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June 2008
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Take THAT morningstar!

So I have to admit something to you all before we go any further. I AM AN……..morningstar veggie burger lover. The first bite I had of their mushroom lover’s burger began a not-so-secret affair of which my boyfriend should be jealous…if he isn’t already. They are SO good, and as I discovered looking at the [...]

Salad and Sandwich…it’s too hot for soup

Tonight’s dinner was pretty eclectic. One of my bosses at work is a Veggie who eats fish and shellfish, and we often exchange recipes. Thinking I eat shellfish (I don’t) the other day she gave me a recipe for a mango/shrimp cocktail from Rachael Ray’s morning talk show. I looked at the ingredients and decided [...]


I’m sorry I’ve been gone for a few days…I was working the gross 3-11 shift that obliterates any chance at life, and then we lost power for about 18 hours, which makes cooking well…tough, to say the least. I actually made a really good pasta sauce while the power was out, but didn’t bother trying [...]

Hash Browns

I’ve been wanting to make these ever since I first saw them at Vegan Yum Yum. I used the simplest recipe possible…grating 5 potatoes, mincing an onion into them, and giving the entire heap a good grind of salt and pepper. I squeezed as much liquid as possible out of the heap, and set to [...]

As promised

Here it is…the stirfry. I’ve noticed that stirfry isn’t the most photogenic food on earth, especially when made with buckwheat soba noodles which are a murky beige/brown to begin with. I must admit that I’m FAIRLY sure they were buckwheat…they looked and tasted that way, but unless I learn chinese STAT, I won’t be able [...]

A side

Last night’s dinner was a conglomeration of leftovers and such, but I did make one very simple, yet incredibly delicious side. Dump a bunch of baby carrots into a pot, drizzle generously with maple syrup (The real kind, from VERMONT…if yours is named after or is in the shape of someones Aunt or Madame, throw [...]

A Little Southern Flair

I was running on a theme yesterday, and I think I did pretty well considering it was all improv. I used the V’con recipe for skillet cornbread since I’ve been wanting to make the jalapeno variation since I bought the book. As luck would have it (and since making the cornbread at all was a [...]

Pineapple-Carrot Sunshine Muffins

This is a V’con recipe that I must admit to slightly de-Veganizing because I didn’t have the soy yogurt the recipe called for. I used dairy Vanilla yogurt, and kept everything else according to recipe. So we’ll call them “almost-Vegan Sunshine muffins”. My boyfriend requested that I make half without carrots, so really these were [...]

A classic and a Favorite

I was raised on Israeli salad (and many other Middle Eastern specialties) and made it a daily indulgence when I was studying abroad there during college. It’s a total coincidence that my boyfriend who has never been to Israel was introduced to the dish by a friend years ago, and fell in love with it. [...]

It’s Burger Season!!

So I’ve never made a burger from scratch…the freezer in my apartment is usually full of Morningstar Farms Mushroom Lovers (me) and Original Gardenburgers (my other half). It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile, especially since I’m big on trying to eliminate artificial “junk” from my body, and processed “meats” are where I [...]