Archive for April, 2011

4/30 Red Kale & Tamari Walnut Salad

The other day I was wandering around the produce section the way an avid reader wanders the book store, thinking, “Hmmmm, what should I buy?” I was drawn in by a bountiful bunch of red kale. Because I am relatively new to the joys of  kale I am not yet familiar with all of the [...]

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4/29 Dr. Oz’s Magic Touch

First,  happy nuptials Kate and Will.  The Royal wedding in England this morning of Kate Middleton to Prince William warrants a nod from Exploits, we’re fans of the cool new royalty duo in our household, we wish you well. Congratulations.  I wonder what the vegan option is at the reception? So, Dr. Oz and his [...]

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4/28 Heirloom Seed Trial

About a month ago I found  a local program called the Heirloom Seed Trial. It was created by the Slow Food Huron Valley Group “to promote seed saving and genetic diversity in foods adapted to our region.” The group signed up participants and gave away 30 different varieties of heirloom seeds from the Great Lakes [...]

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4/27 Dark Chocolate, Avocado & Berry Pie

Lately I have been intrigued with all things avocado. Had I known that going vegan meant I could eat more avocados than I would have demanded veganism at birth. I revere avocados and think they should be incorporated into all meals…especially dessert. The avocado is the most luxurious  medium for creating a silken texture. It [...]

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4/26 Red Beans & Kale Over Quinoa

Beans and greens are a low cost, nutrient rich, flavor packed meal. They are easy to make and easy to love. Sandy could eat beans and greens for every meal, everyday.  I found a recipe for red beans with kale and quinoa in the Engine 2 book and Sandy whipped it up.  Just between us, [...]

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4/25 Going Without

Since going vegan many people have shared their belief that it was too bad that I was going without so many wonderful things. “Oh, you are missing out on so much,” or “You are missing out on the good things in life.” The first few times it hurt my feelings because it felt like I [...]

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4/23 New Vegan Candor & a Birthday Winner

Early in the week I shared with you the No Meat Athlete Matt Frazier. Matt is a world class vegetarian  athlete (who just ran in the Boston marathon see photo) and writer of the No Meat Athlete site. Matt is showing the world that a plant based diet is the ultimate fuel for a strong [...]

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4/22 Happy Earth Day & A Plant Strong Winner

Happy Earth Day friends. Honor our Earth by enjoying a plant based meal today. Here are a few links to my fave dinner ideas. Creamy Alfredo Pasta Eggplant Stack BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches As you know Sandy and I started the Engine 2 Diet (vegan, no oil, low sodium and low sugar) in February and never [...]

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4/21 A Look Back & A Winner

Congratulations Julie from CT Soaps and Candles, you are todays Birthday Bash winner. You have won a very decadent prize from Veganville Bakery of California. GiGi of Veganville will handcraft and ship a special Exploits birthday creation just for you. Every single thing I have ever had from Gigi has been more mystical than the [...]

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4/20 Homegrown Seitan & A Birthday Winner

Elisabeth R. you are todays Exploits Birthday Bash winner. You have won a limited edition Tofurky lunchbox designed by artist Sean Aarberg. These lunch funner uppers are also  available for purchase on their site and Turtle Island Foods donates all proceeds from the sales of their Tofurky lunchbox to nonprofit organizations. I have one at home [...]

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