Archive for January, 2011

1/31 Happy Meatless Monday & Mainstream Veganista

Happy Meatless Monday. I thought it was so fitting to celebrate this Meatless Monday by sharing the exciting news that on February 1, the Oprah Winfrey Show will air “The Vegan Challenge” in which Oprah and 378 of her Harpo staffers will take on veganism. In a one-week challenge they will cut out all animal products—“no meat, no [...]

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1/29 Its A Vegan Touchdown

Whether you are a fan of the game or just a  proponent of the party, Super Bowl Sunday can be a fun afternoon with friends. If you are joining in a party, preparing for your own bash or hunkering down in the comfort of your own living room, I’ve got a great appetizer to wow [...]

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1/28 More British Isles Pie Please

One of my favorite comfort foods in the winter is a Shepherd’s pie.  This British Isles treat is one of those hearty  meals that I feel is like a belly full of love.  Sandy has always made a vegetarian version and has  now mastered it vegan style. This meal is like being wrapped lovingly in [...]

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1/27 Parmesan Cheese I Love You

This cheesy post is aptly named for Sandy, the one in our household who thrived on cheese before turning vegan.  One of the sense memories that I knew would need to be replicated for Sandy to enjoy veganism is her beloved, Parmesan cheese.  Having been caught sprinkling it on nearly every vegetable or main course [...]

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1/26 The Greening of My Plate

I have shared with you in the past my dislike for greens. I am really a non green eating vegan. It is like being a fish that doesn’t like to swim. I love raw spinach and am willing to acquiesce that kale in a smoothie is pretty delicious. Sandy  sneaks cooked greens into our meals [...]

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1/25 Drinkin It Up Coconut Water

I love the way things happen naturally if you are willing to let them unfold. Taking the job at Trader Joe’s has encouraged my path to intersect with so many new and interesting people that are consuming, using and enjoying so many new and interesting products.  One of those new and interesting things for me [...]

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1/24 Happy Meatless Monday & A Recipe

Happy Meatless Monday. Last week a friend of mine from Trader Joe’s asked me if I had ever tried Buckwheat…to which I replied no, I had not. A few days later she brought me two bags of Buckwheat to experiment with. One was roasted (brown) and the other was unroasted  (white). This was my first [...]

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1/22 Peanut Buttery Chocolate Cheesecake

It is kind of funny because I have always been too intimidated to bake a cheesecake. It wasn’t until I became vegan that I decided to throw caution to the wind and create my first one. I am really, really glad that I did. As I write this I take comfort in the fact that [...]

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1/21 An Heirloom Update

In June I shared my awe, excitement and new found adoration of Heirloom vegetables in the post An Edible Legacy. As I wrote that post I had just started my  journey into understanding the world of  heirlooms that continues today as I write this entry. I am learning about their value, undeniable beauty and delicious [...]

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1/20 Hello World Breakfast Burrito

Yesterday morning I was looking for something out of the ordinary to kick start my day. In the winter I typically abandon smoothies (because it barely made it to 10 degrees this morning) and I fall into a deep rut of oatmeal mornings. Not yesterday though. We awoke on a mission to create and enjoy [...]

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