Archive for October, 2011

10/31 Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween and a very scary Meatless Monday. I love Halloween and I really love passing out candy. This is our second year of handing out vegan treats and it feels fantastic to infuse the tradition with compassion by passing out candy without animal products in it. Better for the kids and all living things. [...]

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10/29 Suddenly Salad and Enter to Win

Convenience is a critical part of any meal plan. If I can replicate it or make it in a brisk amount of time, I will try. I think  that is the reason Broccoli Slaw was invented. It was created by busy people that wanted to eat well on a budget with the opportunity to bust [...]

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10/28 Veg Gifting-Book Giveaway

All the most edible holidays are fast approaching. I become giddy and food lustful just thinking about vegan sugar cookies and Tofurky Roast Beasts.  In honor of foodie holidays and gift giving, I wanted to do a beautiful book giveaway. One lucky Exploits winner will receive a copy of Vegetarian, more than 100 fresh flavoursome recipes. [...]

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10/27 Tricks or Treats

It’s that time of year again for Trick or Treat and givin’ them something good to eat.   Good to eat is a pretty subjective phrase as we are talking about truck loads of candy, but the good part can be even better since there are plenty of halloween candies available today that are not [...]

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10/26 Cinnamon Scented Cayenne Cornbread

A few days ago I posted a green chili cornbread recipe.  It was my first foray into vegan cornbread. The flavor was mild and pretty delish. I am definitely a cornbread lover. I admire it for its ability to accept other flavors and textures, like a blank slate for creativity. Just throw it in and [...]

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10/24 Happy Meatless Monday

Happy Meatless Monday my friends. Many times when  someone finds out that I am vegan they feel compelled to tell me,” I would be vegan if I didn’t have to give up……fill in the blank.”I have found that blank is usually cheese.  Its funny because after a year and a half of hearing that, I [...]

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10/22 So Many Options

It’s nearing the launch of the holiday season as Thanksgiving is only a month away.  For many, this November dinner feast is the initial family gathering, kicking off festivities that are centered around food and traditions. The standard centerpiece for most families is a turkey, complete with all the trimmings. I’ve been vegetarian for 14 [...]

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10/21 Winter Squash Risotto, part II

This is the double delicious leftover recipe from yesterday’s squash risotto.  What could be better than a simple, e-z to create vegan meal that loves you back twice?  I took a portion of the squash risotto from last night and made it into a second dish that took only minutes to prepare. I added a [...]

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10/20 Winter Squash Barley Risotto

I found this recipe while leafing through Good Housekeeping magazine. It is a two for one. You take the left-overs (if there are any) and make something equally as amazing, yet totally different with them.  The first recipe is for a low maintenance risotto. You don’t have to babysit or fuss over it because it [...]

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10/19 Finding My Courage

Kale Trail Update As  we drove to the Metropark for our first 13 mile run the wind howled and the Veggie Van shook. I thought,”Why today wind and rain? Why today?” Photo By: S. Duquet I would have thought that since a week ago we had just rocked out 12 miles that 13 would be [...]

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