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Rejuvelac and Lime Sour Cream

Rejuvelac and Lime Sour Cream

Awhile back I made some homemade rejuvelac. This isn’t an entirely new concept for me; we make it all the time at the raw restaurant where I (sometimes) work. What is rejuvelac? you might be asking. It is a health tonic and fabulous fermented vegan dairy addition made from soaking sprouted grains in water. Traditionally, [...]


Marmalade and Cake!

Marmalade and Cake!

Oh, and soup! A spicy beet soup I made in the pressure cooker, then pureed and served with local pea shoots and some simple roasted tofu. It was a lovely, light spring dinner. Also, because I become a little bit crazy before going on a big trip (we’re soon headed to Arizona for a week [...]


Fruits and Veggies in Winter

Fruits and Veggies in Winter

I really dig fruits and veggies, as my love for raw foods attests to. But although I do have many examples of raw foods in this post, I don’t think eating them that way is the best idea for a typical Minnesota or northern climate winter. (Our winter has been almost anything but, though, so [...]


VeganMoFoV [6]: Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

VeganMoFoV [6]: Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Last night I asked for a sip of my lady’s orange juice before having a wee glass of vanilla brazil nut milk.  Ooh-wee!  It was a creamy citrusy sensation when those two tastes came together, and I went to bed knowing that this morning I would wake up and make myself an orange creamsicle smoothie [...]


Summer and SOS Challenge Part One

Summer and SOS Challenge Part One

Two months ago in Minneapolis, there was snow on the ground; a week ago highs were in the 50s.  Today, it got to 102F, and there was no way I was going to use even my toaster oven for dinner.  Even as I type right now, near 10pm, it’s still 96F outside and I’m blogging [...]


Tart Green Smoothie and a Sneak Peek

Tart Green Smoothie and a Sneak Peek

So when I mentioned being more excited about blogging now that spring is arriving, I wasn’t lying…it’s just that spring decided to depart us for winter again, apparently.  April is a trying month in Minneapolis.  Grr.  At least I’ve seen new grasses growing before they’re about to get covered up with some snow again tonight. [...]


Fala-violi

Fala-violi

The other night while making a black bean and rice bowl that I was going to top with some chopped radishes (Mexican food+radishes=heaven, a combo I learned while testing for Terry Romero), I got a bit peckish and decided to make myself some little radish sandwiches with tahini.  As in, two radish slices surrounding a [...]


Golden Curry Sauce

Golden Curry Sauce

Sometimes, when the city you live in has declared eight snow emergencies before the typically snowiest month even shows up (March), you need to take a vacation.  In your kitchen.  I stopped by one of the countless Asian groceries on Eat Street on my way home from work today intending just to buy some coconuts, [...]


VeganMoFo IV: Peach Rooibos Goji Flurry

VeganMoFo IV: Peach Rooibos Goji Flurry

Sorry for the unintended delay in posting there… life and work and other things prevented me from blogging. I’ve got a little different direction today, an adaptation of an Ani Phyo recipe.  This “flurry” brings together two favorites for me: Ani Phyo (who has the loveliest simple raw recipes) and my memories of a peach [...]


VeganMoFo IV: Raw Persimmon Coconut Tarts

VeganMoFo IV: Raw Persimmon Coconut Tarts

You’d think with all this persimmon madness, I’d have had a love affair with it since the day I was born.  Well, maybe not quite that much.  But, while I am falling in love with this fruit, we only just met a couple years ago.  Only available for a short time of the year, I [...]


VeganMoFo: Raw Persimmon-Apple Crisp

VeganMoFo: Raw Persimmon-Apple Crisp

I admit to a certain satisfaction in doing most things with my hands.  Measuring cake ingredients and finally stirring them together with a silicone spatula before pouring them into pans.  Squeezing oranges with a citrus press.  Making thin slices of apples and persimmon with my mandoline.  Except when I get overeager in my guard-less slicing [...]


VeganMoFo IV: Creamy Pepita Cilantro Dressing

VeganMoFo IV: Creamy Pepita Cilantro Dressing

Hot dang!  I made it into the first VeganMoFo roundup!  And even without pictures (since I only linked you to the post from last year).  Sadly, I have no recent pictures today either, because I was working, voting, working out, and am in the midst of trying to rearrange my entire kitchen so we have [...]


Marinated Kale Salad

Marinated Kale Salad

Before I talk about kale, I want to talk about why this kale salad happened in the first place, or why anything I make has ever been made.  If you have poked around this site a bit or read it for awhile, you might remember that I owe my love of food and cooking to [...]


Fresh Cherry-Meyer Lemon Coconut Tarts

Fresh Cherry-Meyer Lemon Coconut Tarts

[Thank you everyone, for your very kind words regarding my recent life changes.  It means a great deal to me!] I don’t watch a lot of tv (in fact, we don’t even own a television set and haven’t for close to 3 years), but that doesn’t mean that pop culture references escape me.  Or, rather, [...]


Raw Cashew Coconut Rhubarb Cookies

Raw Cashew Coconut Rhubarb Cookies

Having missed out on the first two SOS challenges hosted by Ricki and Kim, I was over the moon when this month’s ingredient was announced: rhubarb!  My all-time favorite pie flavor is strawberry-rhubarb, and I have fond memories of my grandmother making some kind of rhubarb tart topped with baked meringue (not vegan, and perhaps [...]


Roots and Leaves: Beets!

Roots and Leaves: Beets!

Another result of my busier schedule is my need for simpler foods.  Sometimes that means convenience (and eating out), but I’m trying really hard to take advantage of all the wonderful produce happening now and arriving soon.  I’m also trying hard to not let working two jobs make me forget to take care of myself [...]


Two Seed Milks

Two Seed Milks

So apparently it’s been awhile, yet again.  My new two-jobs thing hasn’t left me a lot of free time, it seems, and while I had every intention of blogging about the magical fiddlehead fern a couple weeks ago, turns out I cooked some that had gone bad and I got my first bout of food [...]


The I [heart] Coconuts Post

The I [heart] Coconuts Post

Because, really, I do.  And with projected temperatures in the 70s this week, I’m feeling downright tropical. It seems that lately I’ve been spending a lot of time reading blogs and not blogging much on my own.  The horrors!  One very valid reason is that I’m now working two jobs, the second (and part-time) one [...]


Raw Almond Slaw

Raw Almond Slaw

Pardon the delay in posting—turns out I left my battery charger in Tallahassee after a trip there at the beginning of March (oops!).  And speaking of that trip, I feel an intense desire to re-experience hot boiled peanuts, and to recreate the amazingly non-nutritional-yeasty/-mustardy vegan macaroni and cheese from the Vegan Soul Food cart.  Until [...]