Archive for September, 2011

9/30 I Think You’re Lovely

It is my honor to share with you that Exploits was just given the Loveliest Blog Award! It was bestowed upon us by GiGi from Veganville bakery and blog. The Loveliest Blog award originated in Germany. The purpose is to share blogs that you admire with other people.  People who receive the award are encouraged [...]

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9/29 Dessert & A Movie

Last night we  co-hosted the most exciting event.  Our friend Jo wanted to offer a screening of the movie Forks Over Knives at our local library. We conferred over vegan pizza and decided to call it Dessert & A Movie. Our dream was to fill the room with veg curious friends, neighbors and strangers, feed [...]

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9/28 World Vegetarian Awareness Month

October is recognized as World Vegetarian Awareness Month.  The cool thing about this recognition month is that it has tangible benefits for participating. 1. It can improve personal health. 2. It can help improve the health of the planet. 3.  You can win $$ for going vegetarian during October. What? 4.  If you create a [...]

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9/27 Walk for Animals

Photo By: S. Duquet On Sunday we participated in the Walk For Animals to benefit Farm Sanctuary. It was held in a gorgeous  Metropark resplendent with changing leaves and small lakes. I was Captain for Team 2 Edgy Veggies. We raised $487,  enjoyed meeting new friends, walked 2.75 miles and won two raffle prizes.  During [...]

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9/26 Preserving Our Roots & Happy Meatless Monday

Happy Meatless Monday.  Over the weekend we ventured into canning one of our favorite root veggies, pickled beets. For the past several years we have canned lots of different specialties from hot dilly beans to sparkling shiraz salsa, but consistently my favorite one to stockpile for gifting and sharing is pickled beets.  Even those  who [...]

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9/24 Zucchini Currant Walnut Muffins w/Maple Cream Cheese

You can frequently gauge the  weather in Michigan by what is coming out of our kitchen. Yesterday I baked both cookies and muffins. Autumn has collided with my dream of an everlasting summer. So I did what any summer loving, cold fearing person would do….turned on the oven and began to bake. I bought some [...]

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9/23 Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Ever since I read about the flax seed egg  replacer in  The Ultimate Vegan Baking Cheat Sheet I have been smitten with the idea. In the past I have viewed baking like a science experiment and believed that there was little wiggle room when it came to key ingredients like eggs and oil. Clearly, that [...]

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9/22 Delicata Dining Experience

Photo By: S. Duquet It was bittersweet when I spied the first Delicata Squash at our farmers market. I thought,”I really love those, why did they have to come so soon?” The debut of locally grown winter squash is a pretty good indicator that my beloved Summer has come and gone. It was such a [...]

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9/21 Zucchini Time

It happens every year at this time…a chill creeps into the air and all of a sudden I have an overwhelming desire to bake with zucchini. Perhaps my cravings follow the laws of supply and demand. Zucchini have made their debut at our farmers market and are now abundant and cheap. Time to get our [...]

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9/20 From Your Oven With Lovin

Image Courtesy of Diaryofavegan.com PETA just released The Ultimate Vegan Baking Cheat Sheet and I think  it is pretty brilliant. Whether you are vegan or not, this cheat sheet offers practical, cost effective ways to bake without eggs or dairy products. Why not try? Making pancakes without eggs will make them cholesterol free. Baking brownies [...]

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