Archive for July, 2011

7/30 Celebrating Chloe

Waiting For Her Guests to Arrive Thursday night we had a soiree to celebrate Chloe’s birthday, she turned three. It was a vegan feast that included hot dogs on the grill, my new favorite Watermelon Gazpacho,  My Big Fat Greek Dip and Dark Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes. Our guests brought vegan delicacies to share and we [...]

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7/29 Watermelon Gazpacho

The watermelon chip experience was so amazing that I went right back to the store and purchased another seedless melon to make more. Because I began stock piling melon,  I also decided to create a Watermelon Gazpacho. I have a borderline addiction to watermelon and I crave chilled soups. This Gazpacho is so flavorful and [...]

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7/28 Securing Our Spots

Kale Trail Update I did it…I secured our spots in the Women’s Half  Marathon in St. Petersburg, Fla. Training is one thing…renting a condo is another, (built in vacation if we freaked out and didn’t run) but paying for our spots was a financial and emotional commitment. I felt excited and nervous as if something [...]

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7/27 Watermelon Chips

Photo By: S. Duquet Nik, a fellow foodie and good friend of Exploits remembered how much I swoon over watermelon and sent me a link to a dehydrated melon recipe. What? I have never, ever considered such a scandalous thing. I was so intrigued that I rushed to the store and bought two seedless watermelons, [...]

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7/26 Vegans for Hire

Last week we had the privilege of creating a private vegan cooking experience  for good friends of ours that are super not-vegan. They were veg curious and cool enough to ask….will you come over and show us how to prepare a vegan meal? We will purchase all of the ingredients. Um…..that would be wonderful. We [...]

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7/25 Happy Meatless Monday-First Harvest

The Meatless Monday movement is all about taking a day to enjoy meatless, energetic foods that are vibrant and packed with nutrients. One of the easiest and most economical ways to do that is by planting a small garden. Whether you focus on herbs or have a veggie stand worth, growing and harvesting your own [...]

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7/23 The Edible SX387

Photo By: S. Duquet Kumato is a gorgeously sweet brownish toned tomato that we’ve enjoyed on several occasions, while celebrating it’s juicy bursts of rich flavor. They are as sweet as summer melon and very sexy in their appearance. I was thrilled to have found them.  It wasn’t until now, that I decided to post [...]

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7/22 Keep Cool

It’s summertime in full swing and a heat wave continues to hover over much of the midwest, including my abode. Here are a few of my favorite edible ways to keep cool. Hope they help chill down your insides and make your belly happy. They do not require the  oven, stove or a ton of [...]

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7/21 Fly The More Friendly Skies

I saw this article yesterday and really found it interesting. I have to admit, I have never thought about this.  This has never crossed my mind and I was just so glad to read it and become aware of it. That has been one of the most impactful things about becoming vegan, the opportunity to [...]

7/20 Fresh Herb & Ginger Sun Tea

So what do you do if you are stuck in the middle of a heat wave? Harness the energy of the sun and use it to your advantage. Yesterday I was craving iced Yerba Matte tea so I got out the tea bags, filled the kettle and fired up the burner on the stove. As [...]

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