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How To Prep For Eating Your Pantry In The Time Of Corona

So, how do you prep for Eating Your Pantry (Originally, the Eat The Pantry Challenge?) This started out as a money-saving challenge, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, eating from our pantry is something most of us are going to be doing. The CDC has recommended those over 60 and those with health conditions (such… Read More ›

VBL: Eat The Pantry Challenge!

I love doing a food challenge every now and then! Here is one I particularly love doing – and a challenge especially suited for frugal vegans! The “Eat The Pantry” or “Pantry Challenge!” It’s a challenge where, for a certain length of time, you commit to eating what’s already in your pantry! The best time… Read More ›

A Vegan’s Adventures in Uptown Charlotte – Winter Menu at Queen City Grounds

Queen City Grounds – 644 North Church Street Queen City Grounds is the coolest place I’ve found (yet) in Uptown Charlotte. I know, that sounds like damning with faint praise. Because Uptown Charlotte is not known for being “cool.” Its “coolness” is largely nonexistent. Manufactured and fabricated by middle aged white men in business suits…. Read More ›

A Vegan’s Adventures in Uptown Charlotte – Fajitas at Duckworth’s

My office often goes to Duckworth’s for big group gatherings. Several reasons: It’s within walking distance of our office. It’s one of the few places on “that side” of Uptown that can accommodate larger groups – farewell parties, team luncheons. There are several large tables and roomy booths, plus two very long tables in the… Read More ›

Marathi Masala Vada Pav Vegcharlotte

A Vegan’s Adventures in Uptown Charlotte – Vada Pav at Marathi Masala

Red food trucks in Uptown Charlotte always fill me with joy! Because I know that means Zizi’s Awesome Vegan To Go – awesome and all vegan. OR Marathi Masala – veg and vegan friendly, one of the few places in Charlotte to get Indian street food, and everything but chicken priced under $10! (Except, of… Read More ›

Vegan Bucket List 2020 – Document Your Journey

This one’s mostly for new vegans and vegan wannabes, about how keeping a SIMPLE journal can help ease the transition. But even vegan veterans can benefit from occasionally keeping a journal.

Vegan Bucket List 2020 – Embrace Health!

I always think of the New Year, not as a time for “resolutions,” but as a time for challenges and new adventures. So I’ve come up with a Vegan Bucket List series for 2020. Some of the items will be Charlotte-specific – but many are things you can do, anywhere. The first few posts are… Read More ›

A Vegan’s Adventures In Uptown Charlotte – Fuel Pizza and Soho Bistro

Fuel Pizza – 214 N. Tryon Street (Hearst Tower) Soho Bistro – 214 N. Tryon Street (Hearst Tower) It was lunchtime and I was again pounding the streets of Uptown Charlotte. From somewhere behind me, I heard the faint cry of a coworker. “Catherine! Wait up! Wait up!” Usually, when a coworker does that, I… Read More ›

A Vegan’s Adventures in Uptown Charlotte – Zizi’s Awesome Vegan To Go Food Truck

Zizi’s Awesome Vegan2Go Food Truck – Popping Up Multiple Places Where does time go? I really wanted this to a be a standard weekly PSA feature – because there are so many vegan options in Uptown Charlotte! But what can I say, times flies when one is stressed out to the nth degree and constantly… Read More ›

Imagine Vegan Cafe – Memphis, TN

Imagine Vegan Cafe in Memphis, TN. The place to go when you’re craving frozen vegan food from the grocery store and abominable service. OK, to be fair I don’t know what the vegan scene is in Memphis. Maybe Gardein, Tofurky, Yves etc. are not as readily available in Memphis as they are in Charlotte. Maybe… Read More ›

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 ›

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