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Food Pairing 101: What Goes Well With “Sleep City” by Radio Birds?

For this year’s cookie exchange I decided something new was in order. I had wowed with my chickpea cookies, played lead fiddle with the iced up whoopie pies and smacked them upside the head with a crack pie. What haven’t I done? Gone simple. Gone easy. Taken someone else’s recipe and just moved along. So, that’s what I did. I flipped through the pages of Vegan […]

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Cook: Vegan (Paleo Friendly) Green Bean Casserole

I try my hardest to treat my classroom like an airport. No bags left unattended or the hammer falls. I’m talking TSA, FBI, ATF, Girl Scouts, I’ll call them all in just to bring the threat level down to zero. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but, mommas, you can’t trust those elementary school kids. Who knows what kinds of things might be hiding […]

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Click: Feral Cats Get Bachelor Pads, Growing Milk in Labs, Whole Foods Gets Political, Beautiful Poetry and Other Things That Garnered Some Attention Last Week

There were some really disturbing stories and hoaxes that hit the news circuit this week. Thank God for the world of veganism where no one tried to kill anyone. Oh, wait. I forgot about Whole Foods. Here is that, and other stories, that caught my eye this week. Happenings: Jessica Chastain Buys Her Mom a Vegan Food Truck Why not lab grown milk? Whole Foods […]

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Cook: Back Alley Pasta

I spent a large portion of my childhood in the back alleys. These alleys were dim, smoked cigarettes by the carton and blasted Billy Ray Cyrus from their speakers. They had big hair with lots of hairspray, rolled pants and coffee that came from vending machines. They also sold french ticklers and other weird sex items in the bathroom. I watched North Carolina lose in the […]

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Cook: Black Beans Ain’t No Thang Burgers

Here I am, blogging away in the wee hours of the morning. This is partially because I passed out so early putting the little one to sleep and partially because of the weird dream that stirred me awake. The dream went like this: I was on some alien planet battling this creature which had the power of disconnectivity (the ability to avoid my sword by […]

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Cook: Beet Ravioli

One of my most vivid memories from the preteen era of my life is gallivanting through the metropolis of Newville, Pennsylvania with a large spray paint can in hand. On any surface I could find, and there were like five buildings in Newville so I had quite a selection, I painted my favorite slogan, “You don’t turn your back on one of your own” (yes Mister Policeman, I did […]

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Click: Animal Free Prom, A Tick Bite Vegan, Beignets, Life is a Bitch and Other Odds and Ends From the Week That Passed

These were the things that made me say hmmmm: Articles: 33 Vegan Comfort Food Recipes that May Be Better Than the Original Portland Hosts a Vegan Prom to Wrap Up Try Vegan Week 21 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in America The Lone Star Tick Could Make You Vegetarian Subway is Testing an All Vegan Sub Recipes: Smokey Lentil and Sweet Potato Tacos from Vegan Richa Raw […]

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Click: ILVTOFU, Will Go Vegan for Paid Water Bills, Take Me to Church, Chasing Rubies, Cheeseburger Oats and Other Things That Caught My Eye This Week

In the land of instant gratification and information overload, these are the things that caused me to stop and take a moment: News Articles: How to Date a Vegan Detroit Woman Goes Vegan to Pay Her Water Bill I Love Tofu License Plate Denied for “Dirty” Reasons Recipes: Preserved Lemons from the Healthy Foodie Raw Vegan Chocolate Blackberry Ice Cream Sandwich from Sometimes I Veg […]

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Click: Making Whoopie, Blogger Death Threats, Lab Grown Cheese, Return of the Unicorns and Other Noteworthy Happenings From the Last Week

Here is what caught my attention last week: Recipes Lemon Raspberry Cake (Vegan Dad) Sweet and Sticky Agave Sesame Chik ‘N (Go Vegan Meow) Cajun Boiled Peanuts in a Slow Cooker (the Chubby Vegetarian) Coconut Maple Bacon Smoothie (My Vega) Pistachio Whoopie Pies (One Green Planet) Vegan Twinkies (The Frosted Vegan) Roasted Garlic Kale Hummus (Let Them Eat Kale) News Masculinity, Protecting the Planet and […]

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