• Book Release!
  • Kale & Wild Rice Casserole
  • Quinoa Stir-fry with Avocado
  • Cookbook Review: Keep it Vegan
  • Renovations and Books

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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Stuffed Dates -- Epicurean Vegan

Stuffed Dates

Happy holidays! The last couple of days have consisted of family and friend get-togethers, which means lots of great food. Christmas Eve was an appetizer night, so I brought the amazing Fiesta Taco Potato Crisps from The Oh She Glows Cookbook, and my spinach dip. For Christmas breakfast, we feasted on our favorite Hash Brown… 

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Meat is for Pussies

Cookbook Review: Meat is For Pussies

That’s right. Meat is for pussies . . . well, according to the book’s author, John Joseph. Joseph is the front man for the punk band, Cro-Mags, has been plant-based eating for 34 years, and is an Ironman triathlete. The cover may not be sporting the typical colorful photograph of the author preparing a veggie-packed… 

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Creamy Mushroom Soup -- Epicurean Vegan

Creamy Mushroom Soup

I love soup season. Although, I tend to make soups year round. This one is particularly fitting for winter because mushrooms pack an immune-boosting punch. Those winter sniffles and coughs don’t stand a chance against this cold-fighting stew. I added a potato, which is certainly optional; I just thought it added a bit more heartiness…. 

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Cinnamon-Almond Croissants -- Epicurean Vegan

Cinnamon-Almond Croissants

Puff pastry can sometimes be a vegan’s best friend. I had one sheet of it in the freezer, so I stuck it in the fridge the night before so that it would be thawed by morning. Otherwise, it takes about 45-60 minutes if you take it out and set it on the counter to thaw…. 

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Groatmeal with Fresh Fruit -- Epicurean Vegan

Groatmeal with Fresh Fruit

When it comes to breakfast, it can be a little lack luster for me. The Tenth Grader and I try to hit the gym in the mornings before school, so I typically inhale a Larabar at 5:45 a.m. and when I come home, I’m just wanting something quick. Sadly, I usually end up with a Boca… 

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Creamy Avocado Pasta -- Epicurean Vegan

Creamy Avocado Pasta

Avocados are incredibly versatile. They work in desserts such as mousses and cupcakes, in salads, dips, and spreads. Heck, you can make a facial out of it! Well, they also make the ideal pasta sauce. They’re very healthy too. Did you know they have more potassium than bananas? Yep, that’s 14% compared 10% in bananas…. 

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Eat Clean Live Well

Review: Eat Clean Live Well by Terry Walters

I love books. I love to cook. So naturally, I love cookbooks. I probably own more than I need, too. But I will always welcome the opportunity to review a vegan cookbook. Eat Clean Live Well (Sterling Epicure, Nov. 4, 2014) by Terry Walters, author of Clean Food and Clean Start, is an all-encompassing guide… 

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Easy, Vegan Cinnamon Rolls -- Epicurean Vegan

Easy, Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Sorry it’s been a while since my last post; been busy I guess. Next week, I’ll be bringing you 2 cookbook reviews that I’m super excited about, so look for that in the coming days. For now, I’ve got a quickie recipe for vegan cinnamon rolls, perfect for a lazy Sunday morning. INGREDIENTS: 24 Rhodes white… 

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Vegetable and Baked Tofu Salad -- Epicurean Vegan

Vegetable & Baked Tofu Salad

Lunches are sometimes a struggle for me to come up with. I’m usually not one for leftovers (unless it’s the cashew mac) but I do like to throw together sandwiches. However, those can get boring, so I came up with this veggie-cashew-tofu salad that is fabulous on bread, crackers or in a wrap. I love… 

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Vegan and Gluten-Free Pad Thai -- Epicurean Vegan

Vegan & Gluten-Free Pad Thai

This Pad Thai is pretty nontraditional, not just because it’s vegan, but also because I didn’t go with the usual veggies such as bean sprouts. Plus, I certainly didn’t go with the typical thin rice noodle; I opted for a heartier, thick cut one. So it is really Pad Thai? Well, sure! It’s my version and it… 

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