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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I’d hoped to share a few new recipes with you this year, but, life happens. Or, job relocations happen. Between spending so much more time commuting – and checking out everything vegan Uptown Charlotte has to offer at lunch – I haven’t had the time or inclination lately to… Read More ›

HELP! A Vegan Is Coming To Thanksgiving Dinner!

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. There are more vegans and people following a plant-based diet than ever. And my omni friends are panicking! “HELP!” they are texting me. “I’ve got vegans coming to Thanksgiving dinner!” The first thing I do is text them, in large friendly letters, “DON’T PANIC.” It’s not that hard. It really isn’t…. Read More ›

Soul Good Vegan Cafe/Souly Vegan Cafe

We were on the road again, headed back to Charlotte after attending my friend KD’s vegan Hallowedding in Garner. The Red Roof Inn Plus (where we typically stay because of our furbabies) surprisingly provides a decent enough breakfast for vegans. There’s coffee, orange juice, apple juice, toast, packets of jams and jellies, plain instant grits,… Read More ›

A Magical, Vegan Hallowedding

Beautiful (and delicious!) gothic wedding cake from Sweet Cherry Bakery Sweet Cherry Bakery – Apex, NC Sassool – Multiple Locations (Cary & Raliegh, NC) Prelude KD entered my life at a time when most people seemed to be rapidly exiting. Dear readers, I know you are drooling for salacious details. (OK, a few of you… Read More ›

It’s A Nice Day For A White Wedding – And Some Hash Browns At Waffle House

It was a beautiful October day. The sun was shining, temperatures were finally dropping, and finally – FINALLY – the sky was turning that gorgeous Carolina blue. It was as nice day for a White Wedding, and we were on our way! (CALM DOWN, this wasn’t MY wedding we were heading to! It was the… Read More ›

A Vegan’s Adventures In Uptown Charlotte – Week 2 (A Tale of Two Halal Carts)

Halal Food Cart – 101 North Tryon Halal Gyro Man – 130 North Tryon It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of “what the f*ck?“; it was the… Read More ›

Trader Joe’s Candy Corn Popcorn

Recently I made a big Trader Joe’s Autumn/Halloween themed haul. Some of the “new to me” items were winners! Some were losers. A few were “meh.” Trader Joe’s Candy Corn Popcorn was one of the winners! I have to say, I was surprised – because I DO NOT like candy corn! To me, the only… Read More ›

Autumn at Trader Joe’s

It’s finally Fall (on the calendar, at least) which means … It’s time for Trader Joe’s!  I admit, I am not as big a fan of Trader Joe’s as I once was. When Trader Joe’s opened its first Charlotte store in 2007, it was one of the few places to find vegan products and affordable… Read More ›

A Vegan’s Adventures in Uptown Charlotte – Week One

Crunch Bistro – 401 North Tryon Qdoba – 127 North Tryon Duckworth’s – 330 North Tryon Brixx – 225 E. Sixth Street Marathi Masala – Food Truck, Various Locations This Monday I started work in Uptown Charlotte. I cannot say I was thrilled. The commute time, the traffic, the parking, the expense, the homeless people… Read More ›

Bombay Grille Channa Masala

A Vegan Gori’s Adventures in Indian Restaurants

My first “official” date with A. ten years ago was at an Indian restaurant – Maharani. At the time, I wasn’t familiar with Indian food. Charlotte was not very diverse then and there were only a few Indian restaurants. Truthfully, I thought the food seemed strange … cauliflower and potatoes and peas? Umm, didn’t sound… Read More ›

Burger 21 Restaurant Review (The Plant Based/Vegan Options)

Yesterday, my work team decided to treat our boss to lunch for her birthday. The chosen location was Burger 21, a fast casual a.k.a. “counter service” restaurant in Ballantyne. As you’d expect from the name, the joint specializes in burgers. Mostly beef burgers, but also chicken burgers, turkey burgers, tuna burgers, and shrimp burgers. They… Read More ›

Everything You Need To Know About The Impossible Whopper

Here’s What You Need To Know About Burger King’s Impossible Whopper: It’s Really Good. No, it doesn’t taste quite as good as the Impossible Burgers you would get at a sit-down restaurant like Quackies (my nickname for Duckworth’s), but it’s still good. Keep in mind Burger King is a fast food place – mass production… Read More ›

An “Impossible” Situation

It was a dark and stormy Wednesday, and I was all alone, working from home. Well – not exactly alone. My cats were somewhere, doing their mysterious little cat things, and my Jack Russell and my Jack Shit were causing mayhem in the kitchen. From the sound of things, they were getting into the recycle…. Read More ›

A Magic Vegan Bag … Or, How To (Sort Of) Enjoy Dining In Non-Veg-Friendly Restaurants

In a previous post I wrote about how I earned the nickname, “Mary Poppins.” (You can read the post here.) I was dining out with friends – and their friends – at an upscale, American-style restaurant with few vegan options. I made the best of my limited choices by bringing my own vegan condiments. My… Read More ›

The Mary Poppins Effect

I was not only my mother’s daughter; I was also my father’s sun, and he taught me the Boy Scout Motto: Be prepared. So when I dine out with coworkers or “acquaintances” at places I’m not too sure about, I don’t just do a little online menu research. I also take a big purse and… Read More ›

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