OK, how awesome was September? It gave us fall, and thus, permission to use pumpkin without restraint. It told us having a sweaty face is now in style. And, our about page got a face lift! I have a good feeling about Autumn. I really, really do.
Friends, it's been a while.
How have you been? Do you love this time of year? I do. What have you been eating these days? Salads? Chocolate? Are you getting outside in this lovely, brisk weather? Are you feeling well? I'd love to know.
Fall makes me all emotional and introspective. I once cried for an hour after a scenic drive when the leaves were turning. We were listening to Greg Laswell. ... Read More →
A couple years ago I didn't even know chilaquiles existed - I know.
But that all changed when some friends of ours made us some for dinner one evening and the flavor and simplicity of the dish blew me away. I've been itching to veganize it ever since. ... Read More →
The thing about cheese is, I love it. However, my body is like "ah, nah."
The thing about this Cashew-less Vegan Queso is, it's delicious. But my watch is like "ah, nah."
The thing about this recipe is, it takes 10 minutes and tastes like the real deal. Ah, yeah. ... Read More →
Every now and again you lovely readers send me emails with recipe requests.
One such request came recently from a mother hoping to recreate the veggie beet burger a local restaurant serves that her daughter just happens to love. All other searches for "beet black bean burger" left her a little overwhelmed at the extensive ingredient lists and time commitments.
Minimalist Baker to the rescue. ... Read More →
Let’s say you take a long, schwetty bike ride.
Or you finally do that Zumba class in all its awkward, pelvic thrusting glory.
Or you complete a half mary.
Or you lift weights like your name’s Xena.
Or you pedal that elliptical so fast it's like "dance like nobody’s watching," but you're at the gym so, clearly, everyone’s watching. (Do work, Rhonda. Do work.)
I’ll tell you what. ... Read More →
If you're a quantity eater like me, volume means everything. The more (is always) the better.
Quantity eaters rarely take one bite of a dessert and say, "Oh my, that's too rich for me to finish. I'll pass. " But rather, "Oh, man, that's so good I need two spoons to eat it faster."
And if this describes you, banana splits are likely your kind of dessert. So many layers of flavor, and more ... Read More →
Up until last year I didn't own an ice cream maker. (And the only reason I have one now is that I won one in a giveaway.)
But, I would always envy people who had one. "Ugh, those people with their ice cream makers. So fancy and cool, making their ice cream all the time. Ugh."
In their defense, it's totally worth it. Since winning mine I've been putting it to extensive use: Exhibit A, B, C, ... Read More →