Ban the Bag: Make Your Own Chips

Published on March 19th, 2008 | by

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One of our favorite  dishes in our house are homemade potato chips.  Thicker and heartier than your standard store-bought chips, they’re more of a side than a snack food, and I frequently make them to pair with other veggie-based meals. Wait.  I know what you’re thinking: making your own chips?  That’s got to be more […]

Whipped Cream on Top: Relish the Flavors of Real Food

Published on March 19th, 2008 | by

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Just because I’m a vegetarian, don’t assume I want a dessert made out of tofu. While I’m constantly trolling vegetarian cookbooks for new recipes for our bed & breakfast, I chuckle — and quickly close the book — when I hit the final dessert chapter where the writers often seem obligated, given the vegetarian nature […]

What to Consider When Buying Eggs

Published on March 18th, 2008 | by

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Beautiful green and brown eggs are dwarfed by the huge goose eggs. Some farms also offer duck eggs for interested buyers. Want some of the most beautifully colored eggs this Easter, but don’t have time to dye them? No problem, you can get eggs in all colors from soft, warm brown to light sage, blue-green […]

What to do with Leftovers? Scramble them!

Published on March 18th, 2008 | by

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I love finding new recipes and trying out new things. But one of the problems with following a recipe to the letter is that you can end up with a lot of leftover veggies, grains, etc. After my recent Mac and Cheese taste test, for example, I found myself with half a potato, half a […]

Vegan Macaroni and Cheese… It Can be Done!

Published on March 13th, 2008 | by

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Note: This post is the second in a series on eco-friendly comfort foods. What are your favorite comfort foods? Let me know in the comments! Mac and Cheese, one of my all-time favorite comfort foods, was something I learned to live without when I went vegan. That was until this recipe came into my life, […]

Going Wild for Salmon

Published on March 13th, 2008 | by

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Fish makes me happy. It always has. My love for fish has always been deep and pure — so much that mother once wondered aloud if I might be part seal. And a good piece of salmon makes our me very, very happy indeed. That’s no exaggeration; salmon does, indeed, relieve depression and stress. Beyond, […]

In Defense of Organic: Why Greenwashing Shouldn’t Wash Away the Green

Published on March 13th, 2008 | by

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Our recent guest blogger, Danae DeShazer wrote a thought-provoking piece on the dangers of considering organic food a cure-all for the ills of the food industry . Sharon Troy followed up with some detective work on plastic-wrapped “organic” potatoes at her local supermarket (which would have been hilarious if it weren’t so scary). I agree […]

In Season: Mid-to-Late Spring Cole Crops

Published on March 13th, 2008 | by

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Broccoli and cauliflower are the same plant. The different varieties are called cultivars. The plants have been selectively cultivated to enhance certain characteristics not unlike breeds of dogs, for example. All dogs, be they Chihuahua or St. Bernard are the same species. The plant, Brassica oleracea, can be found in such cultivars as white, orange, […]

What’s That Smell?

Published on March 12th, 2008 | by

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Ag industry lobbyists and lawmakers from agricultural states have pressured the Environmental Protection Agency to drop requirements that factory farms report their emissions of toxic gases — even though the EPA’s findings show the gases pose a health threat. In a head-spinning move, the EPA complied, citing that the reports are not used by local […]