Vegan MoFo Day 10: I Love ATL, Part II

Back, back down south we go again, and this time to one of my favorite brunch places: Gato Bizco! I don’t know about you all, but brunch is my favorite meal–there’s nothing like a lazy Sunday morning at a restaurant surrounded by friends, soft natural light, the buzz of caffeine, and a plate of something […]

Vegan MoFo Day 9: Pumple Cake

Oh wow, we’re almost half-way through MoFo–how did that happen?!  While I haven’t been cooking as much as I hoped I’d be able to (I miss the life where I cooked for myself, not gonna lie), I have been pushed to make a few things I normally wouldn’t–this gluten-free pumple cake, to be exact! No, […]

Vegan MoFo Day 8: Pop’s Ice Cream & Soda Bar – Roanoke

While eating vegan in Roanoke is hard, it isn’t impossible, thanks to Brandon & Anna at Pop’s Ice Cream and Soda Bar in the Grandin Village. When I first moved here, I scooped out (pun so intended) the place after hearing that it was a vegetarian sandwich and ice cream shop. While the place isn’t […]

Vegan MoFo Day 7: Big Pine Provisions Soft Opening

This past weekend, our store–Big Pine Provisions–opened its doors. As a part of the local foods movement here in Roanoke, I’m proud to announce that Big Pine Provisions is the source for all your local grocery items, pre-packaged meals and sides (local food, made convenient!), as well as a lunch counter. Currently, we feature the […]

Vegan MoFo Day 6: Gluten-Free Vegloaf

One of my goals for Vegan MoFo this year is to work through the absolutely 350% redonculously long list of bookmarked recipes. In between my RSS feed and bookmarks, I have too many recipes to count and, hey, what’s the point of saving them if you never make them? Today’s recipe is really a version […]

Vegan MoFo Day 5: I Love ATL, Part I

I’ve lived here in southwestern Virginia for a little over a year now (August 15 was my 1 year Roanokiversary). It’s a little strange to think that for over a year now my car has been registered in the Commonwealth, I’ve lived in two different homes that are not in Atlanta, and, especially, that I’m […]

Vegan MoFo Day 4: Roasted Garlic & Butternut Squash Tomato Soup

So I had all these grand plans for making a veggie meatloaf (neatloaf?) tonight, serving it up with a side of mashed taters & greens, but, well, that didn’t happen. Why didn’t that happen? Because G & I had to powwow and book our flights to New Orleans! Yup! We’re Nola bound before Christmas (and […]

Vegan MoFo Day 3: Gardein Chickn Strips (Finally!)

I’m just going to ignore the fact that the U.S. 2010 election cycle ever happened, ok?  And instead, I’m going to focus on something that you all already know about, something that’s taken me forever to try, something that I wish I’d let into my life a little sooner than this week (and no, I’m […]

Vegan Mofo Day 2: Southern-Style Chorizo Soup

First off, and I won’t mention it again because there’s no reason to keep returning to it again and again, thank you everyone for your enouragement and support–seriously, you all rock!  Major hearts & hugs to you all! Now onto the food! One thing that I love about Vegan MoFo is that it always falls […]

Vegan MoFo Day 1: The Compassionate Choice

I realize this may not be the best way to start my third Vegan MoFo.  I realize I might get a lot of flack for what I’m about to write.  But it many ways, I need to do this.  If only for myself.  Vegan MoFo has always been a special month for me—it’s a month […]