Archive for November, 2012

11/30 Just Dive In

We are home from our trip to Florida.  I have found it difficult to get back into the swing of things. The sunny beach felt immune to the stress and hustle of the holidays, but here we are.  We did so many memorable things in Florida that I hardly know what to share first. I’ll [...]

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11/16 Battle of the Eggnogs

Eggnog is one of the things I look forward to with baited breath every holiday season. I love its comforting, smooth drinkability and its warm spicy flavor. I am also wooed by its limited availability. Its “enjoy me now because I won’t be here long” attitude makes me want it more. A few days ago [...]

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11/14 On Our Way

I am sitting in seat 16B of the plane that is speeding toward West Palm Beach. I was just handed three complimentary vegan snacks from the flight attendant. We are on our way to Florida for our second half marathon. We have trained for nearly six months. We have run in the scorching sun and [...]

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11/12 Happy Meatless Monday Thai Feast

Happy Meatless Monday. I have four recipes to share for an unforgettable Thai inspired meal. The recipes come with a  side dish of vegan undercover  activism. In September, Sandy and I helped with a  fundraiser for our local animal shelter.  The event,  called No Beast Feast, created by our friend and fellow veg lover Jo, [...]

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11/9 Roasted Squash, Fennel & Apple Soup

I crave soup when it is cold. That means from September until May in Michigan, I only want to eat soup and the occasional vegan cupcake. Comfort foods abound in this kitchen. Roasting vegetables and pureeing them is one of the easiest ways to create an inexpensive, comforting soup that does not require animal or [...]

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11/7 Its Because of The Cheese

So often when people find out that I am vegan they launch into how they could be vegan if it weren’t for the cheese. They can’t live without the cheese. It makes me chuckle inside because you would think I was talking to mice, but their fears of going without are very real. Well, fear [...]

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11/5 Portobello Pilaf On a Kale Pedestal

Happy Meatless Monday. Yesterday as we were running I began to crave kale and rice pilaf the way you would crave an ice cream cone or piece of chocolate. The thought overwhelmed me and I blurted out, “Let’s have sauteed kale and rice pilaf with portobello mushrooms and almonds for dinner.” When Sandy and I [...]

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11/2 New Thanksgiving Tradition

The holidays have arrived.  I don’t know how it happened or where my beloved Summer went but Thanksgiving is in a few short weeks.  This year wouldn’t it be fun to start a new tradition with your family? Adopt a turkey perhaps.  Consider adopting a turkey from Farm Sanctuary.   They have seven turkeys to [...]

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