Salads, Dressings, and Marinades

Vegan Strategies: Last Minute Chopped Salad with Sprouted Quinoa

April 14, 2014

Life is full of contradictions. How can a house that’s been a residence for 117 years be the only one on the block not zoned as a residence? How can a salad you can make at the last minute have an ingredient it takes about two days to make? I will tell you how. What […]

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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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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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Plant-Based DYI Basics: Infused Vinegar

June 6, 2013

At first blush, life with next to no refined salt, sugar or oil can seem pretty dreary to most of us. But over the years I’ve found healthier ways to wake up my taste buds. Several months ago I read an Engine 2 blog post from Ami about the joys of splurging on flavored vinegars. […]

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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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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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Signs of Spring (and Lemony Kale Pesto)

April 5, 2013

For now, anyway, it looks like we’re getting an early Spring on the Palouse. Of course, in this microclimate the weather could turn on a dime, and the ground be covered with snow in late or mid-April. But for now, it’s here. While I can’t gather ye rosebuds while ye may just yet, since my roses haven’t even […]

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