Category Archives: Entrees

Split Pea, “Bacon” & Potato Soup

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I have spent the better part of the week working on an animated music video for my song “Blood Brothers,” When I get in my crazy artist headspace I usually forget to make time to eat, sleep and shower (uuuh…totally kidding! Of course I shower … sometimes) Thank goodness for this blog right (or I probably wouldn’t eat at all)!

This week considering the animation, as well as the dreary winter NYC weather, I wanted to make something warm and hearty that would reheat easily as i created my masterpiece (MUWAHAHAHHA!)

Obviously I am pairing this dish with my song and video “Blood Brothers”

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Oyster Mushroom Po Boy

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I was working in produce at the co op yesterday and saw these lovely Oyster mushrooms. I schemed during my whole shift on what I would do to them when I got home… and then it hit me… Oyster Mushroom Po Boys! I am very pleased with how these turned out and a perfect vegan substitute when you are craving the real thing.

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I am pairing this with the Lovelife remix of AlunaGeorge’s “Best Be Believing,” because you best believing that this is a good as the real thing!

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Roasted Potato and Bean Chowder

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The season is changing and it’s the time of year when everyone is starting to get the sniffles. I decided to make this soup that is both warm and hearty to help me get over a cold. Its really simple, so even a sick girl like me could make it in a flash.

I am pairing this soup with my new collaboration with Apple Juice Kid “We gonna take it.”

 
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Collard Wraps (and a way-too-easy tomato salad)

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Hi, guys! I’m Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez, a photographer in North Carolina and I will be guest-blogging on Veggie Raps while Shanthony is on tour in Europe.

Unless you haven’t left air-conditioning for the past two months, then you know what we all know: it’s HOT outside. Having to cook on the stove or using the oven only makes it hotter, so here is a quick recipe that involves no cooking whatsoever. Promise.

The best thing is that most of the ingredients, or “stuffers”, are in season and can be found at just about any farmers market, or are most likely already in your fridge at this very moment. After you buy the biggest collards you can find, get busy prepping those “stuffers”…LOTS of stuffers… because unlike lettuce wraps, collard wraps can handle a serious load.

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(Trust me, these are so good, even your dog will wait eagerly under the table for one!)

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For these wraps, I decided to pair them with a very simple tomato salad not only for color, but also because my own tomato plants have been producing quite a few beauties lately.

 

The best music I can think to pair with such an easy and cool meal is Total Babes, a summer mix from BOOOOOOOM! (aka Jeff Hamada). Enjoy the wraps and the mix and I will see you next week!

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Spicy Tempeh Burgers

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I have been going on a bit of a tempeh bender lately which inspired this recipe for this vegan patty made out of tempeh and fresh veggies. This is the perfect veggie-friendly dish for cookout season so I am pairing it with this fun cookout friendly mix by KAYTRANADA.

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Veggie Spaghetti Nests

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As promised I am posting a more complicated recipe. A few years ago I tried this recipe for spaghetti nests but it had bacon in it. So I made a veg-head friendly version.

Since this recipe will take some time to make I am paring with the delicious hour and a half Boomcast hosted by French Fries!

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Cauliflower & Potato Tacos

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I came up with this recipe for tacos to use up some extra cilantro I had in my fridge. This was really great and the perfect meal for a mild spring day (we ate them on my stoop).

I am pairing this with a hot new Remix of Banga (my song with Surfing Leons)

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Fresh Bowl with “Fish Sauce”

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I have recently entered the ranks of the unemployed which for me means lots of sitting at home and eating different variations of fried potatoes while watching daytime TV. But today I told myself “GET IT TOGETHER!!!” (stern RuPual voice) and decided to make something fresh with lots of raw vegetables. This was super good and will be in my arsenal of healthy, quick and delicious meals to wow my friends.

I am pairing this fresh recipe with this fresh new CHVRCHES remix of Hurricane. Enjoy!

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Vegan Enchiladas

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As promised, I am posting a recipe that you can use for the leftover vodka sauce.  If you didn’t make that recipe you can use any sauce as long as it is thick! Could even be good with salsa :)

Pairing this with a Tropkillaz song cause these will make you do the mambo like you crazy.

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Vodka Sauce with Blackened Tempeh

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I love vodka sauce but I wanted to make a healthier vegan version. I adapted an existing vodka sauce recipe and added some of my favorite vegan tricks to make the conversion. And success! So ding dang good.

Unfortunately all of the booze has been cooked out of the sauce so it wont get you crunk but I think this hot spring mix from Kaytranada will do the trick!

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