Category Archive for 'review'

Fermentation Festival Comes to Portland

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

I realized this week that I’m not alone in my fermentation fetish.  Being a fan of Sandor Katz, I received an email from him detailing his whereabouts and I was excited to discover that not only was he coming to Portland, but there was a whole free festival centered around fermentation and community.  I don’t […]

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 […]

Anyone ever heard of Grainaissance?

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Decadance without the sugar I sure haven’t but their drinks are amazing. It’s not all watery like rice milk is which has always disappointed me. I’m not looking to drink cream, but this “shake” is extremely satisfying to consume. Apparently Grainaissance has been around since 1979 and operates out of California but the thing I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chikn Salad Sandwich with Buckwheat Sprouts

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

I notice that I don’t eat very many sandwiches as an adult.  Maybe because my mom isn’t handing them to me in a paper sack to take to school.  They are the ideal lazy food: bread and filling.  I don’ t even need to cut crusts or cut it in half to enjoy it.  So […]