Nightshades

Happy Tooth Visualization (and Piled High McDougall Style Hash Browns)

September 11, 2014

I interrupt my food dehydrator love fest to bring you a report from my dental odyssey. Instead of the gorey details or the latest scientific debate on what the best procedures are, I’d like to share something that came to me almost a month ago, as I was walking with Romeo and mulling over the […]

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Food Dehydrator Love, Part 2: Bacon Style Eggplant Chips

September 4, 2014

I’ve always been somewhat taken with the general project of vegan transformations of standard American favorites. It’s just plain fun to make chips out of kale, mayonnaise out of tofu, or, if you’re ingenious like Susan is, chocolate cake with beets.  I rarely want to actually make these things (too lazy), but I love seeing […]

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Savory Solstice Millet Stuffed Peppers

December 20, 2013

Even though I love dreaming up healthy alternative recipes for them, there has to be something to eat on the table besides the cookies. So here’s a festive holiday dish that’s bright and cheery to welcome the return of the light. With colors of flame and all the wonderful antioxidants that go with them. Light […]

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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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Vegan Versions: Chipotle Barbecued. . . . Mushrooms (and a Surprise)

September 23, 2013

I am not a big fan of barbecue. In fact I wasn’t even sure how to spell it, and had to go check. So what am I doing making a version of a recipe post from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen that starts out with Susan saying, “I love barbecue, but I don’t always take the […]

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Shake and Serve Italian Style Potato Salad: A Family Tradition

September 13, 2013

I know Summer’s about to screech to a halt, but up here we’ve had a stint of what my Dad used to call “State Fair weather”—hot, dry and dusty. Many gardens and farmer’s markets are full of nightshades, so I thought it would be a good time to introduce you to this easy potato salad […]

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Vegan Versions: Off-Beat Baba Ganoush

August 12, 2013

Something about orange food must put the devil in me. Remember, if you’re getting to be old as the hills, like I am, when Orange Julius burst on the scene and its slogan was “a devilishly good drink”? Well, that’s what I always think about adding something orange to a perfectly good recipe. And that […]

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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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