In my last post, I shared a “template” for what I call a Strawberry Dessert Salad. It’s a classic salad with berries, nuts, and sweet poppyseed dressing that I eat after a meal, as a healthy “dessert”. Or, on hot summer mornings I will sometimes eat it for breakfast. But what if you want something… Read More ›
It’s finally Fall (on the calendar, at least) which means … It’s time for Trader Joe’s! I admit, I am not as big a fan of Trader Joe’s as I once was. When Trader Joe’s opened its first Charlotte store in 2007, it was one of the few places to find vegan products and affordable… Read More ›
My first “official” date with A. ten years ago was at an Indian restaurant – Maharani. At the time, I wasn’t familiar with Indian food. Charlotte was not very diverse then and there were only a few Indian restaurants. Truthfully, I thought the food seemed strange … cauliflower and potatoes and peas? Umm, didn’t sound… Read More ›
In a previous post, I wrote a detailed review of the Impossible Burger and one of the few places to find it in Charlotte, NC – Duckworth’s. My review of the Impossible Burger was mostly positive. (Yes, I am aware an ingredient in the burger was tested on animals, but most new ingredients are. I… Read More ›
This Monday I started work in Uptown Charlotte. I cannot say I was thrilled. The commute time, the traffic, the parking, the expense, the homeless people sleeping on the streets in the morning and begging for money in the evening. Not to mention I had loved working in Ballantyne, and knew all the vegan-friendly places…. 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.
Every now and then it’s good to reassess and take stock. And in doing so I’ve found I’m a very different sort of Frugal Vegan than I was a few years ago. Then, my main concern was saving every penny I could. (I had, after all, decided to start my own real estate business during… Read More ›