Posts Tagged ‘dairy free’

7/18 Pistachio Pate with Grilled Figs

Fresh figs are now in season and have graced the shelves of our local markets. When they finally appear I begin to purchase them like I require them for my very survival. I buy them en masse because I adore them, but also because I fear and dread their inevitable disappearance. According to, fig […]

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4/22 Kickoff of U.S. VegWeek 2013

Happy Meatless Monday, Happy Earth Day and Happy first day of  US VegWeek 2013. Launched in 2009 by Compassion Over Killing,  VegWeek is a culmination of all things veg.  It is an all encompassing resource for veg curious and vegan wannabes like us. You can go to   In Your Area  to see if there are VegWeek activities […]

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4/5 Edamame Soup

I simply love snacking on warm edamame.  I can and have eaten them by the bowl full. Edamame are soybeans that come in their own shell (for mad snacking) or shelled (think stir fry/salads/soup).  They can be found in the freezer section of most grocery stores. You may boil them for a scant five minutes, […]

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3/18 Back To Basics Spicy Carrot Ginger Soup

Recently I have been enjoying a more  minimalistic way of eating than I am used to. It has been food, more simply. When I cook at home I treat our spice cabinet like a supermarket sweep and go crazy. I love spices, I love herbs and honestly, I love the challenge to combine them all. […]

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1/28 Festival Salad

Happy Meatless Monday. I have a salad to share that is ridiculously easy to prepare, features the floral sweetness of Meyer Lemons and the health benefits of Kelp. You are going to love this one. Last week I fell in love with a salad from the Whole Foods Market deli called Detox Salad. It was a simple […]

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1/25 Kickstart Your Life

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is offering a free 21 Day Vegan Kickstart program. It is designed to help you incorporate vegan foods into your lifestyle in an easy and sustainable way. When you sign up you will receive tips and recipes every day for 21 days, beginning on the first of the […]

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1/14 Creamy Corn Chowder

Happy Meatless Monday. Sandy and I are still in Michigan after a death in my family brought us back unexpectedly. Because we had planned to spend the winter in Florida,  there is a family renting our home so we are staying with our friends Kathy and Keith.  A few days after we arrived, Sandy and I […]

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1/11 Gwen’s World Famous Pecan Tart

While spending time in Atlanta it became an obsession to find authentic Georgia pecans. As someone that loves to bake and  has a passion for pecans, I could not  leave the holy land of pecans without having experienced them first hand. We went to a store called Burgers Farm Fresh Fruit Market in Marietta. It […]

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12/14 Gifting Vegan Biscotti

Yesterday I  baked and packaged two flavors of vegan biscotti for friends and colleagues. It is a gift I am proud to share.  Despite their sophisticated appearance, biscotti are relatively easy to make and perfect for veganizing. I chose bright flavors with crunchy nut counterparts, but feel free to try any combo you think would […]

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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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