“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 ›
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.
“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 ›
“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 ›
“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 ›
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.
“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 ›
Autumn – The year’s last, loveliest smile. – William Cullent Bryant In my last post I talked about transition foods and the gradual move from light, simple Summer foods to warmer, heartier fare. A prime example is chili. A bowl of hot, steaming chili is enjoyable to eat in cooler temps, wearing jeans and a… Read More ›
“It was a beautiful, bright Autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.” – Diana Gabaldon, Outlander The seasons are transitioning. In Charlotte, it’s subtle. Daytime temps are still in the 80’s. Leaves are still green. But the humidity has eased. Nights are longer and cooler. The… Read More ›
My partner is a man who likes his rice and beans. Specifically, he likes his rice and beans on Sunday. Every Sunday. According to him, it’s the only acceptable meal to serve on a Sunday evening. (I’ve tried serving other foods, but he was NOT amused.) So it was with dismay I discovered I only… Read More ›
It’s a dip! It’s a sandwich spread! It’s a pasta sauce! It’s easy, fast, healthy, vegan, and gluten-free! “It” is my take on white bean-spinach-artichoke dip. I realize there were a number of white bean-spinach-artichoke dip recipes floating around the internet a few years ago, and while I can’t claim mine is superior to all… Read More ›
I am normally a healthy person who rarely gets sick. Therefore, when I do get sick I make up for lost time. I don’t just become ill, but dramatically, flamboyantly ill. Like last week. “A little tiredness” from a beautiful weekend trip to Asheville quickly morphed into 102 degree fever, chills, and bronchitis. Fortunately, while… Read More ›
One thing every vegan should learn how do is make their own hummus. It’s almost always cheaper than store bought, it always tastes better than store-bought, and you have endless opportunities to exercise your creativity and make your hummus just.the.way.YOU.like.it. This is one of my favorite hummus creations – Easy, Cheezy Chipotle Hummus. It started… Read More ›
Today, at work, a co-worker told me to “stuff it.” “Thank you, I think I will!” I replied, amazed. How on earth did she know I was thinking about acorn squash? Acorn Squash is my very favorite of all the winter squashes. They are easy to halve and de-seed. You don’t have to peel them…. Read More ›
A spicy Indian twist on the standard beef-stuffed Halloween peppers. Vegan and gluten-free! (Plus other options if you don’t eat meat substitutes.)