Category Archives: Vegan

Deep Fried Broccoli – Shockingly Good

OK, so maybe this is where the “eight crazy nights” part makes sense. How could something be quick, easy, simple and taste awesome? As I was experimenting with deep frying things, I made a discovery that rocked my little world: … Continue reading

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Wild Grapes

Thanks to a guided nature walk the tot and I took with the Cub Scouts, we noticed some of the vines in our yard are wild grapes. Not ones to let a foraging opportunity slip by, we spent a sunny, … Continue reading

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Applesauce and Resourcefulness

This week’s farm pick-up landed me a small cache of less-than-gorgeous apples: an invitation to make applesauce! Call me lazy. Call me a minimalist, but I just cut them and plopped them in the slow cooker. Nothing else really seemed … Continue reading

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Non-alcoholic Mint Julep Syrup

I love the flavor of mint juleps – that muddled, chilled mix of fresh mint, bourbon and sugar – but I tend not to want the alcohol when I’m looking for a light refreshment during the day. Living in the … Continue reading

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Herbal Syrups

Guilty Confession Sometimes I get bored with water. Still, I don’t want to drink too much soda for health reasons. Now, I’ve landed on a pretty good compromise when I’m looking for some novel refreshment: homemade herbal syrups. I love … Continue reading

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Zucchini Pasta Trial

I’m the only one in my house who likes zucchini. I have to hide it *really well* for the guys to tolerate it, and – quite frankly – I don’t have a lot of the time and willpower for properly … Continue reading

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Miso Vinaigrette

Inspired Genius The spouse loves cucumber. Really and truly. I’m thrilled to see a passion for some kind – any kind –¬†of fresh food, but I sometimes struggle with different ways to dress it up. Somehow, I remembered I had … Continue reading

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