Archive for August, 2010

8/31 Preserving the Love

Every week at the farmers market I am more and more amazed by the beauty and depth of available produce. The mountains of fresh corn and the overflowing heaps of beans and tomatoes. The colors and smells are like no other.  It is like a gift for your eyes and your belly. I love everything [...]

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8/30 The Spaghetti Switcheroo

Over the weekend I saw the most beautiful Spaghetti Squash. It was nestled between the  green cabbage and the perfectly perfect Michigan corn. As I looked past it toward something more Summery,  it came to me like a smack from behind…this is that bizarre squash that doubles as spaghetti. Without further hesitation I bought the [...]

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8/28 Outgrowing My Shoes

Once the journey of this vegan life began, I knew there would be multifarious changes that had nothing to do with food. Some of them obvious, some of them not so much.  Once I started to rethink and recreate the life I have always known, it took on the inertia of a rock rolling downhill. [...]

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8/27 Cool Giveaway

I have the coolest present to give away!! It’s a prize pack from our friends at Amy’s Organics.  They  sent the most fantastic “swag” to share with Exploits readers because they loved the notion that together we are changing the world one meal at a time. So here’s the goods;  a  T-shirt in the most [...]

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8/26 Sophisticated Shortcakes

Last weekend we had friends over for brunch. I made drop biscuits using the original Bisquick (which is vegan, the low fat is not). They came out amazingly delicious. They were dense and light with a yummy Sunday morning flavor. We had some leftover because I hid them.  Leftover biscuits as we all know require [...]

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8/25 Whats For Dinner?

I have a minor hoarding issue with cookbooks. I love to look at them and borrow them from the library and collect them from bookstores and friends. Tagging their glossy  pages for future meals fills me with such possibility and promise. The reality of my daily life is that when I need a recipe…I need [...]

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8/24 Frozen In Time

One of my most beloved foods of Summer is melon. I love them all…. cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew. Each one has their own distinct and succulent flavor. Cantaloupe  is musky and sensual while watermelon is  playful and bright. They are unbelievably juicy and sweet right now  so they have become full time residents in our fridge [...]

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8/23 Marinara Madness

I have shared with you my love of roasting all things roastable. Sunday has become my roasting day of choice. As I am doing other things like computer work, making jewelry and photographing food, the oven is creating the most succulent, roasted ingredients you have ever seen. We use those ingredients for many meals throughout [...]

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8/21 Sunflower Greens

Sunflower Greens are my new addiction. When they are in the house I eat them all. When they are gone, I think about them and wish there were more. Eating  a sandwich without them is like PB without J. You wouldn’t do it unless you had a an impeccable replacement. I was introduced to them [...]

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8/20 Hey, Lets Meet Up

Last night I joined a vegan Meetup. I have never done anything like that, I don’t even have my own cell phone.  I have always held this preconceived notion about Meetup groups. I thought you were required to be single or extroverted or a dazzling conversationalist. I don’t know what I thought. I am making [...]

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