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 ›
It’s been a year and a half now, and COVID 19 is still with us. 9,257 new cases in North Carolina Thursday (8/26/21). In the beginning, we thought of COVID as similar to the “flu” – a wet cough and lots of chest congestion. Now it’s apparent this virus can manifest in many ways. In… 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 ›
You Can’t Buy Happiness, But You Can Buy Doughnuts, And That’s Kind Of The Same Thing … I am a bit of a doughnut expert. Like many of you, I didn’t grow up vegan. My family was not the wealthiest of families, so my parents learned a few tricks to stretch the money we did… 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 ›