Category Archive for 'Vegan'

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 […]

Veggie Garden

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Fava Beans A garden’s first year is always filled with trial and error. I converted a patch of weeds in my backyard this spring into our garden. There were a lot of onions in the ground but I’m not sure what kind or if they were even edible. There were a lot of weeds and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]