Johnny Cakes

It’s a snow day today. The last of the season probably. Hopefully. Maybe. Spring is only a week away on the calendar, but so far March has been a little unkind. Today’s forecast was full of words like blizzard, snow, wintry mix, wind, and power outages, so everything around here got canceled and we got to sleep […]

Not-Quite-Spring Clean Green Smoothie

Sometimes I feel like I need a little spring cleaning for my body—an immunity boost and a day or two of detox—which for me means avoiding sugar, bread and pasta, processed food, salty snacks and beer. And drinking lots of water, eating fresh fruits and veggies, some whole grains and clean vegan proteins (lentils, beans, […]

Enjoying the Trip in NYC

Last weekend we made a little trip to the big city. Our weekend trips usually happen three or four times a year, and usually revolve around Josh’s cyclocross races, or a band we want to see, or sometimes just an irresistible hotel deal. This New York trip was sparked when Magpie Salute (former members of the Black […]

Chickpea-of-the-Sea Salad

There used to be a brand of canned tuna called Chicken of the Sea. Maybe there still is. I don’t know because I don’t eat tuna any more. But sometimes I miss tuna salad. I always loved it. I don’t really think it was the tuna I loved. I didn’t like it plain. I liked […]

Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re like me, you always have a “To Do” list. Sometimes my list is written down, sometimes it’s just in my head. Sometimes the list can be divided into categories of humanly probable, humanly possible, and only-if-something-miraculous-happens. So keeping my blog going kept moving down that hierarchy until, before I knew it, two years had gone by. […]

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

  Cookies: 1-1/2 tsp ground flax seed mixed with 4 Tbs water 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour (substitute flour for gluten free, or use part whole wheat or oat flour for a little extra nutritional value) 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cloves 1/4 tsp […]

Easy Chana Masala

  I like to have lots of pantry meals up my sleeve. Life is busy. Sometimes—OK, most of the time—you have to wrangle up something for dinner without shopping or planning. This is one of those good, easy dinners using ingredients I usually have on hand—chickpeas, diced tomatoes, coconut milk and rice. Sliced cucumber is […]

Get Glo-ing

My second post about vegan traveling in Iceland. Short and sweet, but really, don’t miss Glo. I wish we had one here!  Our first lunch in Reykjavik was at Glo, a mostly raw, mostly vegan chain of restaurants in Reykjavik. Glo was recommended by our hotel desk attendant when we asked where to find a […]