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VeganMoFoV [10]: Weekend Salad

VeganMoFoV [10]: Weekend Salad

This weekend we went on a little birdwatching trip.  Knowing we’d be in an unfamiliar town with less-than-ideal food options, we packed a bunch of food to eat over a couple days (luckily our motel room had a fridge).  One of them was this salad, which continues my kale obsession with the addition of roasted, [...]


VeganMoFoV [9]: Roasted Radishes

VeganMoFoV [9]: Roasted Radishes

My new favorite thing is roasted or sauteed radishes.  It’s like the tastiest potato you ever had, but with a firmer texture and a more delicious flavor!  If the “bite” of a raw radish is too much for you, fear not, for this method really tames the spice, too. It’s the kind of delight that [...]


VeganMoFoV [8]: Bake Sale!

VeganMoFoV [8]: Bake Sale!

Blogging consistently and my work schedule=do not work.  Apparently. Anyhoo, last night I participated in a craft fair to raise money for the Barebones Halloween show thingy that happens every year here in Minneapolis but that I’ve (gasp!) never made it to.  I work with someone who’s fairly involved in the process, so I believe [...]


VeganMoFoV [7]: Orange-Coconut Water Kefir

VeganMoFoV [7]: Orange-Coconut Water Kefir

Along with my jam-making and things, I’ve been experimenting with some fermentation at home.  One of my favorite (and usually pretty easy and tasty) things to make is water kefir!  You may be familiar with dairy kefir and its non-dairy counterparts (I’ve only seen coconut kefir in the store), and while the slightly sour flavor [...]


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 [...]


VeganMoFoV [5]: Sunday Eats

VeganMoFoV [5]: Sunday Eats

Now comes the day when work grossly interfered with my ability to take pleasing photographs.  (Ugh!)  I feel like my camera and I aren’t working together right now.  We need to get reacquainted. Before work this morning I settled down to a hot cup of gotu kola-alfalfa-tulsi tea alongside a bowl of Ani Phyo’s Super [...]


VeganMoFoV [4]: Whole-Grain Coconut Milk Scones

VeganMoFoV [4]: Whole-Grain Coconut Milk Scones

So… what’s your experience with vegan scones?  Though I’ve had a few tasty ones in my life, both places I’ve worked most recently sold vegan scones that I would never pay money for.  Dry and flavorless or dense and veering on gummy are some of the terms I’d use to describe them.  I got put [...]


VeganMoFoV [3]: Getting my Jam On

VeganMoFoV [3]: Getting my Jam On

I like how that title sounds very stiff and awkward, as if I were a robot, which is probably a lot like I’d say it in real life. I haven’t left you, just been settling back in amid a lot of errand-running and camera return magic.  Tomorrow will be part one (wheat-free) of a post [...]


VeganMofoV [1] Review: Another Fork in the Trail

VeganMofoV [1] Review: Another Fork in the Trail

Welcome to VeganMoFo 2011 (aka the 5th year running)!  I decided last minute to join up again, and while I don’t have a theme like many, probably smarter, bloggers do, I do have a scribbled list of topics to pick from if I’m feeling stuck.  This is the first of two planned book reviews I [...]


VeganMoFo: Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

VeganMoFo: Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

This post crosses into two territories, being both for VeganMoFo and for Kim and Ricki’s SOS Kitchen Challenge (their theme this month being sweet potatoes!).  I go with the North American definition of sweet potatoes, that is confused by and conflates several varieties of tasty root vegetables, for I actually used a few garnet yams [...]


VeganMoFo: Holiday Busy

VeganMoFo: Holiday Busy

November, it seems, is not a great month for me to try posting more regularly.  I really should be in bed by now, because I am working at 2am (!) this week to bake enough pies for the masses at the co-op.  I was hoping to share a recipe for roasted brussels sprouts with cranberries [...]


VeganMoFo: SuperGreen Cranberry Orange Salad

VeganMoFo: SuperGreen Cranberry Orange Salad

I’ve made this salad a couple of times now, and it is So. Good.  Honestly.  It’s full of delicious greenery in the form of kale, micro greens, and avocado (not really a “green” as such, but it goes along with the color theme), tangy and tart with oranges and cranberries, and has just enough onion [...]


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: Survey Time

Okay, since I spent all day outside the house today, I don’t have any pictures or recipes to share today.  I did, however, assemble a salad with mache, kiwi, apple, avocado and papaya poppyseed dressing at the table within my favorite local coffee shop today and felt very vegan indeed!  Because I have no documentation [...]


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: Zesty Lemon Quinoa with Chickpeas and Tomato

VeganMoFo: Zesty Lemon Quinoa with Chickpeas and Tomato

I was up north this weekend celebrating a special birthday with my ladyfriend, lacking internet access and even cell phone reception (but it was a nice little break from technology), hence my little break from MoFo.  My thumb is still healing and still painful at times, but much better than a couple days ago!  Thanks [...]


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 [...]


VeganMoFo IV: Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Cornbread

VeganMoFo IV: Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Cornbread

Welcome to VeganMoFo IV!  I’m a realistic lady and know I won’t be posting everyday (especially since I’ll be up north in a cabin this weekend), but I’m going to try my best to post three or four times a week.  This year I hope to revisit old recipes that have been lost to domain [...]


VeganMoFo: Recent Raw Treats

Raw Strawberry Macaroons from Ani’s Raw Food Desserts. I’m making a bunch of recipes from Ani’s Raw Food Desserts this week to write up a review for Jae Steele’s blog.  So far, just about everything has been Pretty Tasty.  Strawberries are one of my favorite foods, so the smell and taste of these macaroons makes [...]


VeganMoFo: Favorite Things

I’ll actually be heading out of town for the weekend starting Friday night, so I’m trying to push out some posts before that happens.  I am so busy, I wish I didn’t have to sleep at night!  This post is a random list of favorite food and food-related things: Thai young coconuts They’re satisfying to [...]


VeganMoFo: Vegan Haggis – A Story

If you know what true haggis is, you know why I’m not going to go into a description of it and then try to justify the need for a vegan version or if you can even call it haggis when it’s vegan.  And if you don’t know what it is, I’m sparing you the horrible [...]


VeganMoFo: Odds and Ends

Last night my ladyfriend came into the kitchen and said, “I wish we had brownies.”  I said, “I can make some!” and I did.  Of course I reached for Sweet Freedom and discovered that I had all the ingredients for a half-batch of the Ultra Fudgy Brownies… even half an avocado! which makes up some [...]


VeganMoFo: Field Trip and Buddy Baking

Wow, I disappeared there for awhile didn’t I?  Apparently I don’t have good time management now that I have homework and social plans.  And today I have not much to show for it, either!  But I’m hoping for better things later this week. On Saturday I joined a bunch of older folks in Duluth for [...]