Root Veggies

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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Creamy Tangerine Sweet Potato Dressing

June 18, 2013

On the heels of my reflections about metaphor while reading Whole, a quick poetry update about my forthcoming chapbook if a sparrow: I got my first sales update this weekend, and I am happy to report I have enough sales for a press run of 250. This also means, since the advanced sales period for my […]

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Re-Spiralize Yourself

June 12, 2013

I know eating a Whole Foods Plant-Based diet is serious life-saving business, but I can’t pass up an opportunity to play with my food. In fact, I’d say that’s how I’ve succeeded at eating this way for so long. I play with the colors, the textures, the flavors, the smells, as if my food were […]

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Potato Pizzas I Have Loved. . .

May 10, 2013

  . . .and sweet potato pizzas I have also loved.     Once Summer finally comes to northern Idaho, it can get pretty hot and dry. Here on the Palouse we can see days with triple digits in July and August, sometimes even September. With no central air in my 115 year-old house, I […]

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Go, Carrot Dog, Go!

April 20, 2013

Children’s picture book pop quiz: who wrote Go, Dog, Go!?  If you guessed P.D. Eastman instead of Dr. Seuss himself, you are ready to appreciate the quirky delicacy us plant-based eaters call carrot dogs. And if you didn’t guess P.D. Eastman, hang on. You may be convinced once you read the tail–oops, I mean tale– of […]

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Garden Fresh “Leftovers” for Lunch

April 7, 2013

Saturday night’s weather forecast predicted we might soon see the sloppy kind of April snow showers we get a lot of around here. So far only more rain. But on Saturday, in between rain, the wind blew the clouds off to the east and the north, and the sun came out. It was the kind […]

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Millet: Gluten Free Fat Free Comfort Food

March 27, 2013

Sometimes no matter how careful we think we’re being to steer clear of trouble, life is rough on us. Sometimes we need a nice warm bowl of something comforting and easy on the tummy. A bowl of something that is like putting on a soft flannel shirt, or cuddling up under a quilt. For me, […]

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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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Everything But the Kitchen Sink Broth

December 5, 2012

If I’m going to make a pot of soup like I described in the previous post, I always like to deepen the flavor a little bit by adding broth instead of water. But packaged broth can be expensive, and have too much sodium for me, or even hidden oils. . Over the years I’ve read […]

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