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Would you like fries with that?

I thought I’d give a shout-out to my favorite burgers: Amy’s Bistro Burgers. The Amy’s website describes these burgers as having a “just off the grill” flavor, and I couldn’t agree more (I’m not getting paid for this review; my love of these burgers is genuine). With a bold, juicy flavor and firm, hearty texture, the […]

Cookies O’clock

Any time is a good time for cookies! And everyone knows that the BEST cookies are made by grandmothers. So here is a veganized version of one of my great-grandma’s recipes, known as Oatmeal Crinkles. Fresh from the oven, these cookies are moist and delicious (not to mention addictive). Betcha can’t eat just one! CCK […]

Whole Foods Date-Nut Loaf Ingredients

Ingredients: dates, water, bananas, organic whole-wheat flour, walnuts, egg replacer. vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt If someone wants to take on the challenge of re-creating this cake for me, I’d be eternally grateful!! I’m going to try as well. Oh, and that’s Molly, sleeping in the background. She’s super-lazy!

Almond Joy Oatmeal

Sorry I never posted yesterday. I had a busy Earth Day! It was “celebrated” mostly by writing an eight-page paper… but I DID manage to fit in a bike ride to Whole Foods (no gasoline wasted… and I brought my own grocery bags). And now for some food: I must admit that I’ve never tried […]

Save Money on Car Insurance

The GEICO Gecko came to visit us this weekend! Wasn’t that nice of him? I must say, he wasn’t a very good salesman; he didn’t offer us a good deal on car insurance… in fact, he didn’t offer us any deal at all! Here he is, trying to enter our house! (EDIT: Actually, a reader […]

Banana Butter

After a run outside in the beautiful sunshine, I came home and eagerly pulled out my favorite kitchen appliance– Mr. Food Processor. Yes, my love affair with Mr. FP is still going strong. Today, Mr. FP aided me in refueling with peanut butter and banana pudding.  But this creation doesn’t just stop at pudding; it […]

As sweet as a… lemon?

I don’t know about you, but when the weather outside is warm, the last thing I want to do is turn on a hot oven. That’s why I’m such a fan of no-bake recipes. Here’s one I tried the other day, by Bryanna Clark Grogan (I’ve had success with every one of her recipes I’ve […]

Four Truths and a Lie

Did y’all ever play that game in grade school? Once again, I’ve been tagged! Sam tagged me, so now it’s time to learn 5 more things about your friendly neighborhood chocolate-covered vegan. (Well, really only four, since one of the “facts” is a lie.) It is really getting difficult to think of new facts, as […]

Girl meets Grill

A few years ago, at a 4th-of-July barbecue, one neighbor brought a massive container of vegetables for the grill. The veggies were bathed in a yellow sauce that I glumly took to be butter. Luckily, I was wrong. The yellow sauce was actually a mustard marinade, which meant that the veggies were suitable for vegans. […]

What is the deal with guys and cars???

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Why are guys so fascinated by cars? I’ll never understand it. My dad is especially interested in cars—old cars, new cars, car maintenance, etc. He has an old car–an MGB–and he throws it a birthday party every year! This year, I made the cake:        

Fabulous Fifties

Honestly, who doesn’t enjoy a theme party? It’s so exciting to get dressed up and pretend to be someone else… in some other place… at some other time. A few weeks ago, my family was invited to a friend’s 50s-themed 50th birthday party. The hosts went ALL out; they even rented a juke box! Look […]

Happy… Sad

Someone asked me, “CCK, how can you be so happy all the time?” My answer: It must be the chocolate, which gives you endorphins. So eat your chocolate, everyone! That being said, I do occasionally feel sad. Every time that I leave my volunteer job, I feel an overwhelming rush of sadness and helplessness. Don’t […]


Sometimes I discover a food so delicious that I just want to eat it ALL THE TIME! There’s only one problem with this—if I’m not careful, I end up in a food rut, consuming my same favorite foods every day. Not only does this limit the variety (and thus the nutrition) of my diet, it […]

My Cousins Invade Genghis Grill

The last day of my cousins’ visit to Texas went by in a whirlwind. We swam– Oh yes, we DID venture into the cold water! We took a long walk around my campus (SMU). We met up with some of my friends, who LOVED the twins. And then we went to Genghis Grill! While my parents and […]

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