Recipe: Totally Stuffed Apple Oatmeal Muffins

apple muffin with mix ins

I can get a little carried away with mix-ins when making muffins.  Part of it is because I like a calorically dense muffin–they make hearty breakfasts and good snacks.  The other part is that I just plain like a muffin that’s stuffed with, well, STUFF. Hence these.  I took my mom’s classic oatmeal muffin recipe [...]

The Oh She Glows Cookbook — Review & Giveaway!{Closed}

oh she glows cookbook

Who likes to go over to Oh She Glows and drool over all the recipes? *raises hand* Well, now you don’t even have to be on the Internet to do that, because Angela Liddon, the genius behind Oh She Glows, has written a cookbook.  And it is all kinds of beautiful.  I’m usually kind of [...]

Eying Vegan Goodies at Valley VegFest

This past Saturday, I did something that was very unusual for me: I made a spontaneous trip over to Northampton, MA to check out Valley Vegfest.  A friend from the Albany Vegan Network turned me on to it and I thought heck, why not?  I never up and do stuff like that.  I’m more the [...]

Review, Recipe & Giveaway{Closed} — Terrapin Ridge Farms Oil-Free Vegan Dressings!

pineapple habenero tempeh stir fry

After seeing Forks Over Knives, getting into the Happy Herbivore cookbooks and taking the Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition course from the T. Colin Campbell Foundation, I was more than ready to remove added oils from my diet.  I had no idea that consuming these oils, even the so-called “healthy” ones such as olive oil, could [...]

Recipe: Warming White Bean Mushroom Chili

vegan white bean mushroom chili

March 13th in upstate NY: ice, snow and 11 degrees.  My toes may or may not still exist. It’s been a long time since winter was last this epic in QV land.  Over the course of the season, I’ve been reminded that there were cold snaps and big snowstorms in recent winters, but I swear [...]

Review & Giveaway{Closed}: Imperial Rice from Ariven Planet — With Recipe!

vegan mushroom chickpea gravy

Is it possible for a love of rice to be genetic? My mom adores rice.  She often says that she could happily sit down to a bowl of it all by itself, maybe with a little Earth Balance on it.  I’m the same way, though my mix-ins of choice range from cinnamon and raisins or [...]

Pizza in a Bowl (the Way Isa Does It)

vegan pizza bowl

I’m a big fan of Isa Chandra Moskowitz.  Her cookbooks offer a great mix of simple and elaborate recipes, many of which have at least one unique element that makes them fun to cook.  I fell in love with her latest, Isa Does It, the moment I first laid hands on it at the library.  [...]

Recipe: Gingerbread Oatmeal — Spicy & Warming!

gingerbread oatmeal feature

I’ve probably mentioned before that I eat a lot of oatmeal.  “Buy it in 50lb. bags because it’s cheaper and we go through it like crazy” kind of a lot.  As you might imagine, this necessitates coming up with new ways to prepare oats other than dumping in a bunch of frozen blueberries and drizzling [...]

Buckwheat and Pasta? Yes Please!

kasha varnishkas

I hate the cold. This probably comes as no surprise to anyone who “heard” me whining on social media during the recent frigid temperatures. And it’s probably not an uncommon sentiment–but for me it goes a bit deeper. I suffer from Raynaud’s disease, a condition where small blood vessels in my hands and feet constrict [...]

Recipe: 2-Bean Chipotle Chili — Hot Vegan Spice!

vegan chipotle chili

It’s been a bizarre winter here in QV land.  Actually, to look at it, it’s been a bizarre winter pretty much everywhere.  One day its 50F and raining like crazy, and a few days later it’s barely into the single digits with wind chills that’ll literally take your nose off if you’re not careful.  Needless [...]

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