Archive for December, 2010

12/31 Letting in the New…

As a new year dawns I feel excited, grateful and somewhat consumed with open ended questions…. What new adventures will I embark on this year? Whose path will I cross for the first time and what new places will I roam in search of vegan edibles and experiences? My challenge has always been to allow [...]

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12/30 Scrumptious Vegan Croutons & A Recipe

I have shared about my love and adoration for a well dressed salad before and this post honors that sacred place on the table . I want to eat my salads out of a bowl big enough to hold salad for four. I want it to be abundant in flavor, color and things that go [...]

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12/29 Pink Grapefruit Avocado & Pistachio Salad

Yesterday every part of me was craving something saturated with flavor that was fresh and bright. Something to wake up my dreary mind and sleepy body. This is what I came up with. Pink Grapefruit Avocado & Pistachio Salad By: S. Duquet Ingredients Sections of 2 pink grapefruits (all grapefruit, no membrane) 1/2 C Pink grapefruit [...]

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12/28 Vegetarian & Vegan. A Trend in 2011?

A list of top 10 food trends for 2011 includes Meatless Mondays and Tofu Thursdays says Epicurious.com.  The food site gurus provide predictions for their best estimate on what new food trends will be popular in the upcoming year.  In the round up they list restaurant trends, niche food, beverages and now in the list [...]

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12/27 Happy Meatless Monday & My Beloved Hazelnut en Croute

Happy Meatless Monday after Christmas. I hope you  had a memorable and delicious holiday. Yesterday Sandy and I had our first opportunity to share a relaxing holiday meal together and it was my beloved Hazelnut En Croute.  You may remember that I confessed in an earlier Exploits post that I had become completely obsessed with [...]

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12/25 Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Exploits…Sherry, Sandy, Chloe and Sparky. For your enjoyment…Sparky and Chloe with their Christmas stockings. They love Christmas. Sandy made homemade  dog biscuits for them with Nutritional Yeast. We used to always use fresh grated cheese so this is their first vegan cheese dog biscuit Christmas. Have a [...]

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12/24 The Night Before A Compassionate Christmas

The Night Before A Compassionate Christmas by S. Duquet and S. Boulton ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the farm Not a creature was stirring, because they were safe from harm The stockings were hung by the barn door with care, In hopes that vegan St. Nick soon would be there; The animals [...]

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12/23 Chicago Style Chili Dog Pizza

I love hot dogs. I eat them all summer long from the grill, in a bun, without a bun, in baked beans… I love them. Last week I had my first Chicago Style dog ever and it blew my mind. It is a hot dog smothered in yellow mustard, sweet  relish (the crazy bright green [...]

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12/22 Vintage Appetizer Reinvented

When I was a little girl my mom and dad used to entertain guests all the time. I think that is where my love of hosting cocktail parties comes from. One appetizer I remember being a beloved guest was the Ham Pinwheel. Usually crafted with ham, cream cheese and a scallion or pickle center..the Ham [...]

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12/21 Nourishing Your Soul

Happy Winter Solstice and first day of Winter. Over the weekend there was a church in our neighborhood that was torn down. The church had gone into foreclosure and became dilapidated and in disrepair. Because I pass this church everytime I leave my house, I have watched over the course of just a few days…it [...]

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