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Vegan Queso-Off

We are a family of queso lovers. No, really, G & I have a serious (love) issue with queso. It all started when we were shopping for some football munchies last year at Target. G picked up a jar of Target brand queso and said something to the effect of, “I know you’re judging me, … Continue reading

Classic Indian Cooking: Khatte Channe w/ Cumin & Turmeric Rice

Last day of Vegan MoFo 2012, are we really here? I think this may be the first year that I haven’t felt exhausted and like I need a break by the end of the month–definitely a good sign, right? (I mean, maybe spending a good chunk of it on vacation doesn’t hurt either…but you know…) … Continue reading

The Savory Way: Quinoa Salad w/ Dried Fruits & Pine Nuts

So far so good on the storm front, but I’m queuing this post up a day ahead of time, so we’ll see. I have to admit–so glad not to be on the coastline, my thoughts go out to anyone on the seaboard–this storm is terrifying. My biggest concern: all of the summer vegetables I froze. … Continue reading

Moosewood Low-Fat Favorites: Curried Carrot Parsnip Soup

For those of you not on the East coast and obsessively watching The Weather Channel, we’re batting down the hatches along with the entire seaboard and settling in for what, hopefully, will not be the snowpocalypse/gale-force-winds/deluge that’s predicted. Over here in Roanoke we’re a little more shaded from the brute force of hurricane Sandy, but … Continue reading

Blue Ridge Parkway & Plant

Have you ever had a moment when you’re driving and you see a sign or a turn off and you say, what the hell, and take it, even though it’s going to add time to your route or maybe even take you off course? I’ll admit, I rarely do that. But on the way back … Continue reading

Atlanta Eats, Part II

While one and a half days is not enough time to eat all the vegan goodness in Atlanta, I certainly tried my best. After the uber filling dinner of Delia’s, I lost a bit of time Tuesday morning due to the whole keys-locked-in-trunk thing. Thankfully I was still pretty stuffed from the night before, so … Continue reading

Atlanta Eats, Part I

A day late and a dollar short–turns out my Atlanta trip got a little more exciting yesterday morning when I locked my keys in my trunk. Whoops. So my schedule (of eating–what else?) was thrown off and left no time for blogging. It happens, though right? (Oh, and AAA saved the day and broke into … Continue reading

Bean Vegan Cuisine & Cyclocross

Vegan MoFo hits the road! I haven’t shared this with you all yet, but exciting news in my world–I accepted an offer to work with Starlight Custom Cycling Apparel as a marketing/sales opps person! While my other job was a fine job, it was just that: a job. Starlight, I have a feeling, will be … Continue reading

The Enchanted Broccoli Forest: Cream of Tomato Soup

When I was little, my father’s go-to comfort meal was a bowl of Campbell’s tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. Early on, I learned how to open the cans, dump the congealed soup into a pot, fill up the empty can with milk, mix the two together over low, and serve with a wheat … Continue reading

The Soul of a New Cuisine: Apple-Squash Fritters

I can’t do this book justice. At ~340 pages in length with recipes spanning the entire African continent, it’s impossible to represent it in one small recipe. But that’s the challenge I have, I suppose. Sadly, this, once again, is the first time I’ve ever cooked from Marcus Samuelsson’s The Soul of a New Cuisine: … Continue reading