Category Archive for 'Photo'

Sprouts for All

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Fenugreek, Puy Lentils, Alfalfa I don’t remember how young I was when I started sprouting but when I moved out of my parents’ house, the sprouting trays came with me.  My earliest memory is interviewing my elementary school principal for the school newspaper (was I 8? 9?) and on his desk was a mason jar […]

Vegan Pierogis, hooray!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Sauerkraut and mushroom pierogis I grew up eating pierogis. I’m not picky about them. I love my grandma’s the best but I am happy to eat any pierogi I can get my lips around. My favorite pierogi was always the potato and farmer’s cheese but I’m finding that I now have a special place in […]

Gravy for Breakfast

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Tofu Scramble I made it all the way to the North Quadrant with some friends recently to check out the famed Gravy. The wait was long and their area to wait fits 4 comfortably. We were mostly outside braving the windy day. When we finally sat down to order I was a little shocked at […]

Love for Get it Ripe and her Raw Pudding

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Smooth and creamy, with all the fat I recently couldn’t wait anymore. I wasn’t sure what I was waiting for, time to go through other cookbooks, a birthday, pure procrastination? I gave into temptation and bought Get it Ripe and I am really enjoying it. I had to have it because Jae sounds just like […]

Hummus Among Us

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Party food I’m not much of a hummus maker or eater (gasp!). Although I do enjoy hummus and the many variations that it can inspire, I find that when I make it I’ll eat it once and it will invariably rot in the back of my fridge. It’s definitely a snack food or sandwich spread, […]

Burgerville has impressed me

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Fast food with no shortcuts I ate fast food. Granted I had a coupon from the Chinook Book for a 2 for 1 veggie burger, so like most good girls exposed to a Depression-era mindset from their grandparents, I used my coupon. Expecting a generic veggie burger mass produced and lacking flavor, I was shocked […]

Nana Keane Bread, a.k.a. Banana Zucchini Bread

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Banana Zucchini Bread Welcome to the best of both worlds. My childhood banana bread meets the zucchini bread and they live happily ever after. I love this bread because it’s sweet, dense and moist.  It doesn’t fall apart if you want to slather on the jam or butter.  And it’s lower fat and has lovely […]

Aduki Acorn Soup

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

V’Con Soup of Awesomeness I have been on a soup kick lately and have been trying some new recipes out of cookbooks. The most exciting soup I made in December was hands-down the Aduki Acorn squash soup with shiitake mushrooms. It was a party on my palate! I loved the combination of Asian flavors and […]

Beers to enjoy in the new year

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Currently pleasing my palate I’d like to officially welcome the new year and bring these 2 beers into 2009 with me. Having a father-in-law who enjoys brewing and all things beer related, I have been privileged this holiday season to try many new kinds of beer. My current two favorites are pictured and I’d like […]

Vegan Cookie Exchange Party

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Who’s ready for a sugar crash? I was invited to a vegan cookie exchange party recently and it was wonderful. The basic concept is that everyone shows up with a plate of cookies and you hang out and eat a bunch then go home with a variety pack to snack on for the rest of […]