinners and events–people were always amazed that it was vegan. However, ... Read more The post Tropical Chocolate Cream Pie (Vegan, Gluten-Free) appeared first on Singing Vegan. […]

  • Creamy Avocado Dressing (vegan)
    by singingvegan on April 6, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    This simple Creamy Avocado Dressing is one of our favorites. The creaminess comes entirely from avocados and non-dairy milk: refined oils need not apply. It’s wonderful on green salad, coleslaw, or with our Tropical Vegetable Salad. It also makes a great topping for Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers. Or you can just sit and eat it ... Read more The post Creamy Avocado Dressing (vegan) appeared first on Singing Vegan. […]