Category: Vegan

brussels sprout and fennel slaw

Thank you to the person who cleared up the misconception regarding brussels sprouts. It’s kind of hard to fathom it now, but back in the day, brussels sprouts used to have a bad rap. Poor little green cabbages. They use to be the bane of many a child’s dinner hour. Today there is no shortage of brussels sprout recipes. My preferred method of enjoying them is definitely roasting:  Add red onion, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and freshly…

vegan eggnog cake

Growing up, eggnog was never a part of my family’s Christmas food traditions. I always thought the stuff was weird and dangerous because of all the raw eggs. The first time I had eggnog I must have been 18 or 19 and it was a pasteurized version from a carton. Completely safe, right? Not at all. My youthful suspicions proved to be true, as I discovered eggnog is dangerously addictive. All that sugar, nutmeg, and milk fat is a recipe…

cup of vegan broccoli cheese soup

About two years ago, I stumbled upon a lovely photo of cauliflower soup over at Food52. While pretty to look at, I was skeptical about  the liquid amalgamation’s taste.  But all of the praise in the comments section convinced me I needed to make this soup, so I followed the recipe instructions exactly, resisting the urge to add additional herbs or seasonings. I’m so glad I did. This simple blend of cauliflower, onion, olive oil and water is now a…

parsnip and fennel soup-3

When it comes to winter, overindulgence seems to be the name of the game. The cold and dreary weather implores us to stay inside and stay warm by the fireplace…with eggnog and pie. We venture out for the family gatherings, the festive parties, and the football games. There we snack on chips, cookies, cake and more pie. And our cold-weather fashion makes us forget about all that overeating. Big puffy coats and oversized sweaters work miracles, at least on the…

kale-salad-maple-garlic-vinaigrette-on-plate

“It’s the new spinach.” Ringing up what was probably his 99th bag of kale that day, the Trader Joe’s cashier theorized to the woman in line ahead of me.  Yes, kale is everywhere these days. You can drink your kale, eat your kale, and then encourage everyone else to do so by tacking an Eat More Kale bumper sticker on your car. This latest food craze confounds me, because I have been eating the sturdy green for as long as…

carrot tarragon soup

This past spring I started an indoor herb garden. French tarragon, sage, lavender, thyme and rosemary imported a Mediterranean viridity to my apartment. On sunny days when it wasn’t too humid, they took their efflorescent beauty alfresco. Whether perched upon my balcony ledge or through my living room window, they soaked up every bit of sunshine they could and flourished.   Toward the end of the summer I moved, which caused me a great deal of stress. Apparently my herbs…

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