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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 ›

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 ›

Mary’s Mojito (Watermelon/Strawberry/Mint Smoothies – Pink and Green Versions)

Back to Vegan Mofo 2018 again after Hurricane Florence! In my last post I wrote about creating a smoothie inspired by my Great Aunt Martha. Today, I write about the smoothie inspired by my Great Aunt Mary. Martha and Mary were less than two years apart in age and were as close as twins. Two… Read More ›

Bless Your Heart Smoothie (Green and Non Green Versions)

Welcome back to Vegan Mofo 2018! This week’s theme … Inspiration! I guess I am a little unusual in that, for most of my life, three of my best friends were a half-century older than me. I am talking about my great-aunts Martha, Mary, and Billie. Our family was close, and my three great-aunts played… Read More ›

Top Ten Tips For Green Smoothie Newbies

It’s Vegan Mofo 2018, and this week’s theme is … INSPIRATION! In my last post, I introduced myself and shared some things about myself  … including that I don’t like salads. Green smoothies have been a very effective way to get around that for me. It’s much easier to drink two cups of leafy greens… Read More ›

Mardi Gras Recipe Roundup for Fat Tuesday

Can you believe it’s already Fat Tuesday? And can you believe this year Fat Tuesday is on February 13th, which means it’s followed by Ash Wednesday on February 14th – Valentine’s Day?  Yep, the kickoff of Lent – a season of fasting, abstinence, and avoiding temptation – falls on the same day devoted to gorging on chocolates,… Read More ›

Six “Lucky” Vegan Recipes for New Year’s Day 2018

In the American South, we believe what you eat on New Year’s Day will determine your financial future for the coming year. Here are 6 traditional and non-traditional recipes from my blog. If they don’t bring you wealth, they will surely bring you health! Happy 2018!

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 ›

Chili Polenta Bites

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 ›

Spicy Indian Quinoa with Chickpeas, Cherry Tomatoes, and Wilted Spinach

“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 ›

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