Being Thankful in Pittsburgh


Post food blogger conference, you’d think I’d have run home and immediately posted about it. That post is coming–promise. This past week has been a whirl of finishing up projects for the class I’m taking (seriously, taking a course on top of working full time AND freelancing is ridiculous) and photo shoots and all that […]

Spinach & Sorrel Soup


Oh hey there, it’s been a few days, hasn’t it? I’ve had an amazing time reading your Thanksgiving and beginning-of-the-holidays posts–and I’m really waaaay too hungry for everything you’ve cooked up now. Did anyone else see Monica’s pre-Thanksgiving Indian Cabbage Salad or Stephanie’s gorgeous Seitan Roast? Or how about River’s Strawberry Santa Hat video tutorial? […]

Almond Sauce Stir-Fry


Eileen, over at Ham, Pie, Sandwiches, has been preparing for a product release the past few weeks and, with the insanity of long and stressful work days, has been posting quite a few ‘emergency recipes.’ Her recipes (like these amazing looking baked flounder and pasta recipes) look far better than anything I manage to throw […]

Warm Cabbage Apple Slaw

cabbage slaw

Just a quick post as I’m in between projects & more projects (seems like there’s never enough time in the weekend, right?). The weekend was stupendously beautiful but I spent most of it inside cleaning and organizing and working on design projects for my business (more to come later this month, hopefully!) and for the […]

Virginia–Looking Back & Forward


Four years ago I wrote this brief post after John McCain conceded to Barack Obama. It was a momentous night–the first African American president, the nation laying down a mandate against the Bush initiatives, and the first Presidential election that I could vote in. While I was nervous and fearful of what the outcome might […]

Autumn Vegetable Ragout


This past weekend was a whirl of cleaning, working on the house renovations, and football watching, so cooking took a back burner to the events. But I still wanted to whip up something hearty and vegetable-laden not only to eat on Sunday but also to get us through a day or two of lunches. Looking […]

Vegan Queso-Off


We are a family of queso lovers. No, really, G & I have a serious (love) issue with queso. It all started when we were shopping for some football munchies last year at Target. G picked up a jar of Target brand queso and said something to the effect of, “I know you’re judging me, […]

Classic Indian Cooking: Khatte Channe w/ Cumin & Turmeric Rice

khatte channe

Last day of Vegan MoFo 2012, are we really here? I think this may be the first year that I haven’t felt exhausted and like I need a break by the end of the month–definitely a good sign, right? (I mean, maybe spending a good chunk of it on vacation doesn’t hurt either…but you know…) […]

The Savory Way: Quinoa Salad w/ Dried Fruits & Pine Nuts


So far so good on the storm front, but I’m queuing this post up a day ahead of time, so we’ll see. I have to admit–so glad not to be on the coastline, my thoughts go out to anyone on the seaboard–this storm is terrifying. My biggest concern: all of the summer vegetables I froze. […]

Moosewood Low-Fat Favorites: Curried Carrot Parsnip Soup

For those of you not on the East coast and obsessively watching The Weather Channel, we’re batting down the hatches along with the entire seaboard and settling in for what, hopefully, will not be the snowpocalypse/gale-force-winds/deluge that’s predicted. Over here in Roanoke we’re a little more shaded from the brute force of hurricane Sandy, but […]