Salads, Dressings, and Marinades

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 DIY 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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Vegan Versions: Lemony Pear Dressing with Herbs de Provence

March 2, 2013

Now that it’s early  March, all the pear sauce I made last Fall has been eaten. The fresh pears from my tree are long gone. All that’s left are the pieces of dried bosc pear you see in the photo. They may be last, but they certainly aren’t least. As we yearn for true Spring […]

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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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Broccoli Slaw That Never Got Stir Fried

December 31, 2012

This time of year we start making promises to ourselves. But maybe some resolutions are made to be broken. Or the breaking brings us a happy accident we hadn’t bargained for. In honor of that kind of trickery, I guess I should call this an “unmake.” My best intention when her post first came out […]

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Japanese Sweet Potato to the Rescue

November 28, 2012

Like most fortuitous partnerships, my connection to Japanese sweet potatoes began as a happy accident early last Winter. Well, at first I didn’t consider it so happy, since it was the result of me shopping in the produce section of our food co-op without my glasses on. I thought I had grabbed a garnet yam […]

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