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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 ›

Spicy! – A Peek Inside My Kitchen

“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love, remember.” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet Some people are always taking peeks into other’s medicine cabinets or top bureau drawers. I have never been one of those people. Instead of a prurient interest in other people’s panties, I’ve always had a prurient interest in other people’s pantries. Plus,… Read More ›

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 ›

Spiked Applesauce in October

Welcome, O Autumn! Welcome, Vegan MOFO 17!

Explaining my absence from blogging … and some shopping suggestions to get you in the mood for Autumn!!!

Cheap & Easy Creamy Black Bean Soup

I really love this vegan, gluten-free soup. For one thing, it’s a bit different from other black bean soups.  It’s creamy.  There are no tomatoes.  And instead of Mexican spices, there’s a hint of something Italian about it. It’s also extremely inexpensive, and all the ingredients are items you probably have sitting in your pantry… Read More ›

Artichoke Lover’s Pasta Salad

Perhaps you have a loved one addicted to artichokes.  Or perhaps it is you yourself who has the addiction.  You have two choices:  go to a meeting of Artichoke Lovers Anonymous and admit you are powerless before the tasty little thistle; OR augment your cooking repertoire with recipes like this one. “This one” is a… Read More ›

Scuppernong Season In The South

Today I want to share something with you that I think of as not only quintessentially September, but quintessentially North Carolina. Muscadines, Scuppernongs, and Scuppernong Wine. If you’re not from around these here parts, you probably don’t know what I’m talking about, because muscadines are a type of wild-growing grape that is native only to… Read More ›

Vegan Crockpot Yogurt – Part II – PLUS A Recipe for Namkeen Lassi!

Almost a year ago, I wrote about my adventures trying to find or make a decent vegan yogurt, as yogurt was the only obstacle keeping me and my partner from becoming 100% vegan.  We would eat otherwise vegan meals but I had become dependent on using yogurt to thicken curry sauces and make creamy soups…. Read More ›

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

I have to admit, for years I hated sweet potatoes, because the only way I’d ever had them was … well, “sweet”.  Drenched in brown sugar and maple syrup, often cooked in casseroles with marshmallows on top. Then, about 15 years ago, I had an epiphany.  What if I cooked sweet potatoes just like …… Read More ›

Hello, MOFO!

September. It’s an odd month.  A transitional  month. For all intents and purposes it’s still summer – at least in the American South! It’s still hot.  Shorts and flip flops are still my standard attire when I stagger home from the office. The sky is still a pale, hazy, lazy, polluted summertime blue –  not… Read More ›

Restaurant Review – Sangam Indian Cuisine

More proof you can find vegan Indian cuisine in the Charlotte, NC area … Sangam, a restaurant that specializes in Punjabi food (my favorite)! The menu has an impressive list of 21 vegetarian options (not counting many of the appetizers, soups and salads, or accompaniments).  At least half of those options are vegan or can… Read More ›

Yogurt Quest – And A Recipe for Raita

I’ve been vegetarian for a very long time now, with long spells of veganism in between. Unlike many people, I never had a problem “giving up” foods to go vegan.  I’ve always hated “breakfast eggs” – scrambled, fried, omeletted – and soon found I didn’t have to rely on eggs for baked goods, either.  I… Read More ›

Beefless Burgers That Don’t Suck

Okay, I know there’s a ton of tasty veggie burgers out there – black bean burgers and the like – that taste wonderful on a bun and make absolutely no pretense to be meat.  You can find them in your grocery’s freezer.  Or at your favorite vegan deli (Zizi’s has about 5 creative varieties, including… Read More ›

Chilly Weather, Chickpeas, and the Crown of India

It was a miserably cold winter day in Garden City, Michigan when we discovered the Crown of India restaurant.  It was no longer snowing but no doubt that was only a temporary situation.  The skies were gray, the air was damp, and two-foot high drifts of snow were piled to the sides of the roads…. Read More ›

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