• Simple and Delicious: Cooked Edamame
  • Product Review: Mac Uncheddar from Pastariso
  • Book Release!
  • Kale & Wild Rice Casserole
  • Quinoa Stir-fry with Avocado

Simple and Delicious: Cooked Edamame

Sometimes it’s the little things. We typically order these as an appetizer when we eat out at Asian restaurants and figured it was high-time we started eating them at home, too. It’s so easy and they make a great side dish or starter. You can also change up the seasoning and you have a whole… 

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Mac Uncheddar -- Epicurean Vegan

Product Review: Mac Uncheddar from Pastariso

I recently got the chance to try out a new boxed vegan mac and “cheese.” This one is from Pastariso Foods and not only is it vegan, but it’s gluten-free and soy-free as well. Unlike the “real” mac and cheese varieties, this one isn’t full of freaky ingredients: White and brown rice flour, pea protein powder, organic… 

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Bobbing for Watermelons, a Novel by April J. Moore

Book Release!

Okay, so it’s not a cookbook, but my main character is a food columnist . . .Today’s an exciting day—it’s the release of my second book, Bobbing for Watermelons. You can order a copy from Amazon, and it is also be available for the Kindle, Nook and Kobo.  One of these days I’ll be back with… 

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Kale & Wild Rice Casserole

Kale & Wild Rice Casserole

I saw this recipe and it looked delicious, but I made several tweaks, including making it vegan. This dish has many of my favorite ingredients: kale, wild rice, and mushrooms. It’s pretty easy to make, but it does have a few steps. I recommend making the rice ahead of time, otherwise, keep in mind that it takes… 

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Quinoa Stir-Fry with Avocado -- Epicurean Vegan

Quinoa Stir-fry with Avocado

Well, let’s see if I can still do this; it’s been a while. Sorry for the absence, but I think I’m getting back into the swing of things. Our kitchen counter tops are supposed to arrive today . . . just when I was getting used to the plywood stand-in! I bring you this easy… 

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Keep it Vegan by Aine Carlin

Cookbook Review: Keep it Vegan

I’ve had the opportunity to review Keep it Vegan by Aine Carlin, former actress and popular food blogger of Pea Soup Eats. Carlin offers over 100 recipes that include breakfasts, midday meals, sides, and sweet treats. She also has a section called “Something Special,” that include appetizers, salads, soups, and some very yummy-looking cocktails. (I’d like the… 

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Healthy Breakfast -- Epicurean Vegan

Renovations and Books

This has been the usual breakfast lately. That’s happens when your kitchen looks like this: But we’re getting there. The old island countertop at least is helping out until we get the rest of the cabinets in and are able to get the new countertops installed. It’s a mess. I’ve gotten good at using the… 

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Loaded Baked Potatoes -- Epicurean Vegan

Loaded Baked Potatoes

These loaded baked potatoes are new favorite at our house. They’re so easy to make and you can play with the toppings to change them up. I went pretty unconventional by topping these with kale chips and a delicious cilantro cashew cream that is to die for. I also topped them with a “Parmesan” from Oh… 

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Juice Away the Germs -- Epicurean Vegan

Juice Away the Germs: A Cure for the Common Cold

Sure, it’s pretty bold of me to claim I’ve got the cure for the common cold, but hang with me a moment here; I’ve done some fieldwork to back me up. It’s been a long time since I had a cold, in fact, I can’t recall the last time I did. I have, however, gotten… 

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Quick & Easy Quinoa Chili -- Epicurean Vegan

Quick & Easy Quinoa Chili

Some nights call for a warm, hearty meal. This one is also packed with healthy ingredients such as quinoa, beans, and avocado. I love regular ol’ chili with beans, tomatoes, and ground veggie sausage or crumbles, but sometimes, you just need a change! Between the quinoa and beans, you’ll get a healthy dose of protein,… 

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Lentil Burritos with Coconut-Garlic Cashew Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Lentil Burritos with Coconut-Garlic Cashew Sauce

I’ve made similar burritos, but changed these up a little. You might be amazed at how easy these are to make, and in just over 30 minutes. I love the curry-garlic-coconutty-cashew flavor of the sauce which is perfectly matched with the lentils and veggies tucked inside a warm tortilla. They’re a great meal when you want… 

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