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Five Easy Baked Sweet Potato Variations (That Require Zero Cooking Skills)

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October 16, 2018

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me; fluttering from the Autumn tree.” – Emily Bronte Ok, so yesterday I showed everyone how easy it is to cook luscious, inexpensive, healthy sweet potatoes in my post Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes. And today, I’m going to give you five easy ways to modify a basic sweet potato. The… Read More ›

Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes

“You say witch like it’s a bad thing.” – Unknown So far this Autumn, I’ve spent a lot of time writing about pumpkins and pumpkin spice. However, there are other Autumn favorites that are on my Autumn bucket list as well – such as sweet potatoes! I was a late convert to sweet potatoes, because… Read More ›

Gordgeous Pumpkin Ale

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald Autumn Bucket List Item: Try A Seasonal Beer. Charlotte has long been known for three things – banks, BBQ, and beer. Now, Charlotte is becoming known for slightly different things – banks, BBQ and vegan BBQ, and craft beer. In… Read More ›

Ghost Story Part 1 – Tiger’s Tale

Previously, in Ghost Story – Prologue –  I mentioned that I have seen my share of death – even inside this house I currently live in. The commonality, though, is that everyone – human, furred, or feathered – were all either really old or really sick. Death was sad, but not a surprise. There’s only… Read More ›

Ghost Story … Prologue …

  “During the day, I don’t believe in ghosts. At night, I’m a little more open-minded.” Do you believe in ghosts? Not too long ago, I would have answered, “Well, I do believe there are more things in Heaven and Earth that are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio.” Skeptical, yet open-minded, that was me…. Read More ›

Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars: Pumpkin Spice

“Tis the Pumpkin Spice Season …” Another review to help you get your pumpkin spice groove on! Usually, I have a green smoothie for breakfast, and snack on fruit during the day. But I admit for years I kept a box of granola bars or cereal bars stashed at my desk at work. If I… Read More ›

Califia Farms Pumpkin Spice No Sugar Added Better Half Vegan Creamer

“And all at once Summer collapsed into Fall.” – Oscar Wilde Happy October, everyone! One thing at the top of everyone’s Autumn Bucket List is to enjoy some of that Pumpkin Spice! Last year I reviewed Califia Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew Coffee with Almond Milk and Silk Pumpkin Spice Almond Creamer. Both are excellent… Read More ›

Scary Polenta Bites

I have not been Mo Fo’ing as much as I would like, but I couldn’t resist today’s prompt – What is your favorite holiday – and what is your favorite recipe to make? I’ve always loved Halloween – and here is one of my favorite Halloween recipes. If you grew up in the 70’s or… Read More ›

Product Reviews: Califia Pumpkin Spice Latte Cold Brew and Silk Pumpkin Spice Almond Creamer

“Aprils have never meant that much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.” – Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s Charlotteans are putting on a brave front this October. The sky is blue, but temperatures have barely dropped. We run our air conditioning every day, dress in shorts after work. The leaves are still… Read More ›

Product Review: Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Rolls with Pumpkin Spice Icing

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Rolls with Pumpkin Spice Icing are a very well executed cross between cinnamon rolls and pumpkin spice pastries. Perfect on a chilly Autumn morning with a cup of strong black coffee! And … thanks to the beta carotene used for food coloring, these breakfast pastries are quite gorgeous as well.

Not Yo Mama’s Chili Bean And Cream Cheese Dip

“It was one of those days you sometimes get latish in the Autumn, when the sun beams, the birds toot, and there is a bracing tang in the air that sends the blood beetling briskly through the veins.” – P.G. Wodehouse. Ever come across a recipe that seems just too good to be true? Like… Read More ›

The Devil’s Pasta Arrabiata

  “Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste,” – Mick Jagger, Sympathy for the Devil. If the devil came to dinner, what would you serve him? Perhaps Pasta Arrabiata? Because it’s hot as h*ll and pairs well with seitan! Ha ha ha! (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Arrabiata actually means “angry,”… Read More ›

Sweet and Spicy Curried Butternut Squash

“Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch he thinks is the most sincere …” – Charles Schwartz  Does anything say October louder than pumpkins and winter squash? My original intent was to make kaddu ki sabzi – an Indian spicy, salty, sweet and sour pumpkin dish that gets all of your… Read More ›

Tempeh “Chicken” Salad With Autumn Fruit And Nuts

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Neither was needed for this delicious Autumn tempeh salad featuring sweet apples, juicy grapes, and crunchy nuts.

Daiya Cheezecake Halloween Review

“Every heart has its own skeletons.” – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina  There are two kinds of vegans in the world. Those who like Daiya cheese, and those who – don’t. If you like Daiya cheese you will definitely love their cheezecakes – New York Style (plain), Chocolate, Strawberry, Key Lime, and limited edition Pumpkin Spice…. Read More ›

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