Archive for August, 2011

8/31 The Last Heart Attack

Two nights ago CNN aired a special called The Last Heart Attack. The program was narrated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical correspondent for CNN and explored the belief that you can prevent, reverse and eliminate heart disease with a plant based diet. As part of the context of the show, Dr Gupta interviewed former [...]

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8/30 Waste Not Marinara Sauce

To me, throwing away produce feels worse than losing a $20 bill. The produce was purchased with such good intention. It sat in the fridge or on the counter staring at me until it was too sickly, wrinkly or tired to consume. I hate that. Like all of you, my days and nights are full. [...]

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8/29 Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup

Happy Meatless Monday. Yesterday I was staring at a head of cauliflower that I had purchased several days earlier with high hopes. It was now sitting on the counter for maybe the fifth day, begging me to make it into something or put it out of its misery. When I am in the produce aisle, [...]

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8/27 Leaving Empty

Recently we attended an event hosted by friends of ours. Caring and loving women who have been in our lives for more than 15 years. It was a four and a half hour event that required two hours of driving time.  As the party was in full swing, we realized that there wasn’t any food [...]

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8/26 Striped Stuffers w/ Black Quinoa

Photo By: S. Duquet Now that I am a tomato aficionado I am always on the lookout for interesting varieties. Last week I found some Heirloom Striped Stuffers and flipped. They were ablaze with color and life. They practically leapt off the table into my market bag.  The Stuffers are unique because they are shaped [...]

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8/25 Creamy Basil Pate

I love spreads and dips and I really love having them at the ready for when I need a fast sandwich or snack. This pate can be used for an appetizer, breakfast spread for bagels or savory pancakes or as a quick snack. It is light on ingredients and huge on flavor. It can be [...]

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8/24 No Beast Feast

I found this article on This Dish is Veg and thought it was really fascinating so wanted to share. I have to admit I was (am) envious when I read about Kristin’s plans. How exciting!! Maybe if I ask nicely she would come to Michigan for some vegan cuisine and Exploits conversation. I will keep [...]

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8/23 Whip It

I finally broke down and tried  whippable soy topping. I have picked it up and passed it up a half dozen times. It was not until I was going to create the Peach Galette that  the Soyatoo! whipped topping seemed critical. It feels unfathomable  to have pie or Galette without a la mode or whipped topping. The [...]

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8/22 A Meaty Meatless Monday & Two Winners

Happy Meatless Monday. Convenience is important and convenience foods are a lifesaver to have. Especially when you are trying out your Meatless Mondays or Tuesdays.  I just figured out an inexpensive and healthful  way to create a convenience food that we used to have in our freezer all the time. This version is nearly sodium [...]

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8/20 Baja Salad

Today is the final day for contest entries. Thanks to all of you for sharing Exploits, for “liking” us on Facebook and for following us on Twitter. I have put all of your entries into a huge fishbowl and will reveal the winners Monday morning.  Please continue to enter through today. Each time you use [...]

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