Category Archive for 'Vegetarian'

Wild Foods: Acorns

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

The elusive acorn A few months ago I had first heard about John Kallas and I went to his website and realized he has all the knowledge that I want to have. I must meet and learn from this man. Finally the stars aligned (and work schedules) and I attended his acorn extraction class. Now […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brunch at Bob’s Red Mill

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Bob’s Red Mill I think Bob’s brand has gotten big enough that I now see it in the larger chain grocery stores. I would think it is available in small towns by now. I’m excited to report that I live near the mill. I made it there for brunch recently with friends and basked in […]

Fig Tart with Maple-Cashew Cream in a Rosemary Cornmeal Crust

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Fig Tart Taking a break from mushrooms, let’s look at this luscious tart I made recently. It was really easy to make and very tasty. For the crust, I veganized a recipe off epicurious and it was amazing. It’s a cornmeal crust with rosemary and I made it in my food processor. Instead of butter […]

My Typical Liquid Fast

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

I will try to run down as briefly as I can how I’ve done my fasts in the past. Feel free to modify it and make it your own. Before fasting I try to do at least one day raw before the fast to prepare my body for the change. Some people do much longer. […]

Teaching and Cooking in Peru (with food photos!)

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Hard at work. I was honored to spend a month in the Sacred Valley of Peru (near Machu Picchu), where I volunteered for a group yoga retreat center, teaching the staff vegan cooking and vegetarian classics (all in Spanish!). The kitchen was lacto-ovo vegetarian and the owner wanted them to have some vegan recipes under […]