Recipes for Unemployment

It looks like I will have a lot more time on my hands now that I don’t have to deal with that pesky ’employment’ situation. Translation: I’ve been laid off. So I’m going to try and turn lemons into lemonade or at least lemon cupcakes.

I know that I’m prone to wallowing in self pity and making my ‘fat pants’ a daily uniform in these situations so I’m going to try and keep busy! I’ve signed up for the 30 day yoga challenge, have offered my consulting services to a few non-profits, and am planning a fundraiser for the Farm Sanctuary. When I have time I will also be job hunting. But I am also looking forward to trying some new recipes, getting re-acquainted with my Anne of Green Gables DVD’s, and hitting my mom up for a few lunches.

Here is my list of ten recipes or things to make during my time as ‘a burden on society’:

1. Feast Your Eyes on My Veg’s Vegan Lasagna: Look at that picture. Need I say more?
tomato sauce layer

2. Luminous Vegan’s Tuna Salad: I never even liked tuna but this makes me want to make ‘tuna sandwiches’ or maybe this could be used in tuna casserole?

3.  Tal Ronnen’s Rosemary Pinenut Brittle: I haven’t attempted this yet because the ingredients are pricey and I’ve never done a brittle. I’m not sure my fragile ego can take a failure at this point but I’m going to try anyways.

4. Bread: Last year my friend Fraser made me some amazing bread and the closest I’ve come to making bread is biscuits. Something about waiting for yeast to rise and possibly churning it has kept me from attempting but something about unemployment makes me crave carbs.

*Photo taken from here.

5. Lavender Strawberry Pie: I’ve found a few recipes here with Lavender and feel that it would be pretty easy to make them vegan. I think I’ll also make it gluten free for my friend Cynthia’s birthday.


6. We Don’t Eat Anything With a Face’s Jambalaya: I saw a recipe in the paper the other day and thought making it vegan would be really easy. I also really love the name ‘We Don’t Eat Anything With a Face’ so I’ll be checking that blog out again.

7. Chef Chloe’s Mahalo Mud Pie: Looking for a job can really wear on one’s ego. This is solved with chocolate (and likely a bottle of wine with a straw). Chef Chloe never lets me down and neither does Meryl Streep, so maybe I’ll download Sophie’s Choice to watch while I cook to really make the most of my ‘Why Me?’ mood.

Mahalo Mud Pie

8.Sushi: My mom used to make sushi and since I can’t afford to go out for a while, I want to learn how to make my own. I’m thinking mango, papaya, avocado, and arugula.

9. Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan’s Sesame Lime Soba Noodles with Snow Peas: This is the same chef who came up with the incredible Thai Pizza so I trust that this will be equally amazing. I will however hold the mushrooms (I know, a vegan that doesn’t like mushrooms!?!).

10. Holy Cow’s Vegan Pot Pie:  Vegans really have the best blog names no? Yes, and finally vegan pot pie. My Everest of vegan recipes (I don’t know why, it just seems hard):


*Note: None of these are my photos, they are from the blogs or sites that’s I’ve linked the recipes too. Except the sushi….I just stole that from a Google image search.*

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Heather says:

    Ah my friend, unemployment has been good to you! You haven’t lost your sense of humour or flavour. And I hope you’re keeping our lunch date, my treat. 🙂

    1. LindsayODonnell says:

      Free lunch? I’m in! Looking forward to it!

  2. Thanks for including me in this amazing roundup! Those desserts look so mouthwatering…thanks for compiling and sharing.

    1. LindsayODonnell says:

      No- thank you! I’ve been dreaming about your ‘tuna’ since you posted it!

  3. I’m glad you’re gonna try the lasagna and that the photo makes you wanna make it too, such a compliment!! I love food and photography 🙂 Enjoy your time to relax and do some good cooking!

    1. LindsayODonnell says:

      Thanks! I look forward to more photos and recipes from you!

  4. Amy Sheely says:

    Sweet site, super design, rattling clean and utilise pleasant.

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