vegan

How to Can Pears

September 13, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

One of my favorite things about visiting the farm is spending time in the kitchen alongside my mother-in-law. She’s a terrific cook, wise with knowledge about how to make just about every southern recipe that exists. She also knows the traditional ways of doing things, the methods that are generally lost on my generation. Last [...]

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Whole Wheat, Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Squares

August 30, 2012 Breakfast

I probably shouldn’t call these breakfast squares. It somehow seems wrong to eat chocolate chips for breakfast. But they were vegan chips, so maybe that helps? Probably not. I guess I’ll have to take solace in the fact that the ingredients contain mostly whole wheat, peanut butter and banana. Mmm. Ingredients: Adapted from Peanut Butter, [...]

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Summer Vegetable Soup

August 23, 2012 Soups and Stews

Soup is one thing I miss during summer. I love the simplicity of coming home from work, throwing vegetables in a pot of water, and sipping wine in a comfy chair while the broth bubbles. It’s probably the easiest way to eat vegetarian. It may be the easiest way to eat. My summertime meals are [...]

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Mango and Canary Melon Gazpacho

August 9, 2012 Snacks

The first time I ever tasted gazpacho I was working in a four star restaurant in Knoxville, TN. It seemed a strange concept- cold. fruit. soup.- and I couldn’t really see the point. But that first taste was one I’ll never forget. It was sweet watermelon with a warmth from cayenne pepper, truly special. Gazpacho [...]

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Vegan Fudge Pops

July 26, 2012 Desserts and Sweets

I don’t remember the first time I ever tried a fudge pop, but they’ve always been a classic favorite. Same with pudding pops. I would trade a thousand licks for a box of icy, chocolate popsicles. And I’d still want more. And then you grow up and look at the ingredients on the package and [...]

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Pineapple, Mint and Coconut Milk Shake

July 23, 2012 Beverages

Here we are, midway through the summer. The heat these past months has steered me to lighter foods so that if I had to choose a theme for this summer’s eating, it would be, surprisingly, vegan.  It’s not something I consciously aspired to, but everyday decisions helped me get there. Being a vegetarian it’s easy [...]

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Peach, Apricot and Pistachio Couscous

July 9, 2012 Salads

And we’re back!  That was a long break, huh? And a hot one. I thought I my skin was going to melt right off the bone on more than a few occasions last week. Whew! So a cool salad recipe sounds right for now. This is one that my friend Lauren made for last month’s [...]

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Canary Melon and Cilantro Salad

June 17, 2012 Salads

Allow me to introduce you to the canary melon. Canary melon is amazing. It’s sweet and juicy, like honeydew dipped in sugar crystals. You could eat it like candy for dessert. I discovered this delightful fruit by happenstance. I asked the grocer about it and he sliced one up on the spot to let me [...]

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Spicy Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

June 7, 2012 Stir-fry

  I am currently obsessed with this recipe. It’s a perfect summer dish that doesn’t require crazy high oven temperatures. You can serve it warm, at room temp, or cold. It also makes great leftovers. And the flavors are deliciously bold. Not to mention the texture. I cannot get enough of the crispy, cool lettuce, [...]

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Strawberry and Pecan Quinoa with Honey Lemon Dressing

May 3, 2012 Breakfast

This dish may not be much to look at but it is delicious and versatile. It makes a great breakfast or snack. I actually ate several forkfuls before dinner last night. I couldn’t resist. You’ve got sweet, tart strawberries mingling with the buttery pecans and the quinoa is right there binding it all together. Amazing. [...]

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