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What The Heck Do I Do With This @#*&! Tofu?

I’m about to share one of my deepest, darkest secrets. I’ve been a vegetarian in Charlotte, NC for 12 years, and vegan on and off (mostly on) throughout those years. But until last year … I never had a single f*cking clue what the heck to do with tofu.  More, I was pretty happy NOT… Read More ›

To Ghee or Not To Ghee

Whenever someone hears my partner and I cook mostly Punjabi food, the reaction is always the same. “You eat all that GHEE?  But that’s SOO many calories!  I could never eat Indian food – I’d be as big as a house!” an omnivore will exclaim, looking askance at my size 6 body and my partner’s slim… Read More ›

Restaurant Review – Thai Marlai

There are three things that come to mind when reviewing Thai Marlai in Cornelius: (1) service and friendliness of the staff; (2) loads of veg choices; and (3) freshness of ingredients. First, service.  Sometimes ethnic places can be a little intimidating for me – I’m dealing with unfamiliar dishes or taste combos and am not… Read More ›

Restaurant Review – Baoding

(This review applies to lunch; I never ate dinner there more than once or twice because, to me, it was always waaaaaay overpriced )…This SouthPark restaurant, a fixture since 1993, is just not a good place for vegetarians anymore!  I suspect new management?  Not that they were ever exactly veggie “friendly” – try ordering Kung Pao chicken,… Read More ›

Restaurant Review – P. F. Chang’s China Bistro

Recently I ate lunch with one of my BFFs, Vicky.  Dining out with her is always an interesting adventure – she doesn’t eat gluten, and I don’t eat meat.  We both make ourselves tiresome and sometimes even frightening to waiters inquiring about sauces and broths and requesting modifications to our orders.  Interestingly, we have found… Read More ›

Introduction

It doesn’t matter why I originally went veg about 20 year ago –  it only matters that I did. And at that time, Charlotte was one of the worst cities to attempt to go veg in. It wasn’t just that it was the height of the Atkins diet revival, when protein was good and carbs… Read More ›

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