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Care for a Kumquat, Katie?

(If you can say that three times fast, I bow to you.) For the first week of my challenge, I picked up a new (to me) fruit at Whole Foods: Kumquats.  They certainly didn’t look scary (unlike the bottom-left fruit on this page!). After googling the mini fruits (seriously, what did we do before Google?), I […]

New Food Challenge, Take 2

Your mission, should you choose to accept it… Have you ever gone to the grocery store and marveled at the array of products (especially in the produce aisle) you’ve never tried? Fiddleheads, quince, durian, dragonfruit, luffa, chia, purslane… Last year, I challenged myself to try one new food per week (I blogged about the challenge here).  […]

It’s raining cats and dogs!

Did someone say “dogs”? No, not you, Molly.  You can go back to sleep. Poor Henry; he hates the rain. Right now, for example, he’s hiding in the very back of my parents’ closet, shaking like a leaf! I’d pick him up to comfort him… but rainy days are actually one instance when Henry doesn’t […]

Prayers needed

Everyone, please keep Jenna, her brother, and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Jenna, I know that I speak for more than just myself when I say that we all love you and are truly sorry for this horrible tragedy. . I’ll be back with another post tomorrow, but my post today is dedicated […]

Blend and Snap!

Works every time! (from Legally Blonde) If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’re probably sick and tired of my mentioning the blended-grains trick in every post.  Well, then you’re in luck, because this post is not about blended grains.  After all, there are other foods, besides grains, that you can blend. Such as… […]

Love Muffins!

Yet another recipe I’ve been promising to post for-ever.  I don’t mean to be a tease; I’m just forgetful (and I have too many posts I want to write!).   Love Muffins (Makes 10 small muffins) · 210 grams (1 3/4cups) whole wheat pastry flour · 2 tsp baking powder · 1 ½ tsp Ener-G egg replacer […]

Pumpkin Pie Stir Fry

Sorry it’s taken me so long to post this recipe. When I’m not making a recipe specifically for the blog, I usually don’t measure ingredients (especially when it comes to stir fries).  So I couldn’t post the recipe until I’d made it again and remembered to measure all the ingredients! 😕 . Pumpkin Pie Stir […]

Hop on Pop(sicle)

A few Easters ago, while we were living in China, we came across bunny popsicle molds.  Of course we had to buy them. This year, I rediscovered the popsicle molds hiding in one of our boxes of Easter decorations. It’s been non-stop popsicle making ever since! There are so many choices! Juice pops Homemade yogurt pops Pumpkin Pie pops Any-flavor Pudding pops Chocolate […]

It’s Moo

Joey: …if he doesn’t like you, this is all a moo point. Rachel: Huh. A moo point? Joey: Yeah, it’s like a cow’s opinion. It just doesn’t matter. It’s moo. Fess up people; I’m not the only one who gets super-excited whenever I come across a new product, am I? Didn’t think so. When I […]

Wild Wild(wood) West

A few months ago, I posted a recipe for a 100% dairy-free and vegan yogurt: My Big, Fat Greek Yogurt. (Simple Strawberry Yogurt) The only drawback is that my homemade yogurt contains no probiotics. Therefore, I was ecstatic when the folks at Wildwood Organics alerted me to the fact that they produce an unsweetened vegan yogurt that does […]

Cheating on PB&Co… with a hot, young thang

.   No, not that hot, young thang.    This one: I was over-the-top-super-excited (did you catch all that?) when Katie, at Naturally Nutty, offered to send me some free samples.  I might’ve even broken a nail or two, in my exuberance, while opening the box.  Katie (great name!) sent the following flavors: Honey Roasted Cinnamon, Chocolate […]

Everybody Loves Grains

(Everybody should, anyway.) Something (er, someone) else everybody should love? Heather! “Excited” doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt when the mailman brought me the following package from Heather: Old favorites (Chocolate love-in-a-jar spread, Jocalat bar), as well as some new fun finds. I was especially intrigued by the truffles… and boy, those babies didn’t disappoint! Chocolate-Covered […]

As visions of chocolate bunnies danced in her head…

Fondant did indeed make an appearance at my Easter. Saturday night, we went to a neighbor’s house for a pre-Easter gathering, and Blushing Bunny Cake tagged along. My mom and I worked together to make the Bugs Bunny Carrot Cake. She cooked it, and I decorated. Without a good vegan vanilla icing recipe, we came […]

Easter Round-Up

I don’t have time to write a fancy-schmancy post today, but I wanted to get something up for Easter. Easter Round-Up: 1. For all the vegans out there, as well as for people who just don’t want to be bothered with hiding real eggs (and hoping the kids find them before the dogs do!), check out […]

April Showers bring May Brides

No longer am I excited to: · Turn 16 and get a car · Turn 18 and be allowed to vote · Turn 21 and be an adult I’ve reached an age where I understand why my mom never wants another birthday. Knowing I’ve passed all those milestones makes me feel oooooold!  And it doesn’t […]