More RVA Goodness

Saturday morning I headed back to Roanoke, but not before scarfing down a delicious vegan brunch. I dragged my family over to 821 Cafe in the VCU/Fan area. I’d wanted to go to Ipanema’s brunch so so so badly, but they only serve it on Sundays and everyone in my family wanted pancakes and omlettes, […]

Good Ol’ Southern Greens

I didn’t grow up eating collard greens. My parents hail from Michigan and, even though I lived in the South, it’s easy to avoid Southern food in Atlanta. When I decided to go vegan, however, the world of Southern cuisine became more and more appetizing–minus the excess fat, dishes like collard greens seemed accessible and […]

Better Than Your Mama’s Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are an essential side dish at my family Thanksgiving celebrations.  My mother’s recipe–one which loads up on butter and cream–is not very vegan, unfortunately.  Below is my take on the family recipe with ingredients that can be found in anyone’s kitchen, minus, maybe, the soy milk.  Everything, however, can be found at any […]

Richmond, I love You

Crossroads’ Vegan Tofu Scramble Breakfast Burrito with Vegan Cheese and Vegan Sausage and a side of hash browns (cup of coffee behind) I lied, I have internet and delicious vegan brunch in my belly. Richmond, fair city, I love you.  And Jessy, thank you thank you thank you for all the yummy suggestions!  I’m so […]

Best Salad Ever

I’m a bad MoFoer, only a week in and I’ve already missed two days.  And I’m probably going to miss tomorrow too!  But, other than yesterday, the missed posts were/are due to traveling–first Houston, now Richmond this weekend.  So excited!  I’m going to meet up with my mom and her fiance who are going with […]

Rice Macaroni Noodles

Happy National Noodle Day everyone!  Aren’t food holidays hilarious?  I mean, really, who needs a noodle day?  Every day is noodle day for me!  But it is a good intro to a planned post I had archived for MoFo.  And I’m not willing to be the one to bash a food holiday.  Anything that celebrates […]

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Crepes & Cinnamon Spice Apples

I’d give you a Houston recap, but there’s not much to recap.  No offense to anyone in Houston but I think the city is the worst one I’ve ever visited.  The bus system was practically useless, the sprawl is out of control, and the degree of commercialism is unhealthy.  Even though I was staying in […]

Why I love Virginia

It’s good to be home.  I never thought I’d call Roanoke, Virginia, home, but, well, I’ve said it.  But really, landing on the tarmac today was a breath of relief.  Less than two months in to this “small town” (medium-sized town, but small for my citygirl experience), I found myself in big-city-overload as soon as […]

Vegan MoFo 2009!

I can’t believe it’s October 1 already–where has the time gone? Wasn’t it June, oh, two days ago? Are leaves really turning colors? And was it really, really, 45 degrees this morning when I woke up? Not that I’m complaining–October is one of my favorite months of the year and I’m looking forward to exploring […]