Overnight oats plus mushroomy dinner goodness

Vegan Mushroom Bourguignon With Potato Cauliflower Mash – Instant Pot, by Vegan Richa.

Woo hoooo, I am feeling raggedy today. What a week. Has yours been crazy too? I thought September was harsh, but now we are getting into October I don’t seeing it lightening up on us all. And you KNOW what’s around the corner . . . !

I love these recipes because they are yummy, fun and easy to make. Anybody can do these. While you are at it, make bunches for a quick grab and go. We all want that right? Here’s a video. Make sure you turn your sound down or you’ll get blared at. Wink!

If you can’t do oats, then do these with quinoa. Ya’ll know what that is right? I especially love quinoa, chopped dates and toasted walnuts, using vanilla vegan yoghurt. Yes ma’am.

Let’s see. What else was there? Oh, yeah. I got out my Insta Pot and I am making this. It’s overcast and in the 50’s and probably only reach the 60s. So it’s the right time!

Yes, that’s cauliflower mashed potatoes. Yummmmmm! Go here to read the recipe.


Mushroom Bourguignon:

  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 (0.5 ) medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 10 oz (8 oz) sliced mushrooms mixed or white or cremini
  • 1/4 cup (58.75 ml) brandy or whiskey or red wine or use broth
  • 3/4 cup (75 g) chopped carrots
  • 1 cup (101 g) chopped celery
  • 3/4 tsp (0.75 tsp) dried thyme or 1 tbsp fresh
  • 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce ,tamari for gluten-free, coconut aminos for soyfree
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water or broth
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot starch mixed in 3 tbsp water (you can also add 2 tbsp of the mashed potato mixture to thicken)
  • 1 cup (30 g) of spinach or greens

Potato Mash:

  • 1 large potato cubed small
  • 1 cup (100 g) cauliflower florets (heaping cup)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 to 4 tbsp non dairy milk
  • 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) each salt garlic powder
  • black pepper to taste


I’m liking the Youtube videos better on my laptop than Insta; but loving Insta on my phone. I’ve got a little stand for it so I can watch and cook or bake recipes.

Some of ya’ll been writing about pumpkin recipes. Sorry I haven’t posted on that yet. I-m a-gonna . . . .  as they say around here. Smile!

Two tempting Vegan Richa recipes for Fall

Richa Hingle of Vegan Richa.

Hey horse loving vegans. I’m back with two recipes: Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal (kid friendly); and Vegan Smashed Potatoes with Chimichurri.

Boy we are having an active Friday aren’t we? We’ve been so, so busy, but having a bit of a breather today and able to post a few more things here on TH. Oh, and I will be back again with a special story. Probably tomorrow.

Here’s why I’m here today. I’ve got a couple of Vegan Richa recipes I had to share with you. I am posting the Insta video version and then I’ve got links to the full recipe just below them so you can check out the ingredients and stuff. Take a look.

Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal

Check out the full recipe here » »

If you don’t have any pumpkin around or not a fan of it, she has a banana version of this recipe. It is also deluxe and kids love, love, love it.

Cooked up some of these potatoes last night and these will be joining our regular repertoire (Did I spell that right? SMILE. I can barely say it without lisping, never mind type it!). Chimichurri is pesto and these are not your everyday smashed potatoes!

Smashed Potatoes with Chimichurri

See the recipe here for ingredients etc. » »

Okay. That’s it right now, but you are sure to enjoy both of these. The crispy vegan smashed potatoes are so easy to make and make a great side or appetizer. I am always looking for something different for a side aren’t you?

Before my husband went full vegan just a couple of months ago or so, he said eating vegan was nothing but eating a bunch of sides. Isn’t it wonderful to have a comedian for a husband? Ah, he’s doing great though.

Oh, speaking of the husband, one of the extra added reasons I love Richa Hingle so much is he has always loved everything I cooked by her. No big old long face. No heavy sighing at the table. You can read about our mixed vegan culinary marriage here.

Love y’all bunches. Happy October from all of us to all of you.


P.S. Is anyone interested in recipes for vegan goodies to hand out to Trick or Treaters? Let me know in comments. Hugs.

Top 5 Richa video recipes you must make right away

Richa Hingle of Vegan Richa.

Five terrific vegan recipes from Vegan Richa including a great spaghetti using lentils and a delicious pizza dip. Plus some mega sweet treats. All video recipes. All from Insta.

I’ve made all of these now. Making my family especially crazy lately with these great eats. Do you get into those kinda grooves too? So tasty, so fun. So easy!

Turn the sound down before starting up these videos so you don’t make yourself (or someone else) jump! Wink.

First up . . . . these vegan cookie dough ice cream sandwiches melt in your mouth. Wasn’t a cookie dough anything lover until these. Too too sweet. These are just right. Use your homemade oat flour. You can blend them up in a jiffy. I’ll tell you real quick how to do that now.


1. Add 1 to 2 cups old-fashioned oats to a blender or food processor. Must be old-fashioned oats.
2. Place the lid on, and give it a go on high speed until the oats turn into a fine powder.
3. Transfer to an air-tight container and store for in the pantry for about 3 months.


Mind blowingly good.


Who doesn’t love a great quesadilla, huh? And you’ll get to use that cashew cheese you made here too.


My husband and daughter both adore this.


My family and friends all adore spaghetti. I have loads of different recipes, don’t you? Here’s a great one no matter how many you have.


I hope I have inspired you and made you happy. Have a superb weekend, and thank you for following Tuesday’s Horse and helping us defend our wonderful horses. We wouldn’t be sitting here right now, and have all that we have, without them. They helped mankind discover and shape the world.

L♥ve, P♥tsy!

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I keep calling them One Pots because they are a bunch of pots in one.

In other words, it’s a single appliance that does the job of numerous different kitchen appliances or tools. It looks like a pressure cooker. Remember those? Still have one lurking around your kitchen or in the basement? This is a modernized version, that does all sorts of other things. Boy are they handy.

Check the description of the one that catches your eye to see if it does all the things you want particularly want.

Some examples are: a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot.


Vegan Richa's Everyday Kitchen cookbook.
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My Top Five

These are my go to cookbooks for recipes and inspiration, or when I want to try something completely different.

•  Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen »

•  Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen »

•  Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking »

•  Afro Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed »

Homemade Vegan Pantry »

In the case of Homemade Vegan Pantry, this comes in handy when trying to put something together for my non vegan husband who eats vegan only at home, or when my daughter has her friends over who are a wild mixture of everything, but have one thing in common for sure: they love tasty treats!

The formal description of the book will give you the idea:

The Art of Making Your Own Staples. A guide to creating vegan versions of staple ingredients to stock the fridge and pantry–from dairy and meat substitutes such as vegan yogurt, butter, mayo, bacon, and cheese, to mustards, dressings, pancake mix, crackers, pasta sauces, cookies, and more.

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Updated 6:19 pm EST