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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 [...]


Photo Sneak Peeks

Photo Sneak Peeks

Thanks so much for all your kind words on my last post – it really made my day(s) to feel an outpouring of love for this little project. And speaking of project, how could I even think of giving this blog up, when I just went through my photo files and rediscovered all these “lost” [...]


Cookbook Review: Blissful Bites

Cookbook Review: Blissful Bites

I haven’t done a lot of cookbook reviews (particularly solicited ones), but I’m pretty excited about Christy Morgan’s cookbook Blissful Bites. It seems like it’s everywhere lately, so it’s probably not even that new to you, but if by chance you haven’t heard about it, then you’re in luck! (You can order the book here, [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Heirloom Tomato, Avocado and Basil Salad

Heirloom Tomato, Avocado and Basil Salad

I hesitate posting a recipe like this, because it seems so obvious, and to tell the truth, the measurements are pretty loose and might not totally qualify as a recipe.  But I’m doing it anyway, since sometimes we just need a recipe to make something as simple as an heirloom tomato salad. Tomatoes are magical [...]


The Story So Far…

The Story So Far...

Like a lot of food bloggers, I try not to get *too* personal here (although I’m not really that bothered by sharing information).  But for three-quarters of a year, I haven’t been taking very good care of myself emotionally or physically.  Sure, you might think with the little snippets you see posted here that I [...]


Review: My Sweet Vegan by Hannah Kaminsky

Review: My Sweet Vegan by Hannah Kaminsky

If you’re reading my teeny humble blog you’ve no doubt already come across Hannah’s blog, BitterSweet, if not read it regularly.  She takes beautiful photos of not just food but her amazing crafts, all given great background stories with her signature and engaging writing style.  She posts so regularly about so many of her edible [...]


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: Raggmunkar

Apologies for my delay in posting this… our overpriced internet service seems to be disconnecting frequently and I only have the patience to jump through hoops so many times. Being a big fan of sweet potatoes (and their more impressive nutritional profile), I don’t buy many regular potatoes these days, but I’ve been getting a [...]


Get It Ripe by jae steele

You know when you get a cookbook and you read it from cover to cover and cradle it in your arms and wanna marry it?  Uh… me neither; isn’t that a weird idea? Okay, so it’s really mostly true.  I heard about Get It Ripe in the Post Punk Kitchen forums awhile back and have [...]


A Birthday Dinner

So, remember how in my last post I said I was reducing my sugar intake except for holidays and special occasions?  This was a very special occasion: my ladyfriend’s 28th birthday!  We had our good friends Michael and Dan over and it was a gay ol’ party (I mean that in both senses)! While I [...]


PPK Cookbook Challenge Catch Up: Veganomicon and La Dolce Vegan

I never got around to last week’s Cookbook Challenge update for Veganomicon.  I’ve got to admit that I failed the challenge, in a way, because I didn’t make three new recipes.  Sunday night was a return to an old favorite: Pasta with Beanballs and Marinara Sauce (delicious goodness! that wasn’t photographed).  Last week was a [...]


PPK Cookbook Challenge: Eat, Drink & Be Vegan

I didn’t have last week’s cookbook, but was excited to try Dreena Burton‘s Eat, Drink & Be Vegan, which I’ve had nearly since it was released, though I’d only ever referenced it previously to make a white bean hummus.  I made quite a few recipes, actually, and only over the course of three days! First [...]


PPK Cookbook Challenge: Yellow Rose Recipes

A challenge was put forth over on the PPK to make three recipes (or more) from a selected cookbook over a week.  Because of the moving and such, this is actually the third week of the challenge, but my first chance to participate.  Joanna‘s cookbook Yellow Rose Recipes was the contender, and after going through [...]