Archive for February, 2011

2/28 Happy Meatless Monday & E2 Update

Vegan cooking class this weekend was ridiculously fun. We had nine students and only two were already vegetarian. The rest of the class was mostly interested in learning some new veg dishes and shifting to a more veg friendly diet for their health. We were in a culinary arts classroom so the prep table had [...]

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2/26 Professor Veg

Thank you friends for the birthday wishes. I had the most wonderful birthday I can ever remember having. It included  turtle brownies, dark chocolate caramel turtles and turtle Voopee Pies from Veganville Bakery that were to live for. The postal carrier dropped them off at exactly the right moment like  he had some sort of [...]

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2/25 A Vegan in Sheeps Clothing

Many things about adopting a vegan lifestyle are inherent,  like don’t wear leather or suede, never again consume anything that had a face or a family, immediately find a non dairy ice cream you adore and  a store that sells nuts in bulk. Other layers of this transition  were not as clear for me, like [...]

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2/24 Taking Time To Celebrate

Today is my 39th birthday and I am taking the day to celebrate. For me, my birthday is a day to reflect, rejoice and to overflow with gratitude and joy for the exciting year to come. On this day last year I would have never, ever believed that I would be ushering in a new [...]

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2/23 Black Pepper Noodle Bowl

Since yesterday’s post was about avoiding salt I thought it would be fun for today’s post to embrace pepper. I used a low sodium veg broth and black pepper a go-go to create this wacky green nest noodle dish. During the experimental phase of this recipe creation I added 2 Tsp of pepper to the [...]

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2/22 Pass The Salt

February is the month to celebrate love and affairs of the heart. No surprise it is also American Heart Month.  Messages about Go Red for Women are peppered everywhere and many businesses are helping to raise awareness about the dangers of heart disease while sharing ways to eliminate those dangers all together. One of the things [...]

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2/21 Meatless Monday Cauli-Squash Au Gratin

Happy Meatless Monday. Here is a plant lovin recipe for a simple au gratin. You can replace the veggies for others to create  a different dish every time. We are in the process of working the plant strong, oil and sugar  free dishes of the Engine 2 Diet (E2) into our kitchen. Last night Sandy [...]

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2/19 Me and Dairy free-Guest Contributor

The other day I asked Sandy  (out of the blue) how it felt to her to be vegan. When we took on the 30 day  vegan challenge she was  omnivore so she skipped vegetarian all together and went straight to being vegan. She has always been over achieving as long as I have known her. [...]

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2/18 Change Can Be Fruit-full

I’ve always been more than casually interested in the  beautiful bouquets of decoratively cut fruit that are available for sending as gifts. It is an entire arrangement that is edible…what a strange and fantastic idea. The one thing that has always been my sticking point when considering sending one is the cost. They are down [...]

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2/17 Eggplant Stack

I was standing in the kitchen making a pot of tea while noodling what to have for dinner.  Suddenly, it came to me….make an Eggplant Stack.  I don’t really even know what that means, but there it was brewing in my mind along with the tea in the pot.  I started to picture it as [...]

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