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Beet, Yam and Kale Salad

Beet, Yam and Kale Salad

I feel like I’m finally starting to crawl out of my hole and get excited about food again, and blogging.  Winter this year has been especially tough – so so cold, and so much snow.  Only in the last month or so have I gotten back to regularly being able and willing to bike to [...]


GF Coconut Lime Cupcakes with Avocado Lime Frosting

GF Coconut Lime Cupcakes with Avocado Lime Frosting

Life is sweet. So far gluten-free baking has been a lot of trial and error, a lot of disappointments and some minor successes.  But this recipe has been a definite success!  I gave a mini-bundt cake version made from leftover batter to a friend of mine and she told me “I hope you wrote down [...]


GF Three Pepper Red Bean and Greens Gumbo

GF Three Pepper Red Bean and Greens Gumbo

I’m determined over the next two nights to make really tasty dinners for my girlfriend before she leaves for her European tour.  Not because I imagine she’ll not get anything tasty while abroad (and Europe is so much more generous with these sorts of things than her band has ever encountered in the U.S.), nor [...]


Gluten-Free Gingerbread Buckwheat Pancakes

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Buckwheat Pancakes

I don’t really make pancakes all that often.  But with a recent work schedule change allowing me to sleep in a few extra days a week, and a chilly change in the weather that has me making excuses to stand in front of the stove, I’ve been making a lot more pancakes these days. It [...]


Pre-Thanksgiving Prep

Pre-Thanksgiving Prep

As usual, I’m too late with these kinds of things to be of much use to anyone right now, but I’ve got to get my blogging mojo back so I’m posting anyway.  I’m working all week, including on Thanksgiving until 1pm, so I’m trying to clean my house and make as much food as I [...]


Persimmon-Apple Sauce

Persimmon-Apple Sauce

When I got home today I knew I had to do something with the bag of persimmons that wasn’t going to last much longer in the fridge.  I started throwing a couple things in a saucepan, and this ultra delicious Persimmon-Apple Sauce was created.  It’s perfectly sweet without added sugar and has a hint of [...]


Raw Coconut and Persimmon Parfait (and giving gluten a rest)

Raw Coconut and Persimmon Parfait (and giving gluten a rest)

Well, after VeganMoFo, it feels like I dropped off the planet a bit.  For a week, anyway   This past week has been really stressful, and I’ve been having a hard time making food in general, much less blogging about it.  But things are on the upswing (I hope). Early for me on a day [...]


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: Raw Apple Crisp and Veggieful Dinner

This morning I got up, went to the dehydrator, and pulled out a tray of Maple Cinnamon Buckwheat Crispies from Raw Food Real World.  (No, maple isn’t really raw…ooh, controversy!)  Then I sliced some apples, mixed them with a “syrup” out of dates, cinnamon, cardamom, lemon juice and coconut water, and topped them with the [...]


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 [...]


Cardamom-Orange Coconut Flaxjacks!

So I promised about 5 days ago that I was going to work on making a more palatable version of Ani Phyo’s Coconut Breakfast Cakes (which some of you have tried and weren’t crazy about), and I finally got around to making “breakfast” for lunch after work today. So here’s the deal with the original [...]


Recent Eats via the Farmer's Market

I’ve been going to the farmer’s market and getting so excited by produce that I tend to overbuy and have too much of something.  Well, more than I need for a recipe or two sometimes.  Like garlic scapes.  My herbs are also growing almost out of control outside, so I thought I should bring the [...]


Fruited Cabbage Kale Salad with Tahini-Garlic Dressing

I’m not huge on holidays, and rather less huge on themed food for holidays (apart from Thanksgiving and the baking and beverages surrounding that one consumer holiday in December).  Since we got our grill, however – because we have a space to have one now – I’m not opposed to an excuse for using it [...]


Lower-Fat Rama Spinach Curry with Tofu

I really like Thai curries, and I’ve always been a sucker for anything involving coconut milk and peanuts.  But being vegan and eating Thai food means a lot of questions about fish sauce and eggs, and sometimes disturbingly not knowing whether you’re truly getting something without any offending ingredients.  (At least in my experience, I’ve [...]


Raw Week: Fruity Crepe and Veggie Dressing

Today has been a weird day.  I had some weird nightmares so I never felt totally rested all day, and on top of it I had my (usually) least favorite shift at work. However, I had an AMAZING breakfast, as you can probably see!  I used the Rawmelette shells to make a fruit crepe.  Or [...]


Raw Week Update: Rawmelettes!

This wasn’t quite as good as Ecopolitan’s version, but pretty darn near close… this is what I ate there Sunday afternoon, and it seemed too easy NOT to make it at home.  All I had was my experience eating it and the menu description for Rawmelettes: two banana-coconut-flaxseed “omelette” shells with macadamia-cashew “cheese”, avocado, carrot [...]


More Test Recipes and Fun with Adzuki Beans

A lot of people have been posting their happy spring pictures, but things get started a little bit later up here in Minnesota.  I noticed buds on the trees and new grass about a week ago, and above you see the start of some herbs for a container garden I’m planning to tend this year.  [...]


Chia Pudding

Remember Chia Pets?  Actually, they’re still going quite strong, aren’t they?  (That Chia Obama is, uh, really something else.) I’ve recently learned that not only can you decorate some terra cotta with wet chia seeds and watch it grow, but you can soak them in water or milk, add a few spices and sweeteners, and [...]


Raw Fresh Thyme and Celery Soup

Raw Fresh Thyme and Celery Soup I know, I know… I can’t quit with the raw stuff lately.  But my non-raw fare has really consisted of a lot of cookbook recipes or unimpressive stir fries (well, impressive only because they were palatable despite being made in an empty North Shore cabin kitchen without tamari!). I’m [...]


Dagens Rätt: Vege-Köttbullar

I finally worked out a new recipe for Swedish Meatballs that’s soy-free and can be made gluten-free as well by subbing gluten-free breadcrumbs.  Plus, it’s chock-full of different protein sources and ripe for variation to Italian-style or other versions. There’s quite a few sub-steps, I admit, but they can be done at the same time [...]


Raw Applesauce

I’ve always loved applesauce.  My Swedish family would tell me that my mom, who was my first and best inspiration for cooking, was a master of homemade applesauce.  As I got older, she didn’t have time to make it from scratch anymore, but we always had a big jar of it in the fridge at [...]


Healthy Breakfasts: Steel Cut Oatmeal

We’re always told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  It provides the foundation for the long hours of work ahead, or in the case of my days off, lazing around the house pretending to “clean.”  But I’ve never been a big breakfast person.  I’m not hungry when I first wake up, [...]


Vegan Iron Chef Challenge: Pears and Nuts

I didn’t know about this Vegan Iron Chef challenge until very recently, too late to submit anything for the first challenge (apples and ginger).  With the huge amounts of VeganMoFo posts in my Google Reader, it must have gotten lost in there.  And I’m cutting it very very close with this challenge deadline anyway, as [...]


Potlucks and Pomegranates

Our potluck didn’t do well, as there were only two of us.  But whatever; it was a beautiful day in Loring Park and we got to gorge on our delicious offerings!  Going with the fall theme, I made the Paradise Casserole from the Candle Cafe Cookbook (it was simple but yummy) and topped it with [...]