Archive for Month: February 2011

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Vegan Travel: Atlanta

I used to spend a great deal of time on the road for work.  Some trips were short and simple (San Francisco and L.A.) and other trips were long and complex (Afghanistan to Pakistan to India to Croatia to Bosnia to France) and a few were somewhere in between. Egypt and Turkey In those days I was a vegetarian (not vegan) but my business travel strategy remains the same today: pack foods I can eat, make the hotel room a home away from home and try to get out and enjoy the surroundings. Last week I spent a few days […]

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I could be your mother (at BlogHer!) + High raw eats (Kale & Sprouted Bean Salad + Sprouted Humus Chard Wrap)

I’m in Atlanta for a conference so while I’m away I thought I’d share a few raw meals I enjoyed earlier this week. Before I get to that, though, I wanted to toss out an idea.  I am attending the BlogHer conference in August.  Yesterday there was a call for “Room Of Your Own” sessions—topics that aren’t necessarily covered in the formal program. I proposed the following: I could be your mother As  a new blogger, turning 46 this year, I have found myself in a community of 20- and 30-something food, health and fitness bloogers. I would love to […]

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Traditional Sunday dinner? Baked tofu, roasted carrots & leeks + a loaded baked sweet potato

I actually don’t have a traditional Sunday dinner.  I do find that because I cook in bulk on the weekends I have fewer meals and find myself tasting and noshing more. Or going out to eat.  On Sunday evenings, I find myself craving a traditional, sit down dinner.  Or is that supper?  Growing up, Sunday dinner was actually the meal after church.  A meal after 5:00 p.m. was called supper. I can’t recall if it was after moving to Chicago, or later to New York, when I became a breakfast, lunch and dinner gal? Anyway, I had a wonderful Sunday […]

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Vegan 101: How I learned to go vegan (It’s my Veganniversary!)

One year ago, yesterday, I began my vegan journey. I am currently enrolled in a graduate program on Adult Learning. Yes, 25 years after earning a master’s degree I decided to go back to school. (I tell ya, I’m a work in progress!)  In my first course, Adult Learning Theory, I immediately recognized that I was in the midst of a learning experience myself — I was learning how to be vegan. On this one year “veganniversary,” I thought that rather than share how to be vegan—you can check out my post Vegan for a Year on Veggie Buntch for […]

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Sprouted Quinoa-Green Smoothie Breakfast Bowl

I couldn’t help myself. I had beautiful sprouted quinoa in the refrigerator that needed to be used up…STAT! JL’s Sprouted Quinoa-Green Smoothie Breakfast Bowl Serves 1 INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup hemp milk (I used homemade) 1 handful spinach 1/2 a frozen banana 1 t agave 1 dash of cinnamon 1 medjool date, chopped 3/4 cup sprouted quinoa chopped walnuts METHOD Blend first six ingredients until smooth. Pour over sprouted quinoa and top with chopped walnuts. Delicious.  Nutritious. Crazy?  Tell me about your most unusual breakfast…

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Sprouted Azuki Beans and Quinoa

The raw adventures continue! I recently tried my hand at sprouting lentils and used them in a raw beet-lentil burger recipe. While my first batch of lentils were sprouting I read Doug McNish’s latest recipe on BlissTree.  Are you ready for this?  Raw Sprouted Adzuki Bean and Quinoa Chili.  As soon as I saw the recipe I promptly ordered a second sprouting strainer lid, as I was about to become a double-fisted sprouter. I started the azuki beans (also know as adzuki and aduki beans) 12 hours before the quinoa. Turns out quinoa sprouts fast!  I ended up refrigerating the […]

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My Valentine to You: Spicy Red Humus + A Raw Beet-Lentil Burger

It’s my first Valentine’s Day as a vegan! Flowers and candy today?  Nope, my poor husband is going to have surgery on his broken leg. (If you want the gory details of his running-related injury, read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 on his blog.) So we enjoyed Valentine’s Day eats on Sunday. To start, a new (red) humus recipe served on crackers and red peppers.  I followed Kristen Suzanne’s EASY Raw Vegan Dehydrating cracker formula, using chia, flax and sesame seeds with paprika and sweet basil (should have used some salt, too). This humus is incredible.  (Is that […]

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The Happy Herbivore: A party, a new dish & a cookbook winner!

It’s a Happy Herbivore kind of day! Have you seen my Vegan Field Report: SLICE, The Perfect Food in NYC on quarrygirl.com?  I wrote about the terrific meal I enjoyed at the NYC book-signing party celebrating Lindsay’s cookbook. It was so wonderful to see Lindsay again!  (You may recall that we met for the first time at V-Note last fall.) Before I announce the cookbook winner, I thought I’d share another quick and fabulous dish from The Happy Herbivore Cookbook. Braised Balsamic Asparagus (p. 171) One of the many reasons I love this cookbook is that when you find something […]

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Winter weather training tips from Matthew Frazier of No Meat Athlete

As many of you know, I’ve had a hard time getting motivated to train this winter.   I’ve played some treadmill games here and there, but, overall, I just don’t have the drive — and I’m scheduled to run a half-marathon the first week of April! This led me to reach out to Matt Frazier, the force behind No Meat Athlete. I invited him to write a guest post sharing winter training strategies.  Meet Matt! *** Matt Frazier is a vegetarian marathoner and ultrarunner who is currently training for his first 100-mile ultramarathon.  Matt writes the blog No Meat Athlete, where […]

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Good (raw + cooked) eats!

Have you entered to win a copy of The Happy Herbivore cookbook? Last night at the HH book signing in NYC (check out Andrea’s party recap!) I learned that very few copies are left!  The reprint is expected in late spring. So what are you waiting for?! This GIVEAWAY closes Friday at 11:59 p.m. EST! Oh! Be sure to check out my post Seasons and Healthy Living Habits: Higher Raw in Winter.  Am I Crazy? published on Healthy Living Blogs yesterday! *** How about some recent good eats? I was buried deep into Ani Phyo’s cookbook again this weekend.  The […]

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The Happy Herbivore: A cookbook review and GIVEAWAY!

A few weeks ago I got an email from the publisher of The Happy Herbivore cookbook offering a review copy. I explained that I had already ordered the cookbook but would love a copy to give to one of my lucky readers! Before I get to the giveaway, let me share my thoughts and a few of the recipes I’ve made from this new cookbook. *** Lindsay S. Nixon offers no-fat and low-fat recipes with healthy ingredients that you probably already have on hand. The recipes are accessible, the ingredients are wholesome and the dishes are so tasty. Let’s eat! […]

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Steamed/Sautéed Veggies over Quinoa

I love quick meals. Last week I wanted to have flavorful steamed veggies over quinoa for dinner.  I remembered that I had some leftover “broth” from one of the raw dishes I enjoyed on the cleanse. I sautéed a little olive oil, onion and garlic in a large skillet for a couple of minutes.  I added sliced fennel and sautéed for two minutes.  I added a handful of snow peas and 3 leaves of kale (torn from the stem) and poured about 1/4 cup of coconut broth* over the vegetables, covered and simmered for 5 – 8 minutes (until the […]

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Two days in the higher raw life…

Earlier this month I posted that I would be trying to go “higher raw” and I shared a bit more about “why higher raw” in a guest post on Bitt of Raw.  I thought I would give you a glimpse into a couple of “days in the life” on my recent higher raw adventures. Sunday morning I got up early and grabbed Ani’s Raw Food Essentials cookbook.  I prepped the Rye Flatbread recipe (p. 23) and got it going in the Excalibur.  The dough was very thin so I added more flax meal, which suddenly gave me dough for two […]

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