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Posts Tagged ‘Vegetables’

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 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 [...]


Thanksgiving Feast!

Thanksgiving Feast!

I think my favorite thing about any big celebratory meal is getting to channel my totally unfeminist dreams of being a midcentury housewife: cleaning the house, cooking massive amounts of food, setting the table, getting to use my pretty (though very unmatched) vintage servingware, lighting candles, and playing Astrud Gilberto and Les Baxter records.  I [...]


VeganMoFo: Middle Eastern Dinner

My ladyfriend is into Italian, South Asian, and Middle Eastern food most, and tonight she called requesting we try our hand at homemade spinach pie.  There’s a great Lebanese deli in Northeast Minneapolis called Emily’s that makes the best tabouli EVER, and their hummus and baba ghanoush is nothing to sniff at either!  They also [...]


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: A Lovely Sunday

Sunday morning I got up and decided to whip that cornbread into a sweet bread pudding for brekkie.  I kind of winged it and in hindsight should have looked at a recipe before diving in to get a more appropriate custard thing going on, but… I also added raisins, pecans, amaranth (because it is AWESOME), [...]


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 [...]


Friday's Delicious, Tomorrow's Chicago*

*Not that Chicago isn’t also delicious… You really can’t convince me that pesto needs cheese in it… for me it’s all about the nuts and the basil and the little bit of garlic.  Yum!  I spiralized some zucchini noodles and tossed them with a few tablespoons of raw lemon basil pesto, then squeezed some fresh [...]


Raw Week: Transitioning

Sorry for the lack of blogging the past couple days… on one hand I needed a break to work on some other projects, and on the other I didn’t really have anything blog-worthy to share.  Honestly, after Thursday’s feast at Ecopolitan, I started eating very simply for the most part.  A lot of straight up [...]


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: Tuesday Eats

Just a quick post today… I am definitely way more full of energy than I have been in a long time.  I admit it could be from a combination of things, but I’d like to think my recent eating habits have something to do with it!  At any rate, I think I’m figuring out my [...]


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 [...]


Raw Week!

Do you ever have those times where you can distinctly remember lying on the couch cracking up watching the Kids in the Hall, or sleeping in on your day off, and yet feel like you have had no free time outside of work?  I think I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed lately with wanting to [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


In which I try to have a Raw Wednesday…

This is not the best day of the week for me to do raw.  On Wednesdays I bake cookies and quick breads for 8 hours at work and having that stare me in the face, well… I can’t resist snacking on that little scraping of vegan tollhouse dough from the bottom of the mixing bowl.  [...]


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 [...]


raw day 5: do you love color?

fresh fruit tart with citrus banana cashew cream on a buckwheat crumble crust today, i loved colors.  well, more than usual, and in my food.  i am fully aware that it is much hotter and muggier in other parts of the world than it is here in minnesota, but today was our first really hot [...]


raw day 4: enchilada, smoothie, and heat-induced laze

raw avocado-kale enchilada with pepitas, red onion, tomatoes, cilantro and chili flakes, inside a raw corn-flax-lime tortilla and covered in mexican-style cheese sauce today i had the second half of my enchilada meal for lunch, and unlike the pasta, this one kept wonderfully!  i used a tortilla recipe from frugal raw!, which i might dip [...]