Archive for October, 2010

10/30 One Meal at a Time

Yesterday was the last day of our local farmer’s & artisan’s market.  It was a melancholy day for us as we said good bye to  the vendors  that had become like friends over the summer. It was also an incredibly chilly day in the market which made the passing of my beloved summer and the looming [...]

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10/29/10 Sweet Potato Pudding

I don’t typically post two recipes in a row, but the Maple Whipped Cream and this pudding were meant to be together. I would be remiss to not share them back to back. I found this recipe in the newspaper and fell in love. I think sweet potatoes are nearly perfect. They can be  both [...]

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10/28/10 Maple Whipped Cream

This time of year I start longing for things that require a dollop of whipped cream. I am not fond of going without so I concocted a vegan  Maple Whipped Cream. It is dense, creamy and reminiscent of all things fall. You could use this as a kicked up filling for a pumpkin roll or [...]

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10/27/10 Movie Night

I have developed an  Alfred Hitchcock obsession.   I had never seen a Hitchcock thriller until three weeks ago and now I am honestly addicted. It all began with Rear Window starring the bewitching Grace Kelly and Jimmy Stewart. The plot moved so slowly  that it literally terrorized my mind. We are so used to [...]

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10/26/10 Sunflower Power

I have noticed at the outdoor markets  we frequent that several vendors have been selling huge, worn out  looking sunflowers. Everytime I see them I have silently wondered….what in the world do you do with that  Jurassic looking giant? I finally asked someone in the know and learned the most amazingly obvious yet shockingly unknown [...]

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10/25 Legendary Legume Soup

This weekend at the farmers market we found a vendor that was selling the most bountiful bags of local beans. I spied a soup mix that consisted of every bean known to man in one bag.  There were no seasonings with it. The mix came as a blank slate, a bright white canvas to embellish [...]

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10/23 Lifestyle-Veganstyle

I have some pretty fun news to share on the veg lifestyle front.   This week I got a job with Trader Joe’s!  Yup, that’ll be me in the hip Hawaiian shirt, asking what your plans are for the weekend while briskly and politely moving you through the check out lane.  For those who are [...]

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10/22 Vegetarian Awareness Month Contest

Okay, everything has a month, from baked beans (November) to peaches (August) and every cause and food item in between.   As it happens, October is Vegetarian Awareness Month, designated  in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society.  See them online NAVS. The purpose of Vegetarian Awareness Month is to illustrate the benefits of being [...]

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10/21 Rising Moon Ravioli-Loved It

Pillows of  pasta stuffed with artichokes lemon, soy ricotta and olives. Yum, double yum.  Ravioli is a quick and  soul satisfying meal.  I found the most exciting brand of raviolis in the freezer section and wanted to share. They are from a company called Rising Moon Organics. They have an appealing and functional website where [...]

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10/20 Trick or Treat

We adore Halloween. We decorate the house inside and out, wear costumes every chance we get and discuss a month in advance the candy we will hand out.  Sandy picks three candies and I pick three. Mine are always, Take 5, Starburst and Almond Joy. They are my fave. You may or may not know [...]

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