Monthly Archives: August 2011

Hold the cheese–and the cheez

When I first went vegan, I was living in Walla Walla. While a large local population of Seventh-Day Adventists made availability of vegan groceries better than it would have been in many similar towns, I can best describe the offerings … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year when you just have to make the most of the glorious fresh fruit available, so this morning breakfast was nectarines, blueberries, and the most beautiful figs I’ve ever seen, from my coworker’s tree (thank you, … Continue reading

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Why you really need to go to Tacoma

Yesterday I took my boyfriend (a willing-if-somewhat-skeptical accomplice) for a food-and-sightseeing tour of Tacoma, and we had a blast! After following @veganmoxie’s excellent Twitter reporting on vegan deliciousness in T-Town and taking some tips from a Tacoma-based friend, I pulled … Continue reading

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Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

On Saturday, the folks staffing the Alm Hill stand at the University District Farmers Market knew just how to draw in summer-starved Seattle shoppers, and they put this table right out front: With tomatoes so vexingly hard to grow in … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Cortona Cafe keeps getting more awesome.

It’s been nearly a year since I learned, via Anika at Seattle Vegan Score, that Cortona Cafe in the Central Area makes vegan waffles, and awesome ones at that. This spring, I finally got down there myself to experience the … Continue reading

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Nancy Leson talks tofu

I can’t believe my Seattle Times colleague (and devoted omnivore) Nancy Leson beat me to a post all about tofu and the many options for delicious, fresh tofu in and around Seattle, but she did. And did a damn fine … Continue reading

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Tempeh bacon

Frequent recent breakfasts at The Highline and Wayward Cafe have reminded me how much I love tempeh bacon. Since I can’t eat at those places as often as I’d like, I decided it was time to perfect my own recipe. … Continue reading

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Vegan for Life (read this book!)

My beach reading for this week was Vegan for Life, from Jack Norris and Virginia Messina. It’s a quick, easy, informative read. I’ve been following Messina (@TheVeganRD) for a while now and have appreciated her informed, articulate takes on various … Continue reading

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Bouteloua: Seattle’s new adorable, delicious vegan bakery

Seattleites, I hope you’ve already been to Ballard’s new gem, Bouteloua Bakery. If I didn’t live a loooong bus ride away I would be there…I dunno, daily? I love this place. If you haven’t been, or if you’re planning a … Continue reading

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Stumptown Vegans!

You Portland folks probably already have the Stumptown Vegans site bookmarked and even memorized, but it’s brand new to me. What an amazing resource, including an incredibly comprehensive map of Portland eateries. Go check it out, and go eat (and … Continue reading

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