Root Veggies

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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Vegan Polenta Soup (And The Parsnip That Got Away. . .)

February 28, 2014

I first saw a recipe for Polenta Soup while scrolling through my facebook newsfeed a couple of months ago. But I can’t really call this a vegan version of that, or any other one I saw, because I kind of just did my own thing. I wanted a low fat soup that was somewhat reminiscent […]

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Vegan Versions: Sunshine Carrot Salad

February 24, 2014

As you may remember from my last post, I still had some of those little baby carrots left over from the art opening after I made the Apple Carrot Amaranth Bake–about 3/4 of a pound, to be exact. I had recently revisited Susan’s lovely recipe for Carrot Cashew Salad, and the detail of putting the […]

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Pizza Seasoned Roasted Potato Slices (and A Little Bit of Nature Magic)

January 27, 2014

The first time I ever read about someone making a meal of potatoes was in our Co-op newsletter many years ago, long before I became vegan. My friend Gary MacFarlane, director of the amazing organization Friends of the Clearwater, wrote a delightful article about how he and his girlfriend disagreed about the best way to […]

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White Sweet Potato Lime Pie with Cranberry Topping

December 22, 2013

When I was small, and my mother would talk about things that happened before I was born, I would always ask, “Where was I then?” And she would always answer “you were in the mind of God.” I never tired of the mystery of what that might possibly mean, and how people and things in […]

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Gluten Free Sweet Potato Spice Cake with Apricot Carob Filling

November 19, 2013

The Buddhists and Hindus teach that earthly existence is a continual wheel of circular motion, fueled by desires that entrap us within that motion, like a potter’s wheel or a water  mill–or, to be more modern, a clothes dryer or the food processor. And as the famous actress Betty Davis once said “Life–it’s not for sissies.” […]

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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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Slow Cooker “Roasted” Beets and Orange Dressing with Sage and Mustard

July 22, 2013

I didn’t come up with this method for cooking beets, but I just have to spread the word. It’s easier than anything, and it means that I can still have the sweet taste of roasted beets in salads without having to use my oven on a hot summer day. There’s plenty of places on the […]

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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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