A Bloody Mary seems like such a safe drink for vegans. It’s basically just tomato juice and potato juice (vodka), right? Wrong. Your Bloody Mary (or Virgin Mary) could have clam juice, anchovies, beef broth, or eggs! Let me walk you through a basic “template” for creating a Bloody (or Virgin) Mary. I say “template”… Read More ›
It just gets easier and easier to be vegan! Looking for an easy Thanksgiving dessert? Try the Daiya Pumpkin Spice Cheezecake. It’s a seasonal item available in the last quarter of each year. Not only is it vegan, but it’s also soy-free and gluten-free (in case you are hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for family or… Read More ›
Take Can’t Out Of Your Vocabulary Family legend has it that even as a baby, I hated the word “no.” Every time someone even whispered it to me, I’d scream and have a temper tantrum. As an adult, I still hate the word “can’t.” When I mentor new vegans, one of the first things I… Read More ›
The Common Market at Plaza Midwood is a Charlotte landmark that’s hard to describe. It’s a convenience store. It’s a deli. It’s a bar. It’s a neighborhood hangout. It’s a place to sit and listen to local bands. It’s dog friendly – pooches are allowed on the patio. And, right from its beginnings almost 20… Read More ›
We were fleeing Florida, driving through Charleston on our way back to Charlotte. Why were we fleeing Florida? Because there’s lots of stuff for us “hoomans” to do in Florida. Disney World. Universal. A moonlight gambling cruise. (My traveling companion cleaned up at the craps table, and I made a $4.00 profit on the slots!… Read More ›
Don’t let the title fool you – about 75% of the recipes are vegan, or could easily be made vegan. The emphasis is on beans, grains, and veggies – no fake meats and very little soy and nuts. Quite a variety of ethnic influences – Italian, Greek, Mexican,Indian.
I love doing a food challenge every now and then! Here is one I particularly love doing – and a challenge especially suited for frugal vegans! The “Eat The Pantry” or “Pantry Challenge!” It’s a challenge where, for a certain length of time, you commit to eating what’s already in your pantry! The best time… Read More ›