Archive for June, 2011

6/30 A Landmark Exploits Day

Today marks another milestone along the journey of the Exploits blog. It is the first full year of being vegan.  The initial months of the blog shared ways in which we explored various aspects of eating vegan, how to substitute foods we enjoyed with new compassionate versions, seeking recipes and learning more about foods that [...]

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6/29 Strawberry Balsamic Rhubarb Tarts

Photo By: L. Nauman As we walked around the market on Friday the aroma of Michigan Strawberries was absolutely intoxicating. It was hanging in the air sweet and sultry. I bought a biggie box and we ate them, shared them and talked endlessly about their unrivaled beauty and flavor. I forget what a real strawberry [...]

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6/28 How Does Your Garden Grow?

First Day in Their New Home In April I told you about the Heirloom Seed Trial that we are participating in and I wanted to share an update. Early in the season we gave our tomato seeds to our friend Amy, the awesomely organic farmer, to germinate. We knew that Amy would nurture our seeds [...]

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6/27 Meatless Monday Rainbow Rolls

Photo By: S. Duquet Happy Meatless Monday. Over the weekend we found the most magnificent rainbow chard. It is colorful and festive like a gift or a party favor. My kind of party. We wanted to really feature the chard and decided to use them as wrappers for stuffed rolls. Sandy made an unbelievable filling [...]

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6/25 Pizza Scape

I couldn’t help myself, when I saw more garlic scapes at the farmers market I snatched them up like a mugger. The farmer warned me with an audible sadness that these were the last of the season…enjoy them. We did just that. If you can find them in your farmers market, give this pizza recipe [...]

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6/24 Birthday Bites

Tomorrow we are going to a birthday party. One bummer I have found about being the vegans at the family party is that we never get any birthday cake or dessert. So, I found this recipe and am, going to blow their minds and have a sweet treat for us.  I also love this recipe [...]

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6/23 Community Supported Agriculture

To be completely honest, I never really knew what a CSA was. It wasn’t until I became vegan, became a regular at my own local farmers market and befriended an organic farmer that I found out what it meant. So, I would like to share what I know with you, so you never have to [...]

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6/22 Better To Have Loved

While touring one of the organic farms over the weekend we were introduced to garlic scapes. As the bulb of garlic is maturing in the ground, the plant is producing long seductive tendrils called garlic scapes, above ground. Photo By: S. Duquet The farmer snips the scapes so the plant doesn’t give its growing energy [...]

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6/21 Dark Chocolate Coconut Almond Brownies

Happy Summer Solstice. A celebration of all things bountiful , earth loving and pure deserves a unique vegan brownie. These are a variation on the E2 brownies I made using fresh raspberries. I used three new-to-me products from Edward & Sons that I really loved to create this fancy brownie; organic unsweetened coconut flakes, finely [...]

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6/20 Sweet Potato Salad

Happy Meatless Monday. I have a delish and out of the ordinary recipe for your meatless day or week. It is a hearty salad created with sweet potatoes and a tangy mustard dressing. This could become a new staple for your families Summer outings. Yesterday we had the coolest opportunity. We toured three organic farms of [...]

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