Walking into the Future

May 9, 2014

When Mike was little, he’d tell me he was going to build a time machine. When he didn’t want to wait for something, he’d say, “we need a time machine.” Or “if we had a time machine we wouldn’t have to wait.” I think he’d tell you the Back To the Future films are still […]

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Sprouted Black Bean Hamburger-less “Help Her”

May 3, 2014

I like to laugh to myself that my skillets full of veggies, beans and starch are vegan versions of old timey hamburger helper–without the hamburger, salt, fat or pasta. Instead they are a mishmash of flavors, colors and textures that come together really quickly and leave me full and happy. They help the “her” in […]

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Vegan Versions: Almost Raw Vegan Pho Bowl (and A Hitch in My Get-Along)

April 25, 2014

Thanks to Choosing Raw’s wonderful Weekend Reading Series each week, I find new inspiration for eating and thought that I otherwise wouldn’t come across. This strategy in a bowl I’ve come up with creates an almost raw version of this beautiful Raw Pho on Rawmazing. Instead of one way to approach this version, I’m going […]

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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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Out of the Blue (and Sprouted Buckwheat Sunshine Burgers to celebrate)

April 6, 2014

This is the house I’ve lived in and loved for 20 years. I’ve owned it outright almost 8 years. I first noticed it when I was renting across the street. Instead of grading my student papers, I would find myself staring out the window wondering about it. When I couldn’t sleep at night, unsure if […]

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Sure Things

March 30, 2014

I love it when someone answers me in a way that sends me back to the literal application of what I’ve just said, even if it was couched in an expression or figure of speech no one usually takes literally. It’s especially rich when it’s someone who’s known me over a long span of time. […]

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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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Broccoli Bars

March 13, 2014

I have a dear friend who rearranges her furniture as a way of paving a new way for herself when she needs a change. In my small house it seems to me there’s only one way things can go, but in her small house I like to tease her that the combinations are infinite. While […]

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