Beans and Peas

Slow Miracle Red Lentil and Delicata Squash Stew

October 28, 2013

I have a confession to make.  Since the opening of the Plein Air art exhibit, I have had a recurring cold. I’ve spent the days during the week before my adventures in southern Idaho, and the days after my return from it before my poetry reading dealing with the return of a virus that doesn’t […]

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Vegan Versions: Nightshade and White Bean “Melt”

October 20, 2013

The local fresh eggplants and tomatoes and peppers are disappearing for the Winter. The Farmer’s Market will soon be over, and we’ve had a few frosts that slow these warm weather-loving veggies to a halt. But before they are gone for the year, I’d like to share my version of Eggplant Tomato Melt from Prevent […]

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Millet Salad with Mushrooms and Pineapple

August 4, 2013

If there were such a thing needed as a walking won’t-stop-talking-about-it  One Woman Advisory Council On The Wonders of Millet, I would be it. In fact, I hereby nominate and appoint myself to the position. You may have read me tout these wonders in Millet: Gluten Free Fat Free Comfort Food or Midwinter Soy Free […]

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The Poetry of Simple Plant-Based Hor D’Oeurves

July 18, 2013

  Early on in my low fat plant-based eating, I decided to follow a rule that I’ve stuck with ever since. If I can’t eat it, I don’t make it. I no longer make traditional lasagne or brownies or cake and ice cream for other people. They are welcome to bring whatever they’d like, but […]

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Happy Healthy Heart Chakra Lunch

May 28, 2013

When we were kids and the adults were passing out lifesavers or lollipops, my little sister’s answer was always the same: “Oh, please!” she’d exclaim, careful to use her manners. “I want a greem one!!” She was just 3, maybe 4, but she knew what she wanted. A bright green piece of candy or glass […]

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Spring Soupalad

May 17, 2013

Of all the wonderful plant-based doctors we can learn from on the internet and in books, I confess that Dr. Fuhrman’s work is the one I am least familiar with. An incurable bookworm, for some mysterious reason I have yet to even read Eat to Live. However, I do believe that sometimes such lapses are […]

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In Between Black Beans and Quinoa with Mustard Seeds

March 14, 2013

I never was any good at multiple choice tests. I hated committing to one narrow answer over another. Give me an essay anytime, where I can include subtleties, nuances. The same thing goes for cooking. I like to be inclusive, and I have a really hard time making decisions that eliminate. Sometimes when I cook […]

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Tasty Colorful Kitchari Skillet Meal

February 21, 2013

This (very nearly)  fat free (and gluten and soy free) vegan meal started out by piecing leftovers together. I never would have thought to blog about it, except for the fact that I shared it with my dear friend Clark in the middle of a hectic day of moving, not sure he would like a […]

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Fat Free Vegan Melting Drumstick Dessert

February 10, 2013

It’s February, but I’ve got Summer on the brain. The very first February I was eating low fat vegan, I spent a lot of time contemplating what desserts I could make because I was so thrilled to learn I could make them all fat free. Among my first favorites were Susan’s Skinny Figgy Bars. During one […]

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Holy Shadow Cookies

December 15, 2012

Sometimes people help you out without knowing they’re doing it. Just in the course of doing what they like to do, they bless you with a surprise that helps or heals you, unaware they have done so. Rachel Naomi Remen retells a Sufi story in her beautiful book Kitchen Table Wisdom about just such a […]

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