Category Archives: Quick and easy recipes

Drink in lavender season!

The Northwest loves its lavender, and right now is around the peak of the season. The annual Sequim lavender festival is this weekend if you want to really immerse yourself in all things lavender, but you can also find cut … Continue reading

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Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Coconut and Ginger

Just a quick post (without so much as even a picture!), but I wanted to share this tasty soup I made for dinner tonight. It’s easy and fast to make, and the spicy, creamy treatment of the pumpkin made it … Continue reading

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Snack for today: Chocolate Chia Pudding Parfait

Last night I saw this post on FatFree Vegan Kitchen, and I went right to work whipping up some pudding to enjoy today at work. I used agave for sweetener and just added layers of sliced banana. All told, this … Continue reading

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Shout-out to my super-accommodating mom

I grew up (and originally went vegetarian) in rural, northwestern Virginia. That’s our driveway, fording a creek. Like I say: rural. My parents still live in the house I grew up in, surrounded by encroaching suburbanization that is depressing but … Continue reading

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Black-eyed Peas with Greens (make it for New Year’s Day!)

Black-eyed peas and greens are both traditional and much-beloved foods in the American South, so when Jud and I made Christmas breakfast for his (very omnivorous, Southern) mom and her husband, I wanted to include them in the menu. Black-eyed … Continue reading

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Roasted beet salad with avocado, hazelnuts and smoked salt

I recently discovered smoked salt, and it’s been even more revelatory than smoked paprika (Seattleites, you know you can get both in bulk at Big John’s PFI, right?). I’m pretty sure that there are few things in life that aren’t … Continue reading

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Quick dinner of broccoli and chickpeas with polenta

Sometimes I struggle with quick-and-easy weeknight dinners that are reasonably balanced, but I was very pleased with how this turned out, mostly using things I had on hand. The recipes below will make enough for two servings. The spice sprinkle … Continue reading

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Autumn salad with apple and avocado

After a weekend of super-delicious food that was not super-big on fresh fruits or vegetables, I decided tonight called for a dinner centered around salad. Salad: Red leaf lettuce 1/4 Honeycrisp apple, cored and thinly sliced Several shavings from a … Continue reading

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Biking glorious Lopez Island–and eating vegan there

On Monday Jud and I headed to Lopez Island, one of the beautiful San Juans, to take advantage of the wonderful weather and try out the bike I’ve borrowed for a couple weeks (for the Hungry Taurus’ vegan bike tour … Continue reading

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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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