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What Hope Looks Like: A Short Photo Essay

March 26, 2014

About a week ago one of my friends on facebook shared a link about how to sprout greens from the crowns of the organic produce we buy in the store. I was enchanted, and in need of cheering up. The prospect of a growing season without Eric in the neighborhood is taking some adjustment.  I […]

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Whole, Easy and Gluten-Free: Asian Style Vegan Lunch Bowl

March 20, 2014

I usually have a rule that I don’t buy tomatoes in the store. I wait for tomato season at the Farmer’s Market and in my garden, and I cherish the ones I’m able to freeze, can, or dry. But there is one  kind of store tomato that ends up tempting me into letting it be […]

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Hello and Good Bye

March 15, 2014

Last Fall, probably in November, there was a knock on my door just around the time I got up from my nap. It was my good neighbor Eric, with a little envelope of heirloom tomato seeds he had painstakingly saved for me. As usual, he declined an invitation to come in, saying he needed to […]

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Is “Significant Benefit” Enough?

March 5, 2014

Thanks to my internet pal MS Nomad, I just learned that March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month.  A little while back she also posted a link  I shared on my blog’s facebook page to an article/video by Dr. Gregor about treating multiple sclerosis with diet. He gives an overview of Dr. Swank’s pioneering work, stressing how those diagnosed with […]

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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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Apple Carrot Amaranth Bake

February 21, 2014

You may remember the mention I made in my post Then and Now: My Art Opening Night of the raw carrots and apple slices I had asked for as part of the food to nosh on while mingling and looking at the art. After the reception was over and we were packing everything up, Sandi […]

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Of Mice and Vegans

February 12, 2014

I am not a person who is great at absolute thinking. Making decisions can stymie me and trap me in limbo. So I have to find questions to ask myself to guide me out of that place of inertia. One of the most useful questions I fall back on, especially when I want to allow […]

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Vegan Versions: Crown Roast Cauliflower

February 7, 2014

I’m not one that rushes to rubberneck the scene of a fire or an accident. Those kinds of spectacles do not attract me, unless I can be of some actual help.  Perhaps this is because when I was 10, I saw smoke coming from a garbage can and the garage door of the house on […]

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Reframing. . .and Vegan Epiphany Pie

January 31, 2014

  At the beginning of January, I went over to the Co-op, and after admiring them all, counted the number of paintings artist Susan Segoda had up in her show. There were 20, and they were all rather large. So I figured I needed to have  at least 20 pieces of artwork framed and ready to […]

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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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