Archive for May, 2012

5/30 Elbow Macaroni Tempeh Salad

Last week at work a customer asked me if we had Elbow Macaroni. I walked her to the pasta aisle to investigate. We did not, but in the brief  moment of that exchange, I began to crave Elbow Macaroni Tuna Salad. You know the one….standard with mayo, celery and peas.  The craving was strong as [...]

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5/29 How Does Your Garden Grow?

In our garden last year, we planted more herbs and vegetables than I have ever dared put in the ground in my life.  We were even in an heirloom seed trial and planted heirloom seeds for three types of cukes and at least that many tomato varietals, multiple peppers and an array of  herbs.  In [...]

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5/28 Happy Memorial Day

Happy Meatless Memorial Day friends. Hope you had a memorable weekend with people you love. This weekend we experienced the most glorious and unexpected heat wave. Because heat waves require chilled soup….Sandy made her Soon-To-Be-World-Famous Black Bean Gazpacho. You will want to have some chilling the next time the sun in your town is blazing [...]

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5/25 When Things Melt, Buy More

This week our refrigerator chilled its last piece of kale. The freezer went first without warning, followed by the fridge several hours later. By the time I got home from work it was making a groaning noise not compatible with kitchen appliances. As is usually the case with major appliance malfunction, I had already invited [...]

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5/23 A Gem To Share

I am being held captive by the most enchanting novel. I am enjoying it so much that I wanted to share. It is called The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender. It is lilting in its beauty and profound in its concept. The narrator of our story is a  nine year old named [...]

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5/21 Memorial Day Menus

Happy Meatless Monday. I thought it would be fun to share two completely different menus for Memorial Day planning. This way, you will have plenty of time to shop and incorporate some vegan dishes for your Memorial Day celebrations. Because our gardens are not yet in full swing, you may need to purchase produce or [...]

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5/18 Being a Girl on The Run

A few months ago I read about an organization called Girls On The Run and fell in love. Taken straight from their site, “Girls on the Run is a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls age eight to thirteen years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. [...]

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5/16 Shaved Brussels w/ Peaches and Almonds

I love Brussel sprouts. I love their hearty texture and pungent flavor. I really like the huge stalk they grow on and that they look like miniature cabbage. It seems like they are a polarizing edible, either you are a lover of the Brussel or an adversary. This dish could bring you to the dark side [...]

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5/14 Mini Neapolitan Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches

Happy Meatless Monday. I have the most fun, Summery dessert to share with you. Over the weekend Sandy’s parents were staying with us from Atlanta. The plan was to create a Swanky Appetizer Buffet on Saturday night for dinner. In keeping with the theme of all things hand held, I veganized one of my all [...]

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5/11 Cantina Quinoa Salad

Yesterday at work I was asked to make a dish for the staff using a recipe from our TraderJoes.com website. I chose a quinoa salad because it was vegan (I like to eat on the job too), sounded great and did not require a Herculean amount of work to assemble. The staff absolutely went wild [...]

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