Tuesday, December 30, 2008

All Recipes by Category

Breakfast

Blueberry Wheat Muffins

Carrot-Orange Muffins

Cherry Almond Muffins

Easy Buckwheat Granola

Free-form Smoothies

Fluffy Gluten-Free Vegan Pancakes

Gluten-free Cornmeal Pancakes

Gluten-free Zucchini Muffins

Maple Oatmeal Scones

Mary's Toasted Müesli

Pumpkin Spice Muffins (Gluten-free)

Sunday Morning Oatmeal

Orange Mary-us Citrus Smoothie


Soups and Stews

Beer Cheese(ish) Soup

Caribbean Corn Chowder

Chickpea Noodle Soup with Rosemary

Chickpea Vegetable Curry

Chili con Can

Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup

Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Double Squash Red Curry

Italian Roasted Eggplant Stew

Nuevo Great Depression Minestrone

Pumpkin-Citrus Soup

Roasted Red Vegetable Soup

Smokey Black Bean Stew with Winter Squash


Salads

Easy Cranberry Vinaigrette

Green Salad with Maple Roasted Carrots

Husk Cherry Waldorf Salad

Quickpea Chickpea Salad

Sesame-Ginger Bok Choy Slaw

Southwestern Corn and Black Bean Salad

Spinach Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

Summer Peach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Three Bean and Potato Salad


Main Dishes

American Chop Veggie / Vegan Marzetti / Macaroni and Tempeh

Baked Falafel

Baked Millet Falafel

Chickpea Pot Pie

Coconut Rice and Bean Stuffed Peppers

Curried Lentil Burger

Easy Vegan Pad Thai

Fiddlehead Pasta with Lemon & White Wine

Fresh Arugula Pesto

Leek and Asparagus Barley Risotto

Lemony Orzo with Roasted Spring Vegetables

Messy Rice Stuffed Peppers

Pizza Sauce: Lemon Pepper Tahini

Pizza Sauce: Tomato Tahini

Polenta with Kale and White Beans

Seitan Tikka with Jira Rice

Sesame Garlic Tempeh

Spicy Black Bean Burger

Summer Vegetable Sauté

Sweet and Hot Noodles with Tofu and Veggies

Tofu Summer Rolls

White Bean and Mushroom Millet Cakes

Wild Rice Stuffed Cabbage with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes


Desserts

Champagne Cupcakes

Cinnamon Coconut Rice Pudding

Coco-Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Coconut Cupcakes

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grown Up Hot Chocolate

Homemade Samoas

Oatmeal-Pecan Cookies

Pecan Coconut Phyllo Pockets

Peppermint Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels

Pineapple Sorbet

Polvorones

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache

Red, White, and Blue Shortcakes

Salted Peanut Brittle

Simple Sugar Cookies

Strawberry Cupcakes with Fluffy Vanilla Frosting

Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream

Summer Strawberry Pie

Tangerine Sorbet

VegaNog Ice Cream

Wild Blueberry Sorbet


Sides and Snacks

Baked Sunchoke Chips

Brown Sugar Jalapeño Barbecue Sauce

Cool as a Cucumber Lemonade

Green Pea Pulao

Maine Maple Granola Bars

Mulled Apple Cider

Roasted Chickpeas

Spiced Squash Biscuits

Tangy Black Bean Dip

Wild Rice and Pecan Stuffing

Zucchini-Olive Bruschetta

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your deal?

I'm a curious, self-taught amateur cook. I became vegetarian at fourteen and vegan shortly thereafter, and when I grew tired of PB&J and Tofu Pups I began learning to fend for myself in the kitchen. I love spicy food, bold flavors, and trying new fruits and vegetables. I'm mildly health conscious, but I don't get hung up on calories. I focus on whole grains, beans, and plants of all colors. I try to avoid high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oil, and chemical food coloring. Though I do eat them occasionally, I'm not a big fan of faux meats and fake cheese. Real foods are tasty enough! In September 2009, I found out that I have Celiac Disease, so all the recipes posted after this point are gluten-free.

My writing and recipes have been featured in Maine Food & Lifestyle Magazine, the Bangor Daily News, Bangor Metro Magazine, and Tufts Magazine.

Occasionally, I also share my clumsy knitting, though when things get busy I have less to say about that.

Is everything on your site vegan?

All of the recipes are vegan. I cook without meat, eggs, dairy, or honey. I've been known to recommend tasty locally-made products, like artisan bread and granola bars, and some of these contain honey. I don't wear leather, but I do knit with wool from sheep, goats, and rabbits raised humanely on small-scale, organic Maine farms. As a consumer, I strive to make choices that will positively impact my health and the well-being of the people, plants, and animals in my community. I do the best I can, and I'm always learning.

Why do you harp on so about your local businesses? I don't live in Maine.

Yes, but don't you wish you did? Mainers vigorously support local businesses, probably because we're skeptical of the outside world. I love buying vegetables from the farmer who grew them, bread direct from the baker, yarn from the person who fed the sheep and spun the wool. I get to see the work that went into my purchases, and my dollars stay in Maine instead of going to China or Bentonville, Arkansas.

I write about the foods and fibers that inspire me. If you live or vacation nearby, please check them out. If you live somewhere else, you can either find your own local producers to love, or make all your friends jealous and move to Maine.

What does the name of your blog mean, and how do you say it?

MITTen MAHK-en (with a little bit of that German getting-ready-to-spit noise around the /k/).

It means "mitten making" auf Duetsch. I was knitting a lot of those when I started this site. I'm into slippers now, but there's no alliteration in that.

What are your favorite foods?

I could live quite happily on strawberries, ice cream, broccoli, and spicy noodles.

If I send you free products will you review them on your site?

That depends. I am interested in reviewing products that are:

1. vegan,
2. gluten-free, and
3. in keeping with the tone of this blog.

If I can't see myself using a product in real life, I won't review it here. I don't like posting negative reviews, so if I don't have something nice to say about your product I probably won't say anything at all.

That said, holla at me, Tofu Xpress!

Recipes: Sides and Snacks

Baked Sunchoke Chips

Brown Sugar Jalapeño Barbeque Sauce

Cool as a Cucumber Lemonade

Green Pea Pulao

Maine Maple Granola Bars

Tangy Black Bean Dip

Zucchini-Olive Bruschetta

Recipes: Desserts

Champagne Cupcakes

Cinnamon Coconut Rice Pudding

Coco-Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Coconut Cupcakes

Grown Up Hot Chocolate

Gluten-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Homemade Samoas

Oatmeal-Pecan Cookies

Pecan Coconut Phyllo Pockets

Pineapple Sorbet

Polvorones

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache

Red, White, and Blue Shortcakes

Salted Peanut Brittle

Simple Sugar Cookies

Strawberry Cupcakes with Fluffy Vanilla Frosting

Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream

Summer Strawberry Pie

Tangerine Sorbet

Wild Blueberry Sorbet

Recipes: Main Dishes

American Chop Veggie / Vegan Marzetti / Macaroni and Tempeh

Baked Falafel

Baked Millet Falafel

Chickpea Pot Pie

Coconut Rice and Bean Stuffed Peppers

Curried Lentil Burger

Easy Vegan Pad Thai

Fiddlehead Pasta with Lemon & White Wine

Fresh Arugula Pesto

Italian Roasted Eggplant Stew

Leek and Asparagus Barley Risotto

Lemony Orzo with Roasted Spring Vegetables

Messy Rice Stuffed Peppers

Pizza Sauce: Lemon Pepper Tahini

Pizza Sauce: Tomato Tahini

Polenta With Kale and White Beans

Seitan Tikka with Jira Rice

Sesame Garlic Tempeh

Spicy Black Bean Burger

Summer Vegetable Sauté

Sweet and Hot Noodles with Tofu and Veggies

Tofu Summer Rolls

Wild Rice Stuffed Cabbage with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Recipes: Salads

Easy Cranberry Vinaigrette

Green Salad with Maple Roasted Carrots

Husk Cherry Waldorf Salad

Quickpea Chickpea Salad

Sesame-Ginger Bok Choy Slaw

Southwestern Corn and Black Bean Salad

Spinach Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

Summer Peach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Three Bean and Potato Salad

Recipes: Soups and Stews

Beer Cheese(ish) Soup

Caribbean Corn Chowder

Chickpea Noodle Soup with Rosemary

Chickpea Vegetable Curry

Chili con Can

Creamy Winter Vegetable Soup

Curried Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup

Double Squash Red Curry

Italian Roasted Eggplant Stew

Nuevo Great Depression Minestrone

Pumpkin-Citrus Soup

Roasted Red Vegetable Soup

Smokey Black Bean Stew with Winter Squash

Recipes: Breakfast

Blueberry Wheat Muffins

Carrot-Orange Muffins

Cherry Almond Muffins

Easy Buckwheat Granola

Fluffy Gluten-Free Vegan Pancakes

Free-form Smoothies

Gluten-free Cornmeal Pancakes

Gluten-Free Zucchini Muffins

Maple Oatmeal Scones

Mary's Toasted Müesli

Pumpkin Spice Muffins (Gluten-free)

Sunday Morning Oatmeal

Orange Mary-us Citrus Smoothie